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Vale Tommy Grant

“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 ffaternity 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.”

 

Source: The Northern Advertiser, Feb 13, 1953, page 7.

 

The memorial was erected as a tribute to Tommy Grant from his fellow members of the Fremantle Professional Cycling Club.

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