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Key dates over June 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 0

13th June 1917 - Daylight raid on London by 18 German Gotha bombers kills 157 people and injures 432

Rolling casualty count: 6641

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt marched to North camp but there was very little accommodation or bivouacs.

2nd Batt: Batt beat the 7th Corps School at cricket in the pm. Men also won several competitions in the 100th Machine Gun Coy`s Gymkhana, which was a great success.

3rd Batt: The 7th Infantry Brigade moved back to relieve the 75th Infantry Brigade in Divisional Reserve, close to Neuve Eglise. Batt took over from 10th Cheshires.

4th Batt: Batt marched to the training ground at Canaples and practised the assault with 2 objectives.

10th Batt: Batt moved to Garden camp near La Clytte

Home Front:

FARMERS’ AND RE-DISTRIBUTION BILL – A Worcester Protest – A meeting of the branch of the National Farmers’ Union was held at the Star Hotel. In reply to the representation of the Branch, Col. Robertson, Head of the Forage Buying Department, wrote that farmers were at liberty to see the bales of hay weighed at the rick, but they could not supply them with weighbridge tickets, which were unnecessary. He added that no instructions had been given for any further hay to be used for dunnage. Messrs Darlington and Amphlett expressed satisfaction at the allowance made for dunnage; the former stating that alteration was due to the efforts of the Union.

COMMANDEERED HORSES – The War Office, in reply to a protest made against the commandeering of horses at the Droitwich Show at less than their market value. The Army Council regretted that the Worcester Branch of the Union were dissatisfied, and reminded them that provision was specially made in the Army Act for reference to the County Court for any such difference of opinion.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team