Cotton, Edward

Cotton, Edward            1915 November 12th               Chilmark

The City Coroner (Mr S Buchanan Smith) held an inquest on Monday evening at Salisbury Infirmary, in connection with the death of a boy named Edward Frank Cotton, who was run over by a traction engine near Chilmark, on Saturday morning, and died from shock in the Infirmary the same afternoon.

The house surgeon said that the right leg below the knee was crushed and had to be amputated. The father said the boy worked as “third hand” on the engine.

Tom Hall, the driver, and Percy Mullins, the steersman, gave evidence to the effect that the boy must have slipped under the wheel when sanding the road. A verdict of “Accidental Death” was returned.

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