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Key dates over April 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 11

5th April 1918 - CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY – Discussion on Labour Aims

Rolling casualty count: 9068

War Front:

2nd Batt: Batt left Ypres and marched to Brandhoek on a wet morning. Men were billeted in B Camp pending a further move.

3rd Batt: Batt relieved by 8th Border Reg and moved back to Aldershot Camp.

4th Batt: Z Coy and Batt HQ had a direct hit from enemy shell but there were no casualties. Y Coy captured a prisoner who had wandered into our Line.

Yeomanry/Cavalry: Reg arrived at Selmah camp and began a short period of training for an operation to create a gap in the Turkish line, through which the Cavalry was to penetrate.

Home Front:

IN MEMORY OF CAPT F.W. HEMMING – Challenge Cup for School – A pathetic but interesting ceremony took place in the Perrins Hall of the Worcester Royal Grammar School, in the presence of the staff and pupils, when a handsome silver challenge cup was presented to the school for competition by members of the O.T.C., by Mr and Mrs F Hemming and their daughters in memory of Captain F W Hemming, an Old Boy of the school and an officer in the Worcestershire Territorials, who fell in action last year.

CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY – Discussion on Labour Aims – At the Annual General Meeting held at Canon Wilson’s residence, 14 College Green on Friday afternoon. Canon Wilson examined the Labour manifesto closely, saying that clean cut views were presented in a fascinating way. He said it indicated generous aims, but were dangerous because it left many considerations out of sight, which were not likely to occur to the people into whose hands the manifesto would fall; and therefore it was extremely important that it should be thoroughly well considered by another class of people, such as those present at that meeting. He expressed sympathy with the broad principles of the manifesto. There was a greater feeling of brotherhood than ever before and the people of England were being transfigured and inspired with nobler ideals than ever before and the present example of self-sacrifice made it a favourable opportunity for a great move forward.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team