Kington Reporter Newspaper 22 08 1914
DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MAJOR W B MYNORS
We regret to record the death of Major Willioughby Baskervil[l]e Mynors, of Evancoyd, Radnorshire, which occurred after two days' illness, at his residence at Evancoyd, in his 60th year. Major Mynors was the descendant of a well-known Radnorshire family, and had himself a distinguished military career. His first active service was in the South African War of 1881, where he served with his Regiment, the 7th Hussars. He afterwards transferred to th 4th Dragoons, and saw active service in the Egyptian Campaign, and his last active service was in the last South African war. The late Major Mynors was a J.P. for Radnorshire and Herefordshire, and sat as a County Councillor for the New Radnor Division of Radnorshire, for which division he was returned unopposed at the last election.
The late Major Mynors resided for upwards of 25 years at Bosbury House, and took a leading part in the life of the district, interesting himself in anything that had for its aim the improvement of the village or the welfare of its inhabitants. In the "Bishop Swinfield" Lodge of Oddfellows he took a particulaly keen interest, and usually presided at the anniversary dinners of the Lodge. He left Bosbury House to reside at Evancoyd about three years ago, but to the end maintained a close connection with the village in which he spent a great part of his life. Major Mynors leaves a widow to mourn his loss and with Mrs Mynors the deepest sympathy is expressed. The funeral took place at Evancoyd churchyard on Monday and was largely attended, the people of the district manifesting the utmost sympathy.
Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 12 09 1914
TRAGIC OCCURRENCE AT BOSBURY
Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 17 10 1914
Accident - George LEWIS
George LEWIS of Hereford, was admitted to the Ledbury Hospital on Wednesday, suffering from severe concussion of the brain as the result of a fall from his motor cycle at Staplow. It appears that the accident occurred through Mr. LEWIS trying to avoid Mr. NELSON, of Staplow, who was in the roadway. The latter was, however, knocked down, but not seriously hurt. The motor cyclist was as soon as possible conveyed to the Ledbury Hospital, where he lies in a serious condition.
KERDAL - Jesse
KERDAL - October 9. At Ledbury Union, Jesse KERDAL, late of Bosbury, aged 82.
Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 24 10 1914
An enthusiastic recruiting meeting was held on Friday last at Bosbury in a room kindly lent by Mr Buck. The band of the Reserve Battalion Herefordshire Regiment (who were entertained by the hostess) paraded the village before the meeting, which was very well attended. Colonel M. J. G. Scobie gave a stirring address, and Mr. Roger Rowden, of Eastnor, who organised the gathering, ably supported him. Mr. L'Estrange and Mr. Cook, of Malvern College, showed war pictures on a screen, as they did at Ashperton, and added to the interest of the meeting. Mr. R. Buchanan of Bosbury House, was it is interesting to know, formerly in the Liverpool Scottish, and has two sons serving their country.
SQUIRES - James
SQUIRES - October 15, at Old Country, Bosbury, James SQUIRES, aged 78.
Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 31 10 1914
The following Bosbury men are at present serving their country:
Sergt. W. BRICE
Corporal W. SWAITH
Private R. MAYOR
Private A. PETERS
Private G. PALMER, Grenadier Guards
Private L. K. JOB, Warwickshire Regiment
Privates A. and R. BUCHANAN, Liverpool Scottish
1st Herefordshire Regiment
6 Belgian refugees arrived at Ledbury
A party of 6 Belgian refugees arrived at Ledbury this week from Ostend and they have been quartered at the Drill Hall. The newcomers had a fair amount of luggage with them. They include men, women and children. The men are fishermen. A party of five refugees are at present staying at Bosbury in a cottage kindly placed at their disposal by Mr. R. BUCHANAN. A family of four has been taken charge of by Lady HOPTON, The Homend, Stretton Grandison.
Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 07 11 1914
ON H.M.S. VENERABLE
There are two Bosbury men on H.M.S. Venerable, which figured in the recent attack on the German coast forces. They are Mr. E. J. JONES and Mr. Tom. MASON.
P.C. EVANS REJOINS THE ARMY
Sergeant Douglas EVANS
Mr. Willoughby BASKERVILLE MYNORS, of Evancoyd, Radnor, formerly of Bosbury House, Bosbury, J.P. for Radnorshire, D.L., J.P. for Herefordshire, lieutenant 7th Hussars, 1878-84, late captain Salop Yeomanry, major 2nd in command of a battalion and adjutant Imperial Yeomanry, South Africa, 1890, died intestate, leaving £67,349 gross; net personally nil.
Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 21 11 1914
BOSBURY MAN'S EXPERIENCES IN FRANCE
Private Sivel LANE
Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 05 12 1914
BROWN - November 29th, at Shilo, Bosbury, George BROWN, aged 70.
BOSBURY MEN ON H.M.S. VENERABLE
IN ACTION ON BELGIAN COAST
William E JONES
Letter written to Mr. J. K. JOB, Morton Endowed Boy's School, Bosbury, who was formerly their schoolmaster:-
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