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Key dates over August 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 6

4th August 1917 - BANK HOLIDAY CAMPS

Rolling casualty count: 6977

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt visited by GOC of 2nd Corps in Steenevorde. I officer and 17 other ranks joined from Base.

3rd Batt: Total casualties were 3 officers wounded, 3 other ranks killed and 103 wounded.

10th Batt: HQ moved to Dents Wood. I other rank was wounded.

Yeomanry/Cavalry: The Regiment reached the Valley and went into reserve in the Wadi Nuaiemah, behind the left sector of the Valley Line.

Home Front:

THOSE WHO WOULD EMULATE MALVERN – Those who have sympathy with the suffering of our wounded and have forethought for their employment after the war, may be interested to learn a little of the practical side of teaching. The school at Malvern Link entails an outlay of about £250 a year, but the benefits are incalculable. Given the good will towards the disabled, all is easily possible.

BANK HOLIDAY CAMPS – Volunteers at Madresfield – In the good old days of peace, August Bank Holiday week was the recognised week for the Volunteer (and later the Territorial) camps. In 1914, it will be remembered, the local Territorials journeyed to their respective camp, anticipating a week (or two) of military life and immediately they were recalled for real war.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team