Wednesday, 21 November 2018

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AT the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Reading Road, Henley, on Saturday, Mr A Lett, deputy coroner for South

AT the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Reading Road, Henley, on Saturday, Mr A Lett, deputy coroner for South Oxon, held an inquest into the death of Frederick James Darling, 26, a police constable attached to the B division, Metropolitan Police, whose body was recovered from the Thames at Marsh Lock on the previous Friday evening. Former PC Simmonds, who had been called to the colours, identified the body and stated that he last saw the deceased alive on June 16 at B division’s HQ in Westminster. The deceased, who was in good health, was about to spend a few days with some friends at Wargrave. He was an exceptionally good swimmer.

Greys has excelled itself. If every village throughout our broad shires could boast such enthusiasts as the ladies who engineered Saturday’s concert to raise funds for the Star and Garter Home, its coffers would long ago have been overflowing.

The sympathy of the people of Henley will go out to Mr and Mrs Goodall, of 27 Hart Street, in the sad news of the death of their eldest son Fred on the battlefield in France. He left England for France about a month ago and was killed in action by a shell on June 24. Frederick Goodall went to Henley Royal Grammar School.





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