Key dates over September 1914
Lives lost on this day: 0
5th September 1914 - Pact of London signed by the Allied powers of France, Britain and Russia, in which all three agree not to sign a separate peace
2nd Batt: marched as rear guard to Marles. Arrived 2:30pm and bivouacked for the night;
3rd Batt: At Les Chapelles Bourbon; Many British losses: Worcestershires killed, wounded and missing included many officers: 16 officers killed, 58 officers wounded and 94 officers missing.
The Worcester City Relief Fund: £2550;
The Directors of Messrs Edward Webb and Sons (Stourbridge) Ltd issued a notice to their employees: All single men between 19-35 were expected to join the Army at once and their situations would be open for them at the conclusion of the War;
A Bromsgrove Officer involved in Naval Battle: Engineer Lt Arthur H Tilt, educated at Bromsgrove School, had been on HMS Arethusa off Heligoland when 11 men were killed and 15 wounded;
Major W E Sykes had been granted the temporary rank of Lt-Col to command the 9th Battalion of the Worcs Regt;
The French-Canadians of Quebec had sent 4,000,000 pounds of Canadian cheese to the Imperial Military Authorities, for the use of the army.
There were no casualties reported on this day.