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Henley Standard

May 5, 1916

IT was announced a few weeks ago that a creche, or day nursery, where women going out to work for the day can leave their babies to be fed and looked after, was to be opened shortly at Camden House, New Street. It has now been decided that the crèche shall be at Hazeldean, Reading Road (through the kindness of Miss Monk). The house is now being prepared and a matron has been engaged.

Lt Godfrey Phillimore, of the Highland Light Infantry, attached to the South Wales Borderers, who was reported missing three weeks ago, is now said to be a prisoner of war. A communication has been received from him by his family, from which it appears that he was wounded in the head and rendered insensible. On regaining consciousness, he found himself within the German lines. The officer is the second son of Sir Walter Phillimore, Lord Justice of Appeal, of the Coppice, Shiplake.    

Mrs Hermon, of Reading Road, Henley, was informed last week by the War Office that her son, Pte J H Hermon, was wounded in action on April 5 while fighting with the Persian Expeditionary Force — degree not stated. Pte Hermon was previously wounded when in charge at Ypres last June.

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