Key dates over September 1915
Lives lost on this day: 1
15th September 1915 - Two Worcestershire battalions meet up at the Front
Rolling casualty count: 2272
2nd Batt War Diary: Having learnt that the 10th Batt were in the vicinity of LOCON it was decided to march through that village to give an opportunity for men meeting friends. The OC 10th Batt gave orders for his Battalion to be formed up in two sides of a square. Our Battn was formed up on the other two sides and Colonel Chesney expressed the great pleasure it gave him and his Battalion to meet the 2nd Battalion which had so distinguished itself during the campaign and hoped that the example we had set would be followed by his Battalion. Our Colonel replied expressing the pleasure it gave him and the 2nd Battalion to meet a county Battalion of the New Armies. The two Battalions were then fell out for half an hour to allow for mutual greeting. Before parting 3 cheers were given by each battalion. The drums of the 10th Battalion then played us on our way for about a mile. In BETHUNE the same evening six officers of the 10th honoured us with their presence at dinner.
Worcester Woman drowned. The dead body of Matilda Webb (56) a dressmaker was recovered from the River Teme. On August 13 she was charged with attempting to commit suicide by drowning in the Laugherne Brook. On that occasion she admitted jumping into the brook because she could not do her work.
Information researched by Melanie Ballam and the WWW100 team
- Private Richard Grocott 20478 - 4th Bn.