Key dates over November 1915
Lives lost on this day: 1
28th November 1915 - Revd. Studdert Kennedy preaches at lay clerk's 50th anniversary
Rolling Casualty Count: 2586
At the Front:
1st Batt: Relieved at last by 2nd E Lancs and back to billets in Rue Delettre.
2nd Batt: B Co and The Royal Fusiliers relieved by 2nd HLI and marched back to billets in Bethune. Men suffering badly from effects of cold and wet on their feet.
10th Batt: Co training and working to improve billets, rendering the barns less draughty and more hospitable. Also erecting ablution trenches and latrines
9th Batt: Sharp frost, snow and bitter winds
4th Batt: Lowest trenches still wet, now frost-bite and exposure The MO collapsed from exposure. Extra fuel and rum was sent up on pack animals. Strength of Batt dropped from 700 to 300.
On the Home Front:
ADDRESS BY THE REV. W. A. STUDDERT KENNEDY.
At the College Hall meeting on Sunday, the Dean, on behalf of the assembly, congratulated Mr. W. Mann Dyson on completing 50 years as a lay clerk in the cathedral…The lecturer was the Rev W. A. Studdert Kennedy, vicar of St. Paul’s Worcester, and his subject was “God is love; is this true!” In an address of extraordinary power, he enunciated the reasons for a Christian’s belief in a rational World. They claimed that the mind behind the universe was good and all powerful. That claim was based upon faith.
Information researched by the WWW100 team.
- Pte. George Henry Rowe 20640 - 4th Bn.