Key dates over October 1914
Lives lost on this day: 1
6th October 1914 - Queen's War Work for Women committees
2nd Batt: Still entrenched north of Soupir under enemy fire.
3rd Batt: Left Saintimes for Pont St Mayence, arrived 3:45am. 300 men and 8 officers left by train and spent the night in a siding at Picquigny.
Because the Colonel Commanding, and the 2 Majors of the 3rd Batt. are placed out of action, the Battery is now being commanded at the Front by Capt de Salis, and Capt Nesbitt (the well-known cricketer) is second in command. Col. Stuart and Maj Milward are both ill, and Maj Chichester, it will be remembered, had to have his leg amputated;
Lord Coventry, presided over a meeting this afternoon to organise a County Committee, with subordinate local committees throughout the city, for carrying out the work of the Queen's "Work for Women" Fund, which has for its objects to provide employment for as many as possible of the women of the country...various schemes for employment were discussed;
The 3rd Worc Voluntary Aid Detachment (Commandant Mr RJ Hillier) have offered their service to the Infirmary to convey wounded from the railway station to the wards of that institution, and the offer has been accepted. A good number of citizens responded to the invitation to join the detachment and attend a class for recruits at the Shirehall , under Dr Campbell Highet, who is devoting much valuable time and energy to the work
Information researched by Sue Redding
- Pte Joseph Austin