Key dates over August 1914
Lives lost on this day: 0
17th August 1914 - Route marches through France
The 3rd Worcs. Battalion marched through the streets of Rouen to the station to entrain for the front. They then marched seven miles to Marbaix. The next five days would be very trying for both Battalions.
Two sons of a city business man wrote to the Mayor: ' Dear Mr Mayor, we were at Dawlish when the war broke out, so we saved up our money for the War Relief Fund. Enclosed please find 5s'.
There were no casualties reported on this day.