THE MORNING POST JUNE 9 1913
DERBY DAY SUFFRAGIST INCIDENT
DEATH OF MISS DAVISON
Miss Emily Wilding Davison, the Suffragist who ran on to the course during the race for the Derby last Wednesday and was knocked down by the King’s horse, died from the effects of the injuries she received in Epsom Cottage Hospital yesterday afternoon. As was stated in Saturday’s Morning Post, she underwent a severe operation on Friday afternoon. This operation, it is stated, was for a fracture of the case of the skull. She did not however, recover consciousness, and on Saturday all hope was practically given up. During the afternoon it was reported that she was gradually sinking, and the report at night was that she was just lingering. Captain Davison, her brother, arrived in Epsom late on Saturday night, and was in the town when the death occurred. Several supporters of the Women’s Social and Political Union also visited the hospital during the week-end, among them being two ladies who on Saturday evening draped the screen round the bed with the Union colours and placed the Union badge at the head of the bed.
The body was removed late last evening to the Urban Council’s mortuary. In all probability the inquest will take place at the Epsom Court House to-morrow. It is understood that although the relatives are opposed to the Suffragist movement, no obstacle will be placed in the way of a Suffragist funeral should that be the desire of the leaders of the movement. In that event the funeral will take place in London.
THE KING’S JOCKEY IMPROVING
Herbert Jones, the King’s jockey, who was brought down with the horse as the result of Miss Davison’s action, has so far recovered from his injuries that he hopes to be able to go for a short ride in a day or two.