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Key dates over August 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 3


Rolling casualty count: 6994

War Front:

2nd Batt: Same training as yesterday but there was also a practise gas alarm in pm.

4th Batt: Batt less 10% moved to another canvas camp a mile distant. The 10% moved to the transport lines.

2/7th Batt: Brigade Scheme practise attack.

2/8th Batt: The Brigade attack on Eringhem area was successful.

Yeomanry/Cavalry: The Wadis had perennial streams feeding the River Jordan and providing an abundance of good water. As it was 50 feet above the river, it was pleasant and healthier.

Home Front:

CITY COUNCIL – FOOD CONTROL QUESTION - A special meeting of the City Council was held for the purpose of appointing a Committee to deal with the orders relating to the distribution and prices of food.

BATHING FATALITY AT STOURPORT - A young man, John Roberts of Old Park Road, Langley, was drowned in the River Severn at Stourport on Tuesday. He was bathing near Lickhill and got out of his depth and into a cross-current. Two friends went to is help and they narrowly escaped being drowned. The river is exceedingly deep at that point and the currents are strong and dangerous.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team