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Key dates over November 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 1

22nd November 1918 - Ignorance no Excuse

Rolling casualty count: 11539

War Front:

4th Batt: The King of Belgium entered Brussels, followed by British, American and Belgian troops, all of whom received a wonderful reception. Prince Albert and General Plumer also took part in the procession. Many officers of the Batt were there to see the procession.

14th Batt: A Coy worked on the embankment clearing debris south of Petit Spiennes. 2Lt JR Keyte joined the Batt and was posted to B Coy.

Home Front:

In view of the date fixed for the General Election, it has been decided to postpone until after Christmas the holding of “Gratitude Week,” the period when a special effort is to be made in aid of the King’s Fund for Disabled Officers and Men. The donations include: Lord Doverdale, £1,200.

Ignorance no Excuse: John Dunbar, of Lombard Tree Farm, Welland, was summoned by the Worcestershire County Council for killing a pheasant without a license. Asked to plead, defendant said he felt justified in shooting the bird. Mr. Thomas Nott, of Welland, stated that he was in the lane dividing his farm from defendant’s, when he saw defendant with a sheep dog and a gun beating some roots. He saw a cock pheasant get up, at which defendant shot twice, killing it with the second barrel. Defendant placed the bird on a heap of hay, and later took it in the direction of his home. Defendant said he was under the impression that he could shoot without a license game on his own land if the birds had been damaging his crops. He was unaware of the laws. In answer to Capt. Allen Hoblyn, defendant said he had been in China and Mongolia, where they could shoot pheasants and large game without a license. Defendant was fined 45s.

Anxiety has been expressed as to the arrangements for food for prisoners still in German camps. This matter and the question of meat in German hospitals is receiving the attention of the British delegates. Over six weeks ago the Central Prisoners of War Committee saw that large reserve supplies of food were sent to all the large camps in Germany, whence they could be distributed to the working camps. It is understood from news received from Holland that most of the camps have sufficient in reserve. The British help Committee in Friedrichsfeld a few days ago stated that they had enough food supplies for 40,000 men for four weeks.

Angel Street Sale of Work: It is anticipated that the proceeds of the two days’ sale held in Angel Street School will amount to £200.

Oddfellows’ Presentation: On Monday evening, at the Bull’s Head Hotel, High Street, the Loyal St. John’s Lodge Oddfellows rendered a tribute of thanks to the most recent Past Officer, Bro. Fred. Underwood, by presenting him with a Certificate of Merit for his services to the Lodge. There was a good attendance of members and visitors, amongst whom were the District Officers and representatives of many other lodges in the district.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team