Saturday, August 09, 2014

Accident on Light Brigade

A serious accident occurred on board the Light Brigade on Monday afternoon, by which tho assistant engineer, Frank Williams, nearly lost bis life. There were usually two ladders at the after hatch, but when the accident happened one of them had been removed. Williams was going below, and apparently was unaware of this, for he attempted to step from the ladder he was standing on to tho other, and in doing so fell into the lower hold, a distance of from 25 to 30 feet. When he fell there were a number of loose boxes, casks, and other cargo, which of course rendered the fall the more serious. As soon as he was picked up he said he was "all right," but since then he  has been unable to move hand or foot, and apparently all his limbs arc paralysed. He retains his consciousness, however, sufficiently to express his wants. Yesterday he was brought up to town in the Kate, s., and was at once conveyed to the hospital. 

TELEGRAPHIC. (1869, December 15). The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), p. 2. TROVE

Light Brigade - 1969

December 12. Light Brigade, Black Ball
ship, 1244 tons, Captain Henry Evans, from London. J. and G. Harris, agents. Passengers: Saloon: Mr. William Samwell, Mrs. Clementina Samwell, Masters Samwells, Miss Mary Samwells, Miss Jessie Cooper, Miss Julia Loveday, and Miss Emily Loveday. Second Saloon : Miss Mary Agnes Jamieson, Miss Emma Henwood, Miss Elizabeth Stephens, Mr. and Mrs. J. Dymock, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Forbes, Masters Forbes (3), Misses Forbes, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Galloway, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moon, Mr. and Mrs. Webb and family (2), Messrs. Daniel Marquess, Charles Smith, Robert Henwood, Thomas Henwood, Hugh Cotham, Edward Edmonds, John Hamett, William Gold, John R. Cope, Bertram Cooper, Peter Skearn, Michael Webb, Robert Buson, Martin Dyster, Smith, Arthur W. Bolton, and 316 in the steerage.

SHIPPING. (1869, December 13). The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), p. 2. TROVE