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Key dates over December 1918

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Lives lost on this day: 1

20th December 1918 - Three brothers arrive home from Germany

Rolling casualty count: 11579

War Front:

1st Batt: The was a general re-organization of the Billeting area and then men settled in.

4th Batt: There was drill, handling of arms and Lewis gun classes plus physical games for the Batt. 2Lt CG Royal joined the Batt.

14th Batt: A Coy Whist Drive was held at night.

Home Front:

Three sons of Mr AG Thacker of 14 Mill Street, Evesham have arrived home, two of them being released prisoners from Germany. The eldest, Pte Leonard Thacker of the 2nd Worcestershire Battalion who joined up in August 1916 was taken prisoner last September. He says the treatment he received was not very bad.

His younger brother, Robin Llewellyn of the King's Royal Rifles, was wounded and taken prisoner in the German March Offensive. In hospital the food consisted of black bread and jam. He says there was a general shortage of things in Germany and in hospital the wounded Germans had their arms amputated without chloroform as there was none and that paper bandages were utilised.

Whist Drive – despite the fact that two other whist drives were being held the same day, Battenhall Hospital again secured a record attendance with over 400 players taking part in the recent whist drive in aid of the Festivities Fund for the wounded at Christmastide.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team