Key dates over August 1914
Lives lost on this day: 1
28th August 1914 - 100,000 British men already recruited by Kitchener. Immediate calls follow for a second hundred thousand.
Pte. William Albert Lucas 9774, d. F & F, 3rd Batt.
2nd Worcs Batt marched to Servais and went into billets.
The City War Relief Fund reached £1780. Subscriptions received on Thursday included £250 from Lea and Perrins.
Philip Gell at Kidderminster charged with being an alien enemy and not registering himself. Prisoner was declaring himself a German 'and worth any 6 Englishmen'. He narrowly escaped being attacked.
5 Kidderminster teachers had been called for military service. The school canteen had taken immediate steps to feed the children. It was proposed to erect boilers and other apparatus to deal with exceptional distress among children of school age.
Important battle in Belgium; A number of wounded from Mons were expected to arrive at Netley Hospital today.
- Pte William Albert Lucas