Key dates over October 1918
Lives lost on this day: 12
25th October 1918 - Long serving soldier gets award
Rolling casualty count: 11288
1st Batt: Men worked at laying duckboards, riveting and wiring on the new trench, which was named the “Worcestershire Trench.”. Two ORs were wounded.
2nd Batt: Platoon Training carried out am in very hot weather.
4th Batt: Enemy sent over more gas causing many casualties. All Coys worked on the front Line, deepening trenches, cutting fire steps and connecting up Kismet Post. Lt Col Tudor Fitzjohn DSO, took over command of the Batt.
2/7th Batt: I platoon of B Coy attacked Aisne house but was unsuccessful.
Wor’shire Honours – D.C.M. - 201454 Cpl W Chilton, Worc. R. (Walsall) For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in command of a Lewis gun section. Under heavy fire he has several time shown courage of a high order, and set a splendid example to those with him. He has also done excellent work on patrol.
10808 Pte J Evans, Worc.R. (Bilston) This soldier has served with the battalion since 1914, taking part in nearly every action in which it has been engaged. He has displayed great courage and initiative as a company runner on many occasions, and his gallantry in trench warfare and his devotion to duty when acting as stretcher bearer have frequently been conspicuous.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. Patrick Bolger 49878 - 15th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Walter Charles William Edwards 51043 - 1/8th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Francis Alfred John Hicks 20258 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Francis George Holdway 57455 - 3rd Bn Worcs Reg
- Sgt. Jabez Kendall 11663 - 4th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. William Bernard Rogers 13163 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte. Ernest Henry Parton 63508 - Machine Gun Corps
- Pte. George Edgar Hayes G/30619 - Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment
- L/Sgt. John Bull 325349 - Worcester Yeomanry
- Pte. John Ross S/31111 - Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
- Pte. John Sydney Cull 47558 - Machine Gun Corps
- Pte. Sidney Griffiths 251979 - Essex Regiment