Interesting People - Herbert Jones

The jockey Herbert Jones, who was riding the horse that hit and killed Emily Wilding Davison in 1913, killed himself in 1951.

(He was thrown from his horse, Anmer, and after the incident he suffered a mild concussion, but afterwards claimed he was "haunted by that poor woman's face".

He suffered from depression soon after his wife's death and was found by his son in a gas-filled kitchen.

It's strange, when I was at school we all learnt about Emily Davison, but no one mentioned the jockey.)


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