Personal information about Walter Henry Box

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   Walter Henry Box
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   30 June 1880
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
Burial register information:
Book number: 1868
Page number: 217
Record number: 4133
Official at burial:
   John W Close
Source of information:
  Burial Register
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Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Walter Henry Box
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    01 July 1880
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News





An inquest was held in the Magistrates’ room, Municipal Buildings, on Monday evening, before Dr. Watson, J.P., Borough Coroner, concerning the death of a boy named Walter Henry Box, who was drowned on the previous evening. Mr. Comyns was elected foreman. The evidence went to show that the deceased child, six years of age, had been to the centenary service in the Corn Exchange, and was returning home to West Mills, with a lad named George Titchmarsh. He was kneeling on the bank looking at the fish when the deceased toppled over, and Titchmarsh ran and told a man who came and tried to save him. A lad named William Henry Bishop said he was on the other side of the grass and saw him tumble in. John Ferris, a labourer, living at the lock-house, said that he heard there was someone in the water and he looked carefully and saw the body of a child lying at the bottom. He obtained a rake and pulled the body out, taking it into the Conservative Club reading room and assisting in attempting to restore animation, but all attempts were useless. The body was a little warm but lifeless. Dr. Ryott deposed finding the child apparently dead from drowning and used means for resuscitation for a little over half-an-hour, but his efforts were of no avail. He had no doubt the child was dead when taken out of the water, and could state his belief that it had been in the water, twenty minutes. It appears the child got under the railings near the lock-shutters house, and tumbled in and was carried by the stream under towpath bridge close to the Conservative Club. The jury returned a verdict – “Death from accidental drowning.” The little fellow was a scholar in the Wesleyan Sunday School and had that afternoon attended the service in the Corn Exchange. The Jury asked the Coroner to recommend that a drag be kept by the Corporation at the Conservative Club or other place in that vicinity, the nearest drag at present being in the Town Hall. The Coroner concurred, and promised to forward the recommendation to the proper quarter.

Newbury Weekly News 1 July 1880

Not in Mrs. P.    Buried 30 June 1880 aged 6.


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