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Key dates over October 1915

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Lives lost on this day: 4

15th October 1915 - General Sir Ian Hamilton is replaced in command at Gallipoli by General Sir Charles Monro

Rolling casualty count: 2497

2nd Batt. Quiet day in support trenches. 3rd Batt. Relieved by 1st North Staffordshire Regt - relief completed by 10:15 pm. Marched to bivouac near Busseboom. 10 Batt. relieved the 10th Royal Warwickshire in the trenches section IND IV A.

Singular suicide at Kidderminster.

Drowned in a bucket of water.

Mary Amelia Robinson, aged 48.

Lucy Robinson (16) daughter of the deceased said her mother was living apart from her husband..who was allowing her 10s a week. She had been very poorly.

Deceased asked witness to take a bucket of water into her bedroom, as the room was too hot…found her mother lying over the side of the bed with her head in the bucket of water. On Monday deceased told her she should do away with herself, as she had been worried and had nothing to live for.

Dr O.C.P. Evans said he had attended deceased since Sunday. She was suffering from a nervous breakdown

The jury returned a verdict of suicide during temporary insanity

Less lighting for Worcester.

Only one-fourth of street lamps to be lighted

The Mayor said he was of opinion that there was too much light in the streets, considering that we are at war…the cost of public lighting in the city was £4000 a year.

Information researched by the WWW100 team