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Key dates over October 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 12

25th October 1918 - Long serving soldier gets award

Rolling casualty count: 11288

War Front:

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.

Home Front:

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