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Key dates over July 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 8

13th July 1917 - Huge profits on old manuscripts

Rolling casualty count: 6759

War Front:

4th Batt: Batt moved to Crombeke camp at 10pm to provide working parties in the line.

1/8th Batt: The re-inoculation of the men was completed.

2/7th Batt: A party of 30 other ranks was attached to the Central Purchase Board.

2/8th Batt: 11 other ranks were transferred to the 251st Employ Coy.

10th Batt: Another working party of 4 officers and 400 men was provided. 2nd Lt R Lucovich was wounded, 4 other ranks were killed and 11 wounded.

Yeomanry/Cavalry: Malaria has become a real problem, wreaking terrible havoc in the ranks of the Desert Mounted Corps down in the valley. Many of the enemy are also suffering.

Home Front:

Huge Profits on old MSS: The famous Phillipps manuscripts are being periodically sold at Sotheby’s. The first sale took place about 30 years ago and the dispersal may take another quarter of a century. Phillipps housed his collections in his Worcestershire home and bequeathed them on his death in 1872 to his third and youngest daughter, Mrs Fenwick. They are regarded as a veritable gold mine. The profit on the collector’s original outlay realised up to date is estimated at a quarter of a million.

Two Days’ Regatta for the Blind: Rowing, which was introduced but three years ago as a serious sport for the blind by the present Headmaster of Worcester College, has developed to such an extent that a two days’ regatta on the Severn has been arranged for Friday and Saturday, July 20th and 21st . Another will be held at Putney on Wednesday, July 25th. On the first day at Worcester the College first crew will row against a four from the King’s School, and on the 2nd against the Old Boys’ first IV. On both days crews of officers blinded in the war will compete in many of the races and will also take part in representative races against the College and the Old Boys. The course for the fours will be from the Dog and Duck Ferry to Worcester Bridge, the finish taking place at about 5 o’clock. Nearly every evening as many as ten or twelve boats at a time may be seen upon the Severn getting ready for the contest.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team