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Key dates over January 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 1

27th January 1918 - Gallantry medal for Gheluvelt veteran

Rolling casualty count: 8482

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt refitting and reorganizing. Men received fresh clothes. 1 officer and 5 OR joined Batt.

2nd Batt: Batt relieved by 4th Kings in the Front Line and went to Brandhoek.

4th Batt: Batt cleaning up the camp. Men had treatment for the prevention of trench foot. 100 men per Coy carrying RE material to the front Line.

2.8th Batt: Batt supplied working parties in very foggy weather.

10th Batt: Men working on the muddy and waterlogged trenches. Also the communication trenches were boarded.

Home Front:

Mrs. Kendall, of Rook Hill, has received information this week that her husband, Corpl. Jabez Kendall, Worcestershire Regiment, has been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry in the recent heavy fighting. Corpl. Kendall, who has seen much service, was one of the “Old Contemptibles,” and was wounded in the battle of Gheluvelt. He was also present at the landing at Gallipoli, and subsequent operations, and has been on service in France since our armies retired from the Dardanelles. Corpl. Kendall was home on leave at Christmas, and was notified of the honour conferred upon him immediately upon his return to Headquarters in France.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team