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Lives lost on this day: 3

26th May 1915 - Shop assistants raise money for war relief

Rolling casualty count: 1290

1st Batt: In billets; 2nd Batt: In billets at Ecquedecques, Training, re-equipping and re-clothing;3rd Batt: Relieved by 2/Suffolk Regt. In trenches E. of Vierstraat;

Children’s Court: Harold Victor and Henry Charles Glazzard, schoolboys, of Regent Street, were charged with stealing from an egg cup, in the kitchen at 37, Regent Street, 2s., the money of Annie Porter. Mrs. Porter said she was upstairs, and hearing the clinking of money she came down and saw the lads run out of the house. The money was then missing. She had received the 2s. from Mrs. Glazzard. Mrs. Glazzard said she found the money in her house. Harold had admitted to her that he took it. D.S. Penlington also gave evidence, Harold had been to the Court previously for theft and was ordered to receive six strokes of the birch, and the other lad two strokes;

Shop Assistants’ Example: When war broke out, Mr. C.W.Palmer, draper, etc., of High Street, Worcester, rather than make any reduction in the numbers or the salaries of his staff, decided to adhere to his former arrangements, but he exhorted his staff to help various relief movements incidental to the War. The staff cordially responded, and the total amount realized in the past 37 weeks has been £64 6s. 6d. Of that total £13 14s. has been forwarded to the City Relief Fund, £7 12s to the Belgian Refugee Fund, £12 4s. to the provision of stationery, cigarettes etc, for wounded soldiers, British and Belgian at the Infirmary, and at Norton, for Christmas boxes for our soldiers in the trenches, and for our men in the Navy, and also for Belgian refugees; £15 16s 3d to Battenhall Mount Hospital, and £2 11s 11d to the Mayoress’s Fund for a Worcester motor ambulance;

Shakespeare Matinee: We are informed that the Honorary Secretaries to the matinee fund, in aid of the Worcester Infirmary , have sent a cheque for £105 to the Infirmary, the gross proceeds of the performance at the Theatre on April 21st. The expenses were all met by generous subscribers and supporters of the Infirmary. Mr. Carlton kindly lent the Theatre, band, scenery, costumes etc., in order that the gross takings might be given to the Charity.