Key dates over August 1917
Lives lost on this day: 3
8th August 1917 - THE ROYAL PORCELAIN WORKS, WORCESTER
Rolling casualty count: 6997
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!
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
- Pte. Lambert Jack Bignell 20187 - 10th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Edward Jones 83802 - Machine Gun Corps
- Pte. James Henry Jukes 204216 - Ox & Bucks Light Infantry