Key dates over April 1918
Lives lost on this day: 28
14th April 1918 - Batum, in the Caucasus, captured by Turkish troops who take advantage of Russia's withdrawal from the war to recapture lost ground
Rolling casualty count: 9316
1st Batt: Cleaning up of equipment and clothing again. Some shells fell on Heudicourt but no casualties.
2nd Batt: Enemy on all sides. Sorties made from HQ were successful in driving the enemy away and opening up a way for communications. There were many casualties from trench mortars and machine guns. Enemy attacked again at 1.30pm and Mairie was evacuated with no casualties.
3rd Batt: Batt dug in at Mont de Lille and at 7.30am a strong enemy patrol, dressed in British uniform, captured 20 men of 4th Worcs from our left flank. Enemy attacked Front line under a heavy bombardment but were driven off by Lewis gun and rifle fire. Bombardment continued all day causing about 50 casualties in Batt. At 8pm enemy advanced again but were driven back. Four prisoners and 2 machine guns were captured and 30 enemy killed.
4th Batt: Batt withdrew to Mont de Lille and took up position at dawn. Enemy made several attempts to get forward and 2 machine guns and 11 prisoners were captured.
Yeomanry/Cavalry: Reg inspected by HRH, the Duke of Connaught.
TRIBUNALS MARTLEY – VICAR AND A BREAD DELIVERY VAN – D. Wall (41) Lower Broadheath, Baker, etc., said he was doing 24 sacks a week and this was the only bakery and provision shop for a considerable distance. When he was obliged to be away for a day the Vicar (the Rev. S Lloyd) drove his delivery van. Appeal dismissed.
FOUND DROWNED NEAR STOURPORT – On Tuesday at the Police Station, Stourport, the District Coroner held an inquest on the body of Mary Lewis (39) of Sussex Lodge, Kidderminster. Ellen Lewis, sister, said that though deceased had been depressed lately, during the past two or three days she seemed much better. Last Friday she went to do some shopping and as she did not return, witness became anxious. The same afternoon a policeman informed witness that a body had been found in the Severn at Stourport, Witness said her sister had never threatened to take her life.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. John William Allbrighton 25395 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Thomas Bashford 20196 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Arthur Lucas Berkley 40215 - 4th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Samuel Arthur Bold 203355 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Lt. Jeffrey Allan Bomber 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Lt. John William Ronald Campbell 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Olmins William Davies 204271 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Samuel George Dugard 50777 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Ernest Frankcom 52311 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Alfred Fussell 235383 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Wilfred Garbutt 42322 - 14th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Arthur William Godrich 46815 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Harry Grundy 18637 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Cpl. Albert Edward Hall 30678 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Cpl. William Hall 16230 - 4th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Albert Hemming 42074 - 4th Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Cpl. Arthur Averiss James 11269 - 14th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. William John Keen 52524 - 2/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Cpl. Walter Mucklow 9110 - 4th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Percy Reginald Randall 51803 - 10th Bn Worcs Reg
- Cpl. Thomas Smith 30887 - 4th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Harry Tilt 9803 - 4th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Alfred Joseph Warne 48838 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Cpl. Francis Arthur Wyer 27973 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Gunner Alfred Leonard Sanders 245590 - Royal Field Artillery
- Pte. Arthur Harold Goddard 37889 - Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
- Pte. George Haywood 37933 - Somerset Light Infantry
- Cpl. Harold Gwilliams 830225 - Royal Field Artillery