Key dates over September 1917
Lives lost on this day: 7
30th September 1917 - Enemy seen in No Man’s Land
Rolling casualty count: 7682
1st Batt: Batt still in the trenches. Men working on wiring. A paper balloon was sent over by the enemy carrying 3 copies of the Gazette des Ardennes.
2nd Batt: There was Church Parade at 3.30pm.
4th Batt: Church Parade and men were bathing.
2/7th Batt: Batt relieved the 2/8th Worcs in the right sub-sector of the left Brigade. Relief completed at 9.30 pm without incident.
2/8th Batt: At 1am a heavy barrage of machine guns and artillery fell on the Front Line and the enemy was seen in No Man’s Land. They were driven back by our artillery and Lewis guns. 6 other ranks were wounded. In the evening the Batt was relieved by 2/7th Worcs.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. William Barratt 235301 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Archie Gill 202677 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Cyril Frank Roper 36253 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. John Taylor 201057 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Thomas William Bowen T.F.293097 - Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex) Regiment
- Gunner Sydney George Gillett 78311 - Royal Garrison Artillery
- Pte. Arthur Ernest Good 29250 - Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry