Florence Peacock, 18711939 (aged 67 years)

Birth July 12, 1871
Birth of a sonRoydon Victor Hurst
December 14, 1893 (aged 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 sonHarold Robert Hurst
October 23, 1897 (aged 26 years)
Christening of a sonHarold Robert Hurst
February 26, 1898 (aged 26 years)
Birth of a daughterIvy Winifred Hurst
October 16, 1899 (aged 28 years)
Birth of a daughterRuby Vivien Hurst
October 16, 1899 (aged 28 years)
Christening of a daughterIvy Winifred Hurst
December 30, 1899 (aged 28 years)
Christening of a daughterRuby Vivien Hurst
December 30, 1899 (aged 28 years)
Birth of a sonStanley John Hurst
April 28, 1904 (aged 32 years)
Christening of a sonStanley John Hurst
July 16, 1904 (aged 33 years)
Birth of a daughterRita Florence Hurst
May 3, 1909 (aged 37 years)
Christening of a daughterRita Florence Hurst
October 11, 1909 (aged 38 years)
Death of a sonRoydon Victor Hurst
February 16, 19161.40pm (aged 44 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 sonRoydon Victor Hurst
February 16, 1916 (aged 44 years)
Death May 22, 1939 (aged 67 years)
Family with Robert John Hurst
husband
18671960
Birth: August 22, 1867 31 25Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 17, 1960Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
herself
18711939
Birth: July 12, 1871Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 22, 1939Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
daughter
Private
son
18971967
Birth: October 23, 1897 30 26Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 4, 1967Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
1899
Birth: October 16, 1899 32 28Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
10 years
daughter
19091991
Birth: May 3, 1909 41 37Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 4, 1991Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
-16 years
son
18931916
Birth: December 14, 1893 26 22Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 16, 1916At sea
6 years
daughter
18991973
Birth: October 16, 1899 32 28Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 30, 1973Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
son
19041954
Birth: April 28, 1904 36 32Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1954Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia