ON THIS DAY – June 18, 1923

When Constable Davies, of Hawthorn, was assisting Samuel Lazarus, aged 76 years, of Alma road, Camberwell, across the road at the corner of Leura grove and Burke road, Camberwell, Lazarus was struck by a passing motor-lorry. He was taken to the Alfred Hospital, where he died shortly after admittance. Lazarus, who was a cripple, had alighted from a tram on which Constable Davies had been travelling. The driver of the motor-lorry, David Robert Burns, aged 30 yean, carrier, of Burke road, South Camberwell, was charged with manslaughter.