Kevin Arthur Hold

Kevin Arthur Hold[1]

Male - 1937

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  • Name Kevin Arthur Hold 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Nov 1937  Dalby, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death Registration
      HOLD, Kevin: Death: 1938: Father Alfred: Mother: Gladys SYLER. Reg No 1938/1623 [Queensland Death Register 1929 -1964]

      Accidently killed.
    Buried 14 Nov 1937  Dalby Monumental Cemetery, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Last Name: Hold
      Other Names: Kevin
      Date of Death: 14/11/1937
      Date of Burial: 14/11/1937
      Cemetery: Dalby Monumental
      Address LOT 227 Blaxland Rd Dalby QLD 4405
      (Western Downs Regional Council)
    Accidental death 26 Nov 1937  The Dalby Herald, Qld. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Coroner's Comment.
    When closing the Inquest into the
    death of Kevin Arthur Hold (5), of
    Patrick street Dalby on Wednesday the Coroner (Mr. M. Dwyer, P.M.) said he considered no blame was attachable to the driver of the car which knocked the child down. "It is lost one of those unfortunate things which happen when children are allowed to run loose in the
    streets without proper supervision The accidents to children are most unfortunate. Nobody is to blame. It Is not the nature of children to take care and greater responsibility thrown on the drivers of vehicles," added the Coroner.
    The child was knocked down by a motor car driven by Walter John Free, mchinery agent, of Drayton street, Dalby in Cunningham street on the afternoon of November 18th, and he died in the Dalby Hospital the following morning.
    Sergeant Wy. H. Flori examined the
    witnesses at the inquest, and Mr. W. J. Vowlos was present to watch the interests of Mr. Free.

    Walter John Free was the first witness called, and 'he said that on the day of the accident he had driven his car to Dunmore Park. He returned to Dalby the same afternoon, leaving Dunmore Park about 3.30 o''clock. About a mile from
    Dalby he picked up Mr. Gall and they drove into Cunningham street. The car was driven along this street at a speed of about 10 miles an hour. It was driven about 12 or 14 feet from the kerbilng as there were cars parked on the side of the street.

    When near Trezlse's shop witness saw a truck being turned in the street.
    Witness said that the brakes of the car were effective and in good
    order, and at the speed at which he
    was travelling it would have been
    possible to have brought the car to
    a standstill in about seven feet.

    Saw child in front of car.

    Just as the truck got out of the way witness saw a. boy in front of the radiator of his car. He did not know where the boy came from as be had been obscured from view, by the truck. The child was about a foot away from the car and was facing the footpath on witness's left--hand side. Witness said that he could not say definitely whether the boy was ruuning, as the child was not in his view for long. When witness saw the child he declutched the car and applied the brakes. The front of the car struck the child knocking him down. Witness said
    thst he released the brakes of the
    car and the vehicle passed over the
    child, but witness felt no bumps to
    indicate that the wheels had passed
    over the child. Theo car was brought
    to a standstill and witness saw that the child was sitting on the roadway about 12 or 15 feet from the rear of the car. Witness treated the child and carried him to the footpath. Later the Ambulance took the child to the Hospital.


    Witness said that be had been driving cars for 20 years and this was theo first accident he had met with. It was impossible for him to have avoided striking the child.
    Douglas Ernest Gall farmer, of
    Cresley, Jimbour, gave corroborative
    evidence. At the time the accident
    occurred he was not talking to the
    driver of the car who appeared to have proper control over the car. Witness said that he knew of nothing
    whereby the accident could have been avoided.

    Edward George Volker, of Condamine street, who witnessed the accident, said that he saw the boy who was knocked down and an elder brother standing In the middle of the road. As Mr. Free drove the car along the boys commenced to run across the road towards Trezlse's shop. Deceased ran on, but the other boy stopped after going only a few feet. When the deceased started to run he was about nine or ten feet from the car driven, by Mr, Free. There was nothing which would prevent him from seeing the car. The front bumper of the car struck the
    child and knocked him down. The near side wheels of the car passed over the body of the child.

    Witness said that he thought the accident was caused by the child
    running across the street right in
    front of the car. The boy was so small that it would be difficult to see hiim from the car. He was so close to the car, that it would be impossible to avoid him.

    Alfred William Hold, father of the
    child, declined to take the oath, saying that it was not consistent with
    his religious beliefs. However, he
    gave evidence on affirmation. Witness said he was a second-hand dealer. He could not recollect when he last saw the child on the afternoon of November 13th before the accident. He was told of the accident and saw his son in the Ambulance. The child was examined by
    a doctor, who ordered his removal to Hospital. Witness said that he had always instructed his children to watch out for cars on the streets. From what
    he had been told he did not attach any
    blame to Mr. Free.

    Constable J. K. Howison said that from his inquiries no breach of the traffic regulations had been committed by Mr. Free, and there was no negligence on his part. The brakes of the car were effective and in good order. Witness produced a copy of the death certificate, which showed that death was due to ruptured liver, haemorrhage, and exhaustion.
    Witness said that in his opinion the boy brought about his own death, by running In front of the car in such a way that the driver had no opportunity of avoiding him.

    The Inquest was closed.

    The Dalby Herald, Qld., Friday, 26 November 1937
    Person ID I5803  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2020 

    Father Albert/Alfred William Hold,   b. 27 Aug 1895, Jallukar near Stawell, Vic. Aust. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1985, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Gladys Evelyn Seiler,   b. 1910, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1971, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1928  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Registration
      HOLD, Alfred William: Marriage: 1928: Spouse: Gladys Evyleen SEILER. Reg No 1928/754 [Queensland Marriage Register 1929 -1937]
    Divorced Dalby, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1885  Group Sheet

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    Kevin Arthur Hold
    Kevin Arthur Hold

    Father: Alfred William HOLD
    Mother: Gladys SEILER

    Loving Memory Of
    Kevin Arthur Hold
    Who passed away
    14th November 1937
    5 Years
    In God's Care

    (Find A Grave Memorial)

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Mrs Laurina Collins.

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