Key dates over July 1915
Lives lost on this day: 1
22nd July 1915 - Rifle Shooting Match
Rolling casualty count: 1609
1st Batt: Section I. Everything very quiet; 2nd Batt: Quiet day. All trenches generally repaired; 3rd Batt: In Trenches ‘T’ Sector of St. Eloi; Royal Field Artillery: Authie: Training on 18 pr.
St Paul’s Amateur Dramatic Society: Member of St. Paul’s Amateur Dramatic Society gave another entertainment at the Infirmary on Wednesday afternoon. Piano solos by Mrs. W.T. Potter and songs by Mr. C.H. Baker were much enjoyed;
There were three accidents in Worcester today. At 10 o’clock the back mudguard of a motor car driven by an Army officer was proceeding along the Malvern Road towards St. John’s. At the junction of Bransford Road Annie Simmons , aged 4 years, of 13, Powell’s Row, attempted to cross the road. The back mudguard of the car struck her head and knocked her down. She was taken to the Infirmary, and was found to be suffering from bruises and shock. Just after 11 o’ clock a boy named Sidney Russell, 2 years 8 months, was running across a road at Sidbury to go into St. Peter’s Street. A tramcar proceeding along Sidbury, from the city, knocked him down. He was detained overnight at the Infirmary suffering from bruises and shock. At 5.40pm a horse and dray, laden with fruit, was standing at the bottom of Angel Street. The driver had to leave the dray for a minute and when he returned he got on the dray and commenced to drive away. He found that a little girl, named Nellie Pendray, Blackfriars, had been run over by one of the back wheels, near where she had been standing. P.C. Fisher removed her to the Infirmary, where it was found that she had fractured a bone in her foot;
Rifle Shooting Match: An interesting competition, arranged by the Worcester Rifle Club for those of its members who are also members of the local Companies of the Worcester Volunteer Regiment, was held at the Club’s Perry Wood Range. It took the form of a match between teams of men from the eight platoons of those companies, (teams of five, one sighting shot, and seven shots to count at 100 yards; 3 inch bull’s eye.) An amusing incident was the “tossing” for choice of rifles, a competitor naturally wishing to compete with the particular rifle with which he was most familiar, or one which had a good “reputation”! It would not, however, be just to the rifles to attribute all the bad shots to them. G. R. Gibson, ‘C’ Platoon had the highest score of 28 and ‘D’ Platoon won overall with a score of 83.
Information researched by Sue Redding
- Pte Jeremiah Homer 14094 - 9th Batt Worcestershire