Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Railwayman's Death Engine Strikes Jigger

A Chinese railway surfaceman was killed and another man narrowly escaped injury when the jigger on which they were travelling collided with the engine of a special goods train in a cutting on the northern line, 14 miles north of Helensville on Monday afternoon. The man killed was Mr Gin Foo, aged about 40, of Tahekeroa. Mr Foo and a ganger, Mr Fricker, were travelling south on the jigger and met the engine, which left Auckland for Wellsford at 12.18, on a bend in the line. Mr Fricker jumped clear and escaped with shock, but Mr Foo was killed. The body was taken to Helensville where an inquest was opened yesterday morning. Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette , 19 May 1943, Page 3


Plot : N/A

Interment Type: Cremation

Title: MR

Surname : GIN

Given Names: FOO

Age : 45

Gender : Male


Date Of Death : 18-May-1943

Date Of Cremation : N/A

Date Of Burial : N/A

Funeral Director : C LITTLE & SONS LIMITED

Head Stone Details : N/A
Waikumete Cemetery

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