Key dates over August 1917
Lives lost on this day: 7
24th August 1917 - MILITARY CROSS FOR LIEUT P. LEFEVRE
Rolling casualty count: 7261
3rd Batt: Batt moved back to Steenbeek for more training.
4th Batt: Batt marched back to De Wippe Camp where there was ample accommodation in long French huts.
2/7th Batt: Batt held the line and reconnoitred the area. 2nd Lt JA Lawrence proceeded to England for a medical exam, re a commission to the Indian Army.
2/8th Batt: Batt worked in the trench, improving it and making shelters
19th Batt: More drill and platoon training. A and B Coys were using the range.
CHILDREN’S DISPLAY AT FORT ROYAL PLAYGROUND – On Saturday afternoon the children of St. Paul’s and St. Peter’s Schools, who attended the Fort Royal Playground, gave a display, consisting of games, folk songs and dances. There was a very appreciative audience both in the Fort Royal’s Park and in the playgroup.
MILITARY CROSS FOR LIEUT P. LEFEVRE – Lieut. P Lefevre of the Lincolnshires, nephew of Mr F Hunt of Lower Broadheath, has been awarded the Military Cross. The young officer, who for years spent his summer holidays at Worcester, where he stayed with his uncle, was a familiar figure on the County Cricket Ground.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. Henry Clarke 201857 - 2/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Joseph Gwillam 240988 - 2/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Fred Hughes 260239 - 2/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Francis George Moulder 241291 - 2/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Bdr. George Haughton 830090 - Royal Field Artillery
- Rifleman Frank Power A/203013 - King's Royal Rifle Corps
- Cpl. Alfred Thomas Freeman A/1024 - King's Royal Rifle Corps