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 Walter James Croot

Walter James Croot

Birth
Leytonstone, London Borough of Waltham Forest, Greater London, England
Death 7 Dec 1897 (aged 21–22)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Leytonstone, London Borough of Waltham Forest, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 11891 · View Source
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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.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 27 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11891
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter James Croot (1875–7 Dec 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11891, citing St Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Leytonstone, London Borough of Waltham Forest, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .