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Key dates over April 1915

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Lives lost on this day: 0

4th April 1915 - Losses among officers

Rolling casualty count: 961

1st Batt: In billets on Rue Bataille. Easter Sunday; 2nd Batt: In billets at Essars;3rd Batt: Dickebush: Relived Gordon Highrs (1st & 4th Btn) and part R. Scots in trenches;

Losses among officers: The casualties among officers reported from General HQ since March 10, when the operations commenced around Neuve Chapelle and St. Eloi, now total 935. Following are the principal details of the lists: Killed, 285; died, 3; died of wounds, 50; wounded, 540; missing, 15; wounded and missing, 5; otherwise reported, 37;

Fewer Visitors but Liberal Expenditure: If one could judge by the activities in the city the Easter season was observed by most people in much the usual way. There were the usual crowds of people at the Cross and the motor ‘buses, boats, and motor cars and cycles seemed to be as active as ever. The confectioners did a remarkably brisk business in the sale of Easter eggs. Several of the shops in the city were sold out of the chocolate kinds on Saturday night, and nearly all the shops were extremely busy selling confectionery of one kind or another. There were few evidences of the melancholy side of our national life, possibly the explanation being that those who have suffered bereavement found it undesirable to take a holiday in any form;

City Police Court: Drunk with a Child: Fanny Biddle (32) married woman, 26 Shrub Hill, pleaded guilty to being drunk in High Street in charge of a child. Between her tears she told a story about being left in the city by her husband, who only came home for weekends, and she had a little whisky, and it apparently got over her. She was fined 5s.

Blind Boys’ Novel Concert: The Social and Literary Club of the College for the Blind held a concert on very original lines. All the items on the programme were the original composition of the performers, written expressly for the occasion. All the items were vociferously encored.

Information researched by Sue Redding

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