Key dates over June 1917
Lives lost on this day: 3
11th June 1917 - WORCESTER SEWAGE WORKS
Rolling casualty count: 6635
1st Batt: Batt marched to Caestre area and billeted near Hazewinde in good but cramped barracks.
3rd Batt: Weather intensely hot. In the evening the 7th Infantry Brigade was withdrawn from the line and moved to bivouacs near Middle Farm.
2/7th Batt: Men resting then cleaning up for a kit inspection. Men also had baths.
WORCESTER SEWAGE WORKS – Engineers and the Activated Sludge System – On Saturday afternoon the Worcester Sewerage Works, were visited by the members of the West Midland District of the Institute of Municipal and County Engineers. Their desire was to see the “activated sludge” system of dealing with sewage, a new and experimental method in operation on a larger scale than elsewhere, which it is hoped will solve a problem that has become increasingly acute during the last half century.
PRESENTATION AT NORTON – A Gheluvelt Hero – At a full parade at Norton Barrack today, Brigadier General Grove G.B., presented to Sec. Lieut F Sutton, East Yorkshire Regt, the Distuguished Conduct Medal won by him when a Lance Sergeant serving with the 2nd Worcestershires at Gheluvelt. General Grove told the parade that the medal was awarded for gallant conduct in voluntarily leading a party against a house occupied by the enemy at Gheluvelt on October 31st 1914 and clearing it out.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. Charles Henry Batty 22210 - 11th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. James Vallins 13555 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Walter John Vernon 35600 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg