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Key dates over June 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 10


Rolling casualty count: 6620

War Front:

2nd Batt: Batt paraded in full marching order for the CO`s inspection. Col Butler gave a lecture in Artillery Co-operation in am.

3rd Batt: Batt succeeded in taking Hell farm and the Batt established HQ there. Men in trenches and shell holes around. Casualties had been heavy with 10 officers killed, 24 other ranks killed, 5 men missing and 214 wounded. Batt took over from the 8th Royal Lancs and then HQ established near Middle Farm.

2/7th Batt: One man who was attached to the RE Tunnelling Coy was wounded.

2/8th Batt: 360 other ranks were in working parties wiring and digging. Lt Col LL Bilton went to hospital.

10th Batt: Men consolidating positions and digging new trenches on captured ground.

SMD RFA: A severe thunderstorm destroyed all the group`s telephone communication and flooded men out of the horse lines and gun park. During the night the Cambrai Road and Moevres were bombarded. At dusk, sections of Batteries moved guns into defence positions to be used only in emergencies. The remaining guns were put into combat positions.

Home Front:

MALVERN LADY SUES NOVELIST – Action to Rescind Agreement – In the Chancery Court, Mrs Louisa Robinet, of Lawnside Lodge, Malvern, sued Louisa Heilgers, of Hurlingham Court, London SW, claiming the revision of an agreement to publish a French translation of a book entitled “Somewhere in France” and the return of the sum of £60. Mrs Robinet was the proprietress of a school at Malvern. The defendant carried on business at the Dryden Publishing Company.

MATERNITY AND INFANT WELFARE – Work of Malvern Association – Mr Dyson Perrins said that when the Association was formed some doubt was expressed as to whether it was necessary in a place like Malvern. The teaching of mothercraft was a most necessary part of education, and Worcester was one of the first cities to adopt work of this kind. In fifteen years the percentage of infant mortality there had been reduced in a remarkable manner. No doubt the work of the Association would result in the saving of a great many infant lives in Malvern.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team