Key dates over May 1918
Lives lost on this day: 27
28th May 1918 - Theft of Slippers
Rolling casualty count: 9856
1st Batt: The left flank was forced back and the line withdrew at about 9.30am to Soncherry. In the afternoon this line was forced to withdraw to north of Brascourt. Subsequently there was another fall back to where the 419th French Reg. reinforced the Line.
2nd Batt: At 7am the Batt practised an operation identical to the operation at Neuve Eglise with special reference to the counter attack carried out by C Coy.
3rd Batt: At 7am Batt ordered to withdraw to Ventelayto Montigny Road where it held the high ground. Enemy now holding ground south of Bouvancourt. The Batt was now badly separated, but at 7pm they managed to reach the Transport Lines at Lagery and efforts were made to reorganise what was left of the Batt into 1 Coy. At 9pm Transport and men moved to Couguy and spent the night. Officer casualties were Lt DT Milner wounded, 2Lt VB Warley missing and Capt TP Muskratt wounded.
4th Batt: All ranks were resting. There was an inspection of arms, gas helmets and battle stores. Our artillery kept up a heavy barrage all night as the Hants Reg made a raid which was unsuccessful. Some shrapnel fell on the camp.
Worcester Petty Sessions – Theft of Slippers – Joseph Kennett, Muns Green, Doddenham, who appeared in khaki, was summoned for stealing a pair of slippers at Broadway. P C Hirons said that defendant who was attached to an Agricultural Company, went to an empty house and took the slippers. When charged he said “I don’t know what made me do it”. Prisoner had been to France. He was convicted for petty thefts five years ago. The Bench imposed a fine of 15s and told defendant let it be a warning to him.
Motoring To Droitwich – To Save Waiting at Shrub Hill – William Waldgrove Stone (60) Worcestershire Hotel, Droitwich, was summoned for causing petrol to be used contrary to the Motor Spirit Order at Martin Hussingtree and further with aiding and abetting Arthur Ray in using petrol. The police regarded the case as a serious one.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. Richard William Ashton 9651 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. George Ball 36043 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Sgt. Alfred Beaney 35960 - 10th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Sidney Richard Beddoes 47225 - Hertfordshire Regiment
- Pte. William Bertram Bennett 30905 - Devonshire Regiment
- Pte. Robert Bucknole Butcher 57426 - 10th Bn Worcs Reg
- Cpl. John Chancellor 9720 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Cpl. James Corbett 15035 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Henry William Cosnett 70421 - Devonshire Regiment
- L/Cpl. Albert Davis 241111 - 2/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Edward Ernest Dawes 51488 - 10th Bn Worcs Reg
- Cpl. William Foley 25840 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Luke Gardner 40483 - South Wales Borderers
- Capt. Theodore Grant 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. William Hudson 42021 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Sgt. Reginald Lewis Isaac 23286 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Sgt. Oswald Moseley Mackney 207375 - 10th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Joseph Collis Maskall 43561 - 10th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. William Ralph Maslen 51467 - 2/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Frank Matta 207265 - 10th Bn Worcs Reg
- Sgt. Daniel Oakley 201277 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Frederick George William Parkin 51286 - 10th Bn Worcs Reg
- Sgt. Herbert Percival Parkin 39652 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Welter Stagg 51324 - 10th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. John Henry Tandy 251965 - Essex Regiment
- Pte. Percy Leonard Timms 57358 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. John Turland 34627 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg