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Key dates over August 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 5

6th August 1917 - Alexander Kerensky becomes Prime Minister of Russia

Rolling casualty count: 6991

War Front:

1st Batt: Reorganization and training of specialists. 52 other ranks joined the Batt.

2nd Batt: Coy training in am, 1 Coy to engineering, 1 to bombing on the beach at Bray Dunes. D Coy training with Lewis guns and B Coy on a tactical exercise.

3rd Batt: Batt resting and training at Halifax Camp.

4th Batt: Batt marched at 1.30pm to No. 5 Camp near De Wippe Cabaret. It was a canvas Camp and very muddy.

2/7th Batt: Capt AV Rowe appointed 2nd in Command of Batt.

1/8th Batt: Batt moved to Danibre camp between Elverdinghe and Vlamertinghe.

10th Batt: Capt BM Niblett and 2nd Lt HM Hales were wounded.

Yeomanry/Cavalry: Between Jordan Valley forces and those holding the mountains was a tumble of bare, waterless and almost impassable hills which made an effective barrier.

Home Front:

PIRTON WOMAN’S DEATH IN STREET – Due to a Stroke – This morning an inquest was held at the Guildhall respecting the death of Emma Price (62) widow, Pirton, who fell down dead in Pump Street on Saturday morning.

BANK HOLIDAY IN WORCESTER – Record Number of Visitors – Citizens do not need to be told that there have been unusually large numbers of visitors to Worcester for the holiday. They have only to walk through the streets to have evidence of this. It is the general opinion of those competent to judge – railway and police officials, caterers and boarding house keepers – that the number of visitors on this occasion establishes a record.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team