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Key dates over April 1915

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Lives lost on this day: 0

12th April 1915 - Recruiting: Butchers and Bakers wanted for Army Service Corps

Rolling casualty count: 970

1st Batt: ; 2nd Batt: In trenches at Festubert. Breastworks shelled and damaged but no casualties;3rd Batt: In billets at La Clytte;

Worcester Rates-probable increase: By the announcement that an increase of 4d was contemplated in the Worcester rates, it was made to appear that the Poor Rate was increased by 2d. It should be explained that the City Council’s demand for the year, if they adopt the recommendation on the agenda, represents an increase of 2d., and the Guardians’ demand for the half-year represents an increase of 1d., but that it will be necessary for the Overseers, in making the rates for the whole year and allowing for balances, etc. to raise the rates (assuming that the present estimates are adopted) by 4d;

Recruiting: Butchers and Bakers wanted for Army Service Corps. Accepted up to 40 years of age. Separation Allowance and Ordinary Rates of Pay. Apply Early at the Nearest Recruiting Office;

Sansome Place Improvement: The railings in front of the Roman Catholic Churchyard, which formerly bowed out into Sansome Place and unduly narrowed the road, have been set back a maximum distance of 10ft 6ins. As the result, 80 square yards have been added to the roadway, and what was formerly a dangerous spot has been made a fairly wide and convenient thoroughfare, the sharp turning having been rounded off. To complete the improvement it was necessary to pull down part of the building adjoining, and this has incidentally improved the appearance of the front of the Church. It is one of the most useful improvements carried out in the City for some time, and an additional advantage is that, by the arrangement between the Church Authorities and the Council, it was effected at a modest cost;

Yeomanry Horses Inspected: On Pitchcroft, this morning, the horses of the 2nd Worcestershire Yeomanry were inspected by the Remount Officer, Brigadier-General Cooke, of Bournemouth, Inspector of No. 3 Remount Circle, who motored from Coventry for the inspection. The Regiment paraded under the command of Colonel Wiggin.

Information researched by Sue Redding