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Lives lost on this day: 3

17th September 1915 - Lecture on Red Cross at work in Belgium and Russia

Local casualties: 3

Rolling casualty count: 2277

1/8th Battalion was relieved by 5th Gloster Regiment and proceeded to rest at Bus-Les-Artois. Notification received that Lieut CC Davies was evacuated to England sick, from hospital at Rouen 28 August

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Lecture in aid of Red Cross work. Miss Thurstan spoke of her experiences of Red Cross work in Belgium and Russia, being helped by some capital slides showing the difficulties of nursing and the devastation of the countries. She spoke of there being some 29,000 wounded at Lodz, for whom they had insufficient food, and whom they could not transport because part of the line was held by the enemy. Here they worked incessantly, until at any short respite they slept whilst standing. She was struck by a piece of shrapnel and in addition became ill. It was impossible to realise the necessity there was for every effort to be made to end the slaughter and pillage. She appealed for a large collection in aid of funds being collected for the Serbian hospitals.

Information researched by Melanie Ballam and the WWW100 team