Key dates over September 1917
Lives lost on this day: 40
26th September 1917 - Three Sons Killed
Rolling casualty count: 7649
1st Batt: Gen Hunter-Weston, GOC 9th corps, visited the camp.
2nd Batt: In the early morning the German artillery barrage became intense, missing the front line but getting Barr HQ. Our attack began at 5.30am and a constant fight with the enemy was kept up. At about 4.40am the enemy attacked the Queens near the Menin Rd and the Kings near Liverpool Rd.
4th Batt: There was an inspection by the CO at 12.30pm.
10th Batt: The Batt moved camp again.
Body Found in Severn: The body of a man found in the Severn near Worcester, on Saturday afternoon, has not been definitely identified. A Kidderminster resident has seen a photograph that was taken of the corpse and is inclined to believe that the deceased was his brother, a weaver of that district.
Three Sons Killed, Fourth Serving: Mrs. William Rea, 87, St. Dunstan’s Crescent, Worcester, has received news that her husband died of wounds on September 14th at a Casualty Clearing Station in France. He was wounded on September 12th, a bullet penetrating his lungs. A Chaplain wrote saying that everything possible was being done for him. He sent a message for his wife and little boy not to worry. A chum also wrote and said he was only slightly wounded, and hoped he would soon be back with them again, about two months ago he was in hospital suffering from deafness. Mrs. George Rea, 3, Berwick Street, Cherry Orchard, received news that her husband died of wounds on September 1st, at a Field Hospital in France. He was hit in the back with a bullet, which also struck his chum, but his chum owes his life to a tin cup which he had in his pack. A younger brother was killed in April of this year. The fourth and last son went to France this month.
Pte. T. Ramsey, whose wife lives at 22, Spring Lane, was wounded on the 31st July and is now progressing favourably at the 1st Western General Hospital, Liverpool. Before the war he was employed in the Telegraph Office of the G.W.R. Pte. Ramsey has served five years with the Gloucestershire Regiment, being invalided home from Malta in 1911 with bad eyesight. He attempted to join his old regiment at the beginning of the war, but was rejected. With the Worcestershires he has seen some hard fighting, being in the attack on Messines Ridge. He had only been in France four months when he was wounded.
Street Lighting: We are informed that arrangements have been made for at once resuming the lighting of such of the gas lamps in the streets as in May last were ordered not to be lighted at all and we are asked to remind citizens that the Home Secretary’s Order of 7th August, 1916, as to extinguishing, obscuring and shading lights in the city is still in force.
Absentee: John Watkins (40), Severn House, Hylton Road, was charged with being an absentee from the Northumberland Fusiliers. P.C. Lawley gave evidence, and prisoner was remanded to await an escort.
Transfer: The license of the Grosvenor Arms, Henwick Road, was temporarily transferred from John Henry Luffman to James Ernest Randall, late of the Prince of Wales Inn, Shrub Hill. Mr. Coombs made the application.
Removal of Pigs: Annie Wright, Broomhall, Norton, was fined 2s. 6d. for moving two pigs without a license. P.S. Wilkes proved the case. Defendant said that she had removed pigs before, but had always had a license. She was worried.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. Herbert Banting 24975 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Capt. Francis Hardinge Follett Booth 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Walter Bottwood 204075 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Arthur Bowyer 202314 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Stanley Frederick Brooke 242656 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Henry Brookes 15682 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. George Broomfield 204051 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Alfred Cartwright 39611 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Harold Chamberlain 203361 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Stanley Cox 202146 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. James Charles Crew 200933 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Sgt. William Clay Cubberley 7752 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Thomas James Dangerfield 204077 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. William Gardner 30480 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Cpl. Frederick William Giles 27987 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Frederick Gill 20807 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. William Henry Gordon 33184 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Cpl. Lawson Wallace Guise 27552 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Cpl. Albert James Harris 40265 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Cpl. Isaac Hill 12667 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. William Houghton 240192 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Victor John Knight 203344 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Cpl. Sidney Lane 21172 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Arthur Balfour Lavers 241569 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Sgt. Arthur Thomas Matthews 11184 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- 2/Lt. Daniel Phillips Morgan 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Thomas Phillips 13200 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. James Powell 27846 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Harry James Rowe 241951 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. John Shearon 36431 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Henry Arthur Smith 17710 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. John Sorrell 201693 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. George Tycer 203075 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Albert Victor Wilding 202844 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Herbert George Deverell 33210 - Hampshire Regiment
- Pte. Hugh Evans 269279 - Notts and Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment
- Gunner Frank Guest 291493 - Royal Garrison Artillery
- Pte. John William Beddard 228419 - London Regiment
- Sapper Thomas Westwood 196157 - Royal Engineers
- Pte. Ernest Kent 201441 - Notts and Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment