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Key dates over August 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 11

12th August 1917 - THE EVESHAM FATALITY

Rolling casualty count: 7050

War Front:

2nd Batt: Batt went to Church in a large marquee near the camp.

3rd Batt: Batt moved from Railway dugouts and marched to Vlamertinghe and then by bus to Steenvoorde.

4th Batt: Batt Church Parade at 10am near Bedford Farm.

2/8th Batt: Divine Service in am. 3 other ranks went to Casualty Clearing Station.

Home Front:

THE EVESHAM FATALITY – Nobody to Blame – An inquiry into the death of Alfred Heritage (32) son of Alfred Heritage, market gardener of The Leys, Bengeworth, who died in the Evesham Hospital on Wednesday after an accident late on Tuesday night. Alfred Heritage said that his son aged 32, was married and had one child. He said his son drove to some fruit sales at Wick, Comberton and Bricklehampton. He was driving a quiet horse in a two handed trap. They left the sales between six and seven o’clock and drove home by way of Elmley Castle. They called at the Queen’s Head, Elmley, and had some beer. There was drink served free of cost at the sales. They had both had something to drink, but were not drunk. Near Peewit Lane, Hampton, the trap bumped against a kerbstone and they were both thrown out onto the road.

DROITWICH – Fete – Miss Hall and a Committee of ladies organised a fete in the Brine Baths, in aid of the funds for providing huts for women workers in France. It was largely patronised by visitors and residents, over a thousand persons passing the gates during the afternoon and evening. The deserving object will benefit to the extent of £120.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team