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Instantly Killed by Motor Car

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While walking around Rivelin Cemetery I came across the grave of Maurice John Madden, aged 10, instantly killed by motor car on July the 2nd 1915, could this be the first child to be killed by a car on Sheffield's streets? has anyone access to any press articles relating to the accident?

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Thank you for the reply Stuart

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Well found Stuart.

Was this a fact ?

"......... the pedestrian - who has the first right to the road, let it not be forgotten ......."

If it was, I wonder when that changed ?

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I seem to recall that there is a very similar monumental inscription in Tinsley Park Cemetery which records that that particular individual was killed by a traction engine.

I came across it whilst investigating the last resting place of several of my wife's ancestors.

I will try and look out the details, unless someone knows anything about the matter already.

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