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Key dates over February 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 2

10th February 1918 - CITY LICENSING SESSIONS – Few Convictions for Drunkenness

Rolling casualty count: 8504

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt moved off at 4.30 pm, relieving the Border Reg in the line at Westroosebeke Sector, left of the 8th Corps Sector.

2nd Batt: Box respirators were tested at Esquerdes.

10th Batt: A draft of 11 officers and 257 OR were received from the 2/7th Worcs. The officers were: 2Lts WA Beaman, A Elford, LJ Finch, EJ Griffiths, JJ Roye, CJ Cullis, JA Cumberland, E Stainton, Lt WJF Hempe, Acting Adjutant KS Hemmingway. 1 Officer came from 4th North Lancs-2LT W Sheppard.

Home Front:

MALVERN MAN AWARDED MONS STAR – Corpl Frank Robbins of the Gloucestershire Regiment, a reservist who was employed by Mrs M T Stevens Ltd., Malvern, when war broke out, has been awarded the Mons Star. He has taken part in many important engagements in the present war, went through the South African war and saw much service on the Indian Frontier.

CITY LICENSING SESSIONS – Few Convictions for Drunkenness – The general annual licensing meeting for the city was held today. The chief Constable in his annual report stated that there were now in existence 235 licenses. There was one license to every 209 persons. There were 16 clubs registered. During the past year 17 persons had been preceded against for drunkenness, all of whom were convicted, as compared with 49 preceded against and convicted last year, showing a decrease of 32 persons. The number preceded against this year was the lowest for the previous 26 years.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team