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Key dates over August 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 23


Rolling casualty count: 7199

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt was relieved at night by 17th Batt London Reg, 47th Division.

2nd Batt: Batt at 5.45am the Batt marched to Canada Camp near La Panne, arriving at 10am. The camp was situated on the dunes and was comfortable and roomy.

4th Batt: Batt went back to Boesinghe Chateau for 1 day and night to re-organise and for men to get a good night`s sleep.

2/7th Batt: Transport, stores and rear party (108 all ranks,) moved to a new camp. Casualties were 3 killed and 9 wounded.

1/8th Batt: The detached parties assembled at Canal Bank under Capt BH Tullidge.

Yeomanry/Cavalry: At 7pm the Reg marched to join the 10th Cavalry Brigade at Henu, a bridgehead position between Ghoranujeh Crossings and the Dead Sea.

Home Front:

PROSECUTION AT BROMSGROVE – Hospital Collection Without a Permit – At Bromsgrove on Tuesday, John Whitfield (Chairman of the Bromsgrove Cottage Hospital Saturday Committee) was charged as the responsible person with having conducted a sale of articles and a street collection on behalf of the funds of the Cottage Hospital without having first obtained a permit from the police at Worcester.

LOCAL INVESTITURES – New Order as to Award of Medals – A new Army Order concerning the presentation of medals awarded for gallantry or meritorious service was issued on Tuesday night. Medals awarded for gallant conduct or meritorious service will be presented on parades held under the instructions from the General Officer Commanding in Chief of the command in which the recipients are domiciled when the individuals to whom the medals have been granted are stationed or are on leave in the United Kingdom.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team