Key dates over November 1915
Lives lost on this day: 3
4th November 1915 - Soldiers' Cap Badges Stolen!
Rolling Casualty Count: 2531
2nd Batt: Trenches improved by laying down trench gratings. All “ball” bombs replaced by “Mills” bombs. Trench-kitchens not a success as all water has to be brought from Cambrin.
SMFA: 1 and 3 in Sailly au Bois. 2 in dugouts by Chalsan de la Haie.
An official notice issued on Saturday allows ‘properly organised’ public firework displays on November 5 but prohibits any modest back-garden squib-firing.
To the Editor
Sir – Soldiers are warned to beware lest they get their cap badges stolen. Last night I attended a well-known institution in the city and someone showed his or her patriotism (?) by stealing my cap badge. As this seems to be a practice with a certain class of people, soldiers should be warned to remove their badges when leaving their caps in a porch or cloak room as this seems to be the only way to defeat our light-fingered friends FB
Information researched by the WWW100 team
- Pte Richard Keyte Handy 19218 - 9th Bn.
- Pte Wilfred Hunt 17134 - 2nd Bn.
- Pte. Albert Tonks 21775 - 3rd Bn.