Key dates over April 1918
Lives lost on this day: 0
8th April 1918 - BEWDLEY MAN AND HEIFER THEFT
Rolling casualty count: 9071
2nd Batt: Lewis Gun classes commenced and all Coys fired on the range near the village. Lecture to all officers and NCOs in the schoolroom by CO.
4th Batt: Officers of 23rd Middlesex came to take over and 1 officer stayed with each Coy.
COUNTY INSURANCE COMMITTEE – Health Ministry and Child Welfare – The Chairman reported having received a communication from the National Council of Insurance Committee enclosing a resolution to the effect that in view of the proposed Ministry of Health Bill by the Government, the Association hoped that the Prime Minister and the War Cabinet would proceed at once to pass the Maternity and Child Welfare Bill to be administered with compulsory powers of the Ministry of Health.
BEWDLEY MAN AND HEIFER THEFT – James Aston (57) labourer of Bewdley was charged with stealing a heifer belonging to Luke Needham, butcher of Bewdley. Aston had two heifers stray; he made known his loss by advertisements and poster and offered a reward. One was returned from Witley and the other he saw three months after it had been lost in a field tenanted by the defendant. Needham kept the heifer in a field hoping that the owner would discover and make application for it, when he could get something for the keep of it. The Chairman said it seemed incredible that prosecutor, four months after the heifer was stolen, could identify it at the distance of 50 to 100 yards, when it no longer had his marks upon it. The Jury found prisoner guilty.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
There were no casualties reported on this day.