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Key dates over October 1914

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Lives lost on this day: 0

18th October 1914 - Violinist killed in action

Rolling casualty count: 194

2nd Batt: In billets at Godewaersvelde.

3rd Batt: Le Hue: relieved by W Kent regt at 5am. Sniping as we withdrew. Into billets west of Bois de Biez.

The Worcester Relief Fund: £3850;

The sum of £20-2s-3d had been contributed by the teachers of the various schools in Worcester towards the War Relief Fund, 234 out of 251 teachers in Worcester had subscribed to the Fund while others had contributed in different ways, some to the Teachers’ Fund. At a meeting in St Martin’s Boys’ School, the money was allocated as follows: NUT Prince of Wales Fund, £1-10s; Descendants of City Teachers on Active Service, £2-2s; Belgian Refugees’ Fund, £3-3s; Worcester War Relief Fund, £13-7s-3d.

It is announced that Lt A Northey, 6th Battalion, Worcs Regt, has been killed in action. He was an excellent musician, and played the violin at concerts of the Worcs Festival Choral Society and the Worcs Orchestral Society. He was hon. secretary of the Regt Depot Hockey Club, a well-known figure in local cricket, Depot team, the Worcs Gents’ team, and also helped the St John’s Club. He was appointed 2nd Lt in 1906 and Lt two years later;

The Worcs 8th Batt. Territorials in the South who were inspected by the King are stated to be as fit as possible, and as ‘happy as sandboys’ by one of their number who returned home for the weekend. The Worcs had a 10 mile march to the inspection and were in full marching order for 10 hours. It is stated that complimentary remarks were heard as the King went along the line.

Information researched by Sue Redding