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Cecil Henry Colles (1896–1936)

The body of Cecil H. A. Colles, aged 42 years, solicitor, of Coonil crescent, Malvern, who practised in the city, was found beside his motor-car at Narre Warren last night. He had died from carbon monoxide poisoning. A rubber tube was found leading from the exhaust-pipe of the car into the cabin, and a door of the car was open. A note was found in the car.

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18 August, 1896
South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


22 December, 1936 (aged 40)
Narre Warren, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death