Key dates over September 1918
Lives lost on this day: 6
22nd September 1918 - Main-road blocked by Turkish and German guns
Rolling casualty count: 10673
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
- Pte. Frederick Ward 203383 - 10th Bn Worcs Reg
- A/Lt.-Col. John Francis Sartorius Winnington att.Northants Reg.
- Pte. Henry Gratton 57755 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Arthur Farmer 25315 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Cpl. Bert Lee G/67388 - Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment
- Pte. Harold Lawrence G/38627 - Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment