Key dates over June 1917
Lives lost on this day: 1
27th June 1917 - WORCESTER LOCK-KEEPER’S FINE RECORD
Rolling casualty count: 6687
2nd Batt: In the evening the batt went up to Brigade Support.
3rd Batt: At Coyeque the Batt settled down to a short period of training. The billets were not good. A and D Coys, however, were a mile out of the pretty village in farms on the River Lys and these were first rate billets.
4th Batt: Batt entrained at Doullens, north of Poperinghe and de-trained at Hopostee Siding .They then marched to camp in Proven.
2/8th Batt: Batt still training. 2 other ranks joined from base. 1 other rank was taken to casualty Clearing Station and 1 went to England for a commission.
SMD RFA: Col Colville went on leave to Paris and Major Meach is commanding the Brigade in his absence.
Yeomanry/Cavalry: Two of the 3 planes were found before dawn, surrounded by Bedouins, but they were driven off. The Australian Light Horse arrived with wagons to take away the remains of the planes.
WORCESTER LOCK-KEEPER’S FINE RECORD – Cpl. A Woodward of the Worcestershire Regiment (and of Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove), on June 1st was awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French Government for courage and devotion to duty. On June 4th he was awarded the D.C.M. for conspicuous gallantry in action. When all the other officers and non-commissioned officers were shot down, he rallied his men and held the enemy back. He attended to his Captain, who was mortally wounded, under heavy fire.
HEREFORD AND WORCESTER SHOW – Dairy Herd Prices – In connection with the now abandoned Show of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Agricultural Society, prizes have been awarded for the best herds of dairy cows in the Society’s district, which comprises the two counties. The first prize of £12 has been awarded to Mr C Howson of Westfields, Droitwich; the second £8 to Mr F Barling, Hereford; and the third £3 to Mr J Pratt, Stourport.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- L/Cpl. George Martin 240955 - 1/8th Bn Worcs Reg