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Pimlico News 17 June 1927

Frederick Victor (Tim) Elliott, the younger brother of Arthur James, was killed on a building site in Westminster, London. A transcript of the newspaper report on the first part of the inquest, to establish his identity, is shown below. A transcript of the newspaper report of the second part on the inquest, held to determine the cause of death a week later is available here Pimlico News 24 June 1927.

Westminster and Pimlico News

17 June 1927

CRUSHED TO DEATH

Workman Killed at Millbank

At the Westminster Coroner’s Court, on Tuesday, Mr S Ingleby Oddie opened an inquiry into a fatality that occurred at a building in course of erection at the corner of Horseferry Road and Millbank on Monday, when Frederick Victor Elliott, 33, a labourer, living at 96 Sussex Street, Poplar, was crushed to death.

Only evidence of identification was taken, and this was given by the widow, Elizabeth Florence Elliott, who said her husband had left three children, aged 11, 10 and 8. Employed by Messrs. J. Mowlem and Co. Ltd., he was a healthy man and never ailed anything. When he left home on Monday morning to go to work he was quite well.

The Coroner said that under the new Coroner’s Act, he had to have a jury in all cases of this kind. There had not been time to summon a jury that morning, however, so he had merely taken evidence of identification to enable the burial to be proceeded with and would adjourn the inquiry until Friday.


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