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Lives lost on this day: 0

17th February 1918 - WOR’SHIRE FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SOCIETY – Meeting at Kidderminster

Rolling casualty count: 8514

War Front:

2nd Batt: It was Divisional final of the ARA Competition and B Coy came 2nd.

4th Batt: Divine service held on X Coy`s parade ground. The baths at Steenevoorde were allotted to the Batt and clean clothes handed out.

10th Batt: One officer, 2Lt DB Drake, joined from 2/7th Batt Worcs.

Home Front:

WOR’SHIRE FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SOCIETY – Meeting at Kidderminster – The Worcestershire Fruit and Vegetable Co-operative Society are establishing through the Food Production Department, a fruit and vegetable drying factory at Kidderminster. The works are situated in Vicar Street, a former carpet factory being converted for the purpose. The area is large and the situation central. Machinery is already being erected and it is hoped an early date to inaugurate the scheme.

DEATH OF LORD FOLEY –Lord Foley, sixth baron, died at his residence, Ruxley Lodge, Claygate, Surrey at the age of 65. Lord Foley was a bachelor. He succeeded his brother the 5th baron in 1905. His father the 4th baron, was M.P. for West Worcestershire 1830-33 and was Lord Lieutenant of County 1837-1830. The barony passes to the deceased’s cousin Gerald Foley, who until recently a second lieutenant in R.F.C., an accident while flying incapacitating him from further service.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team