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Hammick, Walter Neil (1889–1910)

A peculiarly sad death occurred early on Sunday morning, when Mr Walter Hammick, only son of Mr and Mrs F. Hammick, of Berry-street, passed away, after a few days illness. The young man had been in his usual health and attending to his ordinary duties until the previous week, when he caught a cold. He was unable to shake it off, and consulted Dr. Matthews, who found that he had developed double pneumonia. He received the best attention possible from the doctor, his own people, and kind neighbors, but despite medical skill and nursing he gradually sank, and expired in the early hours of Sunday morning. The deceased had only recently attained his majority, and was an exemplary young man. He held the rank of Color-Sergeant in the Nowra Senior Cadets, was an active member of the Cadets' Cricket Club and of the Warrior Football Club, and was popular with his comrades. Though rain fell very heavily on Monday afternoon, and the weather other wise was uninviting, a large gathering assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the dead. The funeral cortege was headed by the Cadets and the members of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows (of which body the deceased had been a member), the Warrior Football Club, and many young men and friends of the bereaved family. The interment took place in the Presbyterian portion of the general cemetery, Rev. J. Muir officiating at the graved. The Cadets fired a volley over the remains of their late comrade. The deepest sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents and. family throughout the district.

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'Hammick, Walter Neil (1889–1910)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/hammick-walter-neil-19684/text30999, accessed 6 June 2023.

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Birth

1889
Nowra, New South Wales, Australia

Death

17 July, 1910 (aged ~ 21)
Nowra, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

pneumonia

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