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Key dates over October 1914

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Lives lost on this day: 10

23rd October 1914 - Second Battalion under heavy fire

Rolling casualty count 271

2nd Batt: A whole day of furious bombardment and continuous rifle fire. Heavy attack on left by night driven off. Relieved by French troops about midnight - very difficult under shrapnel and rifle fire. Several killed and wounded. A most trying day and night for all.

3rd Batt: Rue de Marais: New line occupied during night. Battalion covered by rear guard and occupied position in neighbourhood of La Quinque Rue and entrenched. Some sniping.

The Colours of the 1st Batt Worcs Regt, who are shortly proceeding to the front, will be handed over to the care of the Dean and Chapter at the Cathedral today at 11am. A small escort, under the command of Maj. Wodehouse DSO will hand over the colours;

Lt H A Gillum-Webb to be captain of the Worcs Regt.;

The Theatre Royal was crowded in nearly every part on Thursday pm, when a matinee performance organised by the High Sheriff (Mr A Carlton) was given on behalf of the Worcester War Relief Fund. It was a splendid effort, in which Mr Carlton had the cooperation of a number of ladies and gentlemen of the city and county and, as a result, the Fund will benefit by about £90. It is understood that Mr Arthur Jones MFH has written to the Mayor of Worcester, asking him to make up the proceeds to £100, at the same time expressing regret that he could not be present;

A naval reservist, named George Young, aged 26, of Enfield Road, Redditch, was amongst those who were drowned when the Cressey was torpedoed. Young, who was a stoker, leaves a wife and a 6 months old baby. A younger brother serving with the colours was at the battle of Mons.

Information researched by Sue Redding