27th January 1915 (Wednesday)

BORN TODAY: in South Shields, in north east England – Jack Brymer OBE, “the leading clarinettist of his generation, perhaps of the century” [The Times, as quoted on Wikipedia].



Western Front: To celebrate Kaiser Wilhelm’s (56th) birthday, each soldier of the German 14th Reserve Corps, which has been stationed on the Somme for several months, receives  half a bottle of wine, 15 cigars, 12 cigarettes and pack of tobacco and sausage. [Ralph Whitehead: “The other side of the wire”].


A sporting spat: In the Chancery Courts in London, Mr William Taylor fails to protect his patent for his “invention” of the dimpled golf ball.




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