Somerville resident farewelled


THE news of Mrs George Gomm’s death, which took place at her residence last Sunday, was received with deep regret by a large circle of friends. Mrs Gomm was an old resident of Somerville and had been in failing health for some time.

She was a valued worker of the local branch of the Lady Mayoress’ Patriotic League. She leaves a husband and two daughters to mourn her loss and our sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.

The funeral took place at the Mornington Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. Rev Rymer conducted the burial service.


THE concert held in Frankston on Saturday evening last, in aid of the funds of the Langwarrin Military Training Camp, was undoubtedly one of the best concerts given in Frankston.

The audience was a large one, and during the evening Mr Jolly announced that he had personally sold 102 tickets in Melbourne, which were not represented in the hall.

The programme was a novel one to a Frankston audiences and every item was loudly applauded, encores being the order of the evening.

The dancing of Miss Raie Langley was a treat in itself and the singing of Miss Rona Miller was splendid. The Langwarrin Orchestra played excellent music.

Mr J. B. Jolly presided and in a neat speech introduced the Merry Eight Comedy Company, and welcomed them to Frankston.

In the course of his speech the chairman said that this company of talented young ladies had for a long period, with unfading energy and success, been creating pleasure for thousands who had extended patronage to them, and thereby swelling Red Cross, Repatriation and various patriotic funds.

To date this company have netted £700.


THE ceremony of planting an honor avenue to the memory of the men who enlisted from Frankston will take place at Frankston today, at 3 o’clock.

The State Governor, Senator Miller and Captain Bruce, M. P. will be the principal speakers.

When completed the avenue will be one mile long, and the tree selected is that fine Australian specimen Eucalyptus Batryoides.

A feature of the function will be the presence of 500 returned soldiers. These will be conveyed to Frankston by the Volunteer Motor Corps, which on that day will complete its 500th soldiers’ motor excursion.

The corps reserved its 500th trip for Frankston, in recognition of the extensive hospitality of the Frankston Wattle Club to soldiers.

The Wattle Club will entertain the 500 returned soldiers at luncheon after the ceremony.


HASTINGS school boys journeyed to Crib Point on Saturday to play football, the game being a very fine one.

The total scores being, Hastings, 8 goals 6 behinds 54 points to Crib Point 5 goals 10 behinds 40 points.

Mrs Lewis and Mrs Davis of Crib Point treated the boys to afternoon tea, which was much appreciated by them.


THE Lady Mayoress’ League (Somerville Branch) is giving a Japanese Fair in aid of the Comforts Fund etc, on August the 16th and 17th.

Captain Bruce M. C., M H.R. has been asked to open the Fair. Mr Duncan Puckle is Hon. Organiser and Mrs Ralph Philbrick Hon. Sec. and a strong committee is being formed to make the affair of as widespread interest as possible.

The local Red Cross Society has been asked to cooperate and share the profits. The interest of the Shire Council and other local bodies is also asked.

The fair promises to be a huge success. Particulars will appear in our advertising columns at an early date.


THE Frankston Electric Lighting Company is gradually enlarging its sphere of usefulness.

Since Monday last it has been running an all night service, viz, from 5 p.m. to 7.30 a.m.

This will prove of great benefit to those requiring light after the usual hours and should be an incentive to those not having it laid on to have it as speedily as possible.


IN aid of that worthy body, the Frankston Red Cross society, a grand concert will be given in the Frankston hall on Saturday evening, 17th August.

Mr J. B. Jolly, the Hon. Organiser, is getting together some of Melbourne’s best professional artists, who will give their services gratis.

It is expected that the celebrated actress and dancer, Miss Maud Chatwynd will appear, together with the gifted soprano, Miss Elsie Trewick.


ADAMSON Strettle and Co will hold their monthly sale at Tanti, on Monday, when a good yarding will be offered, for sale, and on Wednesday next they will hold a clearing sale at Carrum, on behalf of Mr Christensen, who is disposing of his dairy cattle, horses, implements, etc.

The sale will commence at 1.30 o’clock.


THE Rev. Watts, of Holy Trinity Church, Hastings, preached a memorial service to the late Mrs Olive Bowells.


ARBOR Day was observed at the Langwarrin State School on Friday, July 5th, when a number of trees were planted by the scholars and parents who attended.

The school grounds are now stocked with a variety of trees and shrubs and gives promise of soon becoming an attractive, and picturesque spot.

A rain gauge has been purchased and the following rain record for June has been registered by. the scholars and Head Teacher.


SHIRE of Frankston and Hastings, MONTHLY MEETING.

The monthly meeting of the above was held on Thursday, 4th July.

Present:– Crs Oates, in the chair, Mason, Turner, Hodgins, Watt, Unthank and Longmuir. An apology was received from Cr Clements for inability to attend.

Engineer’s Report

– The work of sheeting the Pt. Nepean road, over Oliver’s Hill, is just about completed and the road is now in very good condition The work has been carried out by Foreman McComb and. party.

Honor Avenue

– Arrangements have been made to form the Honor Avenue at Frankston with the road machine.

Works at Langwarrin

– Nine chains of metalling have been carried out near the Military encampment at Langwarrin.

Repairs Pt Nepean road, near Nyora

– Repairs have been effected to this road between Nyora and Oliver’s Hill. Culvert Short Road to Baxter. Foreman Bladen has completed the culvert on this road.


THE annual plain and fancy dress ball, under the auspices of the Frankston Wattle Club, is fixed for Friday, July 26th.

Full particulars will be advertised next week.


THE Hon. Treasurer Roll of Honor fund gratefully acknowledges receipt of the following donations:—

Mrs B. M. Garrood 14s 6d, 15s;

Mr C. Wood 1s 6d.


From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 13 July 1918

As published in the Mornington News – 10 July 2018


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