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Key dates over May 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 3

3rd May 1918 - City Council Salaries – Increase for Medical Officer

Rolling casualty count: 9649

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt moved from Guigenicourt and entrained at Saleux at 10pm.

2nd Batt: In the morning Batt was doing field ops and practice attacks in the woods. At 2pm Batt ready to enbus which it did eventually at 6.20pm. Batt debussed in the dark and after an hour long march, arrived in a field where the whole Batt bivouacked.

3rd Batt: Batt still under orders to be ready to move in 2 hours.

4th Batt: Major Gen DE Cayley CMG visited the Batt HQ. Enemy artillery very active at dusk and during the night. Gas shelling caused a few casualties.

1/7th and 1/8th Batts: Batts in training for hill climbing combined with musketry.

Home Front:

City Council Salaries – Increase for Medical Officer – At next Tuesday’s meeting of the City Council the Health Committee will recommend the Council to increase the salary of Dr Mabyn Read, Medical Officer of Health from £600 to £750. A letter will be read from the Municipal Workers Association asking for a further advance of 1s per day on the wages of the workmen employed in the Streets, Water and Sewerage, Cemeteries and Markets Departments. The Health Committee also ask the Council to grant Nurses Mason and Cubberley a war bonus of £10 each, in addition to the war bonuses already granted in respect of their salaries of £100.

Military At Barbourne College – The General Purposes Committee report that the Military has notified their intention to take possession of Barbourne College, for billeting purposes and that they had agreed to do their utmost to vacate the house if the proposal to erect a Soldier and Sailors’ Homes rendered that course necessary. The Town Clerk was directed to prepare the claim for compensation and to ask for a rent of £120.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team