National Reservist in trouble

Hertfordshire Mercury, 20th March 1915

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At Ware Police Court on Wednesday morning, before Mr A.H. Rogers (in the Chair) and Mr J.W. Green, Walter Mills, of High Cross, a National reservist stationed at Harmers Green, Welwyn, was charged with being found drunk and incapable in the High Street, Ware, the previous evening.  P.C. Winters gave evidence of arrest and how he found the defendant.  He was absolutely helpless.  The defendant stated that he obtained 24 hours’ leave, fell in with some comrades at Hertford and at Ware, and they had a few glasses together.  He should have been back by 9 o’clock that morning to his duties at Welwyn.  A fine of 2s. 6d. was imposed, and then costs of 3s. 6d.  Time was asked for payment, which was granted.

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