Key dates over August 1917
Lives lost on this day: 9
5th August 1917 - REVISED AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMME
Rolling casualty count: 6986
2nd Batt: Church Parade held in a large tent in the am.
3rd Batt: Batt relieved by the 13th Cheshire Reg and marched back to Halifax Camp.
4th Batt: Church Parade at 10am. Weather clearing up.
2/7th Batt: Church Parade am. Major Green left the Batt and proceeded to England.
1/8th Batt: Church Parades in am. 2nd Lt RN Hemming joined C Coy.
2/8th Batt: Weather much better. Divine Service in am.
10th Batt: Batt back in the old support line. Other ranks were killed and 6 wounded. 2nd Lt OJ Short joined the Batt.
Yeomanry/Cavalry: The nearest Infantry post on the left was on Jebel. Nejmehn, a prominent peak, towered above the valley.
REVISED AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMME – Local Figures – A statement showing the revised agricultural programme for 1918 for each county in England and Wales, issued by Sir Arthur Lee, Director General of Food Production, gives the following as the figures for the county of Worcester: Corn area suggested for 1918, 93,000 acres; increase in corn area over 1916, 30,000 areas; estimated area of permanent grass to be ploughed, 25,000 acres; percentage of corn to total arable area of 1918, 63 per cent. Note: “Corn” includes wheat, barley, oats, rye, beans and peas.
WAR ANNIVERSARY – COUNTY AND CITY MEETING – A meeting representative of the county and city was held in the courtyard of the Shirehall to express determination to continue the war until victory is assured. Lord Coventry said they were assembled on what would always be a memorable day in the history of the country, because it marked the date of the commencement of a great war.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- L/Cpl. William Henry Gibbs 35476 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Cpl. Thomas Glinwood 33694 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Horace Higgins 27756 - 10th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. William Jay 25580 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. John Ernest Marshall 37804 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Edward George Pyett 42752 - 10th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. James John Harrison 41680 - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
- Gunner George Meadley 10602 - Royal Field Artillery
- Pte. Sidney Howard Broome 41776 - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers