Key dates over June 1917
Lives lost on this day: 1
18th June 1917 - WORCESTERSHIRE AND THE WAR – OLD MALVERNIANS
Rolling casualty count: 6666
1st Batt: Batt relieved by the 2nd Batt Scottish Rifle and proceeded to Vancouver Camp. They formed working parties, 2 to the Hooge Siege Battery south east of Ypres, 1 coy was attached to No177 Tunnelling Coy, north west of Poperinghe and 1 Coy to the Canadian Railway Troops for building a railway from Bedford. This was difficult owing to the ground being in view of the enemy and so heavily shelled. A draft of 84 other ranks arrived from Base.
2/7th Batt: Brigade Sports held and the Batt won 3 out of 5 events. The officers won the Tug of War.
2/8th Batt: Brigade Sports held. RSM T Randle proceeded to the 3rd Batt Worcs Reg to take up a commission.
WORCESTERSHIRE AND THE WAR – OLD MALVERNIANS – The roll of honour published in the current “The Malvernian” gives the names of 24 Old Malvernians who have given their lives for their country. 35 wounded; two prisoners of war and eight missing. One old Malvernian has been awarded the D.S.O., seven have received the Military Cross, six have been mentioned for valuable services in connection with the War, one has been given the distinction of a Commander of the Legion of Honour, one the Italian silver medal for military valour, and fifty were mentioned in Sir Douglas Haig’s recent despatches.
BABY WEEK ATTRACTIONS AT WORCESTER – Lady Rhondda to Address a Meeting – Worcester is to be honoured by a visit from Lady Rhondda, wife of the new Food Controller, who until now has been president of the local government board. She will be present at the meeting of the Women’s Institute in the Guildhall. The subject of the address will be “What has been done for babies and what may be done”. Admission to the meeting will cost threepence, including tea.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. William Henry Narraway 19583 - Worcs Reg