Key dates over June 1916
Lives lost on this day: 21
4th June 1916 - Led by General Alexei Brusilov, a major Russian offensive is launched in western Ukraine, principally against the Austro-Hungarians, who are forced into steady retreat. Fighting continues until 17 August.
Rolling Casualty Figure: 3253
At the Front:
1st Batt: Batt relieved on our 4th day in the trenches by 2nd East Lancs. Moved to good billets at Fosse 10.
2nd Batt: Church Parade and Divine service at Jardin des Sports.
4th batt: Eleven bodies retrieved from debris at 6.00am and taken for burial at Auchon Villiers Cemetery. One officer and 9 men returned from leave.
On the Home Front:
The Military Cross – Malvern and Kidderminster Recipients – Second Lieut. J.W.R. Campbell, of the Worcestershire Regiment (Son of General Sir William Campbell, K.C.B.) has been awarded the Military Cross for gallant conduct in a cutting out expedition against the German trenches. Major J. Horace Thursfield, South Staffs, was similarly honoured. Major Thursfield was educated at Bromsgrove School and after being articled to his Father, Mr Spencer Thursfield of Kidderminster, he was admitted a solicitor in 1905 and was appointed town Clerk of Kidderminster. He has been serving with his Regiment in France since early in the year of 1915.
- Pte Thomas Allen 23849 - 4th Bn Worcestershire
- Pte Henry Harry Brittle 15883 - 10th Bn Worcestershire
- Pte Richard Brooks 19049 - 4th Bn Worcestershire
- Pte John Connolly 10783 - 4th Bn Worcestershire
- Pte Aaron Cutts 11885 - 4th Bn Worcestershire
- Pte Albert Elliot 25396 - 4th Bn Worcestershire
- Sgt William Grace 21503 - 13th Bn Worcestershire
- Pte Frank Hughes 17423 - 4th Bn Worcestershire
- Pte Joseph Martin 19163 - 4th Bn Worcestershire
- Pte Frederick Martin 22261 - 4th Bn Worcestershire
- L/Cpl Bernard Pedley 25296 - 4th Bn Worcestershire
- Pte Thomas Price 3019 - 2/8th Bn Worcestershire
- Pte Walter Sketchley 22635 - 4th Bn Worcestershire
- Pte John Spriggs 25437 - 4th Bn Worcestershire
- Pte Joseph Wickwar 25375 - 4th Bn Worcestershire
- Pte Lawson Williams 15/469 - Royal Warwickshire Regiment
- Pte Oswald Baker 15/1584 - Royal Warwickshire Regiment
- Pte Harold Colin Jesse Osborne 5440 - Royal Warwickshire Regiment
- L/Cpl John Leslie Crome 645 - Royal Warwickshire Regiment
- Pte Roland Fencott 16/1400 - Royal Warwickshire Regiment
- L/Cpl George Watkin Jelfs 1313 - Royal Warwickshire Regiment