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Key dates over October 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 16

2nd October 1918 - City Police Court

Rolling casualty count: 10925

War Front:

1st Batt: A post at the junction of Link and Oppy Support was handed over to the Batt.

4th Batt: It rained hard most of the day but was dry about 10 pm when the Batt moved into the Line, relieving the 8th Batt AIF, 2nd Brigade, in the right of Strazeele Sector. Enemy artillery active at night on Strazeele, Merris and Battery positions. Batt HQ, QM Stores and Transport were camped on the northern end of Hazebrouk.

1/8th Batt: Batt made a sudden raid on Gaiga South where an entrenched Railway cutting was held by the enemy.

Home Front:

Worcestershire Fruit and Vegetable Society – Wanted Immediately – 50 Tons of Horse Chestnuts – Consignments of not less than 28lbs will be accepted at the Society’s Depots and Sub Depots in connection with the Worcester and Upton and Bromsgrove Branches during this week and next week. They will be paid for about a week after delivery at the rate of 1/6 per cwt. Collectors are warned against trespass and damage. Permission should always be asked before collecting on farms or in woods. F. Boyes, Manager, 10 The Butts, Worcester. Tel: 177 Worcester. Telegrams: Selimore, Worcester.

City Police Court – Saturday – Remand – Mary Ellison – alias Mary Price (52) London Road, domestic servant, was charged with obtaining by false pretences from Mrs Kate Beck, Highfield House, as 10s Treasury note. The Chief Constable said the woman called on Mrs Beck and made a statement that she was cook to Mr Jackson at Norton Grange, Knowle, and that she had been to Malvern, and had lost her money. She induced Mrs Beck to lend her 10s, saying that she would send it back. Mrs Beck did not receive the money back, so she informed the police. Mrs Beck identified prisoner, but prisoner said Mrs Beck must be mistaken. A nurse who appeared as witness said that she saw prisoner go to Mrs Beck’s house and she was positive that prisoner was the same woman. The Chief Constable then asked for a remand for a week for enquiries. Granted.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team