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Key dates over June 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 12

17th June 1917 - Portuguese troops see action on the Western Front for the first time

Rolling casualty count: 6665

War Front:

2nd Batt; There was a Brigade Rifle Meeting all day and the Batt won all the competitions.

11th Batt: The barest necessities are being brought up from Base and troops have little fresh food. There were no comforts for the men as behind the lines in the Western Front.

Yeomanry/Cavalry: Several mounted columns were to march silently and swiftly by night fan-wise, then turn and sweep back again to where they had set out. They went between Wadi Ghuzze and El Buggar Ridge. Other regiments joined in.

Home Front:

BEER AND HOG-WASH OVER A WIFE – Ashton Innkeeper’s Cruelty – Mr Justice Horridge, in the Divorce Division on Wednesday, heard the undefended petition of Mrs Ellen Hooper, asking to have her marriage dissolved, because of the alleged cruelty and misconduct of her husband, William Hooper. Married in 1905, the parties lived at the Plough and Harrow Inn, Ashton Under Hill. It was alleged that respondent treated petitioner with cruelty, on occasions throwing beer and hog-wash over her, and threatening to kill her. In June last, said petitioner, she left him, in consequence of his ill treatment and misconduct with a woman. A decree nisi was pronounced.

DROITWICH CO-OPERATIVE PRODUCE SOCIETY – A meeting was held at the Raven Hotel, Droitwich on Tuesday, to receive the report of a special committee appointed to consider the best means of working the Society.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team