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Meehan, George Easterfield (1913–1945)

George Meehan, 1942

George Meehan, 1942

photo provided by Margaret Wilson

The town and district was shocked when the news spread that the death had occurred on Friday evening last at the District Hospital of Mr George Easterfield Meehan, after an illness of only seven days. Deceased had had a cyst lanced on the top of his head, and he appeared to be progressing favourably, and was present at the recent show and carnival. However, complications set in and he was re-admitted to hospital where everything possible in the way of careful nursing and attention was done for him. As he grew weaker, he was given a blood transfusion, and though he rallied somewhat, he passed away about 7 pm on Friday evening from cellulitis. He was the only son of Mr and Mrs M. Meehan of Mumbil, and was born at Wellington, where he spent practically the whole of his life, with the exception of two years at Wollongong. He was a young man of happy and bright disposition, and a great favourite with everyone, and his death at an early age of 30 years is to be deplored, as he was the type of young man who is an asset to our country. He worked with his father on the farm at Mumbil, and was really his mainstay on account of the latter being in indifferent health. His passing will be mourned by a large circle of friends in the town and district. To his sorrowing parents, as well as to his only sister "Billy" (Mrs J. W. Reynolds, of Geurie) the sympathy of all will go out in their great sorrow. A Requiem Mass was celebrated at St Patrick’s Church on Saturday morning, and the funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, the remains being laid to rest in the Catholic portion of the Wellington Cemetery. The funeral cortege was a large and representative one from the town and district, a mark of great respect in which he was held by all. The services at the church and graveside were conducted by the Rev Father Gilbourne, who also attended to him during his last hours. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs Murray Bros.

Original publication

  • Wellington Times (NSW), 14 May 1945, p 5

Citation details

'Meehan, George Easterfield (1913–1945)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/meehan-george-easterfield-13501/text24196, accessed 14 August 2020.

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George Meehan, 1942

George Meehan, 1942

photo provided by Margaret Wilson