15th August 1923 – Double Fatality at Dingestow
Goytrey Blacksmith and Penpergwm Attendance Officer
A Verdict of ‘Accidental Death’
Mr Herbert Williams, the district Coroner, at the Shire Hall, Monmouth on Monday held the adjourned inquest on the bodies of David Richard Jones aged ? a school attendance officer and widower of Ty Newydd House, Penpergwm, Monmouthshire and Charles William Bishop, blacksmith aged 30, of 2, Pear Tree Cottages, Goytrey, Pontypool, who were killed in a collision between a motor car and a motor cycle combination at Dingestow near Monmouth on the evening of Saturday August 11th. Mr Jones was riding the motor cycle and Mr Bishop was in the sidecar. The former was killed instantly and the latter lingered at Monmouth hospital and died the following Wednesday.
At the opening of the inquest only evidence of identification was given.
At the time of the crash the motor cycle and sidecar was going towards Monmouth and the motor car towards Raglan. The latter was driven by Walter Johnson of Wallasey near Liverpool, who, with the other occupants of the car had been ordered to be present to give evidence on Monday. The motor cycle combination was a new Royal Enfield which Mr Jones had only quite recently purchased.
Mr W.J. Everett, Pontypool, appeared for the relatives of Bishop; Mr Fisher, Thomas Gordan and Fisher, Abergavenny, for the relatives of Jones; and Mr W. J. Charfield for the driver of the car.
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