Bessie Keturah Hurst, 1912

Name
Bessie Keturah /Hurst/
Birth
Death of a brother
February 16, 19161.40pm (aged 4 years)
Cause: Scepticaemia and Lymphatic Leukaemia
Note: Letter from father regarding the death of Roydon:

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 brother
Death of a paternal grandfather
Death of a paternal grandmother
Cause: Pneumonia
Burial of a paternal grandmother
Residence
Address: Marrah Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death of a mother
Death of a brother
Residence
between 1958 and 1968 (aged 55 years)
Address: 240 Edward Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death of a father
Death of a brother
Burial of a brother
Cemetery: Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, Kooringal Road, Kooringal, New South Wales, Australia
Death of a sister
Residence
Address: 5a, The Haven, Bourke Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death of a husband
Burial of a husband
Cemetery: Wagga Wagga Lawn Cemetery, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death of a sister
Family with parents
father
18671960
Birth: August 22, 1867 31 25 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 17, 1960Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18711939
Birth: July 12, 1871Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 22, 1939Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageMarch 9, 1893Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
19 years
herself
-14 years
elder brother
18971967
Birth: October 23, 1897 30 26 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 4, 1967Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
1899
Birth: October 16, 1899 32 28 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
10 years
elder sister
19091991
Birth: May 3, 1909 41 37 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 4, 1991Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
-16 years
elder brother
18931916
Birth: December 14, 1893 26 22 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 16, 1916At sea
6 years
elder sister
18991973
Birth: October 16, 1899 32 28 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 30, 1973Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
elder brother
19041954
Birth: April 28, 1904 36 32 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1954Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Alan Leslie Bickley
husband
19211986
Birth: September 6, 1921Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 5, 1986Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
herself
daughter
Private
Family with Albert Ronald Crain
partner
herself
Birth
Residence
Residence
Residence