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Saturday 2 November 1918 - Influenza

Category World War I: Prisoners of War in Evesham
The Evesham Journal
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Evesham and the whole district is like the rest of the country, suffering from a very severe influenza epidemic. There are hundreds of cases in the borough itself, and during the last ten days or so no fewer than nine deaths, directly attributable to the scourge, have occurred. The villages are suffering equally and numerous deaths are reported. From what we can gather Badsey appears to be the greatest sufferer, and at one time this week there were no fewer than five persons awaiting burial in this village.


Over 200 German prisoners employed at Evesham and in the neighbourhood have been affected, and the guard has also been very severely depleted. The whole of the guard occupying Bengeworth Old School was held up at the same time.