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Alfred William (Alf) Wilson (1876–1937)

Arriving at the sewerage job on which he and others had been engaged in White Street, off Wedge Street, about 8 o'clock yesterday morning, Alfred W. Wilson, aged 60, dropped dead.

A few minutes after the occurrence the foreman of the job informed First-Constable Roberts that Wilson had arrived on his bicycle to commence work, and as he did so he collapsed and fell on his back and died. Inquiries by Constable Roberts elicited the fact that Wilson was a resident of Carlton, where his wife and family are living. He came to Benalla recently and stayed at Wentworth House. He had been apparently in the best of health, and only that morning had got up well and eaten a good breakfast. The death was reported to the Deputy-Coroner, Mr. J. Serpell in due course, and he gave the necessary order for burial. The post-mortem showed death to be due to natural courses.

An interesting co-incidence in connection with the death is that a few days ago Mr. Wilson, who was an experienced miner, submitted to the "Standard" a  series of poems, dealing particularly with the experiences of Australians on the Yukon gold fields.

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'Wilson, Alfred William (Alf) (1876–1937)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/wilson-alfred-william-alf-33677/text42145, accessed 20 July 2024.

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