4 Apr 2011

Amanuensis Monday - Drunk in Dulwich

No, not me although the area where George DARLINGTON was picked up is relatively close to where I live now.

Bit of background:
George DARLINGTON is my 1st Cousin x4 Removed on my maternal line. He was born in Hawarden in 1884 and this document is taken from his WWI Service Records. Unfortunately I do not know the outcome of the arrest and detention in the drunk tank as it's not included in his military records.

George DARLINGTON Pte 12916 RWF.
Source: WWI Service Records @ Ancestry

East Dulwich Station P Divison.
2nd day of October 1915

Name:  Charles Smith
Address: Police Station, East Dulwich
Age: /
Occupation: Police Constable 303P

Statement: At 12.50am 2nd October 1915 whilst on duty at Lordship Lane, East Dulwich near Crystal Palace Road I found Gunner George Darlington Regt No. 56058 attached to 25th Battery Royal Garrison Artillery stationed at Deer Park Charlton lying on the footway incapably drunk. He was suffering from a slight cut over left eye.

With assistance of St 367 P Wilson I conveyed him to East Dulwich Police Station where he was detained.

Signature: Charles Smith PC303P

Note at bottom of page:

This man was incapably drunk when brought to station. The Divisional Surgeon was called to dress his injury. W. Hall Stn PS.

Amanuensis Monday is an ongoing series created by John Newmark at Transylvanian Dutch.