AIF GUNNER STABBED NEAR PALACE HOTEL
SOUTH BRISBANE, QLD
ON 4 NOVEMBER 1942
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII

 

Australian soldier James S. Clarey was stabbed in the right arm by a negro sailor at South Brisbane near the Palace Hotel on Wednesday 4 November 1942. Clarey was taken to hospital and Service Police rounded up all negroes in South Brisbane and the city area to try to find the attacker. Clarey told the Police he was walking through a laneway when a negro sailor asked him for 2 shillings. Clarey told him he did not have two shillings and the sailor then attacked him with the knife.

 

REFERENCES

"Townsville Daily Bulletin", Friday 6 November 1942

 

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