Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Edward Priest

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235. Edward Ellis Priest

PRIEST. — February 6, 1942, EDWARD ELLIS PRIEST, dearly beloved, husband of Kathleen, and loving father of Joan, Marjorie, Pamela, and Margaret; aged 47 years. — R.I.P.
Source: The Catholic Press 19 Feb 1942.

254. William George Priest

When Mr T. Bailey, district foreman of tho Newcastle City Council's Electric Light Supply Department, went to the Broadmeadow sub-station shortly after noon on Sunday, he was horrified to find the dead body of William George Priest, electrician, lying on a mat in front of a 2200-volt switchboard. There were electric burns on both hands. Mr Priest was engaged earlier in the day in cutting out operations at the sub-station;  work was being done on a line outside. He went to the sub station at 8 o'clock. When he had finished, he notified the district foreman at Sydney-street, and said he would remain at the sub-station to do some clearing-up. . The deceased, who was married, lived in Adamstown. An examination of the sub-station was subsequently made by officers of the electricity department of the council ,but it is understood that nothing was revealed. to show exactly how the accident happened.

Source: Singleton Argus 15 May 1928