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Key dates over December 1915

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Lives lost on this day: 5

4th December 1915 - Trench reliefs held up by bad conditions

Rolling casualty count: 2576

1st Batt: hostile machine gun fire between 6 and 9pm. Hand grenades thrown near “White City”, enemy seem to be searching for our Battery near Culvert Farm.

2nd Batt: Rapid fire to cover parties moving up with ration and materials for repairing trenches. Relief from trenches delayed as trenches are in such a bad state and men were falling in the mud. After dusk relief was carried out over the top[ of the trenches-to billets in Harley St.

SMD RFA: Uneventful but most trouble from “Minenwerfers.”


The severe frosts of last week broke up on Monday. We are now having a spell of wet, murky weather, which is good for neither man nor beast, and keeps the angler at home. The rivers are in good angling condition. On Sunday several rods were out on the Severn and the Teme. Some fine roach were captured near Kempsey; also a few fine Chub. Two Pike were caught above Camp, the heaviest being 41/2 lbs.....Club life is very quiet at present. Several Rod men proposed fishing for Pike tomorrow, but this wet weather will most likely keep them at home.


John Price Carter, of 28, Wylds lane, Worcester, was charged with not showing a red light on a vehicle at Dodderhill. P.C.Bowcott proved the case. Fined 7s 6d, including costs. - Joseph Perkins Carter, 22, Bromsgrove Street, Worcester, was charged with showing no lights on a vehicle at Dodderhill. P.C.Bowcott said defendant had a lamp, but it was quite cold and had no candle in it. Fined 10s, including costs.

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