Key dates over February 1918
Lives lost on this day: 2
8th February 1918 - WORCESTER BOARD OF GUARDIANS - WORKHOUSE AND WAR WORK
Rolling casualty count:8501
1st Batt: General preparations for a move on the 9th and return of all the Area Commander`s stores.
3rd Batt: Batt relieved by part of the 11th Lancs Fusiliers, who took over the whole Brigade Front.
WORCESTER BOARD OF GUARDIANS - WORKHOUSE AND WAR WORK – The Medical Officer reported that there was more work in the infirmary than could be done by nursing staff and some of it, including bathing, had to go undone as the Superintendent had to do a great deal of the more important work. Additional assistance, even if untrained was urgently needed. One of the nurses was in a poor state of health and was off duty at times. The Board had before them the number of patients and the number of staff and unanimously adhered to the resolution they passed on September 4th, expressing the view that the staff was adequate.
GHELUVELT HERO’S PROMOTION – Tank Brigade Commander – Lt Col E Hankey, D.S.O. Worcestershire Regt & Tank Corps, to be Brigadier Commander and to be temp Col. whilst so employed. It will be remembered that at the recent presentation of the Freedom of the City to Colonel Hankey, in recognition of his leadership when the “Firms” saved the day at Gheluvelt, the Mayor stated that Col. Hankey had been appointed as a Tank Brigade Commander and he left home a day or two before Christmas to take up his new duties.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. Frederick Evans 24206 - 14th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Harold Henry Blackburn 325983 - Worcestershire Yeomanry