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Key dates over September 1915

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Lives lost on this day: 2

20th September 1915 - Soldier complains about slackers

Local casualties: 2

Rolling casualty count: 2282

3rd Worcs in trenches at Hooge

Worcestershire Volunteer Regiment 2nd Battalion A and B companies

It is desired to form another Squad of recruits immediately. Applicants should obtain cards from Mr Slade, High Street, at once, so that men may not be kept waiting bore the Squad is formed.

A soldier and the slackers

Gunner R S George of the 2/3rd North Midland Brigade writing to a friend at Worcester says - 'During the last two months I have been home in Worcester on leave from the front, after being wounded rather seriously. I was greatly surprised to see so many young fellows (in nearly every case single) knocking about the town after 7pm. Dozens of these fellows I spoke to in quite a proper way, and was simply astounded at the way they treated my idea re enlisting. Exactly 56 were not on munition work in any shape or form and could easily have been spared from home. The answer in most cases was 'I am going when I am fetched'. Before I rejoined my Battery I succeeded in getting ten of the plucky ones. Have the others no pluck?

Lt H H Milward wounded

Second Lieutenant H H Milward of the 3rd Batt Worcestershire Regiment has been wounded for the second time in France. He was a prominent member of the Sixth Form at King's School Worcester and scholar of St Catherine's College, Cambridge. He enlisted in the Worcestershire Regiment at the outbreak of the war, was rapidly promoted to Corporal and obtained his commission early in the Spring for distinguished service in the field.

Elizabeth Jones, St John's applied for arrears of maintenance (£1) form Thomas Jones, Lich Street. Mr Tree appeared for the wife and explained that the parties separated because of the persistent cruelty of the husband, who was employed at Messrs Heenan and Froude. The wife said that after the order was made he came back again and she forgave him once again. They were again separated. The Bench agreed to issue a warrant against the man.

Mr John Kent's appeal of fruit. He invited the people of Worcester to send fruit to the Worcester depots for the Navy and Army – especially apples and damsons. He has 50 packing cases to distribute among 50 people who would respond to his request. The depots were Mr White, seedsman, Broad Street; Mr Parsons, seedsman, St Nicholas Street, Mrs Ravenhill and Mr Kent, The Foregate.

Information researched by Melanie Ballam and the WWW100 team