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Worcestershire World War 100 - First World War Centenary


5517 Worcestershire casualties as of 23rd February 1917
Two dozen men from 2/8th evacuated sick in last few days

February 1917

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Two dozen men from 2/8th evacuated sick in last few days

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Worcestershire World War One Hundred is an outstanding 4-year programme of events and activities commemorating the role Worcestershire played in World War One.

Exhibitions, parades, concerts, church services, remembrance events and much more will take place across the county from now through to 2018 as we tell the story of Worcestershire people; their involvement with, and personal legacy from, the Great War. Explore our events calendar to find out what's happening near you and how you can get involved.

Upcoming events

Blackpole Munitions Factory 1917 – 2017

Come and join the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Blackpole Munitions Factory in February...

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Recent news

  • Munitions in Worcestershire - Talks, book launch and call for volunteers

    On Saturday 25 February we will commemorate the centenary of Blackpole Munitions Factory with a series of talks, the launch of a new illustrated book as well as inviting people to volunteer to work on a project to survey the surviving buildings.

  • Battle of Kut Al Amara, January 1917

    On this day 100 years ago, 123 men of the 9th Battalion Worcester Regiment lost their lives at the Battle of Kut Al Amara, Mesopotamia . The losses included 12 officers with 327 men killed or wounded in total.