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Key dates over December 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 0

9th December 1918 - Munitions factory employees being reduced

Rolling casualty count: 11571

War Front:

2nd Batt: The Batt started an eight-day march to Villers - Camsart area, west of Amiens. At 09.30 hours the Batt left Clary and marched via Eigny, Harcourt and Esnes. Dinner was served on the way and the Divisional Commander visited the men there.

4th Batt: Batt marched to Lechenich via Tunlersdork and Zulpick.

14th Batt: There were parades under Coy arrangements. Coy Salvage Parties worked in and around the Batt area. Capt. AH Hegarty rejoined Batt from the RE School, Rouen.

Home Front:

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At the Munitions factory the number of employees is being reduced step by step. Those workers who having a trade at their finger ends have a prospect of gaining immediate employment and are being dispensed with first and those to whom a means of livelihood are most urgent, including discharged soldiers, are being retained longest. Of the 3200 workers who were employed on the two day night shifts, some 1200 have already been discharged.

The earliest group to receive notice to leave were far from pleased. The natural chagrin led to a little discontent and friction last Thursday on one limited department where some 160 people were put under notice.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team