Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 04 May 1912
Conisborough Miner Smartly Fined
John Gibbons, a miner, of Conisborough, was summoned for receiving Army uniform at Conisborough on April 19.
PC Rutter, of Conisborough, said that on 30 March 19, he apprehended a man named Thomas Roberts, for being a deserter from the Army. He was in civilian attire.
Witness made enquiries, and went into the house of the defendant’s father at Brook Square, Conisborough. The defendant was called out of bed by his father, and was told to bring down the uniform which he received. He brought a khaki jacket and cap down, and said he had “swapped” them with a man in the street.
The Chairman said it was a serious offence, and he would have to pay 40/– inclusive, or 14 days.