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Key dates over June 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 1

22nd June 1917 - PLOUGHING UP LAND

Rolling casualty count: 6675

War Front:

2nd Batt: Batt practised the attack on ground near Hamelincourt.

3rd Batt: Batt relieved by the 35th Australian of the 3rd Australian Division. Batt marched to Ravelsburg Camp.

4th Batt: There was special training of Rifle Grenadiers and bombers.

2/7th Batt: Batt left Simoncourt at 8.45am and marched to Gouy en Artois and entrained for Hesdin. They marched to billets at Vieilhesdin and billeted there. The transport arrived at 2.30pm.

2/8th Batt: Batt went to Hesdin and billeted at Linzeux.

SMD RFA: The Brigade covered a raid by the 8th Royal Warwicks on the copse and the dugouts and it was successful. 2 prisoners were taken and many enemy killed.

Home Front:

PLOUGHING UP LAND – Lord Hindlip and the Milk Supply – In the House of Lords Lord Hindlip asked the Government what instructions had been issued to War Agricultural Committees in respect of the proposed area of 3,000,000 acres to be ploughed up; whether these instructions contained a direction that 50 per cent of the area laid down since 1874 was to be ploughed up; and what steps if any, the Government proposed to take to safeguard the supply of milk and to prevent the destruction of valuable pasture.

MALVERN CASUAL WARD TO BE CLOSED – At the Guardians’ meeting; the out relief for the Malvern District for the month totalled £78.9s.7d among 128 persons, against £69.15s.6d.for the corresponding month, among 148 person, showing an increase of £8.14s.1d. in money and a decrease of 20 relieved. On the question of the proposed closing of a number of tramp wards in various parts of the country, the Chairman said that it had been decided that five casual wards should be closed in Worcestershire. One of the suggested wards to be closed was Malvern

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team