On This Day – September 1, 1938

Detectives now believe Gunner John Hulston (18), who disappeared on September 1, and whose body was found in the sea yesterday, was murdered.

Medical examination of the body revealed that death was due to a revolver shot wound in the chest. The bullet has been recovered, and will be subjected to expert examination.

Dr. C. H. Mollison, Government Pathologist, was able to trace the course or the bullet through the chest.

The body was in an excellent state of preservation, and a bandolier belt and scabbard were all intact.