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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

George William RODWELL

Born 1912 [15]
Son of Harry RODWELL and Sarah Jane GARDINER [39: 23-April-1928]
Resided with his parents in Coorow 1912-1914 and in Carnamah 1914-1918 [6] [19] [215]
Resided in Moora with his parents and sisters Florrie and Edith in 1919 and 1920 [6] [39: 23-April-1928]
Died 17 April 1920 in Moora; buried at the Moora Public Cemetery in Moora, Western Australia (Anglican, Plot 65) [116]


From The West Australian newspaper, Monday 19 April 1920:
Boy Killed at Moora - Moora, April 18
"George Rodwell, seven years of age, was killed in the Moora railway yard yesterday. With several other boys he was playing around some empty [railway] trucks. He got between the buffers of two trucks while they were coming together, and he was crushed so severely that he died shortly afterwards."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'George William Rodwell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/george-william-rodwell [reference list]




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