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Kearnes Geoffrey John



Was on leave from the navy when the car he was travelling in crashed into a wall on the George Town road at the foot of Mowbray Heights hill.  Geoffrey Kearnes was one of two people killed in the accident.

The Mercury 17 Jan 1944 

OS G. J. Kearnes

The funeral of OS Geoffrey John Kearnes took place with naval honours at Carr Villa on Saturday. A firing party was in the charge of CPO Riley. Lt Sodersteen. representing the Naval Officer in Charge (Capt Farquhar Smith), was in command of the parade. The service was conducted by Pastor E. Behrens and Mr R. G. Pretyman, of the Seventh Day Adventists.

Chief mourners were Mr T. Kearnes 'father), Mr and Mrs C. Stocks (brother-in-law and sister). Messrs C. Neilson (uncle), and R. McKay (cousin). Casket carriers were AB Dixon, AB Hughes, OS Dixon. AB Henley. Stkr Wright, and OS Gray.

Funeral arrangements were carried out by C. T. Finney.




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