Key dates over June 1917
Lives lost on this day: 3
21st June 1917 - DROITWICH WOMAN’S DEATH
Rolling casualty count: 6674
11th Batt: Men in Reserve for a week at a time but this meant a week under canvas on a bare hillside.
SMD RFA: Orders were received that 241 Brigade would be relieved by the 1st Australian Field Artillery on the 24th. The 1st Australian Brigade arrived at our wagon lines at Velu.
OVERCHARGING FOR POTATOES - FINE IN WORCESTER – At Worcester Police Court Emily Bozward, The Shambles, was summoned on two charges for selling by retail 2lbs of potatoes above the maximum prices fixed by the Government.
DROITWICH WOMAN’S DEATH – First Worcester Inquest with Jury of 8 – An inquest was held at the Guildhall this morning into the death of Beatrice Godfrey aged 24, wife of William Godfrey, motor driver, 3 St Peter’s Street, Droitwich, which occurred at the nursing home at Worcester on Wednesday morning. The Coroner addressing the Jury said that it was the first occasion on which a Jury had been summoned under the new Act, which permitted juries of eight in number to be summoned.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. Bert Edward Nokes 34544 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Gunner Thomas Henry Blakeley 74151 - Royal Garrison Artillery
- Pte. Harry Mills 8559 - Machine Gun Corps