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Key dates over June 1915

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Lives lost on this day: 3

30th June 1915 - Red Cross Garden Party to raise funds

Rolling casualty count: 1565

1st Batt: In trenches. 8 wounded (by trench mortar and shell); 2nd Batt: 5th Bde ordered to take over Givenchy. Section B 1,2 & 3 Battn was placed in reserve and marched to billets in Le Quesnoy at 2pm arriving there at 4pm; 3rd Batt: In Trenches S. of Hooghe; Royal Field Artillery: Le Mont Evenic: Nothing to report.

Red Cross Garden Party: At Lindisfarne House, Worcester, on Tuesday, there will be a garden party in aid of the Red Cross Fund. There will be continuous music, consisting of concerts, solo dancing, etc., from 3 to 8 pm, in addition to the whist drive, and dancing on the lawn from 8 to 10 pm., and the grounds will be illuminated. In the event of wet weather the party will be held in St. George’s Institute.; Worcester Infirmary Committee, Wounded Soldiers; Complaint: The House Committee reported that a complaint was received from the wounded soldiers “against the action of the Matron and sisters”. Two of the soldiers went before the Committee, who heard their statements, and the Committee informed them that the discipline of the wards must be maintained, and that the regulations must be obeyed.; Thanks from the Trenches: Pte. E. Ballinger, of the 3rd Worcesters, a member of the Buffaloes, writes to Mr. W. H. Pawley, as follows :-“I am writing on behalf of myself and a few of my comrades, brother Buffs, to congratulate you and our brothers on the splendid work you have done in subscribing so liberally to the fund for the two ambulances for the troops, as none of us know a day when we might be glad to have the comfort of them. As I am a Worcester man they have asked me to tender our most hearty thanks for the beautiful gift. It does cheer us up to think that although we have been absent for so many months, we are not forgotten at home.”; Departure of the 13th Gloucesters from Malvern: An advanced party of the 13th Gloucesters left Malvern for Yorkshire, to prepare a new camp there for the reception of the Battalion, which has been transferred to the Northern Command. This morning the Battalion left their tents on Malvern Common, with the exception of “E” and “F” Companies. “D” Company, with the horses, waggons and stores, streamed out of Great Malvern station at 9.50. Later the main body marched in, headed by the Silver Band, and at five minutes to 12 moved northwards. The Band played selections at the station, which was crowded with friends of the Gloucesters, including several representatives of the Soldiers’ Clubs and the Y.M.C.A. tents. There was no boisterous merriment, and the soldiers seemed sorry to leave Malvern, where they have spent some happy months.

Information researched by Sue Redding