"At the West Ham Police Court, on Thursday, Mrs. Kate Maryon, of 18 Charlton-road, Plaistow, said that her husband, James George Maryon, a stoker, left home on the 18th inst., and had not since been heard of. When he left home he said be was going to assist in the unloading of a barge at Bromley. Her husband is thirty-seven years of age, 5ft. 7 and a half in. high, and has fair complexion, blue eyes, auburn hair, whiskers, beard, and light moustache. He had been in the navy, and has a sabre cut on his forehead received during the Zulu war. When last seen he was wearing a dark tweed coat and vest, corduroy trousers, blue cloth cap, blue cotton shirt, gray flannelette undershirt, and lace-up boots."
Reynolds's Newspaper - Sunday 21 September 1890