Key dates over February 1918
Lives lost on this day: 3
4th February 1918 - WORCESTER DISTRICT OF SHEPHERDS
Rolling casualty count: 8497
1st Batt: GOC`s inspection of Batt.
2nd Batt: C Range was allotted to Batt and musketry was only fair. The 1st Queens left the Brigade to go to the 98th Brigade.
3rd Batt: Batt in parties working on the support trenches.
4th Batt: Batt in Red Rose camp near Vlamertinghe where men cleaned up and rested.
10th Batt: An enemy patrol attempted to reach C Coy`s No 1 post at 3am, opening rapid fire for 5 rounds. 8 Very Lights were sent up and the patrol seemed to extend and approach on both sides of the post. When we opened fire, the enemy withdrew and 2 were left wounded. A party of 6 was sent out but failed to find any trace of the enemy.
WORCESTER FOOD CONTROL - OUTSIDE MEAT FOR WORCESTER –A meeting of the Committee was held on Friday at the Guildhall. Mr Molyneux and Mr Fripp on behalf of the butchers attended the meeting and arrangements were made under which they were to be authorised to purchase cattle and sheep outside the city of Worcester for the supply of the citizen.
WORCESTER DISTRICT OF SHEPHERDS – Elections and Presentations – There was a full attendance of officers and delegates at the annual meeting held at the George & Dragon Inn, Tything, on Saturday last. The Prov. Chief Shepherd gave his report, of which the following is an extract: “We have entered upon another year with this terrible war still raging. In the past year six members have been killed in action. We deplore the loss of these members, as they were young and the cream of our district. The hand of sympathy has been accorded to the families of our fallen brethren.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. Frank Minett 30859 - 4th Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Cpl. Percy Edward Yeates 164799 - Labour Corps
- Sgt. James Grant Sherratt 290387 - Monmouthshire Regiment