An invalid pensioner at Drummoyne yesterday chased a pram 60 yards through heavy traffic and saved a six-months-old baby from falling from the pram in front of oncoming traffic. The pensioner, Mr Arthur R. Cheetham, 58, of Lyons Road, Drummoyne, is a World War I veteran and has a weak heart. He collapsed soon after he had saved the baby.
Mr Cheetham said later: "I was sitting at the corner of Lyons Road and Victoria Road, watching the traffic when I saw an unattended pram start to roll down Victoria Road. "I have got a bad heart, a result of World War I, but I jumped up and ran towards the pram. "Waiting for a lorry to pass I was horrified to see the pram veer off the footpath towards the gutter. "I ran the rest of the way across the road and took a flying leap at the pram as it reached the gutter. "I heard brakes screech behind me but was able to stop the pram before it tipped the baby on to the road.
"I have got a bad heart, a result of World War I, but I jumped up and ran towards the pram. "
"I hope this will be a lesson to mothers in this area who persist in leaving their prams outside shops unattended and on the top of a hill while they do their shopping."
1950 'Invalid Digger's dash saves baby',The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1931 - 1954), 25 April, p. 5. , viewed 24 Apr 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article248683195