Key dates over April 1918
Lives lost on this day: 13
19th April 1918 - STRANGE MOTOR CASE – McNAUGHT’S APPEAL
Rolling casualty count: 9474
1st Batt: Batt provided working parties for wiring the Corps Line.
2nd Batt: Muster Parade at 11am, the approximate strength of the Batt is 300. Men cleaning up and resting.
4th Batt: Hostile aircraft flying low over our Line were fired on by Lewis guns.
10th Batt: Batt marched westward to Abeele.
Yeomanry/Cavalry: Reg. had barely settled in its new camp when it was again attached to its old brigade, on loan for operations which were to take place on the other side of the River Jordan.
WORCESTERSHIRE AND THE WAR – WHIST DRIVE FOR PRISONERS OF WAR FUND – a whist drive of considerable interest was held on Thursday at the Guildhall in aid of Worcestershire Prisoners of War Fund. Fourteen handsome prizes for a draw were won. The players expressed a unanimous desire that a similar whist drive should take place in a few weeks’ time.
STRANGE MOTOR CASE – McNAUGHT’S APPEAL – Settlement in Court – In Court today a settlement was arrived at in the case of Rust v McNaught & Co Ltd., Mrs M Rust (widow) brought an action to recover the possession of a motor car which had been left with the defendants to repair by a man calling himself Bentinck, with whom Mrs Rust had become acquainted. Mrs Rust alleged that she had given Bentick £3,000 for the purposes of purchasing a car and that in the circumstances which had happened she was entitled to the possession of it. Defendant disputed Mrs Rust’s title to the car and counter claimed for £113 for repairs etc., to the car and claimed they had a lien on the car for the amount. Mr Justice Eve ordered the car to be delivered to Mrs Rust, but by arrangement the car was directed to be sold, the amount of the defendant claim being paid into an account to abide the result of the present appeal.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. Herbert William Barber 43672 - 2/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Edward George Brimson 41922 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Sgt. Charles Henry Carrington 12042 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Cpl. Walter Percy Cridge 235380 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Samuel Hall 31399 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Sgt. William Jones 13688 - 9th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Louis Horace Thomas William King 41195 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Cecil Charles Weyman 41910 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Arthur Joseph Davidson 30896 - Dorsetshire Regiment
- Pte. Arthur Winwood 13/748 - York and Lancaster Regiment
- Pte. George Henderson Cook 28717 - Royal Warwickshire Regiment
- Pte. Harry Bayliss 203426 - Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire) Regiment
- Cpl. Reginald M. Bell 74584 - Royal Engineers
- Pte. Thomas Dennis 14366 - King's Shropshire Light Infantry