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Key dates over June 1915

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Lives lost on this day: 3

22nd June 1915 - Austro-Hungarian forces recapture the city of Lemberg (Lvov) from the Russians

Rolling casualty count: 1533

1st Batt: In Brigade Reserve billets along La Bassee road; 2nd Batt: In billets at Noyelles-Les-Vermelles. Very quiet – men employed making shelters again; 3rd Batt: In trenches S. of Hooghe; Royal Field Artillery: Petit Pont: 3rd Battery relieved in position by E battery 64th Brigade and marched to billets at La Creche. HQ left for La Creche. Command taken over by OC 64th Brigade

Turks Flee From Worcesters’ Steel: Pte. A. Willetts, who is with the 4th Worcesters in the Dardanelles, writes to a friend: “We had to fight our way ashore through waist-deep water, to say nothing of the rows of barbed wire hidden under water. Next day we had to go forward again, and I was one of the chosen to go and cut through yards upon yards of wire netting. Men fell, but we did it. Then the others came up, and when the Turks saw the bayonets they ran like hell. We suffered, but they lost thousands. I was wounded whilst taking in a chum who had been hit. I have a hole in my back the size of half-a-crown;”

St. John’s and Billeting: Sir, - in walking round our city, I notice that soldiers are billeted in various parts, some nearer the centre than others. Walking around St. John’s, although nearer than some parts of the city to the centre, I noticed very few soldiers are billeted. These St. John’s folk are ratepapers. Why are they excluded from, what other parts of the city are receiving, a little benefit? Perhaps this will receive the due attention of those in charge, and so remedy what appears, at present, rather unfair. Only in my ramble and observations this has not escaped my notice. ‘A RAMBLER’;

The Price of Bread: Sir, - Is it not time the bakers of Worcester commenced to lower the price of bread, or do they intend to keep the price up till the end of the war? I well remember that at the first signs of a rise in the price of flour the bakers did not hesitate to raise the price of bread. Flour has considerably fallen in price, yet they still keep the bread price up. I think the action of the bakers and most of the shop-keepers is little less than an imposition on the public. It is time the Government’s attention was called to this money-grabbing, to give the public a chance to exist, which is now almost impossible. ‘ONE OF THE SUFFERERS’;

General Infirmary: Week ending 19th June: Patients admitted, 18; discharged, 12; in the house 19th June, 114;

Motor Car Accident: William Thomas who was injured in a motor car accident in the Foregate on Sunday, was this morning not quite so well as on Monday.

Information researched by Sue Redding