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Lives lost on this day: 9

7th August 1915 - Angling competition wrecked by weather

Rolling casualty count: 2014

Angling: Our brief August Bank Holiday will be remembered as one of the most miserable ever known. The city was thronged with visitors and lodgings were difficult to obtain. Indeed, on Saturday night some were unable to obtain them. Boarding house keepers, licensed victuallers, refreshment providers, and the steam-boats must have had a good time of it. The places of amusements were simply crammed. Among the visitors were a good number of anglers. Very few of them put their rods together, but gloomily expressed their disappointment. Several angling competitions were abandoned, and wisely so, because they would probably have been as unsuccessful as the Bolton Challenge Cup Competition on Saturday, when the sport was as wretched as the weather. The entry totalled 325, but so poor was the sport that 25 prizes were not taken. Fifty seven were won, but of these 22 failed to weigh in 1oz each, and the last awarded prize went for a quarter ounce roach;

National Registration: The City Scheme: The scheme for the distribution and collection of the registration forms in the city, under the National Registration Act, may now be said to be complete. There was a meeting at the Public Hall of the enumerators and voluntary workers to discuss the details connected with the distribution and collection of the forms. There are about 130 volunteers, nearly half of them being women, and nearly the whole of them were present. The City has been divided into 18 districts, which are the polling districts. Each one is under the charge of a member of the City Council, who will superintend the work of the district;

D.C.M.’s for Worcesters: Pte. E. Greenwood, 2nd Battalion: For conspicuous gallantry and ability on May 17, 1915, near Richebourg. When the officer in charge of the machine-gun section was dangerously wounded by a shell, and he himself badly wounded in the foot, he took charge and behaved with the greatest coolness and bravery, unloading and putting away the parts of the gun himself, and not until he had ensured its safety did he allow his wound to be dressed.

Information researched by Sue Redding