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Key dates over September 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 6

22nd September 1918 - Main-road blocked by Turkish and German guns

Rolling casualty count: 10673

War Front:

1st Batt: From the 22nd September to the 28th, 47 OR joined the Batt:

2nd Batt: Very early am, Batt relieved the 1st Queens in the Front Line, in conjunction with an attack on Limerick Post. Zero hour was 9.30 pm but it was postponed to 3am as there was a late assembly of Coys. A and B Coys walked into their 1st objective without opposition.

3rd Batt: Lt Col PR Whalley DSO, resumed command of the Batt.

4th Batt: Divine Service was held in the YMCA hut at 10 am, after which there was a route march and physical games. The Corps Commander, Lt Gen Sir Claud Jacob, KCB, visited the Batt and met all COs , second in commands, Adjutants and C Cs of the Brigade

Yeomanry/Cavalry: The Reg bivouacked in open ground and was on the move before dawn. Below, the main-road was blocked by Turkish and German guns, wagons and horses. Many had fallen over the precipice to the wadi bed. Dead and wounded men and horses made a hideous sight. Three wounded Turks and 1 German Red Cross orderly were found in a hospital and our MO redressed their wounds. The Reg billeted near the hospital. 75 prisoners, including officers and 2 wives were taken.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team