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Tom Edwards, 'working class martyr', was killed by a blow from a police rifle butt, during the course of a clash on 4 May 1919 between unionist lumpers and police defending the employment of scab labour on Victoria Quay near C Shed. He may have attempting to help William Renton, who had been hit on the head with a police baton. He died three days after the event. His funeral was the largest ever conducted in Fremantle.
Hutchison, David 2012, '"Bloody Sunday" revisited', in Paul Arthur Longley & Geoffrey Bolton, Voices from the West End: Stories, People and Events that Shaped Fremantle, WA Museum: 210-249.
Webb, David & David Warren 2005, 'The day a wharf dispute erupted into Bloody Sunday', Fremantle: Beyond the Round House, Longley, Fremantle; 54-55.
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