Abram, John

Abram, John       1919 May 9th           Stonehenge

The Coroner for South Wilts (Mr F H Trethowan) held an inquest at Fargo Military Hospital on Tuesday concerning the death of John Abram, a married man, aged 48, living at Fleetwood. He was a time-keeper, employed at Stonehenge Camp by Messrs Chivers and Sons, contractors, of Devizes. It appeared that he was knocked down by an ambulance car on Saturday night when he was walking back to camp from Amesbury with Mr William Ponting, a canteen manager, who was also knocked down by the car, which he did not see or hear approaching him from behind.

Cecil Lawrence Pothan, of the New Zealand Mechanical Transport Section, the driver of the car, said he did not see the men in time to avoid them, owing to the misty night, although he did his best to do so.

Two officers who were in the car gave corroborative evidence, and a military doctor stationed at Fargo Hospital said Abram was dead when he was brought in.

A verdict of accidental death was returned.


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