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Key dates over September 1915

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Lives lost on this day: 101

26th September 1915 - Battle raging: Worcesters taking heavy losses

Local casualties: 101

Rolling casualty count: 2416

2nd Batt marched at 4am to join Carter's Force at Givenchy. Waited until 1pm in rain to move up packed Communication trenches. Impeded by crowds of wounded, 1645 led attack bayonets fixed uphill across open No Man's Land, dug in 200 yards from enemy line. Major General Capper OC 7th Division killed while leading attack by Worcs platoon. Casualties included 13 officers, 300 OR.

Home front

About 11 o'clock on Friday night, Pvt William Carveth of 3/6th Gloucesters was crossing the line at the south end of Great Malvern station when he was knocked down by a goods train which was proceeding towards Worcester, his left shoulder and left knee being badly injured. He was taken to the Malvern hospital by his comrade Pte Osier, but his injuries resulted in his death at 5 o'clock this morning. The Battalion to which the deceased belonged is encamped on Malvern Common above the railway line.

Worcester Hop Market

There was a fair attendance today, but the market was lifeless and the trade again practically nil. Planters are holding out for prices beyond the ideas of the merchants who in the present unsettle stated of the brewing trade consequent on the wholesale extension of closing orders are exercising special caution.


Angling has not been good this week. The rivers are low and the water is stale and only in the early morning and evenings has sport been fair.

Worcester Library and Museum Committee

The committee decided to send old or duplicate copies of books though the Post Office to the Army and Navy. The Librarian said he had already sent some to the Australian troops and other for general distribution.

Information researched by Melanie Ballam and the WWW100 team