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Key dates over June 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 1

21st June 1918 - Worcester Woman Fined

Rolling casualty count: 10162

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt still in billets at Huppy. Two officers and 114 OR joined the Batt.

2nd Batt: Message received by Corps Commander with congratulations on the successful raid carried out last night. Identifications were obtained from the prisoners which were of special importance to the Intelligence Service. 1 OR was wounded.

4th Batt: Batt moved back to camp at La Kreule. Batt, less the Transport, marched at 11.45am to Hondeghem Sidings, where it entrained for Lumbres, arriving at 3pm. Batt marched to camp at Val de Lumbres.

Home Front:

Corpl. (Actg. Sergt.) H.J. Redway, Gloucestershire Regiment, who was formerly employed on the Great Western Railway at Malvern, has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.

At a meeting of the Worcestershire Hop Market Guardians, held at the Hop Market Hotel today, Ald. C.W. Palmer (Guardian) presiding, it was resolved, on the motion of the Mayor, seconded by Mr. W. Moore, that the business of the Hop Market be taken over by the City Council and that the Guardians execute a deed of transfer accordingly. Ald. Whitehead spoke strongly against the proposal, and voted against it.

Clara Ellen Nunn (50), widow, of 52, George Street, was fined 5s. for being drunk in Trinity Street.

Worcester Woman Fined: At the Droitwich Petty Sessions, Annie Griffins, Diglis Road, Worcester, wife of a labourer, was charged with a breach of the Meat Rationing Order by obtaining bacon without a meat card. Henry Hulse, Executive Officer, said that he saw defendant in Mr. Everton’s shop with a piece of bacon, 3lbs. 6ozs., and she admitted she had not got her meat card. The woman was not registered in the Droitwich area. Charles Henry Everton, grocer, Hanbury Street, said it was a piece of “sheet rib,” and was “going off,” but was quite fit for food, though it would not keep. It came under the Order by which he could sell 2½ lbs without coupons. In respect of the excess weight of 14ozs., defendant would be fined 5s. Mr. Everton was then charged with selling to an unregistered customer. On this charge Mr. Everton was fined £1 and £1 1s. Solicitor’s fee. A charge against him of not detaching coupons was withdrawn and four other charges – as to selling more bacon to his registered customers than he was entitled to – were adjourned by agreement.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team