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Bessie Violet Jenkins

Age: 17

Sex: female

Date: 30 Sep 1925

Place: Breakspears Road, Brockley

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Bessie Violet Jenkins died from cyanide poisoning.

She was a domestic servant and had recently arrived from Ruth Street, Bargoed, Glamorgan four weeks earlier.

Her mistress had gone out shopping and when she returned she found Bessie Jenkins unconscious on the floor.

She was said to have been home sick.

An open verdict was returned.


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see Portsmouth Evening News - Wednesday 30 September 1925