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Key dates over September 1914

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Lives lost on this day: 0

2nd September 1914 - 7th Brigade in thick of fighting at Mons

2nd Batt: left entrenched position at 8am to march to Chauconin into bivouac at 3 pm;

3rd Batt: in billets at Saney; The Worcestershire Regiments were in the thick of the fighting at Mons: The 7th Brigade (the Worcs, Lancs, Irish Rifles & Wilts) were in the hottest part of the fight and suffered worse than any.

A meeting of the Martley District Council was held for the purpose of appointing a local committee, in accordance with the County Council scheme, for the prevention and relief of distress on account of the war...the Chairman observed that in a rural district like that he hoped there would be little distress;

The authorities of Malvern College Rifle Range announced that Instruction would be given to men over 19 on Monday, Thursday and Friday between 7 and 9 pm. Similar arrangements for practice were available at the yard opposite Mr Porter's workshops near the old Artillery Drill HQ and shooting practice in force at the Rifle Drill Hall and at Belmont;

The Worcester Voluntary Aid detachments called for numerous cooking utensils, crockery etc which were urgently required for the equipment of the contemplated Red Cross Hospital in Worcester;

Misses Nellie and Florrie Millward, daughters of a schoolmaster in Chaddesley Corbett, who were in the employment of German houses and were unable to get away owing to the sudden outbreak of hostilities had sent a message from Hamburg to say they were quite well and comfortable.