Mr. William Stanley met with a tragic end on Wednesday.
Deceased, who was a hawker and aged 78, resided at the Wheat Plot, Bow. He left the house at 6.20am on Wednesday, but as he did not return his son, Thomas Stanley, and his brother, Mr. Henry Stanley, searched for him. It was not until 8.40am that they discovered him in a pool of water near Coxmoor Farm. The water was 1ft 9ins in depth. They immediately telephoned to P.C. Gould, who, with Dr. Bastard, of Bow, was quickly on the scene. Life was found to be extinct.
The inquest was held by the Deputy Coroner, Mr. G. H. Stephens, at the luncheon room of the Railway Hotel, Bow. The verdict was that deceased was found drowned whilst of unsound mind.
The funeral is to take place at Collaton, near Paignton, tomorrow.
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Exeter & Plymouth Gazette - Friday, 5th October 1934
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