Key dates over June 1917
Lives lost on this day: 1
20th June 1917 - GERMAN PRISONER NEARLY DROWNED
Rolling casualty count: 6671
2nd Batt: batt marched to Moyennville to reasonable billets.
4th Batt: Batt practised trench to trench attacks.
2/7th Batt: Inspection of the billets, cook houses, QM Stores Transport and Sergeants` Mess of the Batt by Brigade CO. There was a concert in the evening.
10th Batt: Batt moved to Corunda Camp near Westoutre.
FORT ROYAL OPEN AIR SCHOOL – It is proposed to establish at the Fort Royal Park an open air class for Elementary School children. Present accommodation for 15 children. Applications are invited for the position of Head Mistress. Salary £120 per annum. The lady appointed will be required to take charge of the Open Air Class during the summer months and to assist at the Public Elementary Schools during the winter months.
GERMAN PRISONER NEARLY DROWNED – A Rescue at Evesham – At Evesham the Town Council have granted the use of the public bathing space for the German prisoners from 9 to 10 on Sunday mornings. A great number of them were enjoying a bathe on Sunday morning when one, who had been wounded, found he was unable to swim, ventured below the danger post and got into deep water. He was at once seen to be in difficulties and there was much shouting and excitement amongst other Germans, but none were able to render assistance. An attendant in a punt hastened to the man, who might have drowned, but for the prompt action of Frank Alcock of Evesham and Lance Corporal Brown of Evesham. Alcock who had been bathing jumped in fully dressed and Brown who hastily stepped out of some of his clothes followed.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. Frederick Arthur Wherrett 40200 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg