Key dates over August 1918
Lives lost on this day: 6
11th August 1918 - Evesham Man’s Gallantry
Rolling casualty count: 10358
1st Batt: Divine Services were held am. One OR joined the Batt.
2nd Batt: Lt Col GJL Stoney DSO MC proceeded to UK on leave and Major OVL Symons assumed command. Capt. C G Tough MC commended the Brigade Platoon at a service attended by HM the King at Terdeghem. Capt. EV Tanner MC was presented to HM the King.
3rd Batt: Batt moved back to the support line in the old front line trenches.
4TH Batt: All Coys worked at night under RE supervision. 2Lt SJ Rupe MC and 7 ORs represented the Batt at a 2nd Army Special Church Parade at which HM the King attended.
Worcestershire and The War – Evesham Man’s Gallantry – Pte Charles Plumb, of the Worcestershire Regiment, son of Mr and Mrs A Plumb, of Avon Street, Evesham, has been mentioned in despatches for gallantry in action. Describing the action for which he was mentioned, Pte Plumb’s commanding officer says: “This runner during the operations of the 9th-10th October at Ypres, was continually carrying messages from Company to Battalion Headquarters. To do this he had each time to cross the enemy’s barrage line, from which he never lifted for more than 15 minutes, returning by the same route. His coolness under heavy fire and his absolute disregard for danger were the means of getting through many most important messages affecting the operations in hand. Since these dates in the trenches he has done good work as a runner and on all occasions his energy, courage and cheerfulness have made him a valuable asset to the company”.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- A/Lt.-Col. Bernard Barton 2/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Cpl. Cecil Henry Byrd 81671 - Machine Gun Corps
- Pte. Isaac Edward Cotton 31399 - Gloucestershire Regiment
- Pte. Walter John Dolphin 50582 - Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire) Regiment
- Pte. Albert Harold Parker 45737 - King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
- Pte. Charles Ernest Richards 31235 - Dorsetshire Regiment