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Key dates over December 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 0

19th December 1918 - Land to be purchased for working men's homes

Rolling casualty count:11578

War Front:

1st Batt: The billets and accommodation were so bad that D Coy was moved.

2nd Batt: Coys at the disposal of Coy CO for general training and drill. Lt Col. JF Badham proceeded on leave to UK. Command taken over by Major OVL Symons. A Mess meeting was held at 17.30 hours to sort out the Christmas arrangements. Classes in Boxing commenced.

4th Batt: Coys at the disposal of CO Coys for general cleaning up and rearrangement of billets. W Coy and the Drums were billeted in a school, X and Y in one school and 2 platoons of Z Coy in one large house.

14th Batt: A Boxing Contest was held at night.

Home Front:

Droitwich Rural District Council Housing Committee reported the inspection of various sites in the district which were suggested as suitable for working men's homes. The Committee recommended that provisional contracts should be entered into for the purchase of land offered by Elmley Lovett and at Wychbold. The site at Elmbridge the committee considered unsuitable. Acting on the instruction of the Committee, the Clerk had attended an auction sale and bought 5 acres at Lineholt. The Council decided to request the different parish councils to suggest further sites which could be purchased.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team