Mary Wade Family

Florence PeacockAge: 67 years18711939

Name
Florence Peacock
Birth 12 July 1871
Birth of a son
#1
Roydon Victor Hurst
14 December 1893 (Age 22 years)
Source: New South Wales BDM: 34135/1894
Note: Alternative birth year is 1894, as listed in the New South Wales Births, Deaths and Marriages Index
Birth of a son
#2
Harold Robert Hurst
23 October 1897 (Age 26 years)
Christening of a sonHarold Robert Hurst
26 February 1898 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Ivy Winifred Hurst
16 October 1899 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Ruby Vivien Hurst
16 October 1899 (Age 28 years)
Christening of a daughterIvy Winifred Hurst
30 December 1899 (Age 28 years)
Christening of a daughterRuby Vivien Hurst
30 December 1899 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Stanley John Hurst
28 April 1904 (Age 32 years)
Christening of a sonStanley John Hurst
16 July 1904 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Rita Florence Hurst
3 May 1909 (Age 37 years)
Christening of a daughterRita Florence Hurst
11 October 1909 (Age 38 years)
Death of a sonRoydon Victor Hurst
16 February 19161.40pm (Age 44 years)
Cause: Scepticaemia and Lymphatic Leukaemia
Note:

Letter from father regarding the death of Roydon:

Waratah North Wagga, New South Wales March 14th 1916

The Officer in Charge- Base Records Victoria Barrack's Melbourne

Dear Sir, I have received the sad news of the death of my son at sea, whilst returning home from Gallipoli and Egypt, on a ship which was expected to arrive in Melbourne about the middle of this month. Needless to say, the news came as a terrible shock to his parents, brothers and sisters and we are quite in the dark about as to any particulars concerning his death

As we would like to get all his personal belongings, what is the proceedure? Will they be carried on to Sydney from where he enlisted, or will they be taken off the boat at Melbourne and who will be likely to get them? Then again, my son wrote me from Gallipoli, stating that he had left some things in Alexandria, before proceeding to the Peninsula. Could you inform me if I would be able to get these, if they are still there, and how would I proceed.

As my son was expected (by us) to be coming home in fairly good health, the sad news came very hard and I feel sure you will excuse in endeavouring to collect his bits of personal effects by approaching you with the above questions.

I have heard that the name of the boat he was on was "The Nestor", but don't know if that is correct.

We would very much like to know when the boat left Egypt and what happened to cause the poor lad to die from Scepticaemia

If you can assist us in the above matter, your help would be much appreciated.

Yours faithfully Robt. J Hurst

Burial of a sonRoydon Victor Hurst
16 February 1916 (Age 44 years)
Death 22 May 1939 (Age 67 years)
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son
2 years
daughter
10 years
daughter
Rita Florence Hurst
Birth: 3 May 1909 41 37Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 4 April 1991Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
-15 years
son
Roydon Victor Hurst
Birth: 14 December 1893 26 22Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 16 February 1916At sea
6 years
daughter
Ruby Vivien Hurst
Birth: 16 October 1899 32 28Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 30 May 1973Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
son
Stanley John Hurst
Birth: 28 April 1904 36 32Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1954Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia