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Lives lost on this day: 11

13th October 1918 - City War Pensions Committee

Rolling casualty count: 11074

War Front:

1st Batt: From 1400hours, A Coy dribbled forward and relieved the 2nd Northants along the Planques-Cite-Ouvriere Road. The village of Flers was made good and the roads leading eastwards were cleared. The rest of the Coy took up a position along the Planques Road.

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

Home Front:

County Prisoners of War – Duke of Connaught at Dudley – Dudley has taken upon itself the responsibility of looking after prisoners of war who formerly resided in the borough, and with a view to augmenting the fund administered by the Dudley Patriotic Committee, a market sale was opened on Tuesday by the Duke of Connaught.

City War Pensions Committee – Disabled Men and Allowances – The Disablement Sub Committee said the question of tuberculosis accommodation had been considered. There was now ample accommodation at Newtown Hospital for disabled soldiers. Some time ago there was a risk of having to refuse soldiers, but an arrangement had now been come to use another part of the hospital, which would release more beds for soldiers. Respecting the glove making scheme, Sir Henry Unwick wrote that Yeovil scheme had been postponed. Mr Collett said the Ministry had sanctioned the county scheme for training in linotype operating providing that it conformed to the regulations. The Disablement Sub Committee reported having considered resolutions from other local committees respecting the allowance of 27s.6d. to a disabled man who, while he received an allowance in respect of children, received no allowance in respect of the wife. The wife, when the man was on service however, received a separation allowance.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team