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Key dates over June 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 3


Rolling casualty count: 6562

War Front:

2nd Batt: Batt was allotted the Field firing Range am, ¾ hour for each Coy. The “Shrapnels” Concert party performed in the evening on the Cricket Ground.

3rd Batt: A Coy left Ravelsburg Camp to take the Batt`s position of assembly in the front line trenches at Onslow Trench. During the assembly there was intermittent enemy shelling but no casualties. During the waiting men were supplied with hot tea.

4th Batt: The following Birthday Honours have been awarded to officers of the Batt:

DSO to Lt Col Kerans

Military Cross D Captain TH Tooze and Lt RC Wyatt. A draft of 5 officers and 27 men arrived from Base.

2/8th Batt: 420 other ranks went to a carrying party at the front line section of the Cambrai Road Sector.

10th Batt: Batt moved up to Murrumbidge staging area ready to proceed to the attack on the Messines-Wytschaete Ridge.

SMD RFA: The 50th Australian Battery was heavily shelled and at 2pm, the crossroads and surrounding area was bombarded. A gun was put in the dummy pit to make it look like a shell hole. The gun was photographed from the ground and the air and it was difficult to tell it was false.

Home Front:

CITY PUBLICAN CHARGED – Drinking During Prohibited Hours – At the City Police Court today the first case heard was that of Alice Churchill, of the Fish Inn, Severn Street, who was charged with supplying during prohibited hours intoxicating liquor to Richard Yapp of Mill Street. She was also charged with permitting Yapp to consume beer during prohibited hours: and Yapp was charged with consuming.

WAR COCKEREL’S RECORD AT EVESHAM - a highly successful Evesham and district Red Cross Sale was conducted at the Smithfield Market, Evesham on Wednesday. The famous V.C. cockerel, belonging to Mr Frank Fyson, of Warboys, Huntingdon, was put up for sale many times, and reached the record price of £260., the previous best being £290 at Northampton. The cockerel has thus realised £3,700. It has attended 58 Red Cross sales in various parts of the country and travelled well over 3,000 miles, On Wednesday; Mr L Collett paid £10.10s. to hear the cockerel crow.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team