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Key dates over March 1915

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Lives lost on this day: 2

6th March 1915 - Attacks renewed at Cuinchy

Rolling casualty count: 678

1st Batt: Relieved 2nd Northamptons in trenches at 9pm. Very quiet, great number of working parties and officers of 7th Division visiting trenches;

2nd Batt: In billets at Annequin. Whole of ‘D’ Coy in Cuinchy supporting point. Battalion relieved the 2nd HLI in the trenches at Cuinchy at 6pm. Bursts of Artillery and rifle fire at 4pm, 11pm and 1am to assist the trench on our right in an attack. ‘A’ and ‘B’ Coys in front line, ‘C’ and ‘D’ supporting. Very heavy sniping;

3rd Batt: In billets at Locre ;

13th Gloucesters at Malvern: Men billeted in Malvern Link district are to be transferred to quarters nearer the College Football Ground:

City Police Court: John Moses Jones, Licensed victualler, of the Lamp Tavern, Tybridge Street, was fined 2s 6d for being the owner of a sow and nine pigs found straying in the Bull Ring. P.C. Mason proved the case;

Ill-Treatment of Horse: John Higgs (61), coal dealer of 6, Little Fish Street, was charged with ill-treating a horse by working it in an unfit state. P.C. Corbett gave evidence. Prisoner said the horse suddenly became lame, but was all right when he took it out. The magistrates went outside and examined the horse. Prisoner was fined 5s. and costs, 4s 6d;

Alleged theft of stamps: Mrs Eliza Richards (53), Blockhouse Street, Foundry Street, was charged with stealing from a table at the office at 16, Silver Street, six penny stamps. Prisoner had been engaged for some little time as charwoman at the Territorial HQ at Silver Street. Recently stamps had been missing, and some were marked. Six of these were missed, and ultimately found in Mrs. Richards’ purse. There had been no time to make full enquiries respecting the purse. The case was adjourned until Saturday;

Worcester Corn Market: At Worcester Corn Market, today, English wheat was from 2s to 3s per quarter cheaper at 56s. Barley shared a similar reduction. Oats were about the same. There were fair supplies; trade was quiet.

Information researched by Sue Redding