Key dates over October 1915
Lives lost on this day: 4
1st October 1915 - German Fokker aircraft deployed in numbers along the Western Front. Able to fire directly forward by shooting through the propellor arc, the Fokker establishes German air superiority until Spring 1916.
Local casualties: 4
Rolling casualty count: 2444
The 2nd Worcesters marched southwards from Essars to Vermelles at midday to relieve the 7th Division at Gun Trench. Strong German counter attacks have retaken the Slagheap of Fosse 8 and regained the Hohenzollern Redoubt. 3rd Worcestershire relieved the 4th Middlesex in a half-dug line of new trenches at Sancturary Wood.
Cruelty. Percy Edward Wainwright (16) labourer. Pleaded guilty to working a mare whilst in an unfit state, on the Cross. Fined £1
Advert. Worcestershire men. Regular and territorial battalions of your regiment are now at the front. They have won honour and renown but must have MORE MEN. Don’t hesitate to come. He who hesitates is lost, don’t wait to be fetched, time and tide wait for no man.
Don’t think of self all the time, king and country first, self last.
Information researched by the WWW100 team
- Pte. Arthur Jenkins 2572 - 1st/7th Bn.
- Pte. Sidney George Stone 15063 - 2nd Bn.
- Lt. Cedric Ernest Wheldon Kauntze 3rd Bn.
- Pte. Philip Walter Mellers 22496 - 4th Bn.