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Key dates over October 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 12

15th October 1918 - Training schemes for disabled soldiers

War Front:

1st Batt: B Coy took over the Picket Line in front of Flers. The remainder of the Batt stayed by the Railway Cutting. The bombardment of Flers continued.

4th Batt: Batt in camp near La Kreule, north of Hazebrouk. There was general cleaning up and inspection.

The 29th Division Diamond Troupe performed nightly in the barn opposite HQ Mess.

Home Front:

Worcestershire Honours – French Award to Captain F Tomkinson – French Legion D’honneur – Croix D’officier – Capt Tomkinson is a son of Mr Michael Tomkinson of Kidderminster. He was awarded the D.S.O. in January 1917 and a bar to the D.S.O. in July 1917. He has been mentioned in despatches several times.

Disabled Soldiers – Local Training Schemes – At a meeting of the Worcestershire Disablement Sub-Committee of the War Pensions Committee - Linotype Press Printing – The Chairman reported that a letter had been received from the Ministry of Pensions calling attention to the conditions to which it was necessary for Berrow’s Worcester Journal Co to agree before training in linotype operating could commence. There was no possibility that the Company would raise objections to these and the starting the training were therefore satisfactory. Training in Axminster Carpet Weaving – A reply was awaited from Messrs Brinton on points raised by the Ministry of Pensions, and the prospects for starting this training in carpet weaving were satisfactory. Basket Making Training – The Chairman reported that thirteen men were now under training, and five men had given up basket making.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team