Key dates over July 1918
Lives lost on this day: 4
4th July 1918 - New Bacon Prices
Rolling casualty count: 10208
1st Batt: Batt did route march to camp at Onival in fair weather, a distance of 9 miles. I officer and 8 other ranks joined the Batt.
2nd Batt: Capt and Adjutant WB Edwards MC went to hospital sick. There is an epidemic of “Flanders Grippe” in the Brigade. 1OR was killed.
3rd Batt: Batt began training in earnest.
4th Batt: Coys in field training from 9am to 1pm.
1/7th and 1/8th Batts: The new Divisional commander, Major General Si Harold Walker arrived and took over command
Capt. Frank Copeland Worster, Worcestershire Regiment, was wounded on the Somme in 1916, recommended for the Military Cross for “gallantry and devotion to duty” in March, 1918 and on May 30 died of wounds received the same day. The chaplain says of him: “He had won a great name in the recent fighting and the men, inspired by his fine courage, put up a great fight and were the last to give way.” Capt. Worster, who was 29 years of age, leaves a widow and son.
New Bacon Prices: An Order fixing the maximum prices for bacon and ham, wholesale and retail, was issued on Wednesday and at once comes into force. A list of the retail prices must be exhibited by every shopkeeper and should be consulted by the customer. The highest price that can be charged for bacon is 2s. 4d per 1lb and for ham 2s.per 1lb. Cooked ham or bacon, without skin and bone, must not exceed 2s. 10d per lb. Lard is to be sold at 1s. 8d per lb.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. Albert William Clarke 52283 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- C.Q.M.S. Albert Franklin 9919 - 5th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. William Round 201989 - 14th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Samuel Alfred Henry Simmons 21675 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg