Denaby Burning Accident

October 1918

Mexborough Times, December 28th, 1918

Denaby Burning Accident

Mr Frank Allen, coroner, held an enquiry on Saturday, at the Working menĀ“s Institute, Denaby, into the death of Mary Agnes Hubert (five) of 38 Adwick Street.

Evidence was given to the effect that the child had gone to the house of Mrs Armstrong, 26, Adwick Street, on the previous Tuesday.

Mrs Armstrong was going though out and instructed her little boy to keep a good fire. The boy refused. After the parent had gone the deceased put some coal on, and later picked up an apron to “draw the fire.” This caught fire and ignited a little shawl which deceased was wearing.

She immediately ran home, and the flames were extinguished by her mother. She was later taken to the Fullerton hospital, where she received attention, but was not detained. She succumbed to injuries on Thursday

Evidence was also given by Esther Titley, the six year old cousin of deceased, who was in the house at Adwick Street when the accident occurred.

The jury returned a verdict of “accidental death”

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