Key dates over November 1915
Lives lost on this day: 1
17th November 1915 - Local will creates Oxbridge scholarship
Rolling Casualty Count: 2565
At the Front:
1st Batt: Wet night, low-lying trenches flooded. Much work to put them right
10th Batt: In billets at Locon
On the Home Front:
Legacy of a classical scholarship: The chairman said he had an interesting statement to make. At the end of last week he attended the funeral of a relative.....His cousin, John Hughes of Upton Snodsbury, left certain freehold property for the purpose of founding a classical scholarship at Oxford or Cambridge University, to be held from time to time by a boy from the cathedral Kings school or, failing such a boy, a boy who had attended a similar school in the city.
Teachers and enlistment: The town clerk said he had received a letter from the Education Department which, he said, was like other official letters. It said that military service was most important and education work was most important, and then it said that both were (laughter). The circular said we must win the war even if we won it with depleted education services.
Information researched by the WWW100 team.
- Pte William Henry Gines 18747 - 10th Bn.