It was believed that the man deliberately put his head on the line in front of the train. There were no marks on his clothing and no papers to identify him. A portion of the lining of his hat, supposed to have been described with his initials, was torn out apparently to prevent identification.
The man was dressed in a dark blue suit, black patent boots and a grey hat. He was aged about 25.
Further reports revealed the man's identity. He was a man by the name of Pont from Balmain. A check of the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriage records shows a man by the name of Levy T. Pont dying in 1928 aged 25. The death was registered at Campbelltown.
A steam train leaving Ingleburn Station