BALL Percival Henry

Posted on: April 26th, 2018 by Reg Jackson
1935 27 Mar. ‘Death in accordance with the medical evidence was the verdict recorded at an inquest held yesterday by the Bristol city coroner … on Percival Henry Ball (54) of Stock Road, Easton.  The widow said her husband came out of the army in May 1919 and began work at the Bristol Pottery the following July.  He had two machines to feed – one with flints and the other with stones.  After he had been there about 6 years he was home ill every year for a month.  He was seen by two doctors but he gradually got worse.  He was taken off the crushing machine work in September 1931, after being examined by the doctor at the Pottery.  He continued on light work until February 1933, since when he had not worked.  He died on March 23.  Dr A.L. Taylor, pathologist to the Bristol General Hospital said death was due to heart failure following fibrosis of the lungs due to silicosis’ (Western Daily Press).

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