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Key dates over June 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 4

28th June 1917 - First contingent of US troops arrives in France

Rolling casualty count: 6691

War Front:

2nd Batt: The batt remained in support behind Croiselles with B Coy in camp near Hamelincourt.

3rd Batt: Commander CW Jacob KCB, Commander of 2nd Corps, inspected the officers .Individual training started.

4th Batt: Batt moved to bivouacs in woods area to train for raiding.

2/7th Batt: Training with rifle grenades and 1 man was accidentally wounded.

10th Batt: A Coy supplied working parties of 100 other ranks for Corps School.

Yeomanry/Cavalry: On the way back all stocks of corn and hay were found to be burnt as well as some Bedouin huts.

Home Front:

WORCESTERSHIRE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION – THE Future of Football – At the Council of the Worcestershire Football Association met at the Rifleman’s Hotel, Droitwich, and the Chairman said he did not think there was any prospect of doing anything at the present. Mr Bullock (Worcester Charity Cup) urged that the adoption of the wait and see policy would not do and said he only wanted the Association to be ready when football could be resumed as hereto before. Mr Rowberry (Worcester) said a good deal of football was being played in Worcester, especially among the Royal Engineers, munition workers, etc. Mr Harper (Stourbridge) said a very fine junior team had been running during the past season, only four players in the team were of military age and after being in the Army a short time were returned on account of being skilled munition workers.

CITY’S REPRESENTATION PRESERVED – County Seats Reduced by Two – The Commissioners responsible for the redistribution of Parliamentary seats have now published their proposals as regards the County of Worcester and the City of Worcester. As to the City it is clear that the Commissioners do not propose to make any change and the City therefore will retain its separate representation. As regards the County, the proposals will reduce the representation from six members to four.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team