Key dates over December 1918
Lives lost on this day: 1
27th December 1918 - Battenhall Hospital patients right royally entertained
Rolling casualty count: 11583
2nd Batt: There was a Coy route march on a very wet day.
3rd Batt: The Batt colours were fetched from Worcester Cathedral. The Colour Party consisted of Capt. E Lalley, Capt. LS Vicarage, RSM SF Byron, CSM AJ Jones DCM and Sgt J Edey.
4th Batt: All NCOs in charge of Lewis gun teams paraded for instruction, also all signallers.
14th Batt: Classes and parades continue. The following men are authorised to wear these badges of rank: Capt. AWH Hegarty MC to be Major, Lt JP Harrison to be Capt.
A large number of patients at Battenhall Hospital were given Christmas leave so that the number in the hospital was relatively small. Those who stayed in hospital were right royally entertained. They had a sumptuous dinner of turkey (the birds were sent by Lady Hindlip) and plum pudding. Among the carvers was the Mayor, the High Sherriff and City Chamberlain. In the evening the patients were entertained to a whist drive arranged by the staff who gave prizes. Each patient was given a Christmas card with a photograph of the hospital on it and a silver mounted walking stick.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte. Leonard Huckfield 27772 - 2nd Bn Worcs Reg