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Key dates over December 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 1

23rd December 1918 - NFU farmers complain about price paid for pigs

Rolling casualty count: 11581

War Front:

2nd Batt: Batt had more Coy training on a wet day.

4th Batt: A Batt Officers` Mess was commenced. One estaminet was reserved for Warrant Officers.

14th Batt: 2Lt RDW Sheepshanks re -joined the Batt from the 8th Corps of Signals School. 2LT FW Bakewell re-joined the Batt from 63rd (RN) Division Reception Camp. Capt. WH Renshaw was granted special leave to England.

Home Front:

At a meeting of the Worcester Branch of the National Farmers Union held at the Star Hotel on Saturday the Branch reported that several of their members complained that pigs taken in the market on the live weight basis were afterwards sent to Birmingham and payment had been made on the dead weight basis and in each case there was a considerable deficiency, the amount varying from £1 to £11. The live weights were supplied to the vendors when the pigs were taken and many said they would not have parted with the pigs had they known they would be paid for on the dead weight basis.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team