NEGRO SOLDIER WOUNDS CIVILIAN
WITH BLADE RAZOR
IN BRISBANE, QLD
ON 3 APRIL 1942
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII
On 3 April 1943, negro soldier, Lester Divers, attacked Joseph Macklin somewhere in Brisbane, possibly New Farm, with a white-handled blade razor on Saturday 3 April 1943. Plain clothes Constable M. D. Brown saw the victim at the Valley Police Station on Saturday 3 April 1943. He had a considerable quantity of blood on his head and neck. Constable Brown and other police travelled in a patrol car to Arthur and James Streets, New Farm and later saw Lester Divers driving a military truck across the Story Bridge. They stopped the truck in Main Street at Kangaroo Point and questioned Divers, taking possession of a white-handled blade razor.
Constable Brown arrested Divers and turned him over to the U.S.A. Provost. A Warrant was later issued and served in connection with the charge of unlawfully wounding Joseph Macklin. Divers appeared in Court the following week.
"Worker (Brisbane", Monday 12 April 1943
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