Knight, George

Knight, George             1884 April 26th           Westbury Leigh

An inquest was held on Wednesday at the residence of Mr G H Knight (ex-Mayor of Westbury), of Westbury Leigh, on the body of Mr George Stuart Knight, aged 16 years, who was found the previous morning hanging in his bedroom. It appeared that deceased was in the habit of practising gymnastics in his bedroom with the door locked. He was home for his holidays from school, and having seen some gymnastic performances at a circus he was endeavouring to imitate them, but got entangled in the rope and was strangled. This was the theory given at the inquest by the witnesses; and the jury returned a verdict of “Death by strangulation.”


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