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Key dates over February 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 0

23rd February 1918 - Newly formed Soviet Red Army goes into action against the Germans for the first time

Rolling casualty count: 8520

War Front:

1st Batt: A reconnoitring patrol had no opposition around No 6 post. 1 Officer and 6 OR wounded.

4th Batt: Y Coy passed through the gas am and went to the baths pm and the theatre to see “Raffles.” Draft of 45 OR were transferred from ASC

10th Batt: Capt AE Osborne joined from the 7th North Lancs.

14th Batt: The defences in the Salient facing Cambrai were greatly improved. Havringcourt Wood was strongly defended and the villages around became hidden fortresses.

Home Front:

POTATOES IN BREAD – Meeting of Worcester Bakers – This afternoon at the Guildhall a meeting of City bakers was called at the insistence of the Food Control Committee to consider the proposal of using potatoes in bread. The Mayor presided and said the bakers might not realise that there was likely to be a great shortage of flour and he personally dreaded the consequences of the shortage of bread. He felt sure than in appealing to the bakers he would not appeal in vain.

WORCESTERSHIRE AND THE WAR – AIRMAN’S SECOND HONOUR – Lieut. G W Hemming, D.S.C., R.N.A.S., Old Vigornian, has been awarded the Croix de Guerre by the King of the Belgians, from whom those hands he received recently in France. He has already won the D.S.C., for conspicuous service in the air. He is the son of Mr Hemming, Grovehill, Droitwich Road.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team