Key dates over August 1918
Lives lost on this day: 10
27th August 1918 - £20 Fine for an Ex-Mayor
Rolling casualty count: 10453
2nd Batt: Orders received that the Batt would entrain on the 28th. B Coy proceeded to the entraining station at Arques for loading purposes.
4th Batt: Batt generally cleaning up with kit inspections and making up of deficiencies.
Unploughed Land at Inkberrow – £20 Fine for an Ex-Mayor – At Redditch Petty Sessions, Edwin Hunt, a Magistrate of the Grange, Bescott, Walsall, of the firm of Chance and Hunt, chemical manufacturers, and a former mayor of Wednesbury, was charged under the Defence of the Realm Regulations with failing to cultivate two fields at Inkberrow, according to instructions given by Worcestershire War Agricultural Committee, under the Cultivation of Lands Order 1916. The first notice to plough up the land was given in December 1917, and was not complied with. The time was eventually extended to July this year, but the land has not been broken up. The defendant was fined £20 and £2.2s costs.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Cpl. Eli Clyde Bevington 41758 - Royal Field Artillery
- Pte. Moses Bond 43061 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Richard Ellis 43024 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. John Hutton 203112 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Walter Johnson 14792 - 9th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. George James Johnson 29557 - Grenadier Guards
- Pte. Reginald Ernest Marchant 20889 - Coldstream Guards
- Pte. William Harry Marshall 21903 - Coldstream Guards
- Pte. William Edwin Thomas 28476 - South Wales Borderers
- Pte. Arthur Woodyatt 241640 - 4th Bn Worcs Reg