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Key dates over November 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 10

7th November 1918 - Famous Worcester Collection

Rolling casualty count: 11478

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt did a route march around Marchiennes.

2nd Batt: Batt advanced to Autnoye and halted for 4 hours as the 19th brigade was held up in front by German resistance.

3rd Batt: At 0600hours the Batt, with 10th Royal Warwicks on the left and the 24th Division on the right, attacked and captured the ground east of the River Hogmeau and the village of Breaugies. C and D Coys attacked with B Coy in support and A Coy in support. There was little opposition from the enemy. Lt GB Grove was wounded.

4th Batt: The Front line was reconnoitred by men from each Coy. At 1400 hours the Batt moved to the line, X Coy relieving the 1st Coy, 29th DLI of the 14th Division over the River L`Escaut.

14th Batt: Batt marched to Sebourg where Coys worked on the Sebourg to Angreau Road.

Home Front:

Influenza: Six additional deaths were registered in Worcester on Wednesday.

Women M.P.s: Without alteration the Bill to let women sit in the House of Commons passed third reading on Wednesday. Attempts to confine it to women over 30, to enlarge it so that women may sit in the House of Lords, or to prevent a Peeress from sitting in the Commons were negative.

General List: Today’s list includes 230 officers – killed 35, died of wounds 17, wounded 155; missing 18. The ranks suffered 4,593 casualties: – killed 600, died of wounds 249, died 111, wounded 3,395, missing 123. The list includes the names of four officers who have arrived in Switzerland from Germany for internment.

Famous Worcester Collection: A Sergeant-Major has signalised his retirement from active service, and his return to his professional calling, by purchasing for many thousands of pounds one of the finest collections of old Worcester porcelain in private possession. The outbreak of war found the well-known expert, Mr. Albert Amor, of St. James Street, still an ardent member of the Honourable Artillery Company, although well over military age, and in due course he accompanied his battalion to France. The Thomas Berners collection of old Worcester now purchased en bloc by Mr. Amor was formed during the past forty years from such famous cabinets as the Huntly Huth, Hope-Edwardes, White, and Nevill, to name only a few sources. It is especially rich in the earliest apple-green pieces, a jug, two barrel-shaped mugs, and a coffee-pot in “mint” condition being in the first rank. This apple-green Worcester is rare because its production, entailing seven separate firings, caused the eighteenth century promoters to abandon the process as too expensive.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team