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Key dates over August 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 7

14th August 1917 - WOMEN’S ARMY

Rolling casualty count: 7062

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt marched to Halifax Camp at 7.30am and provided one working party of 2 Coys. They proceeded to Ypres in lorries to make duck board tracks from Railway Wood to the Westhoek Ridge.

2nd Batt: 2 Coys went for field firing and later for bathing in the sea.

4th Batt: Batt practised crossing bridges and deploying on the other side of the stream.

2/7th Batt: Batt preparing to move tomorrow.

1/8th Batt: Coy training in interior economy, organisation of sections and inspections.

10th Batt: Training in am and games in pm.

Home Front:

NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL – Competition for Suitable Design – His Majesty’ Government offer prizes, in all amounting to not less than £500 for a limited number of the most successful models for a small memorial plaque in bronze, to be given to the next of kin of those members of His Majesty’s Naval and Military Forces, who have fallen in the war.

WOMEN’S ARMY – Their Badges, Officers and Work – The Army Council has given approval to the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. The object is the substitution of women for soldiers in certain work. Substitution of women at home and at the base and on the lines of communication has been approved.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team