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Key dates over September 1914

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Lives lost on this day: 0

1st September 1914 - The Worcestershire Regiment lodging their colours at The Guildhall

2nd Batt: Marched through the night to Couvignon to take up entrenched position as rear guard to the 2nd Division;

3rd Batt: In Outpost position on general line which ran from Barly to St Soupplets;

The Worcester City Relief Fund: £2260;

Municipal Officers on Active Service: In a letter to Mayor, Dr Fowler, School Medical Officer, 'because of the embodiment of the Territorial Force, his services as an Officer would be required for an indefinite time', he trusted that the City Council would allow him to resume his duties on his return;

The increase in the number of men and women seeking work since the War broke out, was considerable, and much above the average. The most affected were painters, those involved with the building trade and ordinary labourers; Mr Burgess asked the Mayor if the Waterworks were being guarded.

The Mayor replied that the Watch Committee were taking steps to guard the Waterworks and safeguard the water supply. It was not always wise to state what was being done;

The Matron of the Worcester Infirmary, Miss Herbert, had received a communication from the military authorities regarding the number of wounded soldiers that could be accommodated. 50 could be accommodated but there was no further infomation about when they might be expected.

Voluntary Aid Detachment : Improvised Motor Ambulances.Sir, - In order to facilitate the rapid and easy removal of the sick and injured from the railway stations etc., we wish to employ as far as possible motor-cars, which can, with little trouble and delay, be transformed into efficient motor ambulances. The necessary apparatus, similar to that devised by me and shown in use at our recent inspection, is now ready to be attached to a suitable chassis...Needless to say, all possible care will be taken to prevent damage to the cars while in our use. The regular chauffeur should be in charge of each car for V.A.D. use.

C.HIGHET, M.O., 44, Barbourne Road, Worcester;