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Key dates over December 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 1

18th December 1918 - Fined for riding a bicycle on the footpath

Rolling casualty count: 11578

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt marched from Leuze to Meslin L`Evequein bad weather. Billets were poor.

2nd Batt: The day was spent in resting and cleaning up. A Party proceeded to England to collect the Colours. Party consisted of Capt. H Tone MC, Capt. Boswell DSO, MC, RSM Farley DCM, SQMS MN Evans and QMS Pollard. The Sports Committee held a meeting and 2Lt Daly was appointed Sports Officer and Lt Scott MC, was appointed Transport officer.

The rate of exchange was fixed at 5 marks = 2shillings and 8 pence, or 3 francs and 50 centimes. Batt moved from Altenberg to Wermeskerchen, the final destination of the Brigade. On arrival, Z Coy took over 2 posts from the Leinster Reg.

14th Batt: There was a concert at night after a day of classes and parades.

Home Front:

The Lansdowne Inn (Lansdowne Street) Sick and Dividend Club is re-starting and a meeting will be held on Friday December 20th at 7.30pm at the above address. All old members please attend and new members cordially invited.

Lily Parish of St Peter's Cottages, Belmont, Malvern, who said she was the mother of 13 children, was fined 5s for not sending her daughter Mary regularly to school.

Florence Scott, Hill Crest, West Malvern was summoned for riding a bicycle on the footpath at the Wyche. A fine of 5s was imposed.

Frederick Henry Parkinson, Ryland House, Avenue Road Malvern was fined 5s for having a chimney on fire. PC Hickling stated the facts.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team