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Key dates over August 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 7


Rolling casualty count: 7261

War Front:

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.

Home Front:

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