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Key dates over February 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 1

26th February 1918 - WORCESTER HONOURS – Military Medal

Rolling casualty count: 8521

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt relieved by the 1st Sherwood Foresters and relief completed by 8.05pm. Batt returned to Brigade Reserve at Junction Camp.

4th Batt: Major Ratcliffe and 300 men from W, X, Y and Z Coys sent on working parties. The remainder of the men marched back to billets in Winnezeele area. The working parties arrived back in Poperinghe about 4pm and received hot tea at the Corps Railhead rest camp. Men later entrained for Steenevoorde.

Home Front:

N.S.P.C.C. AND CHILD NEGLECT – The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children investigated 3,165 complaints of neglect and cruelty in England, Wales and Ireland during the month of January. In the Worcester and mid Worcestershire Branch during the same month 16 cases were dealt with, affecting 40 children.

WORCESTER HONOURS – Military Medal – A list of awards of non - commissioned officers and men includes the following: 24352 Cpl E S Lugg, Worcestershire Regt (Plymouth) 242206 Pte J Phillips, Worcestershire Regt. (Leominster) 241915 Lt Cpl R W Winter, Worcestershire Regt. (Bradmuch).

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team