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Key dates over June 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 3

14th June 1918 - 18 charges of alleged false pretences

Rolling casualty count: 10048

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt detrained at Pont Remy at 5pm and marched to billets in Huppy.

2nd Batt: Batt heard that a German attack was expected on the 15th or 16th June. Mobile Reserve was brought up and dumped so a long green line was formed Batts stood to at dawn but no attack developed. 1 OR was killed.

4th Batt: Received sudden orders for X Coy to raid Tern Farm.

Home Front:

At the City Police Court today, there were 18 charges of alleged false pretences on the part of the employees at Messrs. Heenan and Froude, Ltd. James Farmer (50), shop clerk and storekeeper, 11, Sebright Avenue, was charged with nine summonses with false pretences of sums ranging from 2s. 10d. to 15s.; the other defendants were charged with aiding and abetting…Mr. Dobbs, prosecuting, said that the proceedings were brought as a deterrent to the other workmen doing important work there.

Second-Lieut. James Francis Davies, Worcestershires, son of Mrs. Davies, King Street, Dudley, who joined the Army in 1912, was recently promoted to his present rank from Com.-Sergt.-Major. His decorations include the D.C.M., the Mons Star, and four chevrons. He was present at all the engagements which helped to make the Worcestershires famous.

Rushock: A School Manager’s meeting was held on Wednesday. The Rev. W. Davies, and Messrs. J.F. Newey, S.G. Hopcroft, F. Jennings, W. Laight, and A.H. Clark were present. It had been suggested by parents that the summer holidays, which in all might amount to seven weeks, should be divided up between the three harvests – hay, corn, and roots. Accordingly the following arrangement was adopted: Two weeks for the hay harvest, beginning June 24th; three weeks for corn harvest, beginning August 5th; two weeks for roots harvest, beginning September 30th. The County Council’s scheme of rural education for evening schools and classes was considered, and deemed excellent; but it was decided not to apply for the establishment of any such classes in this small parish, as it did not seem right to spend more on education where numbers were so meagre.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team