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Key dates over December 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 4

6th December 1918 - Rations lifted for Christmas

Rolling casualty count: 11569

War Front:

1st Batt: A Divisional Boxing Tournament was held and the Batt won the light weight competition.

2nd Batt: Batt route march towards Elincourt and Biaretz under Capt. EL Hopkins, MC, at 09.30 hours. A Boxing competition in all weights was held pm.

4th Batt: The Batt marched 16 kms to Elsenhorn.

14th Batt: The remainder of HQ and Transport plus B Coy had baths. A Coy still working on craters.

Home Front:

Worcester Board of Guardians – The House Committee recommended to the Board that they remove the present rations for Christmas. The Board allowed 325 in order that venison might be obtained to help out at the Christmas dinner. Miss James supported the omission of beer. The Chairman said that this would not cost the ratepayers anything as two wholesale firms had each offered a barrel. Miss James pressed her motion that beer be not given but there was no seconder for the motion.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team