Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Thomas Woolaston

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54. Bruce Woolaston

Slaying Charge: Road Death
At Newcastle Police Court this afternoon Bruce Woolas ton, 22, soldier, was charged with feloniously slaying Mar garet Miller last night. He was also charged with negligent driving and failing to stop. On the application of Constable J. Martin (police prosecutor) , Woolaston was remanded to March 13. Constable Martin said that a woman was knocked down by a car at 9 o'clock last night and died in Newcastle Hospital early today. Woolaston. he added, was arrested at Hamilton Drill Hall today. He was a married man and resided at Tighe's Hill. His car was recovered from his garage. On the application of Mr. H. L. O'Neill (for Woolaston), bail in £200 was granted on the condition that he report to the Newcastle police once a week. Constable Martin said the date of the inquest had not been, fixed.
Source: The Newcastle Sun 13 Feb 1946

Woolaston was also fined £5 for having driven a car negligently. and £1 for having driven without a licence. The Magistrate made a special order that Woolaston be disqualified from holding a licence for three years.

42. Percy C Woolaston

BOY INJURED AT SOMERTON. Percy Woolaston, aged 11, son of Mr. Wlm. Woolaston. of Somerton was chasing a horse. The horse he was riding, tripped on an old wire fence and fell on the lad. He was taken to Dr. Shorters surgery, where it was found that he had one ear nearly torn off, his left upper arm broken., and bruises and abrasions all over. The lad is suffering greatly from shock.
Source: The Tamworth Daily Observer 22 Jan 1913