Etc. -- Johnny Robinson injured by explosion
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A lightly edited partial transcription of the Vanessa column on page 2 of the 24 Apr 1919 issue 
of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


Master Johnny Robinson took a shell to school the other morning, and picked the cap with a knife. The result was that it exploded, shattering his left hand.

Dr. J. E. Anderson of Scotland was called and relieved him somewhat and ordered him to be taken to the Brantford Hospital, where it was found necessary to amputate two fingers and the thumb of his left hand and part of the thumb on his right hand.

He was also injured about the forehead and eyes, but the doctors say that his sight will not be affected permanently.

It was indeed a close call for other children that were near him. Four windows were shattered by the explosion. 

The unfortunate little fellow will have the sympathy of the whole community in his sad accident and all hope for his speedy recovery. 

Copyright 2016 John Cardiff