Key dates over February 1918
Lives lost on this day: 0
5th February 1918 - WORCESTER PRISONERS OF WAR – DISTRIBUTION OF PARCELS
Rolling casualty count: 8497
1st Batt: Baths were allotted to Batt.
2nd Batt: Batt marched to Setques from Leutine area. FG Courts Marshall assembled to try Sgt Stay for drunkenness.
3rd Batt: The 13th Cheshire disbanded and now there are only 3 Batts in the Brigade. Batt relieved part of the 9th Loyal North Lancs in left sub-sector. Usual patrols sent out at night.
4th Batt: Men busy scrubbing equipment and making up deficiencies. 3 officers and 150 OR found for working party. Major Gen Sir Beauvoir de Lisle, KCB, DSO, lectured Coys, 2nd in Commands, Coy Com and Adjutants on ceremonials.
2/7th Batt: Preparation s to disband being made.
10th Batt: Lt JE Davies injured and 1 OR wounded. Enemy again attempted to enter post 1, but was driven off.
WORCESTER PRISONERS OF WAR – DISTRIBUTION OF PARCELS – Distribution of parcels to Worcestershire prisoners as authorised by the War Committee is as follows: There are at present registered in the books, 434 prisoners: 241 interned in Germany, 189 interned in Turkey and 4 interned in Bulgaria. To each prisoner in Germany there are despatched through the Comforts Fund: Three food parcels every fortnight, each weighing 10lbs: one parcel of bread from Switzerland every week, weighing three kilos: the total cost to the fund being £31.4.6d. per annum for each man. To each prisoner in Turkey and Bulgaria there are despatched through the Comforts Fund: One food parcel every fortnight, each weighing 10lbs; a money order for 10s in each of the intervening weeks; the total cost to the Fund being £25.15s per annum for each man.
WORCESTER MEAT SUPPLIES – Citizens Must Register by Tuesday – All Worcester citizens must take their ration card to a registered butcher on or before tomorrow (Tuesday) and register. No person will be able to obtain meat after February 11th unless he has become a registered customer of a butcher.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
There were no casualties reported on this day.