Key dates over February 1918
Lives lost on this day: 1
2nd February 1918 - CONVALESCENT FUND FOR WOMEN
Rolling casualty count: 8491
1st Batt: Two Coys consolidating shell holes in am and two in pm.
2nd Batt: Batt paraded for Divine Service at Etrathem.
4th Batt: W Coy sent out a patrol of 1 NCO and 2 men to reconnoitre the enemy wire. Wire was found to be strong and made up of a concertina wire in front of the posts but only a trip wire with tins attached to it in between the posts. W, X and Y Coys duck boarded their trenches and Z Coy in support, built a strong post on Wallenmolen Ridge.
10th Batt: Batt proceeded to the Line, taking over from the 7th South Lancs in the left sub-sector.
Yeomanry/Cavalry: Regiment inspected by Gen Chauvel, Corps Commander, who had many complimentary things to say about it.
CONVALESCENT FUND FOR WOMEN – Coming Year’s Anxiety – The annual meeting of the Worcester Convalescent Fund for Women was held at the Cathedral Restaurant on Thursday evening. A report by the Committee was read which said that the work had been carried out under considerable difficulty and they could not thank too warmly the collectors for their great help in keeping the good work going. Seven members received help for rest at homes. Only two members asked for diets, which were granted and three had each an allowance of milk. Two also received baths at Worcester with great benefit in both cases.
MARTLEY COUNCIL AND GUARDIANS – The Housing Question – Mr Norbury proposed that Mr Lord be elected the Council’s representative on the County Committee for housing. Mr Lord he said, had a great deal of practical experience, also the building of houses. Members present at the recent county conference said there was no hint of what form the Government’s financial assistance would take. Mr Norbury pointed out the unfairness of putting the cost on the rates, because the bad landlord, who refused to do what was necessary, would have the value of the property enhanced, and the good landlord, who saw that his estate was well provided with cottages, would have to help pay for the other’s neglect.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. Thomas Malin 241488 - 2/8th Bn Worcs Reg