Key dates over April 1918
Lives lost on this day: 32
1st April 1918 - The Royal Air Force is formed by combining the army's Royal Flying Corps with the navy's Royal Naval Air Service
Rolling casualty count: 9041
2nd Batt: Batt in cellars in Ypres in Brigade Support. Batt undergoing specialist training and providing working party of 1 officer and 85 OR for carrying RE equipment. There was a kit inspection.
3rd Batt: Batt detrained from St Ouen and moved by lorry route to Aldershot Camp, near Neuve Eglise.
4th Batt: Batt in Line with Batt HQ at Pill Box 83. Apron wire fence was put up from posts 10 to 14.Y Coy found 1 officer and 50 OR to carry RE material from Bellevue to Goudberg.
10th Batt: Batt in trenches having relieved the Australian 19th Batt just south of Blauwepoortbeek Stream.
Yeomanry/Cavalry: Regiment left Deir el Belah and made for Selmeh, 3 miles east of Jaffa.
EASTER HOLIDAY – Quiet in Worcester – It was a quiet bank holiday in the country generally. For those people not concerned with munitions of war, the holiday was a rest or a change from ordinary routine rather than a merry-making. The workers who were needed sacrificed their Easter to the public welfare. Those who were not needed took their pleasure more seriously than ever before. Changeable weather too combined with the restricted railway services to keep many at home or to dispose them only to visit friends close at hand. DEATH OF MR S GARDNER – Well Known Ombersley Farmer – The death took place at his residence, Uphampton, Ombersley, on Sunday, of Mr Samuel Gardner, a well know local farmer, who was in his 89th year. He was a shrewd man of business and an excellent farmer and in spite of his advanced age, he took a very active interest in farming affairs up to almost the time of his death. A quarter of a century ago he was the Chairman of the Worcestershire Chamber of Agriculture, of which he has been as member for a great number of years. He was long time Vice Chairman of Droitwich Board of Guardians and he held a seat on the board. He was a farmer of the “old” school.
Information researched by the Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. Alexander William Beech 50761 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Henry Bonser 41126 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. George Brockhurst 242355 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Richard Arthur Brown 45941 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. John Burton 202197 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Frederick Corbyn 33254 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Albert Cottrell 41217 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Harold Drew 40674 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Cpl. Septimus Finch 40491 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- 2/Lt. William Ernest Franklin 10th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Alfred Edwin Hammond 46834 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. John Hand 201827 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. John Henry Harrison 27960 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Sgt. Alfred Hubball 11444 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Cpl. George Lauder 34523 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. James Mann 235020 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Cpl. William Mansell 8191 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Cpl. Henry George May 18645 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Thomas Perks 13043 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Cpl. William Edward Price 31211 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Cpl. Charles Richards 10324 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Henry Smart 203587 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Albert Smith 16678 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. William Southwick 49392 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Samuel Thomas Strickland 42218 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Harold George Stringer 27008 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. William Richard Townsend 260299 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Francis Wellings 200625 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Rifleman Arthur James Fletcher 44942 - King's Royal Rifle Corps
- Pte. Frank Hurlstone 41360 - Bedfordshire Regiment
- L/Cpl. Arthur Perkins 203244 - Notts and Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment
- L/Cpl. William Henry Shutt 5099 - 6th Dragoons