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Key dates over November 1915

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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:


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.

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