Key dates over August 1917
Lives lost on this day: 5
13th August 1917 - COUNTY FARMERS’ UNION
Rolling casualty count: 7055
2nd Batt: Batt. Doing firing practise on the beach
2/7th Batt: Capt RWF Boucher, 2nd Lt D Hitchen, 2nd Lt JA Cumberland went to 6 DW.
1/8th Batt: Batt in Brake Camp which was heavily shelled during the night, injuring 20 other ranks.
2/8th Batt: 2nd Lt Hancok joined from Base. 2nd Lt Lockwood went to the Depot. 3 other ranks to Casualty Clearing Station
10th Batt: Batt inspected by 2nd Army Commander at Harlettes. 2nd Lt LGF Dolley and 2nd Lt CGH Formby joined from Base.
Yeomanry/Cavalry: Regiment relieved by 2nd Batt of British West India Reg and went into Brigade Reserve further down the Wadi.
COUNTY FARMERS’ UNION – Meat Prices Protest – A meeting of the Worcestershire Executive of the National Farmers’ Union was held at the Star Hotel, Worcester, on Saturday. A resolution was passed by the Worcester and Pershore Branches protesting against the prices fixed by the Food Controller’s Order as being unjust to the industry and calculated to lead to a shortage of meat in the near future.
WORCESTERSHIRE AND THE WAR – The late Lieut G Brodie – The following letter from an Army Chaplain dated August 6th, has been received by Mrs Brodie, of Highfield Road, Malvern Link: “You will have heard the sad news of your son’s death. He was wounded severely in action last Wednesday and died on reaching the dressing station. His loss is a matter of deepest regret and concern, not only to his brother officers, with whom he was a great favourite, but also to the Battalion.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. William Cecil Butcher 15655 - 11th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Frederick John Green 40852 - Worcs Reg Depot.
- Cpl. Frank Jenkins 21564 - 11th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Alfred James Leek 26069 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Gunner John William Gillam 830591 - Royal Field Artillery