Key dates over June 1918
Lives lost on this day: 5
4th June 1918 - Drunk and Disorderly
Rolling casualty count: 9928
2nd Batt: A message of congratulation was sent to GOC 33rd Division. CO held a conference at Batt HQ for all officers at which he explained the points laid down at the Brigadier`s conference on the previous day about the defence of the Line.
4th Batt: All Coys worked hard to improve the lines. At 10pm the Batt was relieved in support by 2 Coys of KOSB, 1 Coy of 1st border Reg, 1 Coy of SWB and 1 Coy of 2nd Royal Fusiliers. Batt returned to camp between Grand Hasard and Hazebrouck.
1/7th Batt: Major JP Bate from 1/8th Batt took over command of Batt.
1/8th Batt: Summer clothing of khaki drill and foreign Service helmets were issued to the Batt.
10th Batt: Batt in the centre of the Brigade Line from Chantereine farm to Bligny to Chambrecy Road.
Drunk and Disorderly: Ellen Synnock (34), married woman, of 18, Hill Street, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Angel Place. She pleaded not guilty. Sergt. Miller and P.C. Wynne, giving evidence, said that she was very drunk, and had attracted a crowd. She refused to go away, and began to use bad language. Fined 5s.
Pte. A.F. Williams, Worcesters (son of Mr. A. Williams and nephew of Miss E. Williams, Blackpole), has died from the effects of gas poisoning. He joined the Army in August, 1915, and went out to the front six months afterwards. In the next 12 months he was wounded twice, but recovered on each occasion, and returned to the front. He was again gassed on Whit-Monday, after being in the line again for seven weeks. He died 5 days later.
The General List: Twenty-six officers are reported killed in today’s list, 152 are wounded, and eight are missing. Casualties in the ranks total 4,029; killed 540, died of wounds 178, died 54, wounded 2,620, missing 608.
Lieut. Conrad Vaisey Wathen Court, Worcestershire Regt., awarded the M.C., is the youngest son of Colonel Henry Wathen Court, General Headquarters Staff, The Curragh. He comes from an old Worcestershire family, and, before going to France, served in the South West African Expeditionary Force, being attached to the 3rd Infantry Regiment. He was gassed about 10 months ago, and recently was slightly wounded, but continued on duty. His elder brother, Capt. Eric McClintock Wathen Court, 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, was killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 8th, 1915.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. Alfred Chalmers 42166 - 14th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Leslie Walter Jones 57179 - 14th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. John Field 136869 - Machine Gun Corps
- Pte. Ernest Forbes 280843 - Worcester Yeomanry
- Pte. Frederick Heath 14638 - South Staffordshire Regiment