An inquest wag held in the Akaroa Courthouse, before G. Armstrong Esq , acting coroner, on Friday last on the body of Maurice Boyne Stuart, youDgesfc son of William Henry Stuart, fisherman at Akaroa. The jury were: Messrs A. R. Munro (foreman), J. K. Whicham, H. Parkin, E. Noonan, E. Donnell, and H. J Bell.
Evidence was given by W. H Stuart, father of deceased, T. Newton, telegraph messenger, R, Walker, car penter, 0. Glynan; a schoolboy, and C Stewart, a clerk.
Dr Cantrell stated he had seen tbe boy immediately after he had fallen over the bank by the school with his bicycle. He had fractured the base of his skull, broken hi 3 left arm, and knocked out some of his teeth. He was sinking when ha reached the doctor and died in ten minutes as the result of the fracture of his skull.
The jury returned a verdict that deceased was accidentally killed by falling over a bank with a bicycle
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INQUEST., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3501, 2 November 1915