October 17th

On 17th October 1285, Richard son of Walter le Pessoner, clerk, while sick and delirious in the hospital in Beverley, killed Brother Walter, his ‘dear master’; the jury declared death by misadventure, and imprisoned Richard indefinitely.

On 17th October 1917, former Reckitt’s employee Private Frederick Bartholomew Coupland, 29, was killed in service with the Royal Army Medical Corps, whilst bandaging a comrade’s wounds. Buried at Langemark, Belgium. photo shows Services Memorial, East Park.

Services memorial, E Pk

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