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Key dates over August 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 20


Rolling casualty count: 7039

War Front:

2nd Batt: Co inspected all kit in am. There were inter –platoon cricket matches in pm.

3rd Batt: Batt remained on West Ridge in support of the 13th Cheshire Reg who had lost heavily. During the pm the Rev EM Evans MC, who was attached to the Batt for 2 and a half years as Chaplain, was killed. He was unanimously loved. Capt HD Willis, RAMC, who was MO to the Batt, was mortally wounded. During the night the Batt was relieved and proceeded to the Railway Dugouts. Casualties for the 24 hours were12 other ranks killed and 49 wounded.

4th Batt: Brigadier Gen Caley discussed the coming attack with all officers. Coys were instructed in the attack using the model.

1/8th Batt: There was a Brigadier`s conference for Batt staff and Coy Commanders

10th Batt: Batt moved by train to Nielleas-Les- Blequin and went to Wizerness.

Home Front:

WORCESTER VOLUNTEER CAMP – Various Activities – Madresfield Camp – After six days in camp all our faces are ruddier than a cherry. Everybody looks extremely well and feels very fit. Up to Wednesday we have had glorious weather, good food, well-cooked by Chief Cook Harvey and plenty of work.

NEW WAR GRATUITY FOR WIDOWS – A new gratuity of £5 is being paid, in addition to pensions, to the widows of all soldiers killed in action dating back to July 1st 1916.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team