Boys Charged with Murder

ON THIS DAY – November 4, 1919

William Joseph Flynn, aged 15, of Hood street, Collingwood, and James Patrick Smith, aged 16, of Palmer street, were charged in the Children’s Court at Fitzroy on Monday with having wilfully murdered a boy named Ernest Stanley Worseldine, of Rose street, Fitzroy, on November 4. Mr. N. L. O’Connor appeared for Flynn.

Detective McKerral applied for a remand for a fortnight, pending the holding of the coroner’s inquest.. The application was granted, and the boys were removed to Melbourne Gaol.