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Key dates over December 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 0

22nd December 1918 - The 2nd and 3rd Battalion Colours to be handed over

Rolling casualty count: 11580

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt billeted in Meslin L`Eveque where time was devoted to recreational and educational training. A Divisional Association Football Tournament was started, also inter-platoon league games until the end of December.

2nd Batt: Batt inspected by the Coy Commander on a very wet day.

4th Batt: Batt paraded for divine service at 11.20 hours and marched to Church.

14th Batt: Divine Service under the CO was held at 11.20 hours.

Home Front:

The 2nd and 3rd Battalion Colours will be handed over to Colour Parties which will arrive in Worcester from France on Friday. It is hoped that a parade will be arranged and march past the Lord Lieutenant on the steps of the Shirehall. The ceremony will remind everyone of the doings of the 2nd Battalion at Gheluvelt and the 3rd Battalion which made such a name in musketry. The fact that the ceremony will take place in daylight will give the inhabitants of the county and city an opportunity of showing their appreciation of the doings of the Worcestershire Regiment in the Great War.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team