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Key dates over October 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 7

15th October 1917 - COAL PRICES INCREASED

Rolling casualty count: 7934

War Front:

2nd Batt: During the night the Support Coy and HQ were shelled without effect but there were several casualties in the Reserve Coy, while employed carrying to the Front line.

2/8th: 1 officer went to the Casualty Clearing Centre.

4th Batt: The Camp was cleaned up preparatory to an early move.

14th Batt: Enemy aeroplanes bombed the camp so there was little rest at night.

Home Front:

COAL PRICES INCREASED – The Position in Worcester – The Board of Trade has increased the price of coal at the pit mouth by 2s.6d. a ton, due to the cost of war wage recently granted to the miners.

OUR LADIES’ LETTER – Prisoners of War – I am sure that most of the citizens will agree with the Mayor in thinking that we in Worcester should do our part to supplement the effort which is to be made throughout the country to secure funds for this very necessary object. Indeed the ladies who met the Mayor on Monday were unanimous in their agreement.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team