LOCAL CASUALTIES: 1 - Private William Lucas 9774, 3rd Batt.


100,000 British men already recruited by Kitchener. Immediate calls follow for a second hundred thousand. 2nd Worcs Batt marched to Servais and went into billets.

The City War Relief Fund reached £1,780. Subscriptions received on Thursday included £250 from Lea and Perrins.

Philip Gell at Kidderminster charged with being an alien enemy and not registering himself. Prisoner was declaring himself a German 'and worth any six Englishmen'. He narrowly escaped being attacked.

Five Kidderminster teachers had been called for military service. The school canteen had taken immediate steps to feed the children. It was proposed to erect boilers and other apparatus to deal with exceptional distress among children of school age.

Important battle in Belgium.

A number of wounded from Mons were expected to arrive at Netley Hospital today.