Advertiser Thurs/Fri 18 & 19 September 1913
KILLED ON RAILWAY
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
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.
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.