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Hill, William Lennox (1833–1855)

from Empire (Sydney)

On the 2nd instant, an inquest was held at the residence of the Rev. T. Q. Stow, Felixstow, on the body of a young man, aged 22, named William Lennox Hill, son of Mr. Hill, of Clapham, near London, whose body was found in the Torrens, near Mr. Stow's house. From evidence given by the Rev. Mr. Stow, and Mr. Augustine Stow, it appeared that the unfortunate young man was on a visit, and had been preparing himself to undertake the pastoral charge of a Congregational Church in this colony. He had been in the habit of bathing in the river, and it is supposed had been suddenly seized with cramp, by his body coming in contact with some of the cold springs with which the deep holes in the river abound. His clothes were discovered on the bank of the river, and assistance was immediately obtained from the Horse Barracks. Drags were put in requisition, and in about four hours afterwards, the body was found. The Jury, after hearing His evidence, at once returned a verdict, that deceased was found drowned.

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'Hill, William Lennox (1833–1855)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 30 September 2020.

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2 May 1855
Unley, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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