Louis Aubrey Stickland

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  1. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    While looking at the Sticklands I found three of the brothers married to Miss Smith ... three different Miss Smiths, of course ... the first two being sisters, the third not obviously related (but haven't delved far)

    The third of the brothers was Louis Aubrey, who it seems made a sad end in 1942 in Piddletrenthide. I don't have a sub to British Newspapers, but saw enough to realise he was found shot dead in a ditch (or a field), that his best friend the baker was accused of his murder (and of intimately knowing his wife!), and the baker's housekeeper was charged as an accessory. It seems it was not a murder, but an accident, but the baker panicked and disposed of the body :(. At least that is what the court decided ... Perhaps so

    I would like a more detailed read, if it is not too much of an imposition ...
     
  2. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    It hit the nationals too, so was obviously a big story at the time.

    Can send them on. :)
     
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    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    Thank you, that would be lovely :)
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    Here is the chap in question

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    It certainly appeared in many newspapers nationwide.
     
  5. Emsworth52

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    I spent part of my childhood living with Louis' younger sister, maiden name Laura. She told me that he died in the war. I always took it that she meant in the Great War as she showed me a picture of him in uniform. It was only in recent years that I found out the sad truth.
     
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    Hi
    This was my great uncle, my great grandfather found his body. He was indeed having an affair with the bakers wife. He is buried in the local churchyard with my great great grandfather
     
  7. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    Hello
    Thank you for the information. I am much more distantly related (Louis Aubrey is a 4th cousin 3x removed).
     

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