1910

This year starts with the Franklin case, a tragic suicide. The Hobbs case concerns lack of foresight, keeping too close to a pony that has been stabled for three weeks without exercise. There are several motor fatalities, including the Sturgess case, and the Hill case at Amesbury.

The Redford case concerns a soldier, working the transports after recent army manouvres, who collapses and dies. The medical opinion suggests he may have taken too many aspirin tabloids. The verdict recorded is ‘Visitation of God.’  The Farley case is the sad end of a working man who no longer work, is being cast out of his tied cottage, and cannot face the inevitable registration into the Salisbury Union workhouse.

Genuine violence is told of in the Williams case, whereas the selfishness of suicide is shown in the Ball case, the deceased leaving behind a possible charge of the theft of some potatoes, but also a bereaved wife and four children.

Two later cases in the year are of interest. The Lewis case shows the unbelievably obvious peril of wearing cotton-wool from head to foot, and then lighting a cigarette. The Marks case is an inevitable motor car accident with a young girl as the victim, but with added interest in that a witness appears to criticise the speed of the motor, although the witness was in a shop 90 yards from the scene of the accident and could not possibly have seen it. Thus is the rising interest in the dangers to all of the motor car demonstrated.

Gater, Elizabeth

Franklin, Margaret                  Bemerton

Fullford, Robert

Bailey, Eliza                           Downton

Gould, Edward                       Ludgershall

Horn, Lewis

Payne, Winifred                      Quidhampton

Wood, Stanley                        Bulford

Maxfield, Francis

Weston, Henry                        Orcheston St Mary

Hobbs, John                            Idmiston

Sturgess, Mary                         Bulford

Hatcher, infant

Webber, Robert                       Bulford

Hurst, Caroline                        Wardour

Mundy, Thomas                       Wishford

Agnew, Arabella                     Woking

Mundy, Annie

Sturgess, George                     Tidworth

Hill, William                            Amesbury

Short, Albert                            Wimborne

Sheppard, John                        Ludgershall

Fisher, Frederick                      Lower Chute

Ward, James

Bennett, John                          Whiteparish

Redford, Charles                     Wylye

Farley, Henry                          Woodford

Hickman, Walter                      Woodfalls

Williams, William                     Tidworth

Morgan, Francis                       Bulford

Furness, Harry                         Berwick St James

Witchell, Charles                     Berwick St James

Dyer, Reginald

Dibden, George

Ball, George                            Tisbury

Newman, Charles                    Redlynch

Lewis, William

Marks, Edith                            Wilton

Pennington, Ann                      Ansty

Garrett, Frederick                     Maiden Bradley

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