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Key dates over August 1915

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Lives lost on this day: 2

14th August 1915 - Wounded Private's new legs paid for by Queen

Rolling casualty count: 2195

2nd Batt: Battalion in billets at Beuvry; 3rd Batt: In trenches near La Brique

Legless Worcs Soldier helped by Queen Amelie - Queen Amelie of Portugal has provided a pair of artificial legs for Pte Edward Whitehouse of the 3rd Worcesters, who recently had both legs amputated in St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, owing to the injuries inflicted by shrapnel. Whitehouse is a Dudley man. Her Majesty's attention having been called to his case, she offered to provide the artificial legs at a cost of 100 guineas. Whitehouse has undergone no fewer than 15 operations and his courage has won the admiration of hospital staff. He is making good progress towards recovery. Worcesters are full of admiration for the Ferozepore 14th Sikh Infantry who helped attack Turkish positions in Gallipoli on June 4 and 5. "In the highest sense of the word, extreme gallantry has been shown by this fine battalion. The history of the Sikhs affords many instances of their value as soldiers, but it may safely be asserted that nothing finer than the grim valour and steady discipline displayed by them on June 4 has ever been done by soldiers of the Khalsa".

Information researched by Sue Redding