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Key dates over February 1915

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Lives lost on this day: 1

11th February 1915 - Worcester Infirmary taking in many soldiers

Rolling casualty count: 641

1st Batt: In billets at La Gorgue. At 8:15 pm relieved 2nd Northants Regt, a good night for relief; 2nd Batt: Again very little enemy activity. Lt. L B Hardy buried in the Chateau grounds at Gorre ;3rd Batt: In trenches E. Kemmel;

Recruits for both the Artillery and the 8th Battalion (Reserves) are urgently needed. The Artillery want 250 men, of whom they have enrolled 21 during the past week, and the 8th Battalion want 300, of whom about 60 have been enrolled;

A sympathetic crowd gathered at Shrub Hill Station when Sister Ellison, of the Infirmary, arrived by train from London, having been invalided home from a base hospital in France, where she has been lying ill. Sister Ellison was accompanied by Miss Herbert (Matron of the Infirmary), who carried some exquisite golden tulips, which were presented to the invalid in London. Sister Ellison left Worcester for the front as a nurse soon after the outbreak of hostilities;

An Appeal for our Wounded; Miss Herbert, Matron of the Infirmary, will be pleased to receive tobacco, cigarettes, and matches for the wounded soldiers in her charge, or any other little luxuries such as cakes, sweets, fruit, etc., her stock having run short;

Thirteen other soldiers entered Worcester Infirmary today. They came from Birmingham, arriving at Foregate Street Station by the 5:36 pm train. Four of the men have gunshot wounds, five have frost-bitten feet, three are injured by shrapnel, and one has a sprained ankle;

A thoroughly enjoyable concert was given in the Public Hall Recreation Room, Worcester last night. The men and their friends filled the hall. Lt. Brutton was fortunate in securing the services of Miss Fanny Stephens and her concert party, composed of prominent members of the Pershore Operatic Society. These merry and capable entertainers and the Yeomanry Band contributed in large measure to the success and pleasure of the entertainment.

Information researched by Sue Redding