Western Leader : January 25th 2011
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But it all come to an abrupt and tragic end on August 27 when Smith tried to cross Hobson St at night. Tram driver John Pol- lard spotted the 64-year- old and sounded a warn- ing gong. He hit the brakes as Smith paused briefly and stepped forward again -- oblivious to the pending danger. Passengers braced themselves as the tram, which was moving slowly at the time, struck Smith and ground to a halt. They got off to join other bystanders and witnesses who'd gath- ered at the scene and watched in horror as the grievously injured man was pulled out from underneath. Smith died a few minutes later. His body was taken to Auckland Hospital where an examination revealed multiple injur- ies.The most serious was a fracture to the base of the skull which had indeed proved to be fatal. Smith's funeral was a huge affair and his band- mates paid tribute by playing his favourite hymn, Forever with the Lord. Mourners moved on to Waikumete Cemetery where the body was buried just a few metres away from the historic Chapel of Faith in the Oaks. Smith's death was reported in Australia where he'd spent four years conducting the famous Besses o' th' Barn Band. It also made headlines in the UK where Smith had years of experience playing, training and conducting orchestras. The vacancy in the Auckland Municipal Band was advertised a few weeks after the tragedy and attracted 46 applications. It was eventually filled by George Buckley who held the post for a further five years before retiring. Buckley died in 1950 -- his ashes, like Smith's remains, are also at Waikumete.
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