Frankston soldier succumbs to wounds


WORD has been received by Mr and Mrs Goodwin, of Frankston, from the Defence authorities, that their son, Private Goodwin, has succumed to wounds received in France on 8th April.

The deceased soldier, who will not be 21 years old until August, enlisted in July 1915 and was previously wounded in France. He has two brothers still on active service.

Great sympathy is expressed for Mr and Mrs Goodwin in their sad bereavement. A memorial service was held on Sunday evening last in the Richmond Presbyterian Church, of which Pte. Goodwin was a prominent member before he enlisted.


IN connection with his candidature for the Flinders by-election, Captain Bruce M.C., the Nationalist candidate will address the electors at Frankston on Tuesday afternoon, March 7th at 3 o’clock, and at Mornington on the same day at 8 o’clock.

On Tuesday evening Mr Edmund Jowett, M.P. member for Grampians, will address the electors in support of Captain Bruce’s candidature in the Frankston hall at 8 p.m.


ON Monday evening, May 6th, Mr Gordon J. Holmes, the selected Labor candidate in the forthcoming Flinders by- election, will address the electors at Frankston, in the Mechanics’ Institute.


PRIVATE E. A. Worrall, who for some years conducted a hairdressing establishment at Frankston, returned to Melbourne last week, after a long spell of service in France, where he was wounded.


MR James Grice, of “Moondah,” Frankston, received word on Friday morning that his son Claude, had been wounded in France. In the absence of further news, we trust that the injury received by Private Grice is not serious.


MAJOR R. F. Gray, eldest son of Mr. C. Gray, of Frankston, had been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

The council of the the Working Mens College, of which Mr. Gray is president, on Monday evening congratulated Mr. Gray on the distinction gained by his son.


IN the casualty list published last week, the names of Sergeant B. I. Griffith, Frankston, and Private W White, Pearcedale, appear under the heading of wounded.


NEXT Sunday, May 5th, is “young people’s day” throughout the Victoria and Tasmania Methodist Conference. The Rev E. Tonkin will conduct both services at the Franston church.

In the morning there will be a special Responsive service; and in the evening, the subject of the address will be “Family Religion”.


AN important clearing sale will be conducted by Mr. W. A. Korner on Saturday next May 11, when he will sell farm implements, horse, buggy etc at Lyndos Farm, Langwarrin on account of Mr. C. C. Smith. Full particulars are advertised.


THE Victorian Protestant Federation. The meeting called by advertisement in our last issue, for the purpose of taking the initial steps towards forming a branch of the above federation at Frankston was extremely well attended, between 60 and 70 residents being present.

Cr W. J. Oates was voted to the chair. After the chairman had explained the object for which the meeting was called, Mr Dower moved that Mr Ward be appointed.

Mr Ward expressed himself pleased with the position alloted him and would do his best to carry out the duties honorably. He then read the correspondence that had passed between the secretary of the Federation and himself with regard to the most convenient date for holding a public meeting at Frankston for the purpose of starting a branch here, and Friday, the 10th of May was mentioned as a date likely to suit all parties.

The correspondence was received, on the motion of Mr Thomas, seconded by Mr. Grice.


ANZAC Day was commemorated in the Frankston school last Thursday by saluting the flag, singing the prescribed hymns, and appropriate addresses.

In the afternoon a jumble sale was held and despite the rain there was a good attendance of buyers.

The President of the Shire, Cr W. J. Oates, in an effective speech, emphasized the urgent necessity for money to provide food, to save our imprisoned soldiers from the awful death of slow starvation. He then declared the sale open.


THERE was a large attendance at the recruiting meeting held here Monday night when Sgt. Middleton gave a fine speech, appealing for recruits. A picture, “A Man That’s All”, was screened under the direction of Sgt. Sturn.

Doctor Griffeth was chairman of the meeting and Miss F. Unthank supplied the music.


Tyabb: A social evening to welcome home three more local boys, Privates L Geriard, R. MacLauren and Law- rence Cole was held in the hall on Friday evening 26th. A large attendance was present and a very enjoyable evening was spent.

Dancing was the main feature, and items were contributed by Mr B. King, Mr Geo. Slocombe, and R. Denham, and Misses E. Woodhouse L. Slocombe and V. Cole. Cr Longmuir presented each of the soldiers with a pocket book and wallet (inscribed) and accorded them a hearty welcome and a speedy recovery on behalf of the residents.

Mr R Mair also spoke on behalf of the Red Cross and touched on the present crisis and the urgent need of recruits. Mr F. Mills chairman of the presentation Committee occupied the chair.

An excellent supper, which had been provided by the ladies, was served about midnight and dancing was carried on until about 2 a m.


THE “Hard Times” ball held in the Progress Hall at Moorooduc on Friday evening was a great success, the weather being against helping for the best results; but there was a good attendance; and dancing was indulged in to the music supplied by Messrs Grierson and Cavell, whilst Mr Leo Davis acted as M.C.

The costumes were not as numerous as the occasion warranted. Miss Jones was dressed in a neat costume, made of empty Meggitt’s linseed meal bags; while Mr James Turner was in old clothes representing T.P.



SIR,—In defending this case, we did so, more from the desire to establish a ruling on the, question of liability of the shortages in milk consigned in broken lots than from an economy point of view as might easily be judged when the cost of a days trip from Frankston with a witness are reckoned up, as against a 16s claim.

However as the Bench grasped a businesslike view of the case and gave the opinion that senders should advise the quantities in broken cans daily to their buyers we feel our object has been gained, and hope that the effect of it may be to prevent the continual loss of milk in transit, as between producers and distributors.

We beg to ask that you publish the main parts of case at least as heard at the court on Monday last so that the farmers generally may be put in possession of the suggested improved method to be adopted when sending “broken cans” of milk.

Yours Truly,

E. A. ADAMs & Co.


From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 4 May 1918

First published in the Frankston Times – 30 April 2018

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