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Importance of Mr Alder

I was the driver of the pilot train to the siege at Glenrowan

Links to the KellyGang below, Early Years , Glenrowan Siege , Reward Board , Later service , Family

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Glenrowan Siege 28/6/1880 Special train leaves Melbourne to go to Beechworth - follow up on death of Aaron Sherritt

I was part of the crew of the special train from Melbourne to Benalla.

Train arrives at Benalla

The pilot engine was provided with a brake and I volunteering my services as driver of the pilot engine which led the convoy to Glenrowan. (Argus2/7/1880) See McPhee's version as to what happened

Arrive at Glenrowan

I arrived at Glenrowan by train at about 2.30 am on the morning of the siege and was the person who saw Curnow with his light.

I spent the rest of the day driving trains backwards and forwards from Glenrowan

Photograph Kelly Reward Board

Following the meetings of the Reward Board in December 1880 I recieved a reward of about £104

Early Career

Later Career .


Sister ? ... wife ?... children ?.... home >..

What happened to Mr Alder's family