Note: BIRTH: Reg # 1871/11687; DEATH: Reg # 1943/19012; Age at death - 72 years; BIOGRAPHY: Occupation: Farmer at Ross Creek; David W DaviesAustralia, Victoria, Index to Probate Registers Name:David W Davies Occupation:Farmer Death Date:16 Aug 1943 Event Place:Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Residence City: Ross Creek Event Date:23 Sep 1943 Series Number:345Record Number:882Digital Folder Number:004105333 ,Image Number: 00036 Age (Melbourne, VIC)Publication:Aug 17 1943 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Text: Pensioner Dies in Burning Cottage BALLARAT, 'Monday. — DavidWilliamDavies, 73 years, pensioner of Ross Creek death when the four roomed cottage in which he lived alone caught fire tonight. The victim had been in ill-health and it is thought he was warm some liniment over a fire when his clothing became ignited. The house was ablaze when the flames were noticed by his sister, Mrs Mary Satchell, 75 years, who lives about half a mile away. She rushed to the scene and saw her brother near the front door of the burning building. She made a gallant attempt to rescue him but was overcome by the smoke and narrowly escaped a similar fate to that of her brother as the walls of the cottage collapsed. An inquest has been opened and adjourned.
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