Jenkins, Mr William – 1924

Goytrey Man’s Death – Pneumonia follows fall in the house

Verdict of Accidental Death

Mr E Charles Jones Newport District Coroner recorded a verdict of ‘Accidental Death’ at the inquest on Wm. Jenkins, 81 a retired farmer of Goytrey House Lodge, Nr Pontypool at Newport on Friday.

Mrs Adelaide Ellaway, a widow who kept house for Jenkins, her brother, said he fell down in the house on June 7th and sustained a fracture in his left leg.

Dr Joseph Eldon, a house surgeon at the Royal Gwent Hospital said deceased showed signs of congestion of the lungs a fortnight ago and developed hypostate pneumonia brought on by the injury. This caused his death on August 13th.

The Coroner explained to Mrs Ellaway that pneumonia often developed in people as old as her brother after an accident and the accident brought on pneumonia which caused his death


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