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Key dates over August 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 5

29th August 1918 - Worcester’s New Canon

Rolling casualty count: 10467

War Front:

2nd Batt: Batt detrained at Boque Maison in the am and marched to billets at Sus-St-Leger. Brigade HQ and 16th KRRC are in the same village.

3rd Batt: Batt moved forward from Gonnehem to the bank of the canal near Hinges. It was in reserve to the 57th Brigade, which was holding the line at Locon

4th Batt: Coys at the disposal of OC Coys for platoon training from 9am to 12 noon and from 2pm to 3pm.There were Lewis gun classes for 6 ORs per Coy under Lt HF Boddinton. Lt L Walker joined for duty.

Home Front:

Worcestershire and The War – West Malvern Man Awarded M.M. – Lance Corporal C Haynes (eldest son of Mr and Mrs D Haynes, Garth Cottage, West Malvern) has been awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry and good leadership on April 16th last. He joined a Gloucestershire Battalion in 1915.

Worcester’s New Canon – More Press Appreciations - The new Canon of Worcester, the Rev. T Lacey, will I hope (writes a Westminster contributor) find his appointment as congenial as Bishop Creighton found membership of the same chapter from 1885 to 1891. The Bishop’s biographer tells us that he loved every part of his connection with the Cathedral - the daily services, the care of the fabric, the association with the staff and the choristers. The one fault that Creighton found with the life of a Canon of Worcester was its liability to constant interruptions. The fact that everyone knew he would be at home after matins made people drop in for five minutes’ talk. His study looked out on the college green and his head could be seen through the window as he sat at his writing table. “I shall have to put up a notice” he said, “that it is not fair to shoot a Canon sitting”.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team