The Times – Wednesday 11 August 1937
KILLED WHILE RIDING
DOWNSIDE SCHOOLBOY’S SKULL FRACTURED
Roderick Maurice Fitzgerald ffrench-
He was spending part of his holiday with his uncle, Mr. Desmond Nicholas Fitzgerald, a company director, at Tyneham House, Boscastle, and went for a ride with his riding master. The horse was about to cross a small wooden bridge over a stream when it momentarily stopped. The boy was thrown, and pitched heavily on his head. His skull was fractured, and he died before an ambulance arrived.
News from 1937