Sunday, January 10, 2010

Samuel BORDER accident 1915

I've previously written about the accident in which my ancestor Samuel BORDER (1892-1963) lost his legs ( I've now found a small article in the Sydney Morning Herald describing the accident.

The Sydney Morning Herald
Monday 20 September 1915

Late on Friday night Samuel Border, a soldier, attached to the 10th Reinforcements of the 3rd Battalion, met wlth a severe accident, whilst waiting on the Granville railway Station for a train going to Liverpool.

It Is stated that, in a meleoe which took place amongst a number at soldiers, Border was knocked down, and fell on to the permanent way, when a passing goods train ran over him. His own version is that there was a "bit of an argument," when somebody accidentally bumped against him, and he over-balanced and fell. The train passed over both legs, and it was found necessary to amputate both feet. His condition on Sunday was considered to be fairly favourable. He attaches no blame to anybody.

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