Affidavit of Witnesses to the Channel Swim of Thomas Burgess
Photostat Copy of the Signed Affidavit by the witnesses to the Channel Swim of Thomas Burgess in 1911
Henry William Pearson of Walmer, Pilot, Alan Simpson Wauchope Watson of Sydenham, Food Specialist, Edward Ainslie Jeffreys of 2 Laureston Place, Stamford Hill, Manager, Gordon Lancaster Mountford Fache of 63 John St, Bedford Row, London, Solicitor’s Articled Clerk, acting as Engineer and representing Lloyds Paper, John Albert Weidman of the Dover Swimming Club, Channel Swimmer, Arthur Henry Whorwell of the Dover Swimming Club, Photographer, Robert Flood of Addington Grove, Sydenham, Clerk, Richard Mercer Senr. of Walmer, Boatman, Richard Mercer Junr. of Walmer, Boatman, William Albert Wyborn of Walmer, Motor Engineer, Albert Henry Beer of Dover, Journalist representing Spicer’s News Agency and the Dover Standard.
Thomas William Burgess left South Foreland at 11.15 a.m. on the 5th accompanied by the Motor Boat “Elsie” and the rowing boat “Orchid” and landed at Chatelet at 9.50 a.m. on the 6th
Witnessed by Alfred Brown and Herbert Brown, Commissioners for Oaths at Deal 7th September 1911