Horsham teenager’s theft - May 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

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Interesting example of justice 100 years ago to put a teenager on the straight and narrow.

“In the Juvenile Court, Ernest Brooker, aged 13, of 50 Crawley Road [Horsham] was summoned that between September 22 1913 and April 8 1914 he, being the servant of Arthur Charles Holland, stole two ‘jack’ bowls and one soup plate, together of the value of 8s.

“Evidence was given by Annie Nightinglae, in the employ of Mrs Holland, denying that she gave the plate to defendant, as he had stated to P.C. Burningahm.

“Defendant was remanded for a week in order to make arrangements for him to be put on a trainig ship.”