On This Day – April 23, 1918

Death followed a simple wound received recently by John Jinks, 27, married, of Spencer street, West Melbourne.

On April 11, he was working as a lorry driver at the Spencer street railway station. When carrying a bag of oats to his lorry he brushed against a case from which a piece of loopiron protruded. He received a slight cut on his hand. A few days later tetanus supervened, and he died today in the Melbourne Hospital.