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Key dates over December 1915

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Lives lost on this day: 3

1st December 1915 - Recruiting canvass target exceeded

Rolling Casualty Count: 2567

1st Batt: In billets on Rue Delettre. B Coy in Command Post. Fine ,mild day.

2nd Batt: Trench mortar bombs during the night left tunnel under railway embankment very unsafe, sides have fallen in. All available men baling mud and water from trenches but no real difference made.

10th Batt: In billets on Robecq to Callonne Rd.

SMD RFA: At Bayencourt, bombardment and retaliation. Very wet and ground condition poor.

Petty sessions Wednesday

Lampless cyclist - Kitty Rendall, of Leigh Road, was summoned for riding a bike without a light at 10 p.m. Segt. Cale presented the case, and defendant, who did not appear, was fined 9s. Dr. Dixey said it was especially dangerous for cyclists to ride about without lamps, with restrictions in regard to lighting in force. He hoped the police would give close attention to such cases.


The canvassing sub-committee report on the recruiting figures to date was highly satisfactory. It was pointed out that Worcester had already contributed more than the estimated proportion according to the population, and it was believed that the final figures would exceed all expectations.

The number of single men who had given unfavourable answers to the canvassers was extremely few.

Information researched by the WWW100 team.