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Key dates over September 1914

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Lives lost on this day: 0

5th September 1914 - Pact of London signed by the Allied powers of France, Britain and Russia, in which all three agree not to sign a separate peace

2nd Batt: marched as rear guard to Marles. Arrived 2:30pm and bivouacked for the night;

3rd Batt: At Les Chapelles Bourbon; Many British losses: Worcestershires killed, wounded and missing included many officers: 16 officers killed, 58 officers wounded and 94 officers missing.

The Worcester City Relief Fund: £2550;

The Directors of Messrs Edward Webb and Sons (Stourbridge) Ltd issued a notice to their employees: All single men between 19-35 were expected to join the Army at once and their situations would be open for them at the conclusion of the War;

A Bromsgrove Officer involved in Naval Battle: Engineer Lt Arthur H Tilt, educated at Bromsgrove School, had been on HMS Arethusa off Heligoland when 11 men were killed and 15 wounded;

Major W E Sykes had been granted the temporary rank of Lt-Col to command the 9th Battalion of the Worcs Regt;

The French-Canadians of Quebec had sent 4,000,000 pounds of Canadian cheese to the Imperial Military Authorities, for the use of the army.