Key dates over August 1915
Lives lost on this day: 4
26th August 1915 - Kidderminster Corporation to cut back on lighting
Rolling casualty count: 2234
1st Batt. In billets. At 8pm the battalion marched into trenches Sections 4 & 5 just north of La Boutillerie taking over from the 2/East Lancashires. A quiet relief no casualties. Enemy quiet all through night. 2nd Batt. Germans have been sniping very heavily all night. One of our working party dangerously wounded - shot through head. A German aeroplane came over our lines about 5:50pm.
Kidderminster Corporation has agreed, at a special meeting, to reduce the number of lights in the town. It will be cut to half that which is currently used. This will make a saving of £1168 per year. The Gas Company had wanted to increase the price per lamp by 10s. Alderman Ray, also a special constable in Kidderminster, said there was a scandalous waste of light under the present arrangements.
- Pte. James Richard Marshall 8649 - 2nd Batt:
- Pte. Kenerick Jones 19472 - 4th Batt:
- Pte. Walter Hill 4726 - 9th Batt:
- Pte. Wilfred Taylor 18821 - 9th Batt: