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Key dates over May 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 1

13th May 1918 - City Police Court – Neglecting Children

Rolling casualty count: 9705

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt marched to North camp but there was very little accommodation or bivouacs.

2nd Batt: Batt now north of Brandhoek undertaking specialist training in open warfare.

4th Batt: Batt relieved by KOSB and 2nd SWB and returned to Grand Hasard Camp, arriving at 2am

Yeomanry/Cavalry: A series of visits to the Corps front Line was arranged for officers, who could see the great task accomplished by the infantry in the fighting which followed the fall of Jerusalem.

Home Front:

Farm Workers Wages – One Short Day and Overtime – The first statutory minimum rate of 30s a week for male agricultural labourers is to come into force on Monday May 20th. It is to apply to male agricultural workers of 18 years and over for a six day working week of 54 hours, from the first Monday in March to the last Sunday in October and the same wages for 48 hours during the rest of the year.

City Police Court – Neglecting Children – John Moore and Hannah Moore, of no fixed abode, were charged with wilfully neglecting their four children; and they pleaded guilty. Mr W Tree, prosecuting on behalf of the N.S.P.C.C., said that the matter had been brought to the notice of the Society by a letter from a Master of the Workhouse, where the defendants stayed for a time. Defendants, he said, had been travelling for many years about the country dragging their four children, the eldest of whom was eight years and the youngest one and half years. The male defendant had a very bad character, having about 20 convictions against him. Mr Roberts, Workhouse Master, Worcester, gave evidence and the defendants admitted living the life of vagrants. They were sentenced to one month’s imprisonment.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team