Key dates over October 1918
Lives lost on this day: 11
13th October 1918 - City War Pensions Committee
Rolling casualty count: 11074
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.
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
- Pte. Joseph Biggs 240336 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Joseph Henry Cooper 48157 - 11th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. James Garnham 34287 - 9th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Arthur Hancox 21162 - 11th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Enoch Jones 12669 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Cpl. Frederick Message 58054 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- L/Cpl. William Simm 44312 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Frederick Southway 52435 - 1st Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Arthur Sturges 57810 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Frank Young 53509 - York and Lancaster Regiment
- Gunner Frederick William Heritage 297353 - Royal Garrison Artillery