Miner’s Troubles

September 1917

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Tuesday 04 September 1917

At the West Riding Court at Doncaster, yesterday. William Unwin, miner, Conisbro’, was charged with stealing an iron pan and shovel, value 75., belonging to Amy Merril. wife of a soldier, 27, New Hill, and two basins and plates, a boot brush, scrubbing brush, and a stool from the rear of the Castle Club valued at 4s  belonging to Edith Darley.

Police constable Kaye discovered the articles at defendant’s house.

Mr. Baddiley pleaded for leniency. There was no motive. He had had good deal of trouble and worry. A son had been killed at the front, son-in-law and brother had also been killed, and one of his children was nearly blind.

A fine of 10s. was imposed in each case.