Francis Henry Hargrave
Member of The Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force. 1915 listed as wounded.
The Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (AN&MEF) was a small volunteer force of approximately 2,000 men, raised in Australia shortly after the outbreak of the First World War to seize and destroy German wireless stations in German New Guinea in the south-west Pacific.
Yesterday morning John Francis Henry Hargraves, an old resident ofthe district died at his residence, Yassstreet, from senile decay, having attained the age of 78 years. The de-ceased was a blacksmith by trade andwas of a roving disposition, and tookseveral trips, we understand, to theSouth Sea Islands, and other parts.He was born in Suffolk (England) and came to New South Wales about 60 years ago, marrying Louisa Howell, at Young, in the year 1869. Deceased leaves a grown up family of five sonsand five daughters. One son, Mr. Jas Hargraves, is a sharefarmer on MillyMilly.
Source: Young Witness 26 Jan 1916
Death of Mrs. Howell
Mrs Howell, wife of Mr George Howell, mother of Mr W Howell (one of the Australian cricketers) and our local champion (Mr Athol Howell), died at her residence, Castlereagh, on Thursday night at about 11 o'clock. The deceased lady hod been unwell for a considerable time, and had been at intervals under the care of Dr Barber. She was, a fortnight ago, apparently in fairly good health and spirits, and took great interest in her new home and the settlement of her grown-up family, who consisted of Messrs W and A Howell, Mrs W Childs and two other daughters. Mr W Howell had a new home erected in which he resided. Another new home was in course of erection and approaching completion, which was for the use of Mr Athol at the death of his parents, Mrs Howell providing for her daughters from her own private purse. On Monday she took ill again, and although Dr Barber did all he could she succumbed on Thursday at 11 o'clock, the cause of death being acute bronchitis and heart disease. The late Mrs Howell was about 60 years of age, and
was the daughter of the late Mr William Colless, an old Castlereagh pioneer and native. She has living three brothers—Messrs Henry Colless (Bourke), Arthur Colless (Come-by-Chance), and William Colless (Bungle Gully)— and four sisters—Mrs B Jones (Marrickville), Mrs E Cross (Dubbo), Mrs J Irish (Dubbo), and Mrs G Stone (Castlereagh). The funeral takes place to-day (Saturday).
Source: Nepean Times 26 Jly 1902
Mr Edward Herbert, a well-known resident of Eugowra district, died in Sydney on Saturday last. Deceased had been under treatment in Sydney for some weeks, but the best medical skill was unable to effect a recovery, and Mr Herbert passed away as stated. The late Mr Herbert was twice married, and his second wife still survives him. He was 78 years of age, and lived for many years on his property on Goolagong-road, about 7 miles from Eugowra. The remains were brought from Sydney, and the funeral took place at the Church of England cemetery, at Eugowra, yeserday, Rev. A. J. Gardner officiating
at the graveside. The cortege was one of the longest ever seen at Eugowra, as everybody in that town and district was a friend of the late Mr Herbert, and some of the residents came long distances to pay a last sad tribute to the deceased. Mr W. E. Luthe, of Forbes, conducted the funeral arrangements.
Source: Forbes Advocate 9 Mar 1915