Fatal Accident

The Launceston Examiner of 16 October 1875 carried the following report of a tragic accident near the Bradmore family home in Tasmania.

"A very serious and fatal accident occurred near Barrington on the 7th inst., to a son of Mr George Bradmore, a fine little fellow about five years of age. Bradmore had only come to reside in this part of late: his former residence was in the Westbury or Deloraine district. It seems on the day in question Bradmore was at work ploughing in a paddock near the homestead, and the boy was playing about in the same paddock: the father called over to the house to send him something to drink, the boy offered to go for it: he had to climb over a log fence to get to the house, and when he got on to the top of the fence the top log fell off, carrying the boy with it, and fell on him and crushed his head to pulp. Death was instantaneous. The body was buried in the Don Cemetery on the 9th."

Five year old Gleadow Bradmore was the second of the six children of George Bradmore and Mary Louisa French and the grandson of George Breadmore who was transported to Tasmania for burglary in 1826 - see Burglary at Hungerford

Just over three years later Gleadow's eight-month old sister, Sarah Jane, was buried in the same grave in the Don Congregational cemetery.

Andrew Young - andrew@breadmore.org - © Margaret and Andrew Young
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