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Key dates over August 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 0

18th August 1918 - Scarlet Fever at Powick

Rolling casualty count: 10380

War Front:

4th Batt: Batt W and Z Coys attended Church Parade in the Diamond Troup barn. The drums took part in a Brigade Massed Drums practice and in the pm played Retreat at the camp of the 12th North Staffs, near Staple.

At 11 am, the attack of the 9th Division and the 87th Brigade commenced. All objectives were taken with slight casualties on the Outtersteene Ridge. Over 600 prisoners were taken. At 6 pm, the remaining 3 Coys of the Batt moved up to the Z Line (the old support line) relieving the 2nd Hants. Y Coy reverted to the command of OC 4th Worcestershire Reg.

Home Front:

Upton Council and Guardians – The Medical Officer of Health reported that two cases of scarlet fever had occurred at Powick, and two cases of diphtheria at Kempsey. There had been a recurrence of measles, 35 cases at Severn Stoke.

Westwood Estate - Produce Show at Hampton Lovett – The annual show of produce of the cottagers, allotment holders and other residents on Lord Doverdale’s Westwood Estate was held in the grounds of the Parish Room, Hampton Lovett on Thursday afternoon and proved a successful function, drawing a good company from Droitwich and the surrounding parishes.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team