Private Leonard Wilding killed in France


WORD has been received that Private Leonard Wilding was killed in action in France, on the 26th of October last. Pte.

Wilding was well known in this district, having carried on the business of estate agent for some years previous to enlisting, residing at Bittern, and later on at Frankston.

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the widow who is left to mourn her sad loss.


MRS Hewison was the winner of the cigar band table which was raffled at the Somerville Fete last Saturday, holding ticket No 8.


MESSRS Alex Scott and Co. will hold their monthly sale at Tanti on Monday next, when they will have a full yarding of stock and sundries to dispose of.


MESSRS T. R. B. Morton and Son will offer for sale at Tanti on Monday next at 2 o’clock on the ground a splendid block of ground, containing 3 acres, opposite the hotel and sale yards, under instructions from the Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Co Ltd.

The title is good and the terms are liberal.


IN giving a report of a social evening held at Moorooduc on the 10th inst in order to bid good-bye to Miss Green, the local postmistress an error occurred.

It said that the social held was “in aid of Miss Green “ it should read “in honour of Miss Green.”


LIEUTENANT Walter Jennings, of the Instructional Staff at Langwarrin and so well and favourably known in this district, was repeatedly encored for his numbers at the Somerville Fete, on Saturday Last.

His voice has not lost any of its charm.


MR Taylor, of the Frankston Motor Garage, has recently purchased a magnificent new “King” car, for the use of his customers.

The car is filled with every modern improvement and is painted and upholstered in serviceable khaki, with nickle fittings.

Besides being a beautiful car in appearance, it is also easy-riding and comfortable, and should give every satisfaction on the road.


A CRICKET match has been arranged between the officers and staff, Langwarrin Camp versus Frankston Cricket Club at Langwarrin on Saturday 2nd December 1916.

All intending players from Frankston are asked to assemble at the Pharmacy (late Colonial Bank) Corner, in time to catch the cabs leaving for he camp at 1.45.

The visiting players will be the guests of the officers for tea.


WE are requested to call attention to an advertisement in another column to the effect that arrangements have been made, provisionally, to make a sixth presentation to Frankston volunteers, on Wednesday, December 20th.

We also have pleasure in making an earnest request to friends of recent Frankston volunteers to forward to the Hon. Sec., Dr Plowman, the names, and exact camp addresses of such recruits.

The labors of the committee will be much lessened thereby.


MESSRS Brody and Mason announce the following sales for the month of December.

Wednesday 6th, at Frankston market, dairy cattle, horses, farm implements, furniture, produce, etc.

Thursday, 7th at Frankston, contents of “Linga Longa” on account of Mrs Jacobs.

Saturday 9th at Tyabb, freehold property and clearing sale, on account Mr L. Nichol.

Tuesday 12th at Somerville, furniture, bicycles, buggy etc, on account Mr A. Mills.

Wednesday 13th Somerville Market.

Saturday 16th, at the rooms Frankston, special furniture, poultry, fruit, etc.

Wednesday 20th Frankston ordinary market.

Saturday 30th, freehold properties, under instructions from Executors in deceased estates and other vendors.


THE Majestic Pictures last Friday produced a magnificent programme of pictures that eclipsed anything that has been screened locally.

Charlie Chaplin, as usual, created the fun and the acting of Miss Mabel Maguire (boy’s part) in the “Baby Bride” was excellent.

We hope to see more of her in later programmes.

The Indian films, depicting the hunter’s life and dangers held the interest of the audience from start to finish.

The programme concluded with ‘Australia at War’, 8,000 ft. long. It showed the necessity of preparation, the various stages of men and munitions and bombs.

Those who were fortunate enough, to see the picture, realised that before a nation can go to war, preparation is necessary on a large and complete scale.

This Friday we are to have “The Curse of a Nation”, a picture which presents a modern problem that must be faced fairly and squarely by the people.

It is featured by William Farnum, America’s most popular young actor, giving a sublime performance of the self-sacrificing hero, Phillip Morrow.

Under the masterful directorship of Edgar Lewis, the enthralling drama works out to the proportions of a mighty epic of Modern American Life, dealing as it does with the gravest social, moral and political, conditions.

Don’t fail to see it.


TO Laugh and dispel all sadness lengthens life – so if you want a long life come along and hear Harry Skinner at the Scotch Concert in aid of the Langwarrin Bag Fund.

Miss Isabell Langlands, the musical marvel will play her beautiful violin at the Scotch Concert.

Mrs Emily Benson’s popularity never wanes, the attractiveness of her performance will please you if you come to the Harry Skinner’s Scotch Concert.


Frankston Court of Petty Sessions. Monday 27th November, 1916. Before Messrs C. G. Williams and S. Sherlock J’s.P.


Walter Lee, charged by Constable Ryan with being drunk and disorderly at the Frankfort Railway Station, on Saturday night, November 25th, pleaded guilty.

As defendant had been it the lockup over Sunday he was let off with a fine of 5s or 4 hours imprisonment.

As a result of a disturbance among visitors to the town on Sunday 26th Nov., John Richard Johansen, of St Kilda, who had been arrested by Const. Ryan on two charges of unlawful assault, and one charge of offensive behaviour, was remanded to appear at Frankston Court on 11th December.

He was admitted to bail.


From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 2 December, 1916

As published in the Mornington News – 29 November 2016


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