DEATH OF SIR DENIS ANSON.
The following eahlfgrnm was received on Saturday in Christchurch: During a moonlight launch trip, the vessel when returning at thre'o in the n.oming, lure-had ofi B:\ttersea. Sir Donnia Anuon, a New who recently eucceeded his unelß. ; Sir William Anson, fell overboard.
Mitchell, , a member of the orchestra, jumned overboard, though -the tide was rum ning strongly. Count Conslantioe BenckeDtforff, son of the KnEsinn Ambtissadjr, also jumped over, but was curried away, being ultimately res> cued, rxhnaatfd, by a waterman. Sir D nia Anson and Mitchell were both drowned.
Captain While..master of the launoh, says that (hiring some larking Sir Denis Anson, who was,'on the bridge, announced his intention of diving, but he prevented him.
Luter or: route ladies chaffed Anson, whereupon he dived, swam a few Btrokes, got into difficulties, and sank. The parly with Sir Deuis Anson included Mr a> d Mr.-! Bnymond Asquith, the Hon. ■Tapper RidUiy, and other anstoorate.
[Sir Denis Anson was the only eon of the Mr B. A. Außon, well known on the Penin. sula as the owner of Pirafci, and for some years Chairman of the Akaroti County Council. The late Sir Denis was born in England, but spent his childhood at Piraki, go , irjg homo to England to be educated at Eton and Oxford. His mother was a daughter of Mr P. J. Roberts, C.E.. o£ Akaroa, whose widow is now living in Ohristohureh , Sir, Denis wae an only, soft, there being five daughters still living- Within thG last few months it is significant to > ore that his father Mr I? A. Anson, and bis two uncles, Sir William Anson of Oxford, and Admiral Anson, bave all died. Sir Denis only held the title for a few months, and his death is the more.to beregrettel.
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DEATH OF SIR DENIS ANSON., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4410, 7 July 1914
DEATH OF SIR DENIS ANSON. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4410, 7 July 1914
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