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Key dates over February 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 0

7th February 1918 - ALLEGED WASTE OF BREAD

Rolling casualty count: 8499

War Front:

1st Batt: Coy was firing on the range, 2 Coys were shell hole consolidating and 1 Coy was on an attack on strong points.

2nd Batt: Lecture for all officers in the evening. CO inspected a new draft of men who were physically generally good.

4th Batt: Batt paraded for inspection by Brigadier Gen BC Frayburg, VC, DSO but owing to bad weather it did not happen.

Home Front:

ALLEGED WASTE OF BREAD – Bromyard Prosecution Adjourned – At the Bromyard Police Court on Monday, Beatrice Raine, formerly housekeeper at the Hill Farm, stated that on December 4th Mrs Aikin asked her to get some food for the dogs and to do it quickly because the policeman might be coming, as someone had reported that she had been giving bread to the dogs. Witness concluded that it was bread she had to cut up, as she had been in the habit of doing it. Witness got a small loaf and put it in a basin, to which she added hot water. She gave it to Mrs Aikin, who took it into the dining room and gave it to four dogs.

MALVERN URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL – Chairman’s’ Gift of Public Gardens – The Finance and General Purposes Committee stated that the Chairman of the Council and Sir Henry Urwick had reported as to the acquisition of land for public pleasure grounds. The present tenant of the Priory grounds, who held the property on lease, was willing to enter into joint negotiations for the purchase, but could not entertain any suggestion for releasing the lower portion of the grounds abutting on Swan Pool. The south portion of the Assembly Rooms was also held on lease, so that it could not be acquired for some year as winter gardens. The Chairman of the Council thereupon said he had much pleasure in offering to the Council the freehold of the property known as Rose Bank.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team