Key dates over June 1917
Lives lost on this day: 5
10th June 1917 - Battle of Ortigara. Italians launch disappointing attack on the Austro-Hungarians on the Trentino front in the Alps. Continues until 29 June.
Rolling casualty count: 6632
2nd Batt: Church Parade at 10am. Batt played the 1st Queens at cricket, which we lost.
4th batt: Church Parade at 9.30am. A cricket match was played between the Worcs Reg and the 88th Field Ambulance who won by 5 runs.
2/7th batt: Men had use of baths during the day At 7pm they left Tilloy and marched to Simoncourt, arriving at 11.15pm. The QM Stores and transport also moved there and all took over hutments from the London Scottish.
2/8th Batt: Batt marched to huts at Simoncourt.
10th Batt: Batt in Reserve Trenches behind Messines-Wytschaete Ridge.
11th Batt: Batt moved to Divisional Reserve at Tertre Vert.
WORCESTERSHIRE AND THE WAR – Capt. Frank Brazier M.C. – Captain F Brazier, Worcestershire Regiment, who has been awarded the Military Cross, elder son of Mr Albert Brazier, of the Shrubbery, Bromsgrove.
Capt. Leslie Cotton M.C. – Captain W.E.L. Cotton, Worcestershire Regiment, who has been awarded the Military Cross for distinguished service in the field, the eldest son of the late Mr E. Cotton of Bromsgrove and of Mrs Cotton.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- L/Cpl. James Cracknell 23216 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Sgt. John Walter Forrest 12361 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- 2/Lt. Lawrence Piper 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. George Arthur Ashborne 33715 - Cheshire Regiment
- L/Cpl. Thomas Henry Bradshaw 9174 - Royal Warwickshire Regiment