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Key dates over January 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 2

13th January 1918 - Stark warning on butter shortage

Rolling casualty count: 8459

War Front:

3rd Batt: Two Coys busy putting out wire on the Brigade left flank.

2/8th Batt: Batt marched to Vaux and billeted in huts.

10th Batt: Batt still working to improve posts and to build up the trenches. 2Lt T Bishop and 1 OR wounded.

Home Front:

The Director of Food Economy calls the attention of the public to the following:- The other day three British destroyers were lost while convoying butter ships from Holland. Let this harsh fact be a constant reminder to us that – (1) While we are grumbling because we cannot get butter and margarine, or because we have to wait in queues to obtain it, the men of the Royal Navy are dying without a grumble in order to bring it to us. (2) Therefore the imported butter and margarine and all other imported foodstuffs that we scrambe for is very often bought with the blood of our own menfolk. (3) The less food we – every class of the public-try to get, whether in queues or hotels and restaurants the less do we risk the lives of others. This should be an unshirkable inducement to food economy.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team