Key dates over June 1916
Lives lost on this day: 4
18th June 1916 - Old Bromsgrovian Killed
Rolling Casualty Count: 3280
At the Front:
3rd Batt: Batt marched to new billets at Pernois.
4th batt: Second Lts Scott and Stroud returned from the 29th Divisional Army School and Capt Ripley rejoined from Flixecourt.
On the Home Front:
Cricket and Sports on County Ground – Organised by the Royal Engineers now stationed in Worcester, a gala day was held on the County Cricket Ground today.
Worcestershire Casualties – Old Bromsgrovian Killed – Sec Lieut Thomas, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry was killed instantaneously in action on June 2nd, by a shell which landed at his feet. The deceased who would have been 30 next month, was the sixth son of the Rev. David Thomas. He was at Bromsgrove School 1902-04 and was engaged for a time at the Bromsgrove Branch of Lloyds Bank. He frequently took part in Bromsgrove Tennis Tournaments.
Information researched by the WWW100 team.
- Pte Herbert John Gough 22269 - 4th Bn Worcestershire
- L/Cpl Frank Gould 20662 - 2nd Bn Worcestershire
- Pte Alfred Edward Turner 2509 - 2/8th Bn Worcestershire
- Gunner John Watkins 3241 - Royal Field Artillery