Western Leader : December 21st 2010
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Call 111 for an ambu- lance if the burn is larger than the patient s hand or if they are in severe pain, he says. For more first aid tips or to enrol in a first aid course visit www.stjohn. org.nz. Firefighter's tragic end Barren: No stone marks the grave of brave young firefighter Arnold Gladding. Outraged father: Herbert Gladding wanted answers after his son's untimely death. Photo: CYCOLOPEDIA OF NZ By MATTHEW GRAY It doesn t look like a hero s grave, but the young fireman lying there was mortally injured in the line of duty while battling a huge blaze in High St on May 4, 1904. Brave Arnold Gladding died in hospital on July 23, nearly two months after being seriously maimed on the job. The wrought iron boundary surrounding the family plot where he was laid to rest is still intact. But any tomb- stone that may once have marked the spot is long since gone. Arnold was just 21 when he died and his last weeks of life must have been agonising. He was one of three firemen knocked off their feet when a wall col- lapsed during a massive fire in a warehouse owned by Messrs T and S Morrin & Co. Several others were also injured as the fire raged on into the wee hours, lighting up the city s night sky with a series of explosions. Some were attended to at the scene and made quick recoveries. Others were taken to Auckland Hospital and treated for a range of cuts, bruises and broken bones. Arnold was admitted with serious back pain. But it wasn t until his fifth week of confinement that doctors diagnosed the major cause of his problems -- a fractured spine. How such a grievous injury could be over- looked for so long remains unclear. But there was cer- tainly hell to pay when the young man died and details of his delayed diagnosis became public. Arnold s dad, a senior fire superintendent and inspector named Herbert Gladding, was outraged and demanded compen- sation. Whether the hospital paid anything is not known but the insurance company acting on behalf of the Auckland City Council who d employed his boy did cough up with a lump sum to cover loss of life. Around 120 firemen attended Arnold s grave- side service after a cer- emony at St Matthew s Church. A large number of fam- ily, friends and mourners from the general public also looked on as the cof- fin, draped with the Union Jack, was lowered into the ground. Some had already gathered at the same spot a few weeks prior to farewell Arnold s mother Emma who died in the family home at Wellesley St on March 4, aged 47. The building at the centre of the tragedy was completely gutted in the fire. The cause of the blaze was never determined.
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