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Key dates over October 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 6


Rolling casualty count: 7918

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt relieved by 1st Royal Irish Rifles and marched back to De Seule Camp, situated on the crossroads of the Bailleul-Neuve Eglise Roads, in Divisional Reserve.

2nd Batt: Batt commanders visited the trenches.

1/8th Batt: Batt cleaning up and there were inspections. At 3pm the Batt paraded on the road north of Siege Camp and marched to School Camp, St Jans -Ter-Biezen. Rain fell heavily. Lt Col AF Cronshaw took over command of Batt from Major JP Bale. Several officers re-joined from the 18th Crops Reinforcement Camp.

3rd Batt: Batt in support at Windy Corner.

4th Batt: All Coys went to baths, 7 officers and 164 other ranks joined from the Corps depot.

10th Batt: Working party of 210 men cleaning up the tunnels.

14th Batt: A day of vile weather for men involved in gaining ground on the slopes of the Ridge of Passchendaele.

Home Front:

KING’S CATHEDRAL SCHOOL – PRIZE DAY – The Annual Prize Day took place on Thursday. Before the distribution of prizes, the school singing class sang the Russian National Anthem, Ye Banks and Braes, The Bay of Biscay and To the School at War. The chair afterwards was taken by the Dean of Worcester. The Dean said that never throughout the long history of the school had it been so excellent and so prosperous as at the present time.

THE TRIBUNALS – COUNTY APPEAL AT KIDDERMINSTER – Bakers to Combine or They Will be Taken – There were 48 appeals, Mr Willis Bund made a statement with regard to conscientious objections. Some men desired to secure work which would impose upon them the minimum of pain and inconvenience, but it must be clearly understood that conscientious objectors must be subject to full national service and no special consideration could be shown them. If the Tribunal were to yield to some of the appeals which had been made to them, they would be encouraging false conscientious objectors

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team