Fighting Between Rival Schools

The Illustrated Police News of 19 November 1898 contained the following report

FIGHTING BETWEEN RIVAL SCHOOLS - Frank Breadmore, twelve, residing with his parents in St Peters Road, Hammersmith, was brought before Mr Rose charged with unlawfully wounding another boy, named Thomas Hunt, who was lying in the West London Hospital suffering from a fracture of the skull. Mr Oswald Hanson, who appeared for the prisoner, suggested a remand for a fortnight for the attendance of the injured boy. The doctor at the hospital, who was not sworn, informed the magistrate that the fracture was at the front part of the head. There had been an operation, and the boy was going on favourably. It appeared that on Tuesday of last week Hunt was with other boys in Iffley Road, Hammersmith, when the prisoner was seen to pick up a sharp stone and throw it at Hunt, striking him on the head. Hunt was a scholar at Brackenbury Road School, and the prisoner belonged to the Waterloo Street Board School. Inspector Monk said there was a feud between the two schools. Mr Rose granted a remand for a fortnight, allowing bail for the boy's appearance."

Frank Breadmore was Thomas Francis, sometimes known as Frank Thomas, the son of Edmund Sims Breadmore (1849-1897) and Jane Schofield (1848-1941). Read about his father Edmund at An Unfortunate Lad

Frank married in Hobart, Tasmania in 1912 and had a daughter and two sons. His occupation between 1914 and 1920 was described as baker, biscuit maker and pastrycook. He died in Victoria, Australia in 1984.

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