74. Alfred James Perram
DEATH OF A. J. PERRAM
At the inquest on the body of the above deceased the evidence was to the effect he was employed in the blacksmiths' shop at the Steelworks; how he died was described by Ernest John Markham, who was working with him on June 16. At about 7 p.m. deceased walked towards his locker, where he was seen hanging on to his locker with his right knee on the ground trying to get up. Markham went to him and said 'What is the matter, Alf?' Deceased replied 'It is my ankle, I cannot get on to it.' Deceased expired shortly afterwards. Sergt. Esham stated that he was present when Dr. Goldie held a post mortem, and the doctor said that death had resulted from natural causes. The Deputy Coroner said that he would adjourn the inquest until Tuesday next to obtain the doctor's evidence, but intimated that he would return a verdict of death from natural causes.
Source: Illawarra Mercury 3 Jly 1942