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Stuart Maxwell (Max) Williams (1918–1942)

from Townsville Daily Bulletin

It is with deep regret that I record the death of Stuart Max Williams, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Crowther Williams, of Homevale Station, following a serious accident which occurred last Wednesday at the homestead. Max was watering bullocks when his horse reared so violently that it threw itself backwards and fell on the rider, who sustained a fractured skull. The fall occurred about 100 yards from the homestead and was seen by Miss Edna Williams. Max was hurried to Mackay by ambulance, but was beyond medical aid and passed away at mid-day on Thursday. He was 24 years of age. Max was one of a family of three sons and three daughters. The family is famed for outstanding horsemanship and stock breeding. He was a partner in the Homevale Station on which he was born. He was keenly interested in racing, and was a successful competitor in the polo carnival held here a few years ago. He also carried off the Moore Trophy for the best type of polo pony bred in the district and ridden by its owner at the annual exhibition. The funeral moved from the Holy Trinity Church to the graveside at 4 o'clock on Friday afternoon.

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Life Summary [details]




15 April, 1942 (aged ~ 24)
Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Cause of Death

horse riding accident

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