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Vale Tommy Grant – Professional Cyclist

Vale Tommy Grant

From The Northern Advertiser, Feb 13, 1953, page 7:

A leading State professional rider, Tommy Grant, died last Saturday morning as a result of injuries he received in a fall in the aces 5-mile scratch race at Midland Junction the previous Saturday night. He had not regained consciousness and, after an operation on Friday, contracted pneumonia.

A gloom was apparent among the cycling fraternity on Saturday at York sports, for which [the] deceased had nominated. Prior to the start of the programme all riders assembled and observed a period of reverent silence for the late rider who; aged 24, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Grant, of Marmion-st., East Fremantle. Riders also wore tokens of mourning.

The memorial as photographed in the Fremantle Cemetery was erected as a tribute to Tommy Grant from his fellow members of the Fremantle Professional Cycling Club. Rest for ever in peace Tommy Grant.

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