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Lives lost on this day: 1

20th February 1918 - LOCAL WAR HONOURS – BAR TO D.S.O

Rolling casualty count: 8516

War Front:

2nd Batt: Batt moved to St Lawrence Camp near Brandhoek and entrained for Wizernes at 8.45am.

4th Batt: 270 OR of W, X and Y Coys were sent to work on Plum and Uhlan Keeps on the Army Line. They were conveyed by rail. Z Coy was taken to the theatre to see a performance of “Raffles,” given by the 2nd Batt Royal Fusiliers.

Home Front:

WORCESTER MILK PROSECUTIONS – Local Vendor Heavily Fined – There were three cases at the City Police Court today against milk vendors for selling milk deficient in non-fatty solids. Mr Nind, City Analyst said that the deficiency in the non- fatty solids indicated that water had been added.

LOCAL WAR HONOURS – BAR TO D.S.O. – Major W H Wiggin, D.S.O., Yeomanry, awarded in November 1916, recently we published an account of his marvellous escape in Palestine last November. In that desperate encounter, which the Yeomanry had with the Turks, he was wounded in the head and whilst he was lying on the ground a Turk attempted to bayonet him. He warded off the blow and was wounded in the arm, but he wrestled desperately, when two troopers dashed up and settled the Turk.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team