Daily Diary, September 5, 1914

Daily Diary, September 5, 1914

Daily Diary, September 5, 1914

First published in News


The Second Battalion marched as rear guard to Marles.  Arrived 2.30pm and bivouacked for the night;

The Third Battalion at Les Chapelles Bourbon; Many British losses: Worcestershires killed, wounded and missing included many officers: 16 officers killed, 58 officers wounded and 94 officers missing.

The Worcester City Relief Fund: £2,550.

The Directors of Messrs Edward Webb and Sons (Stourbridge) Ltd issued a notice to their employees: All single men between 19-35 were expected to join the Army at once and their situations would be open for them at the conclusion of the War.

A Bromsgrove Officer involved in Naval Battle: Engineer Lieutenant Arthur H Tilt, educated at Bromsgrove School, had been on HMS Arethusa off Heligoland when 11 men were killed and 15 wounded.

Major W E Sykes had been granted the temporary rank of Lieutenant Colonel to command the Ninth Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment.

The French-Canadians of Quebec had sent 4,000,000  pounds of Canadian cheese  to the Imperial Military Authorities, for the use of the army.

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