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BiographyDesmond Burdett Salmon was born 8 June 1905 in Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia to Thomas Henry Salmon (1861-1933) and Annie Maria Ball (1868-1957) and died 30 July 1922 in Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia of gunshot. Ancestors are from Australia, the United Kingdom.
MURWILLUMBAH, Sunday.—A shooting accident occurred this afternoon near Murwillumbah, resulting in the death of Desmond Burdett Salmon, aged 17 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Salmon, South Murwillumbah.
Deceased, accompanied by two other boys, went for a ramble on the flats just beyond the railway bridge. He was standing on a log when a single barrelled shotgun he was carrying slipped from his hand. The trigger caught in the log, and the boy was shot in the abdomen. He died shortly afterwards.