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Lives lost on this day: 3

28th September 1914 - Firewatching urged by NFU

Killed: Gen Staff: Major Arthur Dawson Green; Pte. Ellis Price 9572; Pte. Samuel Stanton 7461 2nd Battalion

2nd Batt: still in billets at La Cour des Moines to rest and refit. 

3rd Batt: Augy: Orders received to go to Bois Anciennes in reserve. Arrived at position 7 am, returned to Augy at billets at 11: 45 am.

Performances being for the present postponed, the Barbourne Amateur Dramatic Society has sent £2 2s 0d to the Worcester War Fund;

This morning the Malvern Chum's Company (120 strong) of the 8th (Res) Battalion, Worcs Regt paraded at the Drill Hall, and marched to Great Malvern Station leaving for Worcester at 9:40am. The Malvern platform and bridge were flocked with relatives and friends of the departing men. Cheers were raised as the train steamed out to the accompaniment of a salvo of fog signals. The Company, arrived at Foregate St Station where they lined up and marched to HQ to the tunes of "Tipperary" and "Who's your lady friend?";

A meeting of the Worcs County Executive of the National Farmers’ Union was held at the Star Hotel: The General Secretary wrote that the possibility of stacks being fired by aliens or other evil disposed persons had been considered by the Union. It was improbable that an organised raid on the stacks would be made, but it was possible that isolated attempts would be made here and there. To provide against this contingency it would be advisable for the farmer, or his son or some responsible employee should keep watch at night, armed with a big stick. As this country was not under martial law, the use of firearms was illegal. Mr Roxburgh said that was all very well, but if a man set fire to his place, and he caught him, he would shoot him very quickly. His son was in the Yeomanry, so that he would have to do the watching himself.