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Lives lost on this day: 0

30th May 1915 - Worcesters in Gallipoli: Praise of the 4th Battalion

Rolling casualty count: 1301

1st Batt: Draft of 1 officer and 50 other ranks join. Take over B lines (Right and Centre Subsections) at short notice from 4th London Regt., 129th Baluchis and some Connaught Rangers. Reinforced by 5th Black Watch (1 Coy who take over 2 Redoubts in rear of trenches); 2nd Batt: Battalion in billets at Mazingarbe;3rd Batt: In trenches E. Vierstraat;

Worcesters in Gallipoli: Praise of the 4th Battalion: The following Brigade order has been issued:- “The Brigade Commander wishes to place on record the great gallantry and devotion to duty displayed by Lieut-Colonel D.E.Cayley, officers, and men of the 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment during the operations since landing was effected on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The Battalion has always been well in hand, and not a single straggler has been reported. They are a splendid example to the Brigade.”

Rick fire at Grimley: On Sunday night, at 11 o’clock, the Norwich Union Fire Brigade received a call to attend a fire at White House Farm, Monkswood Green, Grimley, occupied by Mr. Robert Moses, who discovered the fire as he drove home, and they turned out with the motor fire engine, under Chief Officer T.A.B. Sayce. They found a straw rick in the rickyard well alight. A plentiful supply of water was close at hand, and the fire was prevented from spreading to other hay and straw ricks near. The Brigade returned at 5.30 this morning. The loss is covered by insurance with the Norwich Union Fire Office, through Messrs. Watkins and Sayce, of Angel Place, Worcester. The origin of the fire is unknown;

No Hawking on Wednesday Afternoons: John Harrington, a salt hawker, was summoned under the Shops Act for selling salt from a handcart on a Wednesday afternoon, when the shops are closed under an Order. Inspector Gunthorpe said he had given the defendant full notice that he must not hawk on a Wednesday afternoon. Numerous complaints had been received from small shopkeepers as to the hawking of salt, firewood, and lamp oil on the early closing day. The Chairman told defendant he must not do it again, and dismissed the case with a caution.