Key dates over August 1914
Lives lost on this day: 0
12th August 1914 - Britain and France declare war on Austria-Hungary
The 2nd and 3rd Worcestershire Battalions received their orders. Due to a shortage of military equipment each man was issued with one pair of boots instead of two, a shortage which would prove to have most trying effects.
Worcestershire Battalions asked to raise 2 more battalions (2000 men) as the county's share of a 100, 000 men recruitment scheme. Men aged between 19-30 and 'old soldiers' up to the age of 42 were to be accepted. The first 500 of which were undergoing immediate training at Norton Barracks.
Ten thousand German cavalry were reported to be approaching Brussels.
There were no casualties reported on this day.