ON THIS DAY……. 28th May 1930

At an inquest into the death of Florence Ellen Isherwood, 83 years, of East Oakleigh, who was killed by an electric train at a crossing at Oakleigh on this day in 1930. William Harding King, operating porter at the East Oakleigh station, was committed for trial on a charge of manslaughter. The Coroner found that the presence of Mrs. Isherwood on the line was due to he culpable neglect of King in failing to keep a gate shut and locked during the passing of trains.