Key dates over May 1918
Lives lost on this day: 5
14th May 1918 - Unionist Candidate For Kidderminster
Rolling casualty count: 9710
1st Batt: Batt marched to Ypres and billeted in the Infantry Barracks. Accommodation good.
2nd Batt: A Coy moved to billets in St Lawrence Camp where the Batt had often billeted before. Some gas shelling was experienced.
3rd Batt: Batt Weather very hot for men in training.
4th Batt: Batt resting and cleaning up. There were kit and Box Respirator inspections.
1/8th Batt: Second Lt Aldrich died when he and his horse slipped over a cliff.
Worcestershire Hunt – Presentations to the Rev. Nigel Freer – At an annual meeting of the Worcestershire Hunt, Sir Harry Vernon presiding, two presentations were made to the Rev. Nigel Freer, who for the past twelve years has acted as Hon Secretary and who has recently been appointed to a living in Leicestershire.
Unionist Candidate For Kidderminster – The Earl of Plymouth presided at a meeting of Unionists of the new Kidderminster Division of Worcestershire (which includes the towns of Kidderminster, Bromsgrove and Redditch) held at Bromsgrove on Saturday. Mr Margetson explained that as the result of the conference of representative Unionists called together by the Chairman of the old divisions of East and Mid-Worcestershire and the Borough of Kidderminster, it was recommended that a Conservative and Unionist Association should be formed for the new division. This recommendation was adopted.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Gunner Ernest William Bennett 135595 - Royal Field Artillery
- Pte. George Hensley M2/148096 - Army Service Corps
- Gunner William Alfred Martin 98651 - Royal Garrison Artillery
- Pte. Benjamin Smith 37825 - 2/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. George Summerfield 60481 - Labour Corps