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Key dates over August 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 3


Rolling casualty count: 6997

War Front:

2nd Batt: More Coy training and 2 Coys practised on the beach. It rained hard in the evening and there was considerable action out at sea.

1/8th Batt: Batt moved to camp at A.30 Central, about 3 miles east of Poperinghe.

2/8th Batt: More Coy training. Lt JF Bomford went to hospital.

Yeomanry/Cavalry: Men diverted the streams at intervals to make showerbaths which was very important in that climate in August!

Home Front:

THE ROYAL PORCELAIN WORKS, WORCESTER – On account of the closing of the Works for a few days for necessary repairs etc., the processes of manufacture cannot be viewed at present, but the show rooms and museum remain open to visitors as usual.

HOMES FOR DISABLED SAILORS AND SOLDIERS – A GREAT FETE – Will be held at Perdiswell Park on Thursday Sept 10th in aid of the above. Stalls for sale of articles of all kinds, military bands, sports, entertainments, dancing, keep the date open.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team