On this day ………… 27th February 1945

On the 27th of February 1945, Edward John Boreham, of Kenwood Court, Preston escaped from the Geelong Gaol with a fellow prisoner Kenneth William Radford. Boreham was killed in the bush near the timber mill, at Valley View, between Yarram and Morwell. Unaware that two fugitive soldiers were about, timber workers felled a tree on the hillside. Radford was not hurt, and was arrested when police arrived, Boreham was killed instantly.