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Walter James Croot
Birth: 1875
Death: Dec. 7, 1897

Bantam weight championship Boxer boxing for British and undefended World Bantam weight Championship. Died during bout held at the National Sporting Club of London. He died of a fractured skull caused accidentally by a knock out blow during the Boxing contest for the Championship of England and undefended World title Bantamweight during the 20th round against Jim Barry of the United States of America. This resulted in manslaughter charges against five people. The coroner's findings were reported 13th December 1897 in The London Times and the decision was that the death was accidental, a ruling that still stands today. In a properly conducted fight death can only be ruled accidental. 

Cause of death: fractured skull during boxing match
 
Burial:
St Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery
Leytonstone
Greater London, England
 
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Record added: Aug 27, 2000
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Walter James Croot
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I'm sorry you left us so tragically at such a very young age, Walter James. Rest in Peace. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Aug. 8, 2012

- Tracey Reid
 Added: Dec. 7, 2009
Rest In Peace, Walter !
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Jan. 1, 2009
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