Key dates over June 1917
Lives lost on this day: 5
5th June 1917 - THE BISHOP AND WOMEN’S MORALS
Rolling casualty count: 6559
2nd Batt: Coys trained on musketry range during the am. In the pm D Coys played a cricket match.
3rd Batt: Orders received that B Coy would move up the line to the position of assembly on the 6th June.
2/7th Batt: Work stopped owing to gas shelling. 2nd Lt Dorehill transferred to England wounded.
10th batt: Men clearing up and preparing for the trenches.
SMD RFA: A dummy gun position was built.
THE BISHOP AND WOMEN’S MORALS – Speaking at a meeting of women at Dudley, on Tuesday, the Bishop of Worcester had some hard things to say about the sex. After complimenting women upon the way they had stepped into the breach and saved the situation, he went on to say that one of the outcomes of the freedom of women was that some of them had broken down into lust. In the past, he observed, hard things had been said about the man who took advantage of a woman’s love, but, today, the monstrosity was that the position was reversed, and it was sometimes the woman who seduced the man. It was an awful condition of things, but every high minded woman could do much to right matters by making up her mind to create a better public opinion.
WORCESTER MILK MEASURE CASE –Dismissed After Experiments in Court – Some interesting measuring took place at the City Police Court today, in connection with summonses for using a measure which was alleged to be unjust. The Weights and Measures Inspector, said that he had complaints about a short measure, and explained that the bottom of the measure was knocked up – he suggested that this was done deliberately – and as a result it was to fluid drams short, but as it was impossible to empty the measure when filled to the brim, a pint of milk measured with it was six fluid drams short.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. George Henry Leach 37082 - 1st Gn. Bn.
- Gunner Frederick Penney 830786 - Artillery Territorial Force
- Pte. John Adams 357305 - Hampshire Regiment
- Pte. William Ernest Smith 34857 - Northumberland Fusiliers
- Bdr Oswald Victor Gittings 31616 - Royal Field Artillery