Boy killed in bus tragedy

Stirling Observer - - FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY -

A sol­dier, still en­gaged in Army ser­vice, learned his six-year-old son had been fa­tally in­jured in a bus tragedy in Stir­ling.

The Ob­server said this was a con­se­quence of the “dan­ger­ous prac­tice of boys steal­ing a ride on the foot­board of mo­tor om­nibuses.”

The in­ci­dent hap­pened when two boys, un­ob­served, climbed on to the foot­board of a Ban­nock­burn bus when it ar­rived at the foot of King Street.

“When the mo­tor reached the head of This­tle Street the boys, ei­ther through the bus swerv­ing or some other cause, were thrown off,” added the pa­per.

One of the young­sters, John Machar Barr, step­son of sol­dier Mr John Wil­liamson, 14 Bow Street, suf­fered se­vere in­juries when a rear wheel of the bus passed over him.

The boy was taken to Stir­ling Royal In­fir­mary but died that night.

The other boy was hurt but not se­ri­ously.

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