ONE of the oldest and and most respected inhabitants of Highmoor, Joseph Bailey, passed away
ONE of the oldest and and most respected inhabitants of Highmoor, Joseph Bailey, passed away on Sunday morning. Mr Bailey, who was in his 80th year and had been in failing health for some years, leaves a wife and a large number of children and grandchildren. Mr and Mrs Bailey celebrated their golden wedding a few months ago, having lived in their cottage for more than 50 years. The funeral took place at St Paul’s Church, Highmoor, on June 1, with the vicar Rev J Hughes officiating.
Among the few who were fortunate enough to be saved from HMS Queen Mary, which was sunk in the naval battle off Jutland on May 31, is 1st class stoker Frank Smith, son of Mr and Mrs W Smith, of Albert Road, Henley. Stoker Smith was in the stokehold of the the ship when the order “each man for himself” was given. There were, he says, two tremendous lurches of the vessel which threw some of the stokers against the furnaces and the poor fellows were very severely burnt.Â
The proceeds of the school concert and sale of work which took place at The Cedars, Reading Road, on April 5 and 6 in aid of the Henley Red Cross Hospital realised the handsome sum of £22 2s. Miss Jenner organised the functions.