Key dates over August 1918
Lives lost on this day: 4
26th August 1918 - Worcester Officer’s Promotion
Rolling casualty count: 10443
1st Batt: From dusk, 2 Coys were working on a scheme of out-posts, when orders were received to send out patrols to find out where the enemy was. After this patrol had gone, orders received to establish ourselves in the enemy`s system. A Coy did the patrol and established themselves in Arleux Loop South. D Coy then followed and bombed to the south. Very serious opposition was met with in Severn Alley, where a block was made and this position was held.
2nd Batt: Platoon training carried out in billets as it was so hot. Orders received that The Batt would be moving on the 27th August.
4th Batt: The 1st Border Reg relieved the Batt in the right sector of the Brigade Front. Batt moved back to camp near La Kreule, the Diamond Troupe Camp.
Worcestershire and The War – Worcester Officer’s Promotion – Major W Price, Border Regt. Son of Mr John and Mrs Price of Shrub Hill Road, has been promoted to the rank of Lieut Colonel. He has served in the Border Regt for 22 years. He enlisted at the age of 16 and was for some years Sergt Major and Musketry Instructor in his Battalion. Previous to the War most of his service was in India, but he went through the South African Campaign unscathed. He went to France at the outbreak of the present war.
City Police Court – Transfer – Mrs Beatrice Watson, widow of Mr Percy Watson, applied for temporary transfer to her of the license of the Bird in Hand Inn, The Cross. It was granted.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. Arthur William Pavey 57273 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Ernest Phillips 38104 - Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire) Regiment
- Sgt. William Edward Rogers 11315 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Rifleman Nevil Jack Tibbetts R/7376 - King's Royal Rifle Corps