Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Elizabeth Morris

Notes - Page 13

223. Walter Whitfield Kentwell

Tidings have beep received from New Zealand which have plunged the most respected Kentwell family into the deepest mourning. It appears that Mr. Walter W. Kentwell, a son of Mr. Henry Kentwell of Castle Hill, was engaged in business with a partner in Auckland. On Saturday week, as he was driving through one of the main streets, his cart skidded on a tramline and Mr. Kentwell was thrown violently to the ground, the wheel of the vehicle passing over his body and inflicting grievious and fatal injury. Mr. Kentwell the letter states, was taken to an operating room (probably attached to one of the Auckland Hospitals), but despite all that medical skill could do for him, he shortly afterwards expired. The deceased, who was 35 years of age, leaves a widow and three children. The funeral took place in Auckland.
Source: The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate 15 Mar 1902

Mark Gallard

Inquiries are being made by the Watson's Bay police into the disappearance of Mr. Mark Gallard, aged 64 years, who has been missing from his residence, 12 Haberfield-road, Haberfield, since Friday, July 29. An overcoat since identified as belonging to the missing man, was found on the evening of his disappearance near Watson's Bay, but the police were then of the opinion that he was still wandering. His nephew, the Rev. H. D. Taylor, of Paddington, has now been informed that he was seen in Paddington last Monday evening by two different people.
Source: The SMH 6 Aug 1927

WASHED-UP Well-Known Citizen's Body Suicide at Gap The body of Mark Gallard (64), of Haberfield-foad, Haberfield, was found on the rocks near Signal Hill Fort, South Head, by Signal Master A. Gibson on Sunday morning. Deceased had been missing from his home for some time, and the finding of his coat and a letter strengthened the opinion that he had committed suicide. Though nine days had elapsed from the finding of the coat, the body was recovered near the same spot. The remains of the dead nman were identified by his brother. Deceased was a member of a well known district family and was a conspicuous figure in the fruit markets. He was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends to whom the news of his tragic end came as a shock. Mr. Gallard was for many years a member of Ashfield Bowling Club and was a player above the average.
Source: The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate 9 Aug 1927