January 13, 1922
N. F. Man Killed Aboard Vessel
John Malloy, World War Veteran, Hurled
This Forenoon When Mitten Caught in Hoister
John Malloy, 33 years of age,
of St. Lawrence, N. F., was instantly killed on board the British sch. Georgianna
while unloading herring at Davis Brothers wharf at 10.30 o'clock this morning. Malloy's
mitten caught in a hoisting winch on the forward deck, and he was hurled to his death.
Five minutes before, he had relieved another
of the crew at this post. In hoisting out a basket of herring, Malloy's
big mitten caught in the rope. He shouted for help, but before assistance reached
him, his hand had been caught too, and the unfortunate man was whirled about in a fearful
manner, striking stanchions, anchor chain, and the winch itself.
Thomas Kane, one of the crew
ran forward and stopped the engine. Malloy was cleared and medical
assistance summoned. Dr. P. P. Moore, medical examiner, was the
first physician to arrive. He pronounced Malloy dead and stated he
had probably been instantly killed.
His skull was fractured, jaw broken, legs
broken and twisted, and the body mutilated. The remains were turned over to
Undertaker George L. Browne. Malloy was married and leaves a wife
at St. Lawrence. He was a veteran of the World War, having served four years
overseas with a Newfoundland regiment. He was wounded and served in action several
The Georgina is
commanded by Capt. James Kemp of Placentia Bay, N. F., who will make
arrangements to send the body home.