Date: 1 Sep 1900
Place: Canning Town
David Augustus was found dead in the street with his head and face much cut and bruised and his left hand trouser pocket turned inside out.
He was a shipwright and lived on Webb Street in Plaistow.
The doctor said that his face and head were covered with bruises and abrasions and there was a deep incised wound just under his right eye that might have been caused by a not very sharp penknife.
Death was due to shock consequent on the injuries.
The coroner's jury was undecided as to whether the injury below the eye was caused by a knife or a fall, and returned a verdict that he had died from his injuries but that there was no evidence to show how he had received them.
see Essex Newsman - Saturday 01 September 1900
see Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 31 August 1900