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SAD DEATH OF A SHIP'S APPRENTICE…

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SAD DEATH OF A SHIP'S APPRENTICE AT BARRY. A violent death befel George Chambers, an apprentice on the sailing ship Sofala (Captain Auld), lying under No. 17 Tip, Barry No. 1 Dock, on Tuesday morning last. He was walking along the deck of the vessel, when he slipped and fell down the bold. Help was quickly at hand, and Chambers was conveyed to the Town Accident Hospital in Kingsland-crescent. Dr W. Lloyd Edwards was in attendance, and it was ascertained that the unfortunate young man had sustained a severe fracture of the base of the skull. The injuries were of such a shocking character that little hope was entertained of his recovery, and the poor fellow died an hour after his admission to the hospital. Chambers was only 19 years of l age, and belonged to Huntington Court. Kington, Herefordshire. This morning (Thursday) before Mr E. B. Reece, the divisional coroner, an inquest was held on thf; body at the Police Court, Barry Docks, when evidence of identification was given by Sister M. E. Crump, of 77, Sile-street, Bethnel Green, London, aunt of the deceased. — William Hanley, chief officer of the vessel, said Chambers was engaged in shifting hatches in the 'tween deck on Tuesday morning, when he overbalanced himself and fell into the lower hold, one of the hatches falling on him. Chambers was quickly picked up, and ordered by Dr King to be removed to the Town Accident Hospital.—Herbert James Odan, fellow- apprentice to the deceased, corroborated the evidence of the chief officer. — Dock-constable Robert Owen removed the deceased to the hospital, where Dr \\T. Lloyd Edwards found the young man in a dying state, suffering from fracture of I the base of the skull. He succumbed shortly afterwards.—The Jury returned a verdict of Accidental death.Mr C. Wolff, H.M. Inspector of Factories, watched the proceedings on behalf of the Home Office.

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