Thursday, 21 June 2018

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HIS Majesty King George motored through Henley on Wednesday on his way to Oxford to inspect

HIS Majesty King George motored through Henley on Wednesday on his way to Oxford to inspect a cadet corps and the military hospitals. Two of the wounded soldiers from the Red Cross Hospital, who were standing near the cross, recognised His Majesty, who graciously acknowledged their respectful salute.

Mrs E Hewlett, of the King’s Arms, Henley, is proud of the fact that all six of her sons are now serving their King and country, all but one being in the fighting forces as follows: Jack, Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars; Walter, Machine Gun Corps; Frank, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry; Joe, Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars; Ernest, Royal Marines; and George, Munition Works.

A nine-year-old boy named Pike, of Friday Street, was paddling in the river near the landing place in front of the rectory on Monday when he got out of his depth. He was struggling in deep water when Miss Brockelbank, of Wharfe House, who was coming under the bridge in a canoe, noticed his arm rise above the water and then disappear. She paddled with all speed to the spot and without a moment’s hesitation plunged out of the canoe into the water before bringing the boy up and then paddling him to safety.





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