Key dates over February 1918
Lives lost on this day: 2
28th February 1918 - 4th WORCESTERS AT CAMBRAI
Rolling casualty count: 8523
1st Batt: Three Coys were engaged in construction of the Keeps in the Army Zone. One Coy and HQ were cleaning up and collecting salvage.
4th Batt: All Coys practised “attack under a barrage.” There was also specialist training in wiring, musketry, bombing and Lewis Gunnery. Night operations for anti-gas training were practised. The draft from ASC left for the Divisional Wing, Bailleul for a course of training.
4th WORCESTERS AT CAMBRAI – Fierce Two Day Fight - Mr Percival Phillips gives in the “Daily Express” an account of the fighting at Cambrai. “It is now possible to relate in detail the story of the splendid stand made by the 29th Gallipoli Division at Marcoing and Masnieres when the Germans tried to take back the Hindenburg line on November 30th. Although cut off by the enemy attack, the division held out unaided for two days and a night, repelling constant assaults from three sides. Masnieres is honeycombed with catacombs having many exits and the Lancashire men experienced considerable fighting in the village, in which the 4th Worcestershires, 1st Essex, Royal Newfoundlanders and 2nd Hants, composing the 88th Brigade, distinguished themselves. Marcoing was taken with small opposition by the centre Brigade.
WORCESTER GLEE CLUB – Last Concert of the Season - The concluding concert of the 1917-18 season was held at the Crown Hotel on Wednesday evening, when a crowded attendance showed how greatly the members appreciate the high class entertainments which the Committee provide
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. Harry Blakemore 52116 - Cheshire Regiment
- Pte. George Jones 358700 - Labour Corps