Key dates over September 1915
Lives lost on this day: 2
16th September 1915 - First Womens’ Institute Meeting
Rolling casualty count: 2274
Local casualties: 2
Formed under the auspices of the Agricultural Organisation the first Women’s Institute Meeting took place in Anglesey, with the first meeting in England in Singleton, West Sussex. Their initial aim to improve wartime food production.
10th Batt War Diary: 2nd Battalion of the Worcs Regiment marched over from its billets in BETHUNE and paraded with 10th Batt; a square being formed and speeches made. The Officers and men fraternised for about 1/2 hour; the 2nd Batt then left and was marched away by the bugle band of the 10th Battalion
Mrs Stanley Baldwin has 2 vacancies in her Domestic Training School for Girls of good character, under 15. No fees. Apply The Lady Superintendent, Dunley Lodge, Stourport.
Warrant for Bromsgrove soldier. Charged at false pretences.
Ernest Paterson, late of 9 Stourbridge Street, Bromsgrove failed to appear at Bromsgrove Police Court on Tuesday, to answer a charge of obtaining by false pretences £15 from John Meek, West Bromwich. Mr Cox applied for a warrant for the defendant's arrest. Defendant was a sergeant in the Army, stationed at Salisbury Plain, and the summons was served to him while home on leave. The defendant sold debts.
Malvern Link trooper wounded
Trooper J Dyde of 'C' Squadron Worcestershire Yeomanry, whose house is at Hampden Road Malvern Link is lying in the Bristol Military Hospital suffering from three wounds received on the 3rd inst at the Dardanelles. He was in a dug-out when a shell dropped. Trooper Dyde is progressing as well as can be expected.
Information researched by Melanie Ballam and the WWW100 team
- Pte. Henry Sheppard 20448 - 4th Bn.
- Pte. Thomas Henry Wilkinson 21935 - 4th Bn.