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Kirk Roy William



Body Recovered From Dock

The body of Roy William Kirk (50), married, a private in the AMF and a returned soldier of the First World War, was recovered by a diver from Constitution Dock, Hobart, on Saturday. He had been missing from his home, 5 Harrington St. Deviation, since the previous Tuesday.

An inquest was held by the Coroner (Col Clark), when evidence of identification was given by Henry Hartford Parker, who said Kirk was his brother in-law.

Cpl Raymond Joseph Blades said Kirk had attended a military dinner on Tuesday night, at which 50 were present. Kirk and he left together at 9.30 pm, and parted at the corner of Liverpool and Campbell streets. Kirk, who was in his usual good spirits, said he was going home.

Dr John Alexander Oliphant said death was due to drowning. Col Clark returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence, adding there was not sufficient evidence to show how Kirk came to be in the water.

"Supt English represented the police.

The Mercury 21 Sep 1942 





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