World War 11 Casualties
Allen Lindsay Leyton
Service Number T36517 Death Date 22/06/1941 Place of Death Australia Cause of Death Died from injuries Burial Cornelian Bay Cemetery
DESPATCH RIDER KILLED
Collision at Hobart
Fatal injuries were received on Saturday afternoon by Lindsay Leyton Allen (l8), a despatch rider attached to the Signals Section, Anglesea Barracks, Hobart.
Riding his motor-cycle on military duty on the Sandy Bay Rd., he collided at the entrance to the Wrest Pt. Riviera Hotel with a milk delivery panel motor-van driven by Raymond Murray Livingston, of 53 Red Chapel Ave. The cycle was smashed, and Allen was thrown to the roadway.
He was given first aid by members of the Civil Defence Legion, who were conducting exercises in the Sandy Bay sector, and was taken to the Royal Hobart Hospital. He died yesterday afternoon.
Allen was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Leyton Allen, of Lymington.
The Coroner (Col. Clark) opened an inquest last night Evidence of identification was given, and the inquest was adjourned to a date to be fixed.
The Mercury 23 June 1941
Photo Taken By Linda McKenzie
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