Draper, Edward

Draper, Edward           1878 June 29th             Maddington

An inquest was held at the Infirmary yesterday by Mr Powning, deputy coroner, on the body of Edward John Draper, who was admitted into the Infirmary, on Wednesday, suffering from a compound fracture of the thigh bone and a severe wound in the groin, through having been caught in a hay elevator working in a field in the occupation of Mr Melsome, of Maddington.

From the evidence adduced it appeared that the deceased and another boy were playing by the side of the elevator, when he approached too near the machine, and his foot got entangled in it. He was immediately taken to his home, and from thence to the Infirmary on the following day. A verdict of “Accidental Death” was returned.


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