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Death of Wm Johnson Brompton 1862
« on: August 10, 2023, 09:54:03 am »
FATAL FIGHT.-An inquest was held at the Queen's Head, Brompton, on the body of William Johnson, a private of the 45th Regiment, who, on the 16th ult., fought with a marine named Brown, at the White Lion Inn. Brown had his collar-bone broken, while the deceased appeared at the time to be very little hurt. The next day he was token ill. and on the following Thursday he died. Assistant Staff-Surgeon Madden, under whose care deceased was placed, said that death was caused by erysipelas in the head, the consequence of a scalp wound. The wound in itself was very slight, but the intemperate habits of the deceased had predisposed him to erysipelas. The inquest was adjourned for the attendance of Brown.

Cardiff Times 9 May 1862
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