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Key dates over September 1915

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Lives lost on this day: 4

12th September 1915 - County Council records sympathy for relatives of deceased servicemen

Rolling casualty count: 2269

France: 1/8th Battn. Instructions given for saps to be dug at intervals along the front. This was done with a view to their use by our troops for launching an attack in the event of it being made from this line in connection with the active operations expected to be initiated in the near future. The digging of these saps appeared to interest the enemy and caused a good deal of extra activity on the part of his patrols. A hostile patrol bombed the covering party in front of the work, all grenades falling short

The County Council desire to place on record their deep sympathy with the relatives and friends of the officers, non-commissioned officers and men in Worcestershire who have so nobly yielded their lives for their country. Mr Leadbetter said that they did not realise the large number of men who had died on active service, and whilst paying them that tribute he hoped that a Roll of Honour be prepared and that none of the bereaved was left in a state of pecuniary need. He knew a great many of the men who had fallen and also their relatives and it would be a consolation to the know that the County Council were taking an interest in their welfare.

Information researched by Melanie Ballam and the WWW100 team