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Lives lost on this day: 2

13th August 1918 - Upton On Severn Food Control

Rolling casualty count: 10366

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt training with special attention paid to Training of Sectors and free movements. Three officers and 3 OR joined the Batt.

2nd Batt: A Coy was working on the Green line. B and D were training with strong patrols surrounding enemy posts, taking some and consolidating with Lewis guns. Another party of 2 officers and 22 ORs went to Dunkerque for a day`s holiday.

4th Batt: All Coys in working parties as usual.

Home Front:

Upton On Severn Food Control – Sugar Delayed – According to instructions Mr E Davis, Butcher, Upton on Severn, had been summoned for a contravention of the meat prices order and fined £5. A short discussion took place about the delay in the delivery of sugar for jam. It was pointed out that if it was not shortly to hand, much of the fruit, which was rapidly ripening could not be utilised. The Executive Officer stated that some of the sugar consigned to them in June had not yet arrived: and he was instructed to do his best to expedite delivery.

Hymns for The Worcesters – For the Wounded

The ebbing stream, with faint insistence brawling. O’er rock and weir to pools of silence led. The sinking sun behind night’s curtain falling. Down to his couch to lay his weary head, and one by one the stars of heaven calling, to rest and peace by light in dimness shed, speak to sad souls, by mute appeal enthralling. To mind the wounded as they mind the dead. When day on day with laggard gait is crawling o’er pain’s wan form and torture claims the bed. Recall we then that there our homes inwalling, with ramparts reared by ward of valour dread. By strength and skill and sacrifice forestalling them that would hurt us, suffer in our stead. Lord grant that minding, thine own pain appalling, we mind the wounded as we mind the dead. Richard Temple

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team