|Convoy System Introduced
To combat the German submarine threat, British introduce the convoy system, moving large numbers of merchant ships together under naval protection.
|Memorial for Edith Cavell
The Norwich District Nursing Association announced at its annual meeting on Tuesday May 22nd that there was a lot of support for an Edith Cavell memorial, with nearly £1,000 already subscribed. The sculptor Mr Pegram was commissioned to place the statue on Tombland opposite the District Nurses premises
|Imperial War Graves Commission Formed
The Imperial War Graves Commission is formally established in London – it becomes the present Commonwealth War Graves Commission in 1960
|Extreme Crop Protection Ideas
The killing of house sparrows and rats was recommended by the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries to help maximise the crops produced in Norfolk during 1917. People were also encouraged to destroy sparrow nests and eggs.