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"KILLED ON RAILWAY LINE"
 
Bendigo Advertiser Thurs/Fri 18 & 19 September 1913
 
KILLED ON RAILWAY LINE.
Raywood, 17th September.

 
Quite a gloom was cast over our ittle town this morning on receipt of a wire from Kaneira by Mr. Wm. English, informing him that his son James had been seriously injured through being run over by a train whilst riding on a trolley on the railway line near Kaneira last night. On receipt of the news his brother, Thomas, and his mother left by the midday train for Kerang, intending to proceed thence by motor car, but about 3 p.m. word arrived that the unfortunate young man had died, so his mother and brother would be too late. The deceased was a native of this town, and paid a visit to his parents as late as Sunday last. He had only been employed on the railway for some three months. Before that he worked at the Nil mine for many years. He was secretary of the Raywood Football Club, and one of its ablest players. He was greatly liked by his comrades for his jolly, free nature, and sincere sorrow is expressed on all sides for his aged parents, who are two of our oldest and respected residents.
 
From the Bendigo Advertiser Friday 19 September 1913
 
KILLED ON THE RAILWAY
Wycheproof, 18th September
 
A young man named James English, recently appointed to the permanent staff of gangers on the Kaneira - Berriwillock section, sustained frightful injuries through being struck by the cow-catcher of the Sea Lake train on Tuesday evening. The young man appaers to have been detained at Berriwillock, and met the train coming in the opposite direction whilst rounding a sharp curve on his tricycle near Kaneira. The driver of the engine did not know of the accident until yesterday morning. English must have been struck by th efront of the engine, which bore blood marks, and hurled on to the side track. The ubfortunate man must have lain near the rails writhing in pain for some time, as it was not until some time after that he was discovered. Dr. McKenzie attended to his injuries, but he died at Kaneira yesterday. Departmental officers went to Kaneira last night to investigate the fatality.
 
FUNERAL
English - The friends of Mr. William English are respectfully invited to follow the Remains of his late dearly-beloved Son (James, aged 22 years) to the Raywood Cemetery. The funeral will leave his residence, Raywood, This Day ( Friday), 19th inst., at three o'clock. Fizelle and Mulqueen. Undertakers.
 

     
     
     
 
 
 
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