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Key dates over September 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 14

25th September 1917 - Local woman charged with being drunk in High Street

Rolling casualty count: 7609

War Front:

2nd Batt: Relief was completed around midnight and there was a German counter attack about 5am, which was repulsed at 11am. There was another counter attack at 2pm from the direction of Polderhoek Chateau. Capt and Adj GAN Fox was killed about 10am and Col Gogarty was slightly wounded but remained in the line, RSM Davis was badly wounded by the same shell.

4th Batt: Enemy aircraft over our lines in the evening and our guns were firing well into the night. Relieved by the 1st Batt Newfoundland Reg at about 9.30am and returned to billets at Rugby camp.

2/7th Batt: Batt in trench routine and supplying working parties.

1/8th Batt: B Coy represented the Batt at the Divisional Firing Competition.

2/8th Batt: Fairly quiet with a little light shelling but 2 other ranks were wounded.

10th Batt: NCO`s paraded under the RSM. Men had the use of baths.

Home Front:

To The Editor: Worcestershire Regimental Comforts Fund: Dear Sir, Would you kindly bring it to the notice of your readers that we shall be sending out socks and “woollies” to the Battalions of the Worcestershire Regiment in Mesopotamia, Salonika and France this winter. They will be urgently needed and we shall be most grateful for any socks, mufflers, mittens, or helmets that are kindly sent us. All contributions should be sent to 24, Southfield Street, Worcester and the earlier the better. Yours faithfully, A.V. Wodehouse, Hon. Sec., W.R.C.F.

Old Elizabethan Sergeant Wounded: Sergt. H.C. Banks, Lincolnshire Regiment (to which he was transferred from the Worcestershires) has been wounded. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Banks, of Bransford. He joined the Army two years ago and has been at the front for about 15 months. He gained one stripe in England and two on the field. Previous to enlisting he was a clerk employed by the G.W. R. at Stourport and also at Bromyard. He was educated at the Grammar School.

City Police Court: Drunk: Margaret Grimshaw, 17, Dolday, was charged with being drunk in High Street. P.C. Tomlinson said that the prisoner was lying in the road helplessly drunk. Fined 5s.

Soldiers Entertained: Miss Capel Loft, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Capel Loft (who have done so much for the V.A.D. Hospital at Areley Kings) celebrated her 21st birthday on Monday by entertaining the patients and nurses at Burlish Lodge, where they had tea and a most enjoyable afternoon.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team