DAY Gerald Harlow
Regiment : 12th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment attached 7th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service number : G01
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 24th April 1917 aged 19
Buried : Commemorated on Doiran Memorial, Greece.
Relatives : Son of Ernest Harry and Florence Ethel Day, of "Glenthorn," Bolston Rd., Worcester
Memorial : Worcester Guildhall
Also appears on : Worcester St Peter's in St Martin's Church. Worcester Royal Grammar School. Evesham War Memorial.
Gerald was the second son of Ernest and Florence Day and he attended Worcester Royal Grammar School from 1909 to 1915. He was killed in Salonica during fighting near the Greek – Yugoslav border. The 7th Berkshires attacked the Jumeaux Ridge where they were opposed by Bulgarian Infantry, whose artillery was much stronger than expected. When the attack commenced the fierce opposing fire cut off the supporting Royal Berks from those in front ensuring they never reached them. Second Lieutenant Day appears to have been a casualty during this battle.
Source for additional information: In Dedication to a Future World by Mark Rogers, 1999.
A photograph of Second Lieutenant G.H. Day of Worcester can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 12th May 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.
Gerald Day worked at the Evesham branch of Lloyds Bank. His name appears on the Lloyds Bank War Memorial unveiled at the Head Office on 8th February 1921 and in the company’s Memorial Album 1914 1918.