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Lives lost on this day: 1

11th February 1918 - WORCESTER LADY’S END – Tragic Death on the Line

Rolling casualty count: 8505

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt in trenches-enemy quiet.

3rd Batt: Division relieved by 6th Division. Batt marched to Achiet area and were quartered in huts at Buchanan Camp.

Home Front:

WORCESTER LADY’S END – Tragic Death on the Line – The level crossing near the Worcester Ice Works, Bromyard Road, which has been the scene of many tragic deaths, was the locality of another this morning. The body of Mrs A James, wife of Mr Alfred James, Commercial traveller, of Rutland Villa, Bromyard Road, was found on the line. Whether she crossed the style by the level crossing or whether she went over the cemetery bridge and through the allotments is a mystery. She was struck by the engine of the 10.10 Midland Goods train from Shrub Hill to Brecon.

WOR’SHIRE WAR HONOURS – Fine Achievements by Men – In a list of men who have received the D.C.M., are the following: - 2836 Lce-Corpl. A Davis, Worcestershire Regt (Moreton in Marsh). He was in charge of a Lewis gun on the right flank of the Battalion and under a heavy bombardment his gun and ammunition were buried and all the team except one was wounded. The enemy then attacked and although outflanked, he succeeded in extricating his gun and some of the ammunition and hold his post until support arrived. He showed splendid courage and initiative.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team