Key dates over April 1918
Lives lost on this day: 4
2nd April 1918 - BROMYARD SOLDIER’S WIFE’S CLAIM
Rolling casualty count: 9045
2nd Batt: One working party of 1 officer and 50 OR provided for the RE. The remainder of the Batt was on the range. The CO reconnoitred the Divisional Brigade Line.
3rd Batt: Batt relieved 27th Australian IF in the Le Touquet Sector.
4th Batt: Enemy artillery active. A new entrance was built to Front Line and duck board tracks were repaired. X Coy repairing wire.
10th Batt: Batt absorbing drafts of reinforcements and recovering from the fighting of the previous week.
BROMYARD SOLDIER’S WIFE’S CLAIM – Alleged False Pretences –At Bromyard Petty Sessions on Monday, Elizabeth Chew, the wife of a soldier residing in Old Road, Bromyard, was charged that, between November 1914 and October 1917, at Bromyard she obtained by false pretences the sum of £49 from His Majesty’s Paymaster General by claiming in respect of two children by her husband’s former wife, which she was not keeping. The defendant said “My husband made me do it. He obtained both certificates from London. Told me I was to have the money; if not, he should. He compelled me to send the money received for the children to him. He ought to be locked up as well as me”. Defendant was remanded until April 15th on bail.
CATHEDRAL KING’S SCHOOL REGATTA – The Worcester Cathedral King’s School held their regatta on Saturday and Monday, in spite of the wet weekend the weather did not turn out unfavourably, though the sky at times was cloudy and there was a strong wind blowing downstream. There were no accidents in the shape of boars capsizing and only in one case did a rower lose control of an oar.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. Samuel Henry James Bartlett 34297 - 10th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Francis Joseph Cogan 41975 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Thomas Herbert Allchurch 45196 - Northumberland Fusiliers
- Pte. William Henry Bowers 29656 - Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry