Key dates over September 1917
Lives lost on this day: 8
9th September 1917 - Transport lines bombed and shelled
Rolling casualty count: 7488
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
- Pte. Arthur John Cullingford 235232 - 2/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Herbert Hampson 201931 - 2/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Wilfred Haycox 200181 - 2/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Arthur Hughes 235244 - 2/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. George William Victor Ryder 242006 - 2/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Albert Thorpe 202602 - 2/7th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Walter Giles 242172 - Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment
- Pte. Frank Tustin 83807 - Machine Gun Corps