ON THIS DAY…… 18th September 1925

On the 18th of September 1925, Elliam Cowan Smith aged 57 years, labourer, who was shot (several others being injured), while working on a dam at Bacchus Marsh, with Alexander Thomas Gerguson and a group of other men. It was alleged that while the men were working on the dam Gerguson, for no reason he pulled out a gun and began shooting. Gerguson was charge with wilful murder.