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On this day …….. 13th September 1949

Cyril Anthony Ashiev a 38 year old patient who was described as a thief who
escaped from the Beechworth Mental Hospital on the 13th of September 1949. Local residents have been reminded to take there keys out of there cars and lock their vehicles, shed and homes.

 

On this day …….. 30th of August 1952

On the 30th of August 1954 Dr. K. Bowden, pathologist, and his deputy Mr McLeod traveled to Beechworth to examine a skeleton found in the bush. Police believe the skeleton which had been scattered by wild animals was a female patient by the name Frances Eileen Debson from the Beechworth Mental Hospital who escaped two years earlier. The remains were brought back to the hospital to be examined.

 

On This Day …… December 26, 1949

Rupert Francis Asquith 42 years of age escaped on Boxing Day from Beechworth Mental Hospital. Squads of police, armed with revolvers combing dense undergrowth near the Beechworth Mental Hospital, for Asquith, and another patient called John Greenwood who at first were believed to be hiding in the bush within five miles of the town. Police immediately threw a cordon around the district for the men. They were warned that the men were dangerous and could become violent. On the 28th of December 1949 at Eldorado, 15 miles from Wangaratta, Asquith was court. He had travelled about 40 miles by foot. A resident of Eldorado saw Asquith about 4am, and then again the following morning. Asquith had tried to enter the house looking for food and clothing. The police brought him back to the hospital.

 

On this day …….. 13th September 1949

Cyril Anthony Ashiev a 38 year old patient who was described as a thief who
escaped from the Beechworth Mental Hospital on the 13th of September 1949. Local residents have been reminded to take there keys out of there cars and lock their vehicles, shed and homes.

 

On this day …….. 30th of August 1952

On the 30th of August 1954 Dr. K. Bowden, pathologist, and his deputy Mr McLeod traveled to Beechworth to examine a skeleton found in the bush. Police believe the skeleton which had been scattered by wild animals was a female patient by the name Frances Eileen Debson from the Beechworth Mental Hospital who escaped two years earlier. The remains were brought back to the hospital to be examined.

 

On This Day …… December 26, 1949

Rupert Francis Asquith 42 years of age escaped on Boxing Day from Beechworth Mental Hospital. Squads of police, armed with revolvers combing dense undergrowth near the Beechworth Mental Hospital, for Asquith, and another patient called John Greenwood who at first were believed to be hiding in the bush within five miles of the town. Police immediately threw a cordon around the district for the men. They were warned that the men were dangerous and could become violent. On the 28th of December 1949 at Eldorado, 15 miles from Wangaratta, Asquith was court. He had travelled about 40 miles by foot. A resident of Eldorado saw Asquith about 4am, and then again the following morning. Asquith had tried to enter the house looking for food and clothing. The police brought him back to the hospital.