Libel (SA)

Libel (SA)

Broadcast: Unknown
Added: Dec 05 2013

Sir Mark Ludden had been a prisoner during the war and was locked up with two British Canadian men, Jack Buckingham and Frank Welmey. Sir Mark had a remarkable similarity of appearance to Welmey. After two years locked in a prison camp Sir Mark was changed and had lost his memory of his life before the war. When Buckingham turned up at his house for money, unsatisfied with the £10 he was given he accused Sir Mark of being an imposter. Buckingham went to the papers and to get back at Sir Mark for his political opposition the Gazette printed slanderous remarks. Sir Mark brought a libel case against the paper and Sir Mark was forced to confront matters in court he hoped he could forget forever.

Excellent story!