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William Harold Grayland (1926–1949)

William Grayland, 23, of Moore st, Colac, was fatally injured yesterday when he was crushed between a semi-trailer and a shed post at Colac West.

Grayland was steering a semi-trailer which was being pushed by another vehicle into a shed.

Police believe he left the cabin unexpectedly, because when the driver of the other vehicle walked into the shed he found Grayland pinned between the vehicle and the post.

Original publication

Additional Resources

  • funeral, Camperdown Chronicle (Vic), 9 August 1949, p 3

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Life Summary [details]


Victoria, Australia


20 July, 1949 (aged ~ 23)
Colac, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

motor vehicle accident

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