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Key dates over February 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 0


Rolling casualty count: 8514

War Front:

1st Batt: A draft of 54 OR joined the Batt.

2nd Batt: Batt working on a counter attack scheme at Esquerdes.

4th Batt: All Coys were on the parade grounds for musketry, gas drill, wiring, saluting drill and physical games. All officers and 8 NCOs per Coy, attended a lecture by the Divisional Commander.

Home Front:

CROPTHORNE MAN WINS MILITARY MEDAL – Sergt Guise, a Cropthorne man, has been awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He is an old soldier, early in life joining the Worcestershires and he spent several years in India. After seven years in the army he returned home a few months before the outbreak of war and started market gardening. Called up as a reservist he went to France with the First Expeditionary Force and has seen much hard fighting from Mons onward and has been wounded several times. He had been offered a commission, but at present prefers to remain an N.C.O.

BREAKING UP LAND IN THE CITY – Most of it to be Ploughed – The following decisions have been given by the Worcestershire Food Production Executive Committee respecting land ordered to be broken up in the city, objections to which were heard at an enquiry held at the Guildhall last Thursday:- Mr Hood, land at Battenhall, 10 acres scheduled to be ploughed: Mr Summers, land at Battenhall 10¼ acres schedules to be ploughed: Mr Cullis, Ronkswood Farms, 9 ¼ acres scheduled, 11 acres allowed for substitution.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team