Date: 11 Nov 1931
Place: Way Navigation, Byfleet
Fred Parkes was found drowned.
When he was found he was well dressed.
His daughter said that she last saw him when he left home on 13 October 1931 to go to London.
He was a retired boilermaker and had lived on Holly Road in Blackpool.
He had worked in India for 16 years and was said not to have been in financial difficulties but was looking for something to do.
No cheques were drawn from his bank account since he had left home.
The Coroner said that although many features of the case were unusual, there was no evidence of foul play. and an open verdict was returned.
see Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Saturday 14 November 1931
see Lancashire Evening Post - Saturday 14 November 1931
see The Lancashire Daily Post - Saturday 14 November 1931