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06-March-2016
06-March-2016

Photographs supplied by Anita Long / Sandra Brown

A plaque commemorates station master Frank Thomson who lost his life while on duty in 1972 when he was stabbed to death when he endeavoured to stop a person without a ticket.

He was stabbed after chasing the male attacker who had slashed an elderly lady at the platform and was running through a suburban train, causing panic.  A colleague, Ado Hint, chased him with a baggage barrow before local police arrived and disarmed the attacker, who submitted meekly.

Location

Address:Everton Road, Platform 3, Strathfield Station, Strathfield, 2135
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.871344
Long: 151.094515
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Crime
Actual Event STart Date:20-September-1972
Actual Event End Date:20-September-1972

Dedication

Front Inscription

ERECTED IN MEMORY OF FRANK THOMSON STATION MASTER

WHO LOST HIS LIFE IN THE COURSE OF HIS DUTIES ON THIS STATION

20TH.SEPTEMBER 1972. 

Source: MA,H
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