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Grayland, William George (1896–1944)

Born at Cobden and educated at Terang, Mr William Grayland of Colac, died recently, at the age of 48 years. For many years he was one of the leading players for Ellerslie Football Club. He was a drover by occupation and a great lover of animals. He bred sheep dogs and was expert in breeding them. On one occasion Mr Grayland took a bet that he could not bring a single sheep from Newtown to Chilwell with the aid of one dog. Mr Grayland and his dog were so good that he won the bet. When living at Dixie Mr Grayland accepted another wager. This was that he could not take a load of potatoes from Dixie to Terang in a cart drawn by a bull. Again he collected. Deceased was a cousin of Mr F. Grayland, Terang. The funeral took place last Monday afternoon, interment being at Colac cemetery. The coffin-bearers were Messrs D. Grayland, J. Grayland (brothers), J. Soundry (son-in-law), C. Whissen and A. Mills. The pall was supported by Messrs J. Gray, F. Tanis, L. Lineen, R. Hughan, Reg. Trew, J. Noonan, J. Murfitt, R. Smith, R. Trew, J. Mulheron, J. E. Baker, A. Graylard, Cr. O. M. Williams and Cr. R. H. Westbury. The Rev. John Hall conducted the burial service.

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'Grayland, William George (1896–1944)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 October 2020.

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