On This Day ……. 6th April 1915

Mr William Farqunar, a warder of the Geelong Gaol, died “in harness” on this day day in 1915, while on duty in one of the towers overlooking the exercise yard. The warden on duty in the opposite corner had missed Mr. Farquhar for sometime, and when he visited his tower found him dying. Deceased had been under treatment by the gaol medical officer for two years for heart, trouble, and had been always a signed tower duty because of it. His death was not unexpected, but his sticking ability to do his duty had won the admiration of his colleagues. Farqunar was a married man and native of Scotland, and left a widow and children.