ON THIS DAY – January 31, 1931

Relatives or any person knowing the identity of the man who died on January 31 in a lodging-house in Palmer street, Fitzroy, were asked to communicate with Senior Detective Bell or Detective McKenna at police headquarters. It is alleged that the man died after having been struck by another lodger who was subsequently charged with murder. To all persons in the house the dead man was known as William Rowan, but the detectives now believe that his correct name was Jack Lambert and that he was living away from his wife, son and daughter. The detectives understand that Mrs. Lambert lived in Punt road, Windsor, near Raleigh street, about 15 years ago.