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Rose Jones

Age: 22

Sex: female

Date: 27 Aug 1925

Place: Callow Hill, Herefordshire

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Rose Jones was found unconscious on the roadside between Monmouth and Hereford near to Callow Hill.

She was discovered by two motor-cyclists in a pool of blood at the top of the hill. Shortly after they were joined by Rose Jones's husband who said that he had only been away from her for a short time.

She was taken to the Herefordshire General Hospital by the motor-cyclists where it was found that she was suffering from a severe wound to her scalp about seven inches long and about half an inch wide.

She never regained consciousness and died a short while later.

The police said that they didn't think that the wound was caused by an assailant, rather that she had been knocked down by a passing vehicle. A quantity of her hair was found further down the road.

Rose Jones and her husband were hop pickers.


*map pointers are rough estimates based on known location details as per Place field above.


see Lancashire Evening Post - Thursday 27 August 1925

see Gloucestershire Echo - Wednesday 26 August 1925

see Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Wednesday 26 August 1925