GOULBURN EVENING POST Monday 3 March 1952 Page 1
WATCHMAN DIES ON DUTY A 74-year-old nightwatch man collapsed and died while on duty early this morning. He was Mr. John Sharwood, of 100 Verner Street, who had been an Auburn Street night watchman for about 12 mohths. He collapsed on an upstairs landing of the Exchange Hotel, in Grafton Street, where he had gone at about 3.20 a.m. to ar range accommodation for a traveller. The traveller had approached deceased earlier in the morn ing, and asked him about a room. After inquiring without suc cess at a guest house, Mr. Shar wood took the traveller to the hotel, where accommodation was arranged. Deceased had been in indif ferent health for the past six months, but continued his work. Formerly of Crookwell, Mr. Sharwod came to Goulburn 15 years ago, and retired from his occupation as a shearer nine years ago. He had lived in re tirement until last year, when he commenced duties as city watchman. He was a fellow of the Man chester Unity Independent Or der of Oddfellows. In his younger days he was a keen cricketer, and of late, continued to attend local cricket matches. He is survived by his wife, and two brothers, Joe and George, both of Crookwell.
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