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ON THIS DAY …….3rd August 1931

Albert Jones, trapeze artist, was found guilty in General Sessions of the manslaughter of Konrad Erlesen, a Norwegian fireman, at Albert Park, on this day in 1931. The two men had been drinking together, and subsequently had a fight in which Erlesen was knocked down. The jury added a strong recommendation to mercy.

On this day …….. 4th of December 1896

Knocked from train

Daniel McKay, a fireman with the railways, was injured in an unfortunate accident while shunting on this day in 1896. He was knocked from the top of the engine by the overhead wire, falling to the track where his right leg was severed, and his left leg badly crushed. McKay was taken to Wangaratta by special train, and was conscious for the whole journey, and able to make his will. His signature, it was said, was steadier than the signatures of all the witnesses. McKay died two days later and was buried in the Benalla Cemetery.

ON THIS DAY …….3rd August 1931

Albert Jones, trapeze artist, was found guilty in General Sessions of the manslaughter of Konrad Erlesen, a Norwegian fireman, at Albert Park, on this day in 1931. The two men had been drinking together, and subsequently had a fight in which Erlesen was knocked down. The jury added a strong recommendation to mercy.

ON THIS DAY ……. 3rd April 1909

CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER.

Two employees of the Victorian Railway, named William Harry, a driver, and David Thomas, a fireman, were placed on their trial in Geelong on a charge of manslaughter. The case arose out of the death of James Boxell, a gatekeeper, who was killed by an engine in charge of the accused at the Wellington-street crossing on this day in 1909. The accused were found not guilty, and were discharged.

 

On This Day……… 3rd April 1884

There was great excitement in Sunbury on this day in 1884, when the goods train from Melbourne exploded. The train left the Melbourne terminus at 2am, and made it as far as Sunbury when the boiler of the engine burst with a terrific explosion, killing the fireman instantaneously and the drive shortly after.

 

 

On this day …….. 4th of December 1896

Knocked from train

Daniel McKay, a fireman with the railways, was injured in an unfortunate accident while shunting on this day in 1896. He was knocked from the top of the engine by the overhead wire, falling to the track where his right leg was severed, and his left leg badly crushed. McKay was taken to Wangaratta by special train, and was conscious for the whole journey, and able to make his will. His signature, it was said, was steadier than the signatures of all the witnesses. McKay died two days later and was buried in the Benalla Cemetery.

ON THIS DAY …….3rd August 1931

Albert Jones, trapeze artist, was found guilty in General Sessions of the manslaughter of Konrad Erlesen, a Norwegian fireman, at Albert Park, on this day in 1931. The two men had been drinking together, and subsequently had a fight in which Erlesen was knocked down. The jury added a strong recommendation to mercy.

ON THIS DAY ……. 3rd April 1909

CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER.

Two employees of the Victorian Railway, named William Harry, a driver, and David Thomas, a fireman, were placed on their trial in Geelong on a charge of manslaughter. The case arose out of the death of James Boxell, a gatekeeper, who was killed by an engine in charge of the accused at the Wellington-street crossing on this day in 1909. The accused were found not guilty, and were discharged.

 

On This Day……… 3rd April 1884

There was great excitement in Sunbury on this day in 1884, when the goods train from Melbourne exploded. The train left the Melbourne terminus at 2am, and made it as far as Sunbury when the boiler of the engine burst with a terrific explosion, killing the fireman instantaneously and the drive shortly after.