P.C. Bristow's sudden death

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P.C. Bristow's sudden death

Hertfordshire Mercury, 26th December 1914

P.C. Henry Bristow (34) of the Hertfordshire Constabulary, and stationed at Little Heath near Potters Bar, died last week with rather tragic suddenness.  He was on duty at Hatfield Petty Sessions on Monday, was taken ill on Tuesday, and died on Wednesday, death being attributed to aneurism.  The sad affair has naturally come as a great shock to his relatives and friends, and much sympathy is felt for the widow whose marriage to the deceased took place only last July.

The funeral took place on Monday at Ware Cemetery.  The cortege left Little Heath during the morning, accompanied by several members of the Metropolitan Division until the ‘A’ Division boundary of Hertfordshire was reached.  At Ware, the following officers and men joined the procession:  Supt C.H. Handley (‘A’ Division), Supt Sullivan (‘G’ Division), Sergeants Herring, Firth, Wright, Olding and Bavister, three P.C.’s from ‘G’ Division, and fourteen from ‘A’ Division.  The bearers were P.C.’s Hawkins, Hentall, Perry, Birch, Hair and Mead.  The widow (nee Miss Edith Gosling, of Ware) and other relatives also followed.  There were several beautiful wreaths, among them being one each from the officers and men attached to the ‘A’ and ‘G’ Divisions.  The late P.C. Bristow was well known in Ware and the neighbourhood, and was highly respected, being most efficient and conscientious in his duties.

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