Key dates over October 1915
Lives lost on this day: 1
27th October 1915 - George Washington, a black man, helplessly drunk after day potato digging at Cookley.
Rolling casualty count: 2515
On the front:
"1st Batt: Suffering heavy shelling
2nd Batt: King`s visit postponed until 28th. Foggy and damp weather
3rd Batt: Attacked at 1.00 am but enemy driven off by 1.30am, heavy shelling followed all day
On the home front:
Kidderminster Borough Bench. Albert Morris, a stranger was charged with having been drunk and disorderly on Saturday in Blackwell Street. PC Robinson said defendant was shouting to his wife, "Won't you forgive me, and love?" When arrested, defendant was very violent. Defendant's worldly possessions consisted of 1s 4d. The bench fined him 5s. Sarah Perks, another stranger, was charged with having been drunk in Worcester Street. PC Hodgkinson said that defendant was quite helpless. She said that she got very wet in the fields at Hartlebury, where she was working and had two quarters of whiskey. She had 10s in her pocket. Fined 3s. George Washington, a black man, was charged with having been drunk in Worcester Street. PC Hodgkinson said defendant was helplessly drunk. He said he had been potato digging at Cookley, and on coming to Kidderminster met a friend and had dome drink. He had no money left. His insurance card was produced and the Chairman said as defendant was at work regularly he would be discharged with a caution.
- Pte. Henry Charles Cole 18899 - 9th Bn.