Key dates over August 1917
Lives lost on this day: 30
19th August 1917 - A WORCESTER “OBJECTOR”
Rolling casualty count: 7229
1st Batt: Batt returned to Cavalry Barracks, Ypres and at 6pm moved to Halifax Camp.
2nd Batt: Voluntary Service was held in the Church Army tent in am. The remainder of the day was spent cleaning up the camp. A few heavy shells came over during the night.
3rd Batt: Batt still in Steenvoorde referring and training.
4th Batt: Batt moved up into the left sector next to the French at 8pm and relieved the 16th Middlesex Reg. HQ was at Wydendrift and trenches this side of Broenbeek Stream.
2/7th Batt: Batt supplied carrying parties. There were 3 other ranks killed and 26 wounded.
1/8th Batt: B Coy moved from Canal Bank to a position of readiness east of Steenbeek, forming up at 4am. Tanks left St Julien at 4.45am and moved and moved to Triangle Farm and Langemarck Road, firing at Maison du Hibou, from the rear. B Coy, under 2nd Lt Wilkes, sent a platoon forward, which captured and consolidated Maison du Hibou, killing a number of the enemy. Triangle Farm was captured and a concrete building by the Maison and the cross-roads at the Triangle. 12 prisoners were taken and a light machine gun was captured. A Coy took over Hillock Farm from the 145th Infantry Brigade.
2/8th Batt: There was very heavy shelling day and night. Batt established a joint post with the 9/10 HLI. 6 other ranks killed and 14 wounded.
Yeomanry/Cavalry: El Henu was lower and very hot and men bothered by mosquitoes and sand flies, making sleep
TRAINING OF DISABLED MEN – Work of West Midlands Committee – An indication of the extent of the problem which has to be faced in providing treatment and training for discharged and disabled soldiers and sailors was given at a meeting of the West Midland Joint Disablement Committee on Wednesday, where it was stated that in the district covered by the organisation there are upwards of 17,500 such men.
A WORCESTER “OBJECTOR” – Sentence of Two Years Hard Labour – Pte E Baldwyn of Worcester, was released from Exeter Prison on August 7th, taken to the South Raglan Barracks, Devonport, under escort, tried by Court Martial on August 11th for refusing to wear uniform and received sentence of two years’ hard labour.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Cpl. John Arterton 202608 - 1/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Cpl. Colin Eric Baumgarte 240832 - 2/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. John Alfred Bayliss 241003 - 1/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Henry Benson 260137 - 1/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Cpl. William Henry Cash 203360 - 2/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Cpl. Percival Edmund Cheshire 242245 - 2/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Albert Henry Collett 203515 - 2/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Henry Davis 17278 - 4th Bn Worcs Reg
- Drmr. William Arthur Earl 203551 - 2/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. John William Fisher 260039 - 1/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Harry Harris 263060 - 2/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. William Harrison 240428 - 1/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Robert James Hines 260205 - 2/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Sgt. Walter Hinett 200755 - 1/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- 2/Lt. Walter Morse Jotcham 1/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Harold Smith Locke 263059 - 2/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Arthur Manders 238003 - 2/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. William Overd 20423 - 1/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. John Parkes 263126 - 2/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Cpl. John Potter 201765 - 2/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Charles Edward Prior 260171 - 1/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Cpl. Frederick Albert Shorthouse 200885 - 1/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. William James Skinner 241965 - 2/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Marshall Tempest 235218 - 2/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Frederick Barnes Till 260117 - 1/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. William Timms 41371 - 1/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Frank Townsley 235181 - 2/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. John Wadhams 242639 - 1/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. James George William West 203142 - 1/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. William Wilson 235187 - 2/7th Bn Worcs Reg