Lever, Walter

Lever, Walter         1882 October 7th        Tisbury

During a recent gale, an ash tree, growing near the Old Castle at Wardour, was partly blown down, falling across the road into the head of an oak tree. On Monday last four woodmen working on the estate were sent to remove it. Their names were Joseph Lever, his two sons Walter and Alban, and Thomas Lever.

They cut it off above the roots, but failed to dislodge it. They then commenced to throw the oak, and when about half through the butt, the ask became disentangled and fell on three of them, literally smashing Walter, whose neck was found to be dislocated, his back and both legs broken, and the body otherwise seriously bruised.

Joseph was so much injured and he lies in a precarious condition, and Thomas was slightly injured. An inquest was held on the body of Walter by Mr R M Wilson, on Wednesday, and a verdict of “Accidental death,” was returned. The poor fellow has left a wife and three children.


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