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William Edward THOMAS

Burial Location:Kookynie  (details...)
Occupation: Miner
Place of Death: Altona Lease No 27G, Kookynie
Date of Death: 17 May 1904
Date of Burial:19 May 1904
Age:24 years
Cause of Death:Mine Accident
OGM Ref#: 1659


The deceased was accidentally killed by a skip when in motion, striking him on the head. He was leaning over the main shaft and his head was crushed by the ascending skip. A Coronial Enquiry was held at Kookynie on 25 May 1904, where the verdict returned by the jury was that he was "Accidentally killed by skip, when in motion, striking him on the head. No blame attached to anyone." He had lived in New South Wales for 16 years before arriving in Western Australia.

Parents:Letitia (nee COULSTON) and Ambrose THOMAS (School Teacher)
Spouse:Rosina Maud COULSTON
Marriage Details:1903, Kookynie; Marriage Registration 517/1903
Children:Gwendoline Anna, aged 4 and a half months; Birth Registration 1970/1904
Birth Details:1879, Forbes, New South Wales; Birth Registration 13168/1879, Forbes
Death Certificate:782/1904