Key dates over June 1917
Lives lost on this day: 2
30th June 1917 - FATALLY BURNED AT DROITWICH
Rolling casualty count: 6694
1st Batt: Hostile artillery subsided a little owing to very wet weather.
2nd Batt: Batt was relieved in the evening by the 2nd Division and moved back to Camp B.
2/7th Batt: A holiday for the men. Brigade Sports and Horse Show took place. Batt gained two 1st prizes and three 2nd prizes.
2/8th Batt: The 183rd Brigade Horse Show and Sports took place.
FATALLY BURNED AT DROITWICH – Old Lady’s Last Cigarette – An inquest was held at Droitwich Town Hall as to the death of Clara Walton, aged 72, (widow of Col. Walton), who died at The Park Hotel. The deceased was suffering from sciatica and rheumatism and had travelled to Droitwich on the 10th inst., to undergo treatment. On Monday 18th, deceased went to bed at about 9.30.; her nurse said she was going to have “a last cigarette”. At 1.30am witness was called by the hotel night porter, Mrs Walton was standing near the washstand, she said “oh nurse I’m afraid I am frightfully burnt”.
PETROL AND HIRED CARS – Proceedings Taken by Worcester Police – At the City Police Court today there were 19 people summoned for driving a motor car let for hire in which motor spirit was used in contravention of the recent Order under the Defence of the Realm Act.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. Daniel Ward 14531 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Vincent Lloyd 16291 - Machine Gun Corps