Key dates over August 1914
Lives lost on this day: 0
5th August 1914 - German mine layer Königen Luise becomes the first naval casualty of the war when sunk in the North Sea by three British ships
C H Palmer wrote to the Mayor from Norton Barracks: ‘I received a wire at 2.45 am as follows: “ ' War has broken out with Germany’...today and or the next 2 or 3 days, over 2000 Army Reservists will rejoin my depot here..."
Large number of lorries for the mobilisation of troops were commandeered from Messrs Townshend & Sons and Robert Allen & Co.
City of Worcester Fund opened by Mayor: ‘for the relief of the wives, families, and dependants of those citizens who have been called to join the colours…’.
900 NCOs and men of the 8th Batt Worcs Regt. billeted in the city, principally in the Rainbow Hill district.
Master bakers of Worcester and district have, 'owing to the increased cost of flour, advanced the price of bread on half-penny per quartern'.
Worcestershire Reservists as inspected by Lord Coventry
There were no casualties reported on this day.