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Ridgers Leslie

 

 

SOLDIER KILLED

Two Struck By Car

Pte. Leslie Ridgers (27) was fatally injured on Thursday night when he was struck by a motor car on the Midlands Highway near a camp in the South. A companion was injured.

Pte Ridgers and  Pte William Thomas Taylor were walking along the road when they were overtaken and knocked down by a motor-car driven by Cpl. Harold Thomas Turner. Taylor's Injuries were slight, and he was taken to hospital.

Pte. Ridgers' home is in Launceston, and his father is engaged on work in Queensland.

An inquest on the death of Pte Ridgers was opened before the Coroner (Col. Clark) at Hobart yesterday. Evidence of identification was given by Patrick Goram and the inquest was adjourned to a date to be fixed.

The Mercury 29 Aug 1942

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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