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Key dates over December 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 1

24th December 1918 - Members of the Navy to be awarded the 1914-15 Star

Rolling casualty count: 11582

War Front:

2nd Batt: One platoon gave a demonstration on recreational training. C Coy were allotted the baths. There was a football match at 1100 hours for the Batt versus the 10th FA at Villers.

4th Batt: Coys were inspected in full marching order by CO. 2Lts CF Twining and HP Farr joined the Batt.

14th Batt: Lt Col EH Forty was granted leave to England. Major HC Maben DSO, MC, is to command the Batt.

Home Front:

Members of the Navy, like the Army, are to be awarded the 1914-15 Star. The decoration will be in bronze and the ribbon will be red, white and blue, shaded and watered. Those entitled to the 1914 Star will not be eligible for the new decoration which will be granted to all officers and men of the RN, RM, RNAS, RNR, RNVR, RIM and Dominion Naval Forces who were mobilised and served at sea or on shore within the theatre of military operations. Men who have deserted or been discharged from the Service will not receive the decoration. It will, however, be awarded to the next of kin of fallen men.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team