Grave site Roman Catholic 1 Row 3 Plot 21
Keith Atkins, Bicycle messenger
8th September, 1944
Newcastle Morning Herald
CYCLIST CRASHED INTO TAXI
Shortly after noon on August 10, a bicycle ridden by Keith Alwyn Atkins, 15, messenger, of Healy-st., Gosford, crashed into the side of a taxi cab, driven by Herbert Cowper Ranyard, at the intersection of York and Mason Parades’ Gosford.
Atkins died in Newcastle Hospital that night. The Coroner. (Mr. A. G. Chiplin) returned a verdict of accidental death.
Constable E. .A ‘ Albury, of Gosford, said Atkins: rode his own bicycle. There was no brake Thomas Walker gardener, of Point Clare, said it was raining’: heavily He saw ‘Atkins riding down the hill and trying to pull a cape over his knees.
The taxi driver said he veered to the right but could not avoid the impact.
Mr. H. L. O’Neill appeared for the relatives; Mr. A. G. Downey for the employer: and Mr. N. Booth for the taxi driver.
8th August 1949
ATKINS.— In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Keith, who died August 10, 1944.
It does not need a special day to bring you to our minds;
The days we do not think of you are very hard to find.
Always remembered by dad, mum and Fay.