ON Sunday evening, the Henley fire brigade was called to the “fancy goods bazaar” in Market
ON Sunday evening, the Henley fire brigade was called to the “fancy goods bazaar” in Market Place. The fire broke out in the shop window and a quick blaze was the result. Passers-by assisted by three soldiers billeted on the premises attacked the flames and the plate glass front window and shop door glass were smashed in order to allow the application of buckets of water. The stock was considerably damaged, as was the shop and its fittings. An escape of gas is thought to have been the cause of the outbreak.
Shortly after 11pm on Saturday, the Henley fire brigade received a call to a blazing motor car on White Hill, Remenham. The motor tractor steamer and full complement of members turned out but upon arrival found the trouble had been dealt with by the police using turf and sand. The car was a wreck.
News has been received from the adjutant, 2nd Battalion South Oxfordshire Regiment, that 2nd Lt the Hon Howard Carew Stonor was killed in action on the 10th inst. at Givenchy “whilst leading his men most gallantly” in an attack on the German trenches. The Hon. Stonor was the youngest son of Jessie Lady Camoys.