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Key dates over August 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 2

30th August 1917 - FIRST POCKET OF HOPS

Rolling casualty count: 7440

War Front:

2nd Batt: Batt training as before all day. In the evening, the drums played in the Battery de Zuidcoote which was garrisoned by the 1st Regiment of French Heavy Artillery. Most of the transport left for Wormhoudte.

3rd Batt: Batt moved to Ypres by lorry and then marched to Halfway House, relieving the 11th Sherwood foresters, 23rd Division, as the Batt in reserve to the Brigade holding the Line.

2/7th Batt: Batt relieved in the support trenches by 2/5th Warwicks and went to Red Rose Camp, Vlamertinghe.

1/8th Batt: A party from Corps reinforcement joined the Batt.

2/8th Batt: Batt relieved by 5th and 7th Warwicks and returned to B Camp at Vlamertinghe.

Home Front:

WORCESTERSHIRE AND THE WAR – Y.M.C.A. Canteen in Worcester – The Worcester Y.M.C.A, which has its headquarters in Copenhagen Street, has been actively engaged since the beginning of the war in looking after the social and religious welfare of the soldiers quartered in Worcester. The canteen was formerly opened by the President Mr A Cherry and Mrs Cherry.

FIRST POCKET OF HOPS – Grown at Bromhall – The first pocket of hops of this season’s growth has been received at the Hop Market from Mr A Betteridge of Bromhall, Kempsey. It was consigned to Mr John Kent, but under present restrictions, by which the Government take over the whole of the hop crop, it cannot be sold. The pocket is of fair average quality for early picking and of excellent aroma.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team