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Lives lost on this day: 5

21st September 1915 - 11th Battalion arrive in France

Local casualties: 5

Rolling casualty count: 2287

11th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment arrived in France, joining 78th Brigade/26th Division for training

Recruiting meeting at Pershore

A recruiting procession took place in Pershore on Friday. In the morning, the band from Worcestershire Regimental Depot, under Bandmaster R Banbury, paraded the town. Two able speakers of the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee gave addresses in Broad Street to a large crowd, among whom there were few eligible men, simply because there are so few left of military age.

Worcester Man's Death

Pte Horace A T Digger of 96 Flag Meadow, has died in hospital in Alexandria from pneumonia and enteric. The deceased who enlisted in the RMLI (Plymouth Battalion) last September, and went to the Dardanelles, was formerly employed in at the Vulcan for seven years.

George Passey, fruiterer, was summoned by Beatrice Lower of 3 Court, Tybridge, for assault. He pleaded guilty. Beatrice Lowe said that her step-father pushed her and struck her between the eyes making her nose bleed. Defendant said that he had great provocation and only pushed her. Fined 5s.

Theft of a purse

Ralph Turner, aged 12, a respectably dressed schoolboy of 50 St Georges Lane, was charged with stealing a purse containing a 10s note, two half crowns, about 10s in silver and 4 keys, belonging to Miss Alice Smith, typist, 60 Townsend Street. The prosecutrix stated that she left the purse on the hall stand the door being left slightly open. Evidence was given by Mr Taylor and Mss Trehearne of Halfords bicycle shop, Broad Street, who said that the boy bought from their shop a flash lamp and a toy pistol. He also stole 4s form a barber's shop, some jellies from a grocer's and a watch from a soldier billeted at his house: the bench sentences the boy to receive six strokes of the birch.

Information researched by Melanie Ballam and the WWW100 team