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David Berry Littlejohn (1906–1925)

Two youths died in the Penrith District Hospital on Tuesday as the result of accidents on the Penrith Speedway on Monday. They were  David Berry Littlejohn, aged 19, of Ashfield, fractured pelvis, compound fracture of the left leg, concussion, severe wound on the left hip, and internal injuries; Harold Lofts, aged 18, of Arncliffe, fractured collarbone and concussion. Two others who were injured were Leonard Jones, of Lithgow, and Syd. Nicholls, an Evening News artist. They were also taken to the Penrith Hospital, and are said to be progressing satisfactorily. It was stated at the hospital that their injuries were not very serious.

Littlejohn was a spectator. When R. Reynon and his motor cycle fell, Littlejohn went on to the track to help remove the cycle. L. Jones, another competitor, who was close behind, collided with Littlejohn while travelling at a high speed.

H. Lofts fell while competing in the Novice Handicap.

Original publication

Additional Resources

  • funeral, Sydney Morning Herald, 8 October 1925, p 12

Citation details

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Life Summary [details]




6 October, 1925 (aged ~ 19)
Penrith, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

motorcycle accident

Religious Influence

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