John Doe

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John Doe

n. 1) a fictitious name used for a possible male defendant who is unknown at the time a complaint is filed to start a lawsuit. 2) the temporary fictitious name given to an unidentified hospitalized or dead man. (See: fictitious defendants, Jane Doe)

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It has two main threads: the first one is represented by Richard Roe, an Auxiliary Fire Service fireman who is stationed in London during the Phoney War and the Blitz, and regularly commutes between the station and his country home.
D1v, "Their writts run to Arrest John Doe, and Richard Roe in an action of Trespas"; 1671 F.
Smith targets Richard Roe because he is the first person he sees.
A famous legal document from the period spoke about a hypothetical landowner John Doe, who leases land to a Richard Roe, who then claims the land as his own and kicks out poor John.
Richard Roe, Asda SAINSBURY'S works closely with new and established Welsh suppliers and welcome any opportunity to promote Welsh foods.
The main character, Richard Roe, finds himself assigned to an Auxiliary Fire Brigade unit headed by Albert Pye, the brother of the woman who kidnaped Roe's son Christopher.