Thursday, 21 June 2018

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GEORGE ARLETT, of Friday Street, Henley, has just received a letter from his son, Sgt Harry

GEORGE ARLETT, of Friday Street, Henley, has just received a letter from his son, Sgt Harry Arlett, 1st Oxford and Bucks Light infantry, who was taken prisoner of war by the Turks at the fall of Kurt. Sgt Arlett writes: “I am in the best of health and happy. Of course you know how and why we surrendered. We did all that British soldiers could do and I shall always be proud of the part I took in this great war and the worthy foeman we had to face.”

A heavy rainstorm, accompanied by forked and sheet lightning and volleys of thunder, visited South Oxfordshire yesterday afternoon and evening. Orchard Dene, Assendon, was struck by lightning but no serious damage resulted. In Henley the rainfall was very heavy, with more than ¾in being registered.

On Tuesday afternoon, a youth named Albert West, from Stonor, was admitted to Henley Infirmary suffering from severe head injuries and concussion. He was tree felling on the Stonor Estate when he was struck by a falling bough.





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