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Alex Allan

Place of Residence at HM Factory Gretna Moat Road


Appeared in Newspaper Article ‘Dumfries & Galloway’, July 27 1918, p. 6.: ‘FACTORY FATALITY AT DORNOCK. Yesterday in the Sheriff Court-house, Dumfries, Sheriff Campion and a jury held an inquiry into the circumstances attending the death of Frederick Arthur Bird, sectional engineer, who resided at B7 Bungalow, Eastriggs, and who was accidentally killed while at work in H.M. Factory, Dornock, on Thursday, 27th June. Mr R. Y. Mackay, procurator-fiscal, conducted the inquiry, and Mr James Kirkland, solicitor, appeared for the Ministry of Munitions. The following jury were empanelled…The evidence showed that Alex Allan, engineer, Moat Road, Annan, and the deceased went to the roof of the glycerine distillery on the forenoon in question to examine a defective jet condenser. On each side of the roof, which is a sloping one, and covered with a composition of felt and tar, there is a portion of glass reinforced with wire netting. Bird had nails in his boots, and was slipping. He made a remark to Allan, and just when the latter was turning round to look at Bird he saw him go down through the glass.’

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