Story from 30th December, 1914. Entitled "ROBBED OF HIS BRIDE." A tragic story about the German bombardment of Scarborough in 1914
ROBBED OF HIS BRIDE - SCARBOROUGH SOLDIER'S SAD HOME COMING - INTENDED WIFE KILLED IN BOMBARDMENT
Of the sad circumstances attending the bombardment of Scarborough, there can be none more painful than those touching the death of Miss Ada Crow, who was killed at 124, Falsgrave Road, and whose fiance, sergeant G.R. Sturdy, of the Indian Army (Meirut Division) arrived in Scarborough on Wednesday evening.
The outbreak of war prevented the marriage of Sergt. Sturdy and Miss Crow being arranged, and he came from the Indian Expeditionary Force to the front. On the way he was taken ill and was eventually sent from the front to a base hospital. Miss Crow received a postcard as recently as the previous Sunday from her fiance to the effect that he had arrived at the base hospital; an his parents received a wire the following Monday stating that he was at the St. George's Hospital; and that he expected a few days' leave.
Although he was telegraphed after the tragic death of his fiance he arrived in Scarborough the same evening, ignorant of the sad event. When he learnt of it he was greatly overcome, and it was with difficulty that he was persuaded to stay in the town. It is highly probable that Sergeant Sturdy and Miss Crow would have been married on this the day of her funeral. They had not seen each other for eight and a half years.
Sergeant Sturdy' home is at 16 Commercial Street, and his fiance's parents reside at 37, Harcourt Avenue.
Miss Crow was struck by a piece of shell after having apparently gone to the front door for some reason. She had previously been upstairs and expressed the view that "they" were only practising.