NEGRO SOLDIER STABBED IN BRISBANE, QLD
ON 2 AUGUST 1944
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII

 

An American negro soldier stabbed in Brisbane, Queensland after a fight with four white US soldiers in Russell Street, South Brisbane on 2 August 1944. The altercation started when the white soldiers objected to the negroes presence in that part of the town. The negro received deep knife wounds in the base of his neck and his lung.

He crawled for more than 60 yards leaving a trail of blood. He was taken to an American Hospital where he was in a serious condition.

 

REFERENCES

"The Daily Telegraph" (Sydney), Thursday 3 August 1944

 

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