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Key dates over February 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 0

12th February 1918 - WORCESTERSHIRE SOLDIER’S VALOUR – Presentation for Saving Comrade

Rolling casualty count: 8505

War Front:

1st Batt: There were inter coy reliefs-weather good.

2nd Batt: Brigade final of ARA Competition was held which B Coy won easily.

3rd Batt: Batt started training. A good deal of musketry was done on the Achiet Range.

Home Front:

FOOD NOT MEDICINE – The foremost doctors seldom order medicine nowadays. Drugs have had their day in the scientific medical world. For instance, large doses of iron used to be given for anaemia, strychnine for nerves and many different drugs for indigestion. Now the doctor turns to scientific foods. He feeds up the system and nature does the healing.

WORCESTERSHIRE SOLDIER’S VALOUR – Presentation for Saving Comrade – The Mayor at the City Police Court this morning made a presentation of an unusual and most interesting character. It was given by Mr J Owen of Banbury to Quartermaster Sergt J Gibbons, a Worcester Territorial, in recognition of his bravery in saving the life of Mr Owen’s son. The present was a large silver cigarette box, on which was engraved the Worcestershire Crest; Sergt Gibbons had risked his life to rescue a wounded and helpless comrade at Cambrai.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team