30th January 1912
Reference Numbert19120130-31
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty
SentenceMiscellaneous > sureties

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JONES, Henry John (19, soldier), was indicted for and charged on the coroner's inquisition with the manslaughter of Arthur George Chown; a second count of the indictment was for unlawfully assaulting Arthur George. Chown, thereby occasioning him actual bodily harm.

Mr. J. P. Grain prosecuted; Mr. C. M. Pitman defended.

At the conclusion of Mr. Grain's opening Mr. Justice Ridley stated that he had decided, under the circumstances, to discharge prisoner on his awn recognisances. Upon this, prisoner withdrew his plea of not guilty and pleaded guilty of manslaughter. The colonel of his regiment, it was stated, was willing to take him back into the regiment, and on it appearing that this course could be taken provided no sentence of imprisonment were passed, Mr. Justice Ridley discharged prisoner on his own recognisances in £50 to come up for judgment if called upon, recommending that he should be taken back to the regiment.


(Thursday, February 1.)

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