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John Dickson (1821–1851)

Another inquest was held on the same day at the Crispin Arms, Clarence-street, on the body of John Dickson, a man who had got his living by singing until habits of intemperance had reduced him to a state of dependence on the charity of others. Dr. Tierney gave it as his opinion that internal disease, brought on by drinking, was the cause of death. Verdict — died from the effect of previous habits of intemperance.

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Life Summary [details]


14 April, 1821
New South Wales, Australia


29 March, 1851 (aged 29)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

alcoholism (chronic)

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