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Key dates over August 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 22


Rolling casualty count: 7289

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt relieved the 1st Batt, Auckland Reg in the line, south of Warneton.

2nd Batt: The whole Batt was allotted the spray baths at Coxyde.

4th Batt Church Parade for 2 Coys at 10am. The remaining Coys worked on the Track 11.

2/7th Batt: Batt relieved from the Front line by 2/8th Worcs. Batt kept in close support. 14 other ranks were killed and 1 officer and 2 other ranks

missing or killed.

1/8th Batt: Batt HQ plus A and B Coys moved from camp to the Line. Coys formed up in assembly trenches which were about 18 inches deep in water.

10th Batt: Batt was taken to bathe at Boulogne and were conveyed in motor buses.

Home Front:

WORCESTER (COUNTY) POLICE – Thomas Calder, no fixed abode, was charged with wandering abroad and lodging out in the open air at Bevere, Claines, without visible means of subsistence. F Barnard, special constable at Claines, found the prisoner lying down in a field near the river last night. He had a fire. As he could not give a satisfactory account of himself, witness brought him to the Police Station. He was sent to prison for seven days.

POTATO DISEASE IN THE CITY – Late Blight Prevalent – It is clear that the potato disease known as the late blight is prevalent in some parts of the city. Crops on allotments in the Comer District and in gardens in Bath Road districts have been found to be affected by it, and the growers are taking steps to save their crops.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team