Key dates over September 1914
Lives lost on this day: 2
26th September 1914 - First Indian Army troops land in France
2nd Battalion: Pte. Ralph Lewis 7365 and 3rd Battalion: Pte. Alfred Hinson 11450 killed
2nd Batt: Remaining in billets at La Cour des Moines to rest and refit.
3rd Batt: In billets at Augy.
The YMCA at Norton Barracks: The work of the YMCA is being increasingly appreciated by the men in Barracks. No less than 5,868 postal despatches have been sent from the tent during the week, including 3,309 letters, 2,323 postcards, 236 parcels; £22 18s 9d worth of stamps have been sold and £19 16s 10d of postal orders, and £4 11s 3d orders have been exchanged for cash. 229 pledges against drink, betting and gambling, impurity, and filthy language have been taken during the one week. Since the tent was pitched the postal record totals 10,761…a desire has been expressed for a weekly Bible Class, and the Officer Commanding has asked to the staff to provide the men with early morning coffee. It is expected that both these suggestions will be adopted early. Subscriptions will be gladly received by Col Edwards at the Officers’ Mess, or by Mr Charles Carey, at the YMCA tent.
- Pte Ralph Lewis
- Pte Alfred Hinson