Hake, Henry

Hake, Henry         1913 Oct 10th        East Tytherley

Fatal Accident at Lockerley Hall

A particularly sad accident occurred at Lockerley Hall on Tuesday morning of last week, resulintg in the death of a young man, named Henry Charles Hake, a painter on the estate, who resided with his parents at East Tytherley. It appears that the deceased was engaged in cleaning the outside of some windows on the third storey of Captain Dalgety’s residence, being seated on a plank whilst another man, Frank Marsh, was on the inside. By some means, Hake fell from the plank to the pavement below, a distance of about 30 feet, and sustained injuries which caused instant death.

Dr Cusse, of Broughton, who arrived in a very short time by motor, was only able to say that death must have been instantaneous, following on injuries to the skull. The sad occurrence cast quite a gloom over the locality, as the deceased was well known and highly esteemed, being very popular and keen on all sports. He was a lance-corporal in the local section of the 4th Hants Territorials.

An inquest was held by Mr Bernard Harfield, and a verdict of accidental death was returned. Mr Robey, steward to Captain Dalgety, gave the young man an excellent character, and recalled the fact that about six years ago, Hake’s brother met with a fatal accident at Queenwood. The jury gave their fees to the bereaved parents, with whom much sympathy is felt.


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