Daily Diary August 26, 1914

11th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment in the trenches at Worcester, 1915.

11th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment in the trenches at Worcester, 1915.

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LOCAL CASUALTIES: 4 - Lieutenant Mordaunt Clarke & Privates Daniel Robinson 8720, George Skidmore 9494 & Frank Wichard 6107, all 3rd Batt.

ROLLING CASUALTY COUNT: 10

3rd Worcs. Batt: occupied two trenches west of Caudry, with two companies, attacked early morning, very heavily shelled.

British casualties 2,000. Prussian losses very heavy. More German barbarities.

Private W T Malone wounded in the head but refused to leave the firing line and remained in action. He was awarded the DCM.

Mr Stallard, Secretary to the Worcester Infirmary, has received a communication from the War Office stating that the authorities will be pleased to accept the offer of 50 beds for the wounded should they be required.

Possible dearth of teachers. Two teachers from Evesham had gone to the front. Mr Geoffrey New suggested that, if there were difficulties replacing them with male teachers, women teachers should be engaged in boys' schools.

The Battle of Le Cateau.

British Expeditionary Force suffers 7,812 casualties and is forced to retreat.

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