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Dugald McFarlane Chalmers (1888–1910)

from Windsor & Richmond Gazette

A sad fatality occurred at Pitt Town Casual Farm on Saturday. Dugald McFarlane Chalmers (22) a Scotchman, who had only been at the farm ten days, went to one of the large dams on the place to bathe. His absence was not noticed till about 3 hours later, and as he was not in the muster for tea, search was made. His clothes were found on the bank of the dam, and his body was shortly afterwards recovered from the water. Deceased, who only lately arrived from Scotland and is said to be well-connected, was subject to fits, and it is supposed that he was seized with one while in the water. Mr J. J. B. Johnston J.P. coroner, held an enquiry into the cause of death, and his finding was that the deceased was accidentally drowned. The remains were interred in the Methodist Cemetery, McGrath's Hill, on Sunday. Mr V. Thompson assisted by Mr R. Biddle conducted the burial service and Mr J. W. Chandler, the undertaker.

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23 April, 1910 (aged ~ 22)
Pitt Town, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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