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Key dates over October 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 7

19th October 1917 - Last German airship raid on London

Rolling casualty count: 7950

War Front:

1/8th Batt: Batt working to improve the trenches. More patrols sent out at night. Enemy very quiet.

2/8th Batt: Corona, Corfu and Chemical Trenches were heavily shelled.

4th Batt: X Coy built a new 100 yard range. Z Coy won the Section Football Tournament.

10th Batt: Batt relieved by the 6th Wilts and proceeded to Bois Confluen, relieving Kings Own Royal Lancs in Norton Camp.

Home Front:

SHELSEY BEAUCHAMP – Harvest Thanksgiving - A Service was held in the Parish Church on Thursday, services were held morning and evening. The offertory was given to the Worcester Infirmary and amounted to £2.9s.3d. The church had been decorated with fruits and flowers.

GRIMLEY – RURAL WORKERS’ UNION – a special and well attended meeting of this branch of the Agricultural Labourers’ and Rural Workers’ Union was held at the Live and Let Live on Wednesday evening. This is one of the branches that, in spite of difficulties has been kept together since 1913. The speaker in his address reminded his hearers of one of the greatest problems of the day – the land problem. They had to free the land from monopoly and themselves from the farmer, which could only be done by unity.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team