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Key dates over August 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 8

3rd August 1917 - Mutiny in the German High Seas Fleet at Wilhelmshaven

Rolling casualty count: 6971

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt enbussed at 7pm for Steenevorde to good but scattered billets.

2nd Batt: CO and Adj reconnoitred the Line.Batt moved to a camp of huts at 1pm at Ghyvelte. Accommodation was good.

4th Batt: No training due to heavy rain.

1/8th Batt. Still heavy rain so no training. 2nd Lt HE Peringle joined “B” Coy and Lt JC Hemming joined “C” Coy.

10th Batt: PT, Squad Drill and Steasy Drill in am. All NCOs under the Adj and RSM. Major AS Carlyn (West Riding Reg,) joined Batt as 2nd in Command. Batt proceeded to trenches in Rose Wood

Home Front:

HOP PICKERS’ RAILWAY FARES – It has been decided that seasonal land workers may travel on the railways at the rate of a return ticket for the single fare and a quarter without the 50 per cent increase. The concession will not be confined as hitherto to fruit pickers travelling in parties of not less than eight, but will apply to all bonafide seasonal workers travelling singly or in parties.

ANNIVERSARY OF WAR DECLARATION – Service at Malvern Priory – After three years of war “a service of humble prayer and thanksgiving to Almighty God on behalf of the Nation and Empire” was held at Malvern Priory Church today.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team