Date: 11 Aug 1926
Matthew Barras was found dead in the sea at Newbiggin.
He had been to the Morpeth Olympic Games where he was thought to have won some money on the £100 foot handicap. However, when he was found he only had a few coppers in his pockets.
The post-mortem showed that he had a haemorrhage in the brain that had been caused either from a fall or a blow after which he had drowned.
He was a signalman and was shortly to be married.