Wednesday, 15 August 2018

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HIS Majesty the King has appointed as aides-de-camp an officer of the Royal Naval Reserve and

HIS Majesty the King has appointed as aides-de-camp an officer of the Royal Naval Reserve and one of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. The officer chosen in the former case is Capt Herbert James Haddock CB RD, of Hambleden. Capt Haddock was, in peace conditions, the commodore of the White Star Line and commanded successfully the Britannic, Germanic, Cedrin, Oceanic and Olympic.

News has just been received from the front in France that gunner W H Fassnidge, RGA, has been seriously wounded and taken to the hospital at the base. The gallant soldier is the only son of Mr F Fassnidge, of Remenham Farm Cottages. From the report we glean that a piece of shrapnel went through the calf of one leg.

The children of the Henley National Schools had their annual summer treat on Wednesday. The charming grounds of Westfield were, by the kindness of Mr R A Fry, again placed at their disposal and here the youngsters spent a very pleasant time indeed. Full justice was done to the excellent tea provided and the varied programme of sports and pastimes afforded pleasure to all.





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