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ON THIS DAY – July 21, 1943

On a charge of murdering a man who had every bone in his face broken, a soldier, Cecil John Freeman, was committed for trial in the Coroner’s Court. Freeman appeared in custody at the inquest on Ian Gordon Jeffrey, 25, who was injured in a disturbance on July 21 and died in hospital on August 4. Death was due to a fracture of the skull, acute meningitis and pneumonia. Police alleged Freeman had blood on his boots. Freeman has alleged he said he attacked Jeffrey because he was paying attention to Mrs. Freeman.

ON THIS DAY – June 11, 1910

POLICE COURT PROCEEDINGS.

At the Bairnsdale Police Court, Ernest Peeck was again remanded for a week on charges of having, on June 11, murdered his wife, and attempted suicide. The police stated that the accused was not in a fit state to appear in court. His breathing was troublesome and the wound in his throat had not healed and he was suffering from pneumonia.

 

ON THIS DAY – July 21, 1943

On a charge of murdering a man who had every bone in his face broken, a soldier, Cecil John Freeman, was committed for trial in the Coroner’s Court. Freeman appeared in custody at the inquest on Ian Gordon Jeffrey, 25, who was injured in a disturbance on July 21 and died in hospital on August 4. Death was due to a fracture of the skull, acute meningitis and pneumonia. Police alleged Freeman had blood on his boots. Freeman has alleged he said he attacked Jeffrey because he was paying attention to Mrs. Freeman.

ON THIS DAY – June 11, 1910

POLICE COURT PROCEEDINGS.

At the Bairnsdale Police Court, Ernest Peeck was again remanded for a week on charges of having, on June 11, murdered his wife, and attempted suicide. The police stated that the accused was not in a fit state to appear in court. His breathing was troublesome and the wound in his throat had not healed and he was suffering from pneumonia.

 

On This Day ……. 28th May 1900

An elderly prisoner named Joseph Maber, aged 55, who was serving a sentence of six months’ hard labor, died in the Geelong gaol on this day in 1900. He had been in the gaol hospital since February, and at an inquiry held later that day before. Mr P. Smyth, J.P., a verdict was returned that death was due to pneumonia and debility.

On This Day ……. 27th May 1908

A prisoner named James Wilson, aged 66 years, died in Geelong Gaol on this day in 1908, from pneumonia. Wilson was sentenced at North Melbourne in November last to six months imprisonment. His sentence expired on May 1, but he was in such a bad state of health that he had since been brought before the Court from week to week, and had been further sentenced.

ON THIS DAY – July 21, 1943

On a charge of murdering a man who had every bone in his face broken, a soldier, Cecil John Freeman, was committed for trial in the Coroner’s Court. Freeman appeared in custody at the inquest on Ian Gordon Jeffrey, 25, who was injured in a disturbance on July 21 and died in hospital on August 4. Death was due to a fracture of the skull, acute meningitis and pneumonia. Police alleged Freeman had blood on his boots. Freeman has alleged he said he attacked Jeffrey because he was paying attention to Mrs. Freeman.

ON THIS DAY – June 11, 1910

POLICE COURT PROCEEDINGS.

At the Bairnsdale Police Court, Ernest Peeck was again remanded for a week on charges of having, on June 11, murdered his wife, and attempted suicide. The police stated that the accused was not in a fit state to appear in court. His breathing was troublesome and the wound in his throat had not healed and he was suffering from pneumonia.

 

On This Day ……. 28th May 1900

An elderly prisoner named Joseph Maber, aged 55, who was serving a sentence of six months’ hard labor, died in the Geelong gaol on this day in 1900. He had been in the gaol hospital since February, and at an inquiry held later that day before. Mr P. Smyth, J.P., a verdict was returned that death was due to pneumonia and debility.

On This Day ……. 27th May 1908

A prisoner named James Wilson, aged 66 years, died in Geelong Gaol on this day in 1908, from pneumonia. Wilson was sentenced at North Melbourne in November last to six months imprisonment. His sentence expired on May 1, but he was in such a bad state of health that he had since been brought before the Court from week to week, and had been further sentenced.