On This Day – November 1, 1934

Charged with having murdered John Stanley Gibson, 27, laborer, of Webb Street, Altona, at Brooklyn on November. 1, Wolsley Alfred Vivian Watson, 20, laborer, of Miller’s Road, Brooklyn, appeared under remand at the City Court today, and was further remanded to November 22.

The police prosecutor said the City Coroner (Mr D. Grant, P.M.), would hold an inquest on Gibson on November 21.

When Watson was before the court Mr Bond, P.M., refused to grant bail. Today Mr L. W. Hartnett (who appeared for Watson) announced that he had applied to the Chief Justice, Sir William Irvine, who had granted bail in £250, with a similar surety.

At Mr Hartnett’s request, Mr Bond granted bail in the same amount today.