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George Forrest (1858–1916)

The sudden death was announced yesterday of Mr. George Forrest, of Picton, a brother of Sir John Forrest. Mrs. F. W. Roberts (Mr Forrest's daughter) went out on Monday with her children to spend a few days at the homestead. Mr. Forrest, who was suffering from a cold, retired as usual on Monday evening, and one of Mrs. Roberts's children was sleeping in a cot in the same bedroom as the deceased. Mrs. Roberts went into the room about 7 o’clock yesterday morning to awaken her child, and noticed something was wrong with the deceased. She then ascertained that death had occurred, but the body was not quite cold. Dr. Flynn was summoned, and upon arriving certified that death had occurred from heart failure. Mrs Forrest was absent on a visit to Perth. The late Mr. George Forrest, of Leschenault Mill, Picton, was born on the property where he died, on November 19, 1858. He received his education locally, and from an early period was associated with his father in the milling industry on their own holding, where he spent the whole of his life. The development of the land occupied a large share of his attention. Mr. Forrest was gazetted a Justice of the Peace for the Wellington district in 1894. He married Alice Helen, daughter of the late Mr. W. O'Neill, of Ireland and leaves besides his widow, a son and three daughters, Private Ernest Forrest (of Blackboy Hill Camp), Mrs. Kim Forrest, of Cupbine, Quairading. Mrs. R. H. Rose, and Mrs. Fred Roberts (whose husband, Captain F. W. Roberts is now at the front). The remains will be interred in the Picton Cemetery at 3 o'clock this Wednesday afternoon.

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Life Summary [details]


19 November, 1858
Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia


19 November, 1916 (aged 58)
Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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