AN ambulance train taking wounded servicemen from Southampton to Birmingham passed through Shrub Hill Station, Worcester on Friday afternoon, waiting there for about 10 minutes. All who were at the station were filled with pity for the wounded fellows, and cigarettes and chocolate were given to those who were well enough to lean out of the carriage windows. The soldiers, some of whom have lost limbs and others who were bandaged about the arms and head, were attended by Red Cross men. Several nurses from Worcester Infirmary were at the station and talked with the men.

It is proposed to raise two more service battalions of the Worcestershire Regiment. These will be the 12th and 13th battalions. Recruiting will commence at once. The required height for Army service has been reduced from 5ft 6ins to 5ft 5ins and the chest measurement is lowered from 35½ inches to 34. Since war broke out, more than 10,000 men have been recruited into all branches of the Army from Worcestershire.