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Dorothy Frances Wood (1896 - 1913)

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Dorothy Frances Wood
Born in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australiamap
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Died in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australiamap
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Geelong Advertiser, Monday 6 January 1913, page 3

A drowning fatality occurred on the local beach on Saturday afternoon. About 3.30 o'clock a party of girls were bathing: the sea was very rough, and they did not venture out more than into two or three feet of water, owing to the strong backwash, but an immense wave came in before they were aware of its approach and swept out two girls, and the others were knocked down by the force of water, but they managed to struggle ashore. The alarm was given to some men bathing some distance away, but none of them could swim.

The victims were Frances Wood, 16, eldest daughter of Mr. Geo. R. Wood, captain of the fire brigade;, and Helen Mary Easton, 12, eldest daughter of Mr. Robert Alexander Easton, chemist, who only two months ago arrived in Victoria with his wife and family from Scotland. The girls were twenty minutes in the water after first being washed out before their bodies were recovered as the result of another huge wave washing them into shallow water. Drs. Holmes, Makin, Henderson and Connell were by this time on the beach, and they tried for an hour to restore animation with out success. An inquest will be held.


  • Birth: Registry Index 1896/7629
  • Death: Registry Index 1913/7532

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Elizabeth Frances Wood Nee Dorney with children
Elizabeth Frances Wood Nee Dorney with children


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