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Key dates over August 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 9


Rolling casualty count: 7426

War Front:

1st Batt: Weather rainy and dull. 7 officers and 5 other ranks were wounded.

2nd Batt: Batt marched with 200 yard intervals between Coys to Camp C on the dunes, near Fort-des- Dunes and Rosendael. It was a windy day and the whole Batt was in tents except for the transport which was 2 miles away near Teleghem.

4th Batt: It rained hard all day and men spent the time re-organising. NCOs were training with the RSM. A draft of 9 officers and 85 other ranks joined us from Bollezelle.

2/7th Batt: Batt relieved part of the 2/8th Worcs Reg in the front line. 2nd Lt FL Green proceeded to 46 Brigade depot as an air instructor.

1/8th Batt: 1/4th Oxfords were ordered to advance and take over our position. 1/8th Worcs were to assemble at Dambre Camp when relieved. 3 officers were killed, 39 other ranks died or died from wounds and 59 other ranks were wounded.

2/8th Batt: The enemy shelled all dugouts and tracks heavily, also Plum, Uhlan and Jasper Farms.

10th Batt: Batt moved to Wallon-Cappel area by motor lorries. HQ was at Hondeghem.

Home Front:

THE TRIBUNALS – WORCESTER CITY – Mr Dyson Perrins appeared in the case of Robert Brown (40) married, general service, head clerk at Messrs Lea & Perrins. He told Lieut. Dixon that they could not spare the man, who was engaged in very important work, the Officer asked him if he could not spare another man. He replied that they could not cope with the orders because of shortage of labour. Certificate continued.

FRUIT CANNING – Lady Deerhurst’s Interest – Few measures taken by the Food Production Department for the purpose of preventing the waste of surplus fruit and vegetables have attracted so much attention as the demonstrations with the Royal Home Canner given recently at the Food Economy Exhibition and elsewhere. The novelty of the canner, the numerous uses to which it can be put in addition to its prime purpose of fruit bottling or canning and it’s reasonable price are all points that have been noted by discerning critics and especially the many up-to-date housekeeping women who have attended the demonstrations. Samples of the canner, which can be ordered through the Food Production Department, for delivery to any address in England or Wales for £6.10s. complete with the necessary fittings, carriage free, have been bought by Queen Mary, Lady Deerhurst, Lady Rhondda and there is little doubt that as soon as it’s many virtues become more generally recognised, the canner will be regarded as just as indispensable here as in Canada and the United States.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team