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Key dates over September 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 8

9th September 1917 - Transport lines bombed and shelled

Rolling casualty count: 7488

War Front:

1st Batt: One officer joined the Batt.

2nd Batt: The range was allotted to Batt and each Coy fired individual shots from 500 yards. The CO and OC Corps reconnoitred the ground for the Brigade Field day.

3rd Batt: Batt in billets near Abeele.

4th Batt: Church Parade am. A party of men under Capt Hackle spent the day at the seaside. Capt Marriot and Capt McCarthy proceeded to Boulogne for a few days of rest.

2/7th Batt: Batt shelled heavily from 10.30 am to 5pm and the galleries were badly damaged 3 other ranks were killed and 11 wounded, including the RSM. The Artillery Liaison Officer was also killed. Batt HQ moved to Capricorn Keep.

2/8th Batt: Working parties supplied to Front and Support Lines. Transport lines were bombed and shelled. 1 other rank killed and 6 wounded -2 with shell shock.

10th Batt: A draft of 25 other ranks joined from Base.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team