- William George Chrystall enlists. William is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would die of wounds in France on 4 September 1916.
- The Leader states that “a wave of sadness seemed to overwhelm the whole town on Saturday morning, when the death of Trooper Roy Stanford, the warrior son of Ald. and Mrs AF Stanford, became known.” The Last Post. Death of Roy Stanford
- The Mayor, Ald ET McNeilly receives word that his son – James Atkinson McNeilly – has left Egypt for Gallipoli. At the Front
- A German U-boat bombards the Cumbrian settlements of Lowca and Parton on Britain’s west coast. The intended target is a chemical manufacturing plant, but despite German claims of mass damage, a dog is the only casualty. Lowca and Parton in Cumbria recall 1915 attack by German U-boat
The Bombardment of the Cumberland Coast
On August Sixteenth, old Kaiser Bill
Said to his men, “Now prove your skill,
And try and reach the Cumberland coast,
The feat of which I’d like to boast.”
The Kaiser’s word they did obey,
And fired away in Parton Bay,
With shot and shell they did their best
To put the Lowca works to rest.
The damage done was not so much,
The Benzol plant they did not touch,
One shell fell here, another there
Which gave the workmen quite a scare.
The inhabitants too grew quite alarmed,
Because this port is still unarmed,
This opportunity the enemy seized,
And rained the shells just where he pleased.
Two shells went through a cottage home,
The father shouts “A German Bomb,”
The children then ran out like bees,
And joined the Lowca refugees.
The submarine then made its way
Across the dub from Parton Bay,
To find some other defenceless port
Where German fiends could have their sport.