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 Post subject: Crewdson
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:05 am 
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Burnley Express and Burnley News

Wednesday January 27 1943

The death took place last Saturday, following a short illness, of Mr. George Crewdson, 7, Church-street, Harle Syke. Aged 51 years, he had been employed as overlooker by the South View Manufacturing Co., Harle Syke, for several years. He had been very prominent in musical circles as a tenor vocalist and had taken principal parts in many amateur light operas with the Immanual and Haggate choirs. He leaves a widow, one son and one daughter to mourn their loss. The interment takes place this afternoon in Haggate Baptist Burial Ground.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:55 pm 
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January 30 1943

Infected Finger

Overlooker's Fatal Injury

Stating that doubt as to the continuity between an injury to a man's finger and his death had been cleared up by the inquest, the East Lancashire Coroner, Mr. F. Rowland, returned a verdict of "Accidental death" at Brierfield on Wednesday, on George Dacre Crewdson (51), power loom overlooker, of 7, Church-street, Briercliffe, who died from septic pneumonia the pervious Saturday.
The inquest was attended by H.M. Factory Inspector (Miss Blackburn(, and Mr. J. Riley appeared for relatives, and Mr. A. H. Howarth (wood, Law and Co.) for the South View Manufacturing Co., deceased's employers.
Clara Crewdson, the widow, said that on Friday, January 8th, her husband complained that the first finger of his right hand was sore and that he had got something in it at work. He told her he had been putting pickers on and had caught his finger on one of them. He said he though he had got something off the picker and that it had got burnt in as the picker had been hot.

Became Worse

The finger was bathed in hot water and poulticed, continued witness, and the treatment was continued but the finger got worse. Her husband continiued to go to work until the 13th, and afterwards, acting on medical advice, attended the hospital for treatment.
Evidence that he saw deceased with his finger bandaged at work on Monday, January 11th, was given by Sam Riley, power loom overlooker, of 23 Kemp-street, Burnley. Deceased told him he had injured it but did not say where or how it had occurred.
Dr. Lamberty said death was due to septicaemia, the injury being between the first and secone joints of a finger on the right hand. It could have been caused by a splinter, and deceased informed him that it was done at work.

Violent Infection

Dr. H.C. Palin, police surgeon, who carried out a post-mortem examination, said that death was due to septic pneumonia caused by the wound on the finger. It must have been a fairly violent infection, he added, and he was perfectly satisfied that the septicaemia resulted from it.
The Coroner said he was quite satisfied the deceased injured his finger in the way he said he did. He probably did not think it serious though it was treated by himself and his wife on the same evening. Being a conscientious workman he continued until the following Wednesday and two days later consulted a doctor. From then onwards the septicaemia had got hold and the man died. there was a chain of cause and effect, in his opinion, between the prick and the death.

The Funeral

The interment took place on Wednesday in Haggate Baptist Burial Ground. Mr. Crewdson learned overlooking at Haythornthwaite's Mount Pleasant Mill, later working in that capacity at Thornber's Daneshouse Mill. At the time of his death Mr. Crewdson was employed by the South View Manufacturing Co., Harle Syke. He was exceedingly well-known in the musical world, having taken principal tenor parts in many amateur light operas with Immanuel and Haggate choirs. He wasa choirister at Holy Trinity Church for about 25 years, later joining the choir at St. James Church, Briercliffe. He was brother of Mr. James Crewdson, the well-known entertainer, who died some years ago. Keenly interested in sport, Mr. Crewdson was also a member of the Burnley Navy League. He leaves a widow, son and daughter, to whom much sympathy is extended. The vicar, the Rev. A.B. Dex, held a service in the home and later in St. James's Church, Briercliffe. Mr. W.E. Thornber and the Rev. A.B. Dex performed the last rites at the graveside, Arrangements by J. Atkinson, Harle Syke.

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