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Key dates over August 1914

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Lives lost on this day: 0

The Defence of the Realm Act (DORA) introduced

8th August 1914 - The Defence of the Realm Act (DORA) introduced

The Defence of the Realm Act (DORA) was introduced. It gave the government special powers such as the right to take over industries and land which were needed for the war effort, or to censor newspapers.

The Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars, known as the Yeomanry, assembled between Tybridge St and New Road, ready to leave Worcester: it took a long time to load their horses onto the train, many were restive.

Ernest Phillips of St John's was kicked by one of a pair of horses he was leading through Lowesmoor, he was badly hurt but reported to be 'very comfortable' the next day.

Kidderminster Carpet manufacturers appealed for vacancies caused by military demands to be filled up.: The whole of the workforce should go on short time subject to the varying state of their trade but no firm should work more than 4 days a week. In this way they hoped to find some employment for all the hands in the carpet trade