The Battle of Lewes Road Part 5

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General Strike, Britain, May 1926
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Paul Edwards

The names of the 22 demonstrators who were arrested and received a magistrates sentenced on Wednesday 12th May 1926

The charges out of the disturbances in Lewes Road and London Road were dealt with at a sitting of the Brighton Magistrates on the morning of Wednesday 12 May. There were 22 prisoners concerned in 42 charges as follows:-

1 George Richardson. 49, 167Havleock Road, Southern Railway Employee, unlawfully committing an offence against the Emergency Regulation 1926, duty made pur to the Emergency Powers Act, 1920. In that he did an an act calculated or likely to cause disaffection among the civilian population, to with incite certain persons to riot, on 11thMay, £5 fine paid..

2 William Batchelor, 26, 86 Picton Street, Southern Railway Lifter, 1 month, like offences, &

3 Arthur James. Mitchell, 56, 42 Hendon Street Kemptown, Labourer, 2 months like offences.

4 Albert Lawrence, 48, 17 Franklin Street, Goods Porter, a like offence, assaulting Detective Sergeant Thomas Wells while in the execution of his duty, on 11th May, and assaulting P.C. Robert Minton, while in the execution of his duty, on 11thMay, 6 months.

5 John Lawrence Knight, 43, 31 Millers Road, Southern Railway Driller, throwing a dangerous missile, to wit a stone, with intent to injure (Emergency Regulations, 1926), and assaulting Detective Sergeant Thomas Wells while in the execution of his duty, on 11th May, 4 months.

6 Percy Isaac Sawyer, 35, 66 Ewart Street, Southern Railway Hammerman, throwing a missile, 3 months.

7 Joseph Alfred Vinall, 21, labourer, inciting to riot, discharged mental.

8 Fred King, 39, 74 Franklin Street, Labourer (Tramways), inciting to riot, assaulting Special Constable Bernard Dutton Briant, while in the execution of his duty, and assaulting Special Constable Dudley Marriott Broughton Vanqulin, while in the execution of his duty, on 11th May, 6 months.

9 William Joseph Knight, 32, 45 Arnold Street, Tram Conductor, inciting to riot, on 11th May; inciting to riot on 5th May; assaulting P.C. Alfred Phillips while in the execution of his duty on the Old Stiene, on 5thMay; and assaulting P.C. Thomas Humberstone while in the execution of his duty, on Maderia Drive, on the 5th May, 6 months.

10 John Walkden 24, 41 Park Cresent Road, Southern Railway Labourer, inciting to riot, and assaulting P.C. Archibald Soul while in the execution of his duty, on 11th May, 4 months.

11 Charles Marchant, 19, 12 Southover Street, Bottle Washer, inciting to roit, 40/-.

12 George Edward Newton, 29, 67 Hartington, Labourer (Tramways), inciting to riot on 11th May; assaulting P.C. James Beedle, while in the execution of his duty, on 11th May; inciting to riot on 5th assaulting P.C. Thomas Humberstone while in the execution of his duty, on Maderia Drive, on the 5th May, 6 months.

13 Sidney Arthur Higgs, 25, Welder, inciting to riot, on 11th May.

14 William Jones, 41, 6 Tichbourne Street, Boot Operative, inciting to riot, on 11th May; inciting to riot on 5th may; assaulting P.C. Thomas Humberstone while in the execution of his duty, on Maderia Drive, on the 5thMay; and assaulting P.C. Alfred Phillips while in the execution of his duty in the Old Stiene, on 5th May, 6 months.

15 Horace Grosvenor, 39, 38 Ladysmith Road, Tramway Motorman, inciting to riot on 11th May, 2 months.

16 Algernon Sidney King, 39, 95 Ladysmith Road, Tramway Motorman, inciting to riot on 11th May, 2 months.

17 William Woolgar, 25, 51 Park Cresent Road, Southern Railway Engine Fitter, inciting to riot, in London Road, on 11th May, 1 month.

18 Percy Alfred Phillips, 25, 6 Islingworth, Labourer, inciting to riot on 11thMay, 1 month.

19 Robert Victor Thompson, 22, 38 Stanley Road, Southern Railway Coach Painter, inciting to riot; assaulting P.C, Leonard Botten while in the execution of his duty in London Road; assaulting P.C. Sydney Millen while in the execution of his duty in London Road, 2 months.

20 Walter Birkhead, 21, 4 Kimberly Road, Kitchen Hand, inciting to riot in East Street, and assaulting P.C. Alfred Phillips while in the execution of his duty in East Street, on 11th May, 2 months

21 Thomas George Spencer, 18, 51 William Street, Errand Boy, inciting to riot in East Street, and assaulting Special Constable Francis Donald Pickett while in the execution of his duty, in Bartholomews on 11th May, Remanded 8 days.

22 Alfred Blakesley, 66 Hereford Street, Seaman 4 months, Note: moved.

 

Many thanks to Paul Edwards

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