A YMCA memorial concert by Convalescent Soldiers from Shoreham Army camp successfully took place at Connaught Hall. Private W. G. Soole violin solos and Quarter-master-Sergeant J. A. W. Martin’s singing were notably impressive.
An appeal was made on behalf of the Memorial Fund raised in memory of the brave men who had fallen during the war. The appeal aimed to provide a permanent building to be used by the young men of the town and district after the war. The building would be a place of recreation and for the purpose of study, without any particular religious or sectarian domination.
Two matches took place between a Ladies team and a Soldiers team on Thursday and Saturday evening. In the first match the Ladies faced “the Buffs from Shoreham Camp”, which ended in a two nil defeat for the ladies. However, on the Saturday match The Dome Ladies were triumphant against the Fourteenth Fusiliers from Shoreham Camp by a solitary goal.
At Connaught Hall a Whist Drive and Military Dance took place, with prizes for the winners such as; a cut-glass scent bottle, a silver photo frame, a smoker’s companion, and many more. However, the proposed football match on the Aerodrome between Soldiers from Eastern Command Depot and the Royal Flying Corps was postponed due to frozen conditions on the ground.
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