Key dates over August 1917
Lives lost on this day: 6
25th August 1917 - SUICIDE AT POWICK ASYLUM
Rolling casualty count: 7267
1st Batt: Men went on buses at 3.45am and moved to Regina Camp, relieving the 2nd Auckland Batt.
2nd Batt: There was another practise attack on the dunes, this time in pouring rain. The attack and subsequent consolidation were successful.
4th Batt: Men had use of baths and had a general clean up.
2/7th Batt: I platoon of B Coy attacked Aisne house but was unsuccessful.
Yeomanry/Cavalry: Wadi Rameh was a wonderful place for game birds-partridge, bustards, chikaw and thousands of woodpigeons. There was also wild boar.
NATIONAL FARMERS’ UNION – County Executive Meeting – A demand to convene a meeting of all branches of the N.F.U. to protest in the strongest possible manner against the actions of the Food Controller and the Government in fixing the prices of meat, corn, hay etc., which actions had paralysed the efforts of those farmers who, at considerable risk to themselves, had been doing all in their power to produce more food.
SUICIDE AT POWICK ASYLUM – Strangulation with a Towel – The Jury returned a verdict of “Suicide whilst insane” at an inquest on a Powick Asylum inmate, Agnes Gould (43) at that institution this morning. Gould was admitted from Kidderminster Workhouse in October 1914, suffering from melancholia. She was depressed and believed when first admitted that she was being accused of being pregnant.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. James Anderson 202306 - 2/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. George Alfred Baxter 202581 - 2/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Alfred Buckle 235128 - 2/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Richard Gibbons 242631 - 1/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Leonard Scott 203514 - 2/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Daniel Ewins 92654 - Labour Corps