Key dates over May 1918
Lives lost on this day: 1
23rd May 1918 - Mentioned in Despatches
Rolling casualty count: 9736
3rd Batt: At 7.30pm the Batt marched to camp at Vandeuil.
4th Batt: Batt moved from Support into the Front Line relieving the 2nd Leinster Reg. Enemy heavily gas shelled the wood about midnight in a strong westerly wind.
1/7th and 1/8th Batts: Several raids on abandoned houses close to the Austrian main line were undertaken. The Austrians were prepared to defend their lines if attacked but showed little offensive spirit.
Worcestershire and the War – Mentioned in Despatches – Acting Quartermaster W G Fream, R.A.M.C., has been mentioned in despatches. He is one of the soldier sons of Mr C Frearm, Spring Hill, Worcester. He has 12 years’ service in the Army. When war broke out he was in South Africa and went direct to France, where he has been since September 1914.
Arley Farmer Fined – Breaking up Heavy Land – On Thursday at Kidderminster Petty Sessions, Henry Waldron of the Lane Farm, Upper Arley was summoned for failing to break up 13 acres of land for cultivation at Upper Arley on April 8th.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Gunner William Charles Samuel Crooke 831438 - Royal Field Artillery