On this day …….. 29th of January 1947

David Henry Ecketts, 32, broke out of Beechworth reformatory prison on this day. Ecketts was serving a two and a half years’ sentence for four counts housebreaking and stealing, larceny of a bicycle, and larceny from a dwelling. He was sentenced in April, 1945. He is described: 5ft 8in, brown hair, grey eyes, slight build. Has scars on the right wrist and nose, and both little fingers are deformed. DAVID H. ECKETTS Anyone knowing his whereabouts should notify the nearest police.