ON THIS DAY – April 2, 1925

CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER. THREE PERSONS COMMITTED.

On the 2nd of April, a four storied building which was being erected for the British Australasian Tobacco Company collapsed and four workmen were killed. The coroner, after an exhaustive inquiry, committed George . A. Royal (clerk of works), William Robert Astley Cooper (contractor), and Francis James Davis (architect) for trial on a charge of manslaughter.