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Key dates over June 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 5

5th June 1918 - Funeral of well-known angler and political worker

Rolling casualty count: 9933

War Front:

2nd Batt: Officers and Coy Commanders reconnoitred the positions to be taken over from 9th Norfolks. Coys fired on the local range.

3rd Batt: A composite Coy was formed from details of Batt at Beaunay.

4th Batt: Batt cleaning up and there was inspection of kit.

10th Batt: Men clearing up and preparing for the trenches.

Home Front:

Today, at Astwood Cemetery, the funeral took place of Mr. Richard Wingfield, the well-known angler and political worker, who resided at “Eglandale,” Chestnut Walk. The Rev. S.W. Frost, Vicar of St. Mary’s, officiated…Wreaths were sent by “Harry C. Loach,” “The Worcester Angling Association,” “The Provincial Anglers Association,” “Fred, Annie and Bob,” and “The Provincial Grand Lodge, R.A.O.B.”

Worcester Sergeant’s D.C.M: The “London Gazette” states that the King has awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal to Sergt. G. Russell, King’s Dragoon Guards (attached West African Frontier Force), “for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When on patrol he sighted an enemy party of unknown strength, and rushed it, accompanied by only one man. He succeeded in capturing four prisoners. His courage and boldness were most marked.” Sergt. G. Russell at the outbreak of war re-enlisted. He is a native of Worcester. He is a brother of Mrs. C. Young, 19, Derby Road, Worcester, and is at present home on leave. He served in France from 1914 to 1916, and then went to German East Africa.

Signaller A.V. (Bert) Price, Worc. Regt., previously reported missing, has sent a card to his wife, Mrs. Price, Brunswick Villa, Bedwardine Road, Worcester, to say that he is well and a prisoner of war in Germany. He joined up in February, 1917, and went to France on Christmas Eve. He is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Price, The Limes, Foley Road, Worcester.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team