Conisborough and Denaby News – Australian Funeral – Pony Driver Left his Pony.

April 1916

Mexborough and Swinton Times April 15, 1916

Australian Funeral

Many Conisbrough friends of the late Mr Albert Edward Tyas alias “Tich,” the well-known footballer of a former decade, will be concerned to learn that he was asphiziated by gas fumes while serving on a “purt,” off the coast of N. S. W., Australia. His widow, Mrs Frances Tyas, in a letter to her mother-in-law, Mrs John Tyas 6, Castle Grove Terrace, Conisborough, states that on her husband’s reaching the hospital he was blistered from head to foot.

He fought bravely, but the shock to his system was too great, and he died in hospital. He was buried in Chatsworth Cemetery, N. S. W., Australia, on Wednesday, February 22, 1916. The Coffin with silver mounts, was covered with wreaths.

Left the Pony.

A young Mexborough pony driver, named John Johnson, was summoned by the Denaby and Cadeby Main Collieries for a breach of the Mines Act on March 10th, at Denaby.

Mr Frank Allen, who prosecuted, said the offence consisted of failing to return the pony to its stable at the end of the shift. He was told by the horsekeeper to fetch it, but he simply went a few yards, and came back and said he could not find it. He then went out of the pit.

The horsekeeper and deputy searched the workings, and it took them three hours to find the pony, which they discovered a mile away from the place where defendant had been working.

Defendant’s mother appeared and told the bench the defendant had been off work 25 weeks with a broken thigh, and it was the first week he had worked since.

He was fined 20 /– (£1)