On this day 1918: A boxing tournament at Shoreham Camp produced ‘good sport’

Amongst a range of sports that took place in Shoreham that week, a boxing tournament at Shoreham Camp, organised by Eastern Command, produced good sport and raised money for St Dunstan’s Hostel.

Brighton youth George Gallagham bested Londoner Tommy Harris and Pte. A. Robson of the London Regiment put on a good show winning his bout with Staff Sergeant Zimmer. An exciting rematch between Sergt. Evans, R.G.A. and Corpl. Power, Irish Guards, was won by Power on points.

The colonials in Camp also got involved with Corporal G. Green of the South Africans beating T. Moore from the Canadians to the dismay of Moore’s supporters.

Famous boxer Bombardier Billy Wells  boxed at Shoreham Camp early in the war. Wells, B. 1911. Modern Boxing: a practical guide to present-day methods.
Famous boxer Bombardier Billy Wells boxed at Shoreham Camp early in the war. Wells, B. 1911. Modern Boxing: a practical guide to present-day methods.

Check out the full story in the West Sussex Gazette:

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(West Sussex Gazette, 22/8/1918)
West Sussex County Council Library Service www.westsussexpast.org.uk

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