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20 July 2012

Harry Weston ( (1917- 1943) domestic servant.

Hilda was the younger sibling of Olympics shot-putter and javelin thrower Mark Weston.

The question of Weston having an operation similar to that undergone by Mark came up when Weston was to be registered for National Service at the beginning of the Second World War. The operation was deemed advisable, and carried out at Charing Cross Hospital.

As Harry, he then worked at the house of a butcher in Oreston, near Plymouth.

However he became very depressed, and hanged himself from a tree. The coroner returned a verdict of suicide while the balance of mind was disturbed,
  • “Were Once Sisters: Death Brings Strange Fact to Light”. News of the World, 2 Aug 1943. Reprinted in George Ives (ed Paul Sieveking). Man Bites Man: The Scrapbook of an Edwardian Eccentric. Penguin Books, 1981: 40.

1 comment:

  1. Actually died 1942 not 1943. See British Newspaper Archive.
    Claire Skinner, Archivist, The Box, Plymouth.


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