Key dates over June 1915
Lives lost on this day: 10
6th June 1915 - Sgt Ince awarded DCM for conspicuous gallantry
Rolling casualty count: 1402
1st Batt: In billets at Le Franc’s factory in Estaires; 2nd Batt: Battalion in billets at Mazingarbe; 3rd Batt: In trenches S. of Hooghe; Royal Field Artillery: Petit Pont: Nothing to report, wind W, weather fine.
Worcester Sergeant’s DCM: Sgt. A.E. Ince, 3rd Worcesters, has been awarded the DCM for conspicuous gallantry in the assault on the enemy’s position at Spanbroek Molen on March 12. He was one of the first to enter the German trench, and rendered great assistance in its defence, and subsequently behaving with great gallantry in rescuing wounded men. General Smith-Dorrien personally complimented Sgt. Ince on his gallant work. Suffering from a nervous breakdown, the sergeant was invalided home, but even in the passage home some excitement was not wanting, for the hospital ship was chased for two days by a submarine…;
Fire at the Nash, Kempsey: The Norwich Union Fire Brigade was summoned at 3 a.m. on Sunday morning to a fire at the farm buildings situated at the rear of The Nash. The Brigade turned out with their motor fire engine, under the command of Chief Officer T. A. B. Sayce. Upon arrival, they found a cider mill house and stable well alight, and were unable to save the building. A plentiful supply of water was obtained from a large pool about 250 yards away, and the Brigade were able to prevent the fire spreading to other buildings near. The premises were safe at 11p.m. on Saturday night, but were found to be on fire at 2 a.m. on Sunday by Mr. A. Taylor, gardener and caretaker. The origin of the fire is unknown. The Brigade returned at 8 o’clock, Sunday morning;
British Casualties, over quarter of a million: In the House of Commons this afternoon, Mr Asquith said that the total British casualties to the end of May were as follows : -
KILLED: Officers : 3,327; Men: 47,015;
WOUNDED: Officers : 6,498; Men: 147,482;
MISSING: Officers: 1,130; Men: 52,617;
Total: Officers : 10,955; Men; 247,114.
The manner in which the list has grown during the ten months of the War is indicated by the following figures, taken from Mr Asquith’s various reports to the House of Commons : -
August 22 to October 31: 57,000
to February 4: 104,000
to May 31: 258,069
Information researched by Sue Redding
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- Pte. William Thomas Forster 1371 - 1/8th
- Pte. Caleb Hale 10655 - 4th Batt
- Pte. Rowland Hardgreve 13506 - 4th Batt.
- Pte Charles Kennett 10368 - 4th Batt
- Major Henry Astell Lang 4th Batt
- Pte. Jack Owen Louch 11491 - 4th Batt
- L/Cpl. Arthur William Miles 9916 - 4th Batt
- Pte. John Ernest Milton 12002 - 4th Batt
- Pte. Percy Roberts 16238 - 4th Batt
- Att: Lt. John Hugh Allen 4th Batt