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Key dates over February 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 4

15th February 1918 - TROTSHILL FARMER FINED

Rolling casualty count: 8510

War Front:

1st Batt: Three Coys supplied for working on the Dione Reserve Line for 6 hours.

2nd Batt: There was a low flying aeroplane demonstration at Hallines.

4th Batt: Batt in Winnezeele area where men paraded for a Ceremonial Parade. Manoeuvres were limited on account of the wet state of the ground.

10th Batt: Batt in training. Two silver bugles presented by Brigadier Gen J Astley Cubitt, CMG, DSO, to the Batt for the best shooting team, are to be given to the 5th and 6th Reserve Batt, Worcs Reg, upon demobilization of this Batt.

Home Front:

RED CROSS EFFORTS AT NORTON BARRACKS - Whist Drive and Mock Auction – A whist drive was held at Norton Depot on Thursday last for the benefit of the Red Cross Fund. A large number of ladies and gentlemen from Worcester, Norton and district attended.

TROTSHILL FARMER FINED – At the County Petty Sessions today, Alfred Purnell, Trotshill Farm, Warndon, was summoned for failing to notify the existence of parasitic mange. Mr Hemming prosecuting said that if a person had an animal suffering from the disease he must notify at once in order that the Inspector could disinfect the premises and also harness, etc., in order to prevent the spread of the disease.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team