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A Fatal Honeymoon.

On Friday, February 17th, a coast guardsman picked up on the seashore a body which has been identified as that of: Major Harry Pakenhara, who disappeared from thti Royal Pavilion Hotel, Folkestone, a week earlier. Tbe body was found close to the epot where the Major's overcoat was discovered. The following appeared among the mar riage notices m the "Times"of Feb. 7 : — " At All Saints', Knightsbridge, by the Eev. R. Blakeney, Canon of Peterborough, Major Harry Psrkenham, son of Leuteu-ant-G-eneral T. H. Pakenhain, to May, daughter 0? the late Colonel Markham of Becca Hall." After the marriage ceremony Major Pakenham and his wi c journoyedto Folkestone, and occupied rooms at the Royal Pavilion Hotel. On the evening of the 10th inst. the Major left for a stroll, and told his wife he should not be long. He then appeared to be m the be3b of spirits. Major Pakeaham, however, did not return, and nothing more was heard of him until the discovery of hi 3 body as stated. On the day following the disappearance of Major Pakenham a boatmen picked up an overcoat near Folkestone Harbour, and this was subsequently identified as belonging to fche missing gentl«man. His name was found iv a handkerchief, and a note m a pocket of the coat stated, that the owner was not well, nnd did not see any prospec' of getting bei ter. Major Pakenham, it appears, had suffered from enteric fever contracted m South afiici, where he saw much her vice. At the inquest a verdict of suicide while temporarily ins ma was returned.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6556, 28 April 1905

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A Fatal Honeymoon. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6556, 28 April 1905