The Mercury 31 Mar
Hobart Man Killed In Car
Smash At Launceston
WHEN a motor-car crashed into
light stay pole in Brisbane St., Launceston, near City Park,
late on Monday,
unmarried, a member of the AIF, of Hobart, was injured fatally.
Herbert, 239 Wellington St., Launceston, who also was in the
car, was lacerated about the face and legs. She and
were taken to the Launceston General Hospital.
The driver of the car was injured, but was not present when the
police arrived, and has not yet been interviewed. An inquest
will be opened today.
The car, which is a hire-drive vehicle was smashed badly, and
the engine forced back under the dashboard.
Sgt W. F. Bourke reported that the impact caused the car to
swing round so that the rear faced the opposite side of the
street. When he arrived Turnbull was lying on the roadway
unconscious. Mr R. J. Foot, 99 Charles St.,
told him he was driving a car from
Elphin when he saw a car approach from the city, and heard the
crash. The car caught alight, and Mr Foot assisted to get the
injured woman out.
Gordon Lewis Smith told a representative of "The Mercury" that
on the scene
soon after the accident, and noticed the car alight under the
bonnet. He helped another man take a woman out of the car, and
someone else put out the fire.
was lying over the back of the front seat apparently dead. While
he was helping the woman out of the car someone got out of the
front seat and walked away. Smith added that he believed there
was a fourth person in the car.
The Mercury 2 April 1943
Pte J. P.
of Pte John
of Hobart, took place yesterday morning at the Carr Villa crematorium.
The service was conducted by
Padre R T
Wootton. Chief mourners were Messrs T A.
(brother) D. Henderson (uncle), and C F. McClea. Casket carriers
were Sgts A. Chatterton, B. M Horne, W A. Appleby, and Pte R M
Richardson. "The Last Post" was sounded by Bugler Hr H. Hincks.
Funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr C., T Finney.