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Lives lost on this day: 1

19th February 1918 - THE DEAN AND PROHIBITION

Rolling casualty count: 8515

War Front:

4th Batt: Batt moved by route march plus transport, to Poperinghe. A party of 5 officers proceeded by motor lorry to reconnoitre the work on the Army Line near Wieltje. Two officers and 36 OR were left behind at HQ Farm to complete work done on the range and for specialist training with Lewis Guns.

Home Front:

WORCESTER MEAT SUPPLIES – The supplies obtained by the Worcester butchers last week in the Cattle Market, together with a few head of stock obtained elsewhere, proved just sufficient for the 1/2lb ration for the city. Today’s supplies in the Cattle Market were rather below last week’s so that for the present there seems to be little chance of the ration being increased.

THE DEAN AND PROHIBITION – C of E Temperance Society in Worcester – Under the auspices of the Diocesan Church of England Temperance Society, a meeting for women was held at the Guildhall, Worcester on Monday afternoon. There was a large attendance. Mrs Moore Ede in opening the proceedings said they as women of Worcester were met at a very sad and solemn moment in the history of the country, and by their presence, showed that they were determined to fight against what she described as “our national disgrace”. Mrs Beatty said she brought messages from two people, one a girl munitions worker of 16 and the other a boy who had gone through his training and had just gone out to fight. As the majority of those present were mothers, the people who appealed most to them would be the young people just starting out in life. They did not realise all the temptations that faced young people these days. She appealed to those present to go without the drink for the sake of others – the young, excitable girls who were perhaps living away from home for the first time and the young lads gone into the army and subject to great temptations from the “wet” canteen.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team