Five Oaks juvenile in court - August 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

While the early battles of the first world war were being fought, life went on at Horsham 100 years ago.

“James Rogers, aged 12, of Five Oaks, was charged in the juvenile court with wilfully damaging Mr R. Morris’ growing potatoes on July 15th.

“Prosecutor said that on two occasions he found that damage had been done to his potatoes. The Bench adjourned the case for a week in order to get the boy on a training ship or into a home.”