Grimsby Newspapers
Watchman killed while on duty
Grimsby Independent, 7 Sep 1921, p. 1

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Date of Publication:
7 Sep 1921
Date Of Event:
6 Sept 1921
Personal Name(s):
Hargraves, Joseph ; Sloggett, William
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Joseph Hargreaves, Fruitland, aged 39 years, was fatally injured about 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday when he was knocked down and dragged 24 feet by an automobile owned and driven by William V. Sloggett, 39 Walnut Street, Niagara Falls. Deceased, who died while being taken to the Hamilton City Hospital, was a watchman in the employ of the Provincial Government's Highway Department. When he was hit by the auto he was preparing to get his lamps ready for Tuesday night, and was standing with another watchman, Samuel McFarlane, Winona, in front of the residence of A.F. Hawke, two miles west of Grimsby. ... Deceased, who was born in Burnley, Lancashire, Eng. came to Canada about 15 months ago. He is survived by his widow, one son, John, and three daughters, Ethel, Nellie and Gladys, all at home. ...

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Watchman killed while on duty