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Key dates over October 1915

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Lives lost on this day: 2

20th October 1915 - Thomas Andrews (28) 3/8th Battn of 3 Vine Cottages, The Butts - charged with being a deserter


Rolling casualty count: 2509

On the front: 2nd Worcestershire's. Captain G E G McClellan was shot through the heart by a sniper. His loss was much felt, for he had inspired all who saw him by his courage and contempt for danger. Hohenzollern Redoubt blazed with fighting. 11th Worcestershires recalled to Fouilloy.10th Batt: Are in reserve trenches at Mauvais, except for A Coy who are occupying Festubert East and Le Plantin Post East

On the home front:

Nut food and vegetarian diet. We are now stocking regularly Mapleton's Specialities and shall be pleased to acquire anything especially required. Nut Meats in Tins 6d., 61/2d. 7 7d. Cooking Nutter 1s 3d. Fruitarian Cakes 4d each &c. &c. Shuter & Flays' Stores Limited, family grocers, 51 and 52 High Street, Worcester

City Police Court. Wednesday before Messrs J Mayglothing, W R Higgs, WGR Stone, A H Constance and T Grimmer. Deserter. Thomas Andrews (28) of 3 Vine Cottages, The Butts and a private in the 3/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment was charged with being a deserter. He pleaded guilty. Sergt Wilkes said that he went to the house and defendant at first denied that he was a deserter but eventually admitted it. He was remanded to await an escort.