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Maxwell Ronald (Max) Guppy (1922–1950)

A man was fatally in- jured on Saturday night when a buckboard in which he was a passenger was in collision with a taxi at the intersection of Green road and Clare street, Woodville. The man, Max Guppy, 24 butcher, of Evans street, Woodville, died shortly after he was admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with concussion. Two other passengers in the buckboard. Mrs. Ruth Snelling, 27, of Pitman avenue, Woodville, and her three year-old son Laurence, were treated for abrasions. The driver of the buckboard, Laurence Reginald Snelling, of Pitman avenue, Woodville and the driver of the taxi. Malcolm Davis Glasspole, of Brenton Aven, Plympton Gardens, escaped injury. Both vehicles were extensively damaged. A report is being prepared for the City Coroner (Mr. T. E. Cleland).

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'Guppy, Maxwell Ronald (Max) (1922–1950)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 February 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


South Australia, Australia


4 March, 1950 (aged ~ 28)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Cause of Death

motor vehicle accident

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