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County Express
incorporating
BRIERLEY HILL, STOURBRIDGE, KIDDERMINSTER & DUDLEY NEWS
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE & EAST WORCESTERSHIRE CHRONICLE


Vol. 1, No. 45 ] SATURDAY, 9th.., NOVEMBER, 1867 [ Price 1d.

DUDLEY

"SHOCKING DEATH OF A DUDLEY GUARD AT MERTHYR TYDVIL:- On Tuesday evening information reached here that a railway guard, named Isaac Dunn, aged 26, who resided in Abberley Street, had been killed by a shunting of a luggage train, near Merthyr Tydvil. The unfortunate man left his home, in charge of a luggage train, and proceeded to the above place. While the goods were being removed and the trucks shunted to various lines, the deceased crossed the rails to look for his lantern, and was knocked down. When discovered, he exclaimed that he was only hurt on the leg, and this proved to be true, but medical aid being difficult to procure, he died from loss of blood. To add to the horror of the accident the wife of the deceased was confined with her fifth child about the time of the accident. Deceased knew of the critical state of affairs before he proceeded on his ill fated journey, and upon his leaving home gave instructions to two or three neighbours to attend to his wife, promising at the same time to be in Dudley on Wednesday morning. Dunn had been in the service of the Great Western Railway Company for eight years, and had a character for honesty and sobriety. He was the son of Mr.S.Dunn, pork butcher of Snow Hill.