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Key dates over February 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 4

16th February 1918 - CITY FOOD CONTROL – Shortage of Tea and Meat

Rolling casualty count: 8514

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt employed cleaning up the camp and collecting salvage.30 OR were wounded by shells in the Camp.

2nd Batt: Divine Service at Setques.

4th Batt: Batt paraded for another Ceremonial Parade in a field near Y Coys billet at St Laurent. Major Gen Beauvoir de Lisle KCB, DSO, presented ribbons to recipients of awards won in the Cambrai operations. He inspected the Brigade and expressed his satisfaction with it.

Home Front:

CITY FOOD CONTROL – Shortage of Tea and Meat – At the meeting of the City Food Control Committee on Monday, the Mayor and the Executive Officer, reported that what had been done with regard to the arrangements for the distribution of tea, butter, margarine and meat under the schemes during the present week and for obtaining the supplies necessary for providing 1oz of tea and 4ozs of butter and margarine combined per head for the citizens and others. They stated that although they had been promised two tons extra of margarine at the end of last week, they had a wire on Friday that it would not be forthcoming and made all arrangements for a special journey to London to obtain some and at the last moment the Divisional Commissioner at Birmingham obtained the supply and it is now available for distribution this week.

ON WITH THE WAR – A Pershore Declaration – A meeting convened under the auspices of the Evesham Division of the National War Alms Campaign took place at the Electric Theatre on Tuesday evening. The theatre was filled with a very enthusiastic audience. Col Hudson, who presided, said he was sure he was voicing the opinion of those present when he said this country must go on until they had gained as complete and decisive victory over our enemies as to make it impossible that they should ever again disturb the peace of Europe. Many had experienced the horrors and the sorrows of this awful war.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team