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Daphne Alexandra Allcorn (1902–1924)

from North Eastern Ensign

Miss Daphne Allcorn, 22 years, of Violet Town, who was staying with Mrs Anderson, on St Kilda road, alighted from an electric train with some friends on Monday night last. A motor car which, it was stated, was travelling at excessive speed, and was without headlights, turned from St Kilda-road into Commercial road and, striking Miss Allcorn, who was in advance of the party, carried her about thirty yards along before the eyes of her horrified friends. She then fell to one side, and the motorist continued his career without paying attention to her. The unfortunate young lady was so seriously injured that she was taken to the Alfred Hospital, where she lies in a precarious state. The police are looking for the unscrupulous offending motor driver.

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'Allcorn, Daphne Alexandra (1902–1924)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 1 December 2023.

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Life Summary [details]


Baddaginnie, Victoria, Australia


14 May, 1924 (aged ~ 22)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

motor vehicle accident