Saturday, 23 January 2021

Walter John HULME missing in Wangaratta in 1951

 Walter John Hulme was a first cousin to my maternal great-grandmother Ada May Morgan nee Hulme.  

Their mutual grandparents were William Cluff Hulme and his wife Hephzebah nee Land of Oxley.

Walter went missing in Wangaratta, Victoria in July 1951.

Poor cousin Walter, who lived previously at Milawa, met a sad end.

On a recent visit to the State Library of Victoria with my friend Jenny, she happened to spot the news articles about Walter's sad disappearance in the Wangaratta Chronicle news she was going through.  

A subsequent search of Trove found a couple more articles all along the same lines.

Only articles from 1914 to 1918 in the Wangaratta Chronicle have been digitised as yet.

MAN MISSING (1951, July 3). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 1.,

Wangaratta Chronicle July 10

Wangaratta Chronicle July 12

Wangaratta Chronicle July 17

Wangaratta Chronicle July 21

Wangaratta Chronicle July 31


Wangaratta Chronicle 2nd August 1951

Walter married Elizabeth Mary Skehan in 1913.  
It appears they had no children.

Walter and Elizabeth are buried at Milawa Cemetery.

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