Key dates over February 1918
Lives lost on this day: 1
13th February 1918 - NATIONAL INSURANCE – Getting Benefits Without Sickness
Rolling casualty count: 8506
1st Batt: At 6am the enemy raided Nos 12 and 13 posts with a raiding party 50 strong. The Front Line was only saved in daylight by a swift, well-thought out counterattack by 2Lt SG Russell. Casualties in B Coy were 1 other rank killed, 3 OR wounded and 3 OR missing. 1 officer and 1 OR joined the Batt.
2nd Batt: All officers attended a lecture on pigeons.
10thBatt: Batt relieved in Front Line by the Artists Rifles and proceeded to huts at Assaye Camp, Beaulencourt.
NATIONAL INSURANCE – Getting Benefits Without Sickness – At the City Police Court today, Evelyn Derry (16) 11 Spa Row, was summoned for making two false representations for the purpose of obtaining sickness benefit from the Prudential Approved Society. Mrs Derry, her mother, was summoned for aiding and abetting.
COUNTY POLICE BONUS – A special meeting of the Standing Joint Committee was held at the Shirehall on Saturday. A report had been considered by the Chief Constable, who stated that he had received petitions from members of the police force for an increase of the present war bonus. He recommended that the present bonus be increased from January 1st to 10s per week for married men and 8s per week for single men, to include all ranks.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- L/Cpl. Joseph William Evans Nichols 42644 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg