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Key dates over December 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 2

15th December 1918 - Theatre Royal crowded for a meeting of the Comrades of the great war

Rolling casualty count: 11576

War Front:

2nd Batt: Batt marched at 0900 hours and crossed over the River Somme. Outside Bouganville the Batt was marshalled by the Staff Officer and ordered to proceed to St Aubin, instead of Bouganville.

4th Batt: Batt marched from Mulheim to Berg Gladbach. The following men have been awarded the MM: L/Cpl Carter, L/Cpl A Waite, Ptes J Willetts, H Bayliss and JH Rollings.

Home Front:

A great gathering was held in Worcester when the Theatre Royal was crowded on Sunday evening for a meeting of the Comrades of the great war. Mayor Alderman A Carlton presided. Addressed by Captain Towse, a blind VC, who said the chief aim of the organisation was fostering of the spirit of comradeship between all ranks and classes of those who had fought in the war and to safeguard the interest of discharged men and the dependents of those who had fallen.

He emphasised the necessity of the organisation having nothing to do with party politics. He repudiated the suggestion made in some quarters that the organisation was not straight and honest. He then impressed upon the discharged men that though they had been wounded they still had their work to perform in the country.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team