Mr and Mrs Scott mourn the loss of young son


MR and Mrs J. Scott and family deplore the sad loss of their dearly beloved little son and brother, the late Raymond John Scott who died at his parents residence Somerville, on the 25th September 1918, aged four years and three months.

He died of heart failure after being a long and patient little sufferer of five months, although so ill he was so keen and bright until nearly the last.

He leaves behind him his sorrowing parents, four sisters and a brother to mourn his very sad end.

The funeral arrangements are in the hands of Mr Hector Gamble of Frankston.


A CONCERT in aid of the Local Repatriation Fund will be held in the Mechanics’ on Friday, 1st November.


A MEETING of the committee of the Frankston Branch for raising funds for the Y.M.C.A. will be held at Frankston House on Wednesday evening next, when it is hoped that all those who feel interested will be present.


THE first of a new series of progressive euchre parties and dances was held in the Mechanics’ Hall on Thursday evening. The successful players were Mrs Dalman and Mr Forsythe.

During the evening the committee took the opportunity of presenting Mr J. C. Garrood with a silver-mounted wallet as a slight appreciation of valuable services rendered by that gentleman in the position of door keeper at the various functions of the Club.


A GENERAL meeting of the Somerville Fruitgrowers’ Association will be held on Monday next, October 14th, at 8pm., in the local hall.

Business: Re holding show, re local packing shed, and wages question.

Business is important and urgent.


THE Frankston Branch of the Victorian Protestant Federation will hold a public meeting in the hall on Thursday evening next, when stirring addresses will be delivered by Revs. J. C. Farquhar and E. Tonkin, and Mr M..D. White.

In the afternoon at 8 o’clock the District Council will meet, after which the various delegates will be entertained at dinner.

A number of visitors are expected from Mornington and will take part in proceedings.

On the Friday a public meeting will be held at Mornington, and if a number from here have.expressed a desire to go there, Mr Ward (the secretary) would feel obliged if they would communicate with him in the early part of the week, so that arrangements can be made for vehicles for the journey.


LANCE-Corporal C. Bunney and Driver Roberts are to be accorded a Welcome Home on Tuesday evening, in the Mechanics’ hall, which will take the form of a social evening at which there will be music, singing and dancing.

Among those who are expected to take part are the old favorite, Sergt. Whidburn; Corporal McKim, the scotch comedian; Miss Edwards, a clever elocutionist; Miss Bray, Miss Laurrisen, Mr Lasslett and others.

Miss O’Grady will preside at the piano.


AN old resident of Somerville Mrs Gault senr., passed away at her residence on the 25th of September.

She was a well known member of the Somerville Methodist Church.

The funeral, which was a private one, took place at the Moorooduc Cemetery.


THERE was a large attendance at the Hall last Wednesday night to when Senator Bolton and Warrant Officer David explained the Voluntary Ballot System.

Cr Murray, President of the shire, occupied the chair.

Both speakers received a good hearing and gave splendid addresses.

A fine programme of songs etc., were given by Sergeants Lane, Widburn, Anderson, Pte. McCann, Mrs Grant and Eileen Unthank.

The Langwarrin Band was present and rendered valuable assistance.

Cr Murray moved a vote of thanks to the speakers, performers and Major Conder.

Mr George Shepherd seconded the motion which was carried by acclamation.

Senator Bolton moved a vote of thanks to the chairman and the proceedings closed with the National Anthem.

A collection taken up to defray expenses amounted to £3. Supper was provided for the visitors and performers by the ladies.


THE Somerville “Aussie Girls” gave their entertainment at the Langwarrin Military Camp on Wednesday night 25th of September and were given a good reception.

Their next concert is at Hastings Hall on October 17th in aid of the Hastings Red Cross Society.


THE results of the Queen competition were: Cool store queen, (Miss L. Bennett) 6147 ; Red Cross queen, (Miss E. Unthank) 5097; Fruitgrowers queen, (Miss R. Murray) 1046; Patriots’ League queen (Miss D. Overton) 644. Total 1d votes, 12034, realising the sum of £53 17s 104.


ON Monday afternoon the Capitulation of Bulgaria was celebrated in the local school.

The proceedings opened with the saluting of the flag by the children and the singing of the National anthem.

Mr S. Croft, who occupied the chair, explained the object of the gathering and intimated that it was a fitting time for rejoicing throughout the British Empire.

The head teacher, Mr A. Uren, spoke on the effects at the surrender of Bulgaria in relation to the Central Powers and the Allies.

This was followed by an interesting address by Mr George Shepherd on Germany’s broken Treaties; covering her wars with Denmark, Austria, France and the present war.

Mr W. Martin’s speech on “Discipline” was much appreciated, as was of also Mr C. Baker’s on “Our just Cause.”

During the afternoon the school children carried out a programme of songs.

In conclusion Mr Croft called for cheers for our soldiers and sailors, and altogether a very pleasant afternoon was spent


Our Letter Box. TO THE EDITOR.

Dear Sir, Permit me, on behalf of the Frankston. and District Roll of Honor Fund Committee to return thanks through your columns to the ladies and gentlemen who worked so assiduously to make the “Back to Childhood” Dance on Saturday

evening such a financial success.

To the organiser (Mr W. Millett) and his able co-workers special praise is due I wish also to acknowledge with thanks, Rosenthal’s Orchestra for reduction of fees, also donors of coffee, cakes, etc., for the supper, and those ladies who prepared it and attended to the many exacting duties of catering.

Even were it possible, space would not permit me to mention all those who worked so splendidly.

My committee appreciates to the full, the services so kindly rendered and sincerely thank all connected with the dance accordingly.

I am, yours faithfully,

A. S. LASSLETT,.Treasurer, Frankston Roll of Honor Fund.


SEED POTATOES—Carmens, from Ballarat, 5s per cwt ; Small Potatoes,

2s 6d per cwt.—H. C. BARCLAY, Baxter.


WANTED to Sell Good Will of Tea Rooms. £75,—Let Furnished, with Plant, also. Living Accommodation, 30s per week for Lease of 3 years—Mrs Jacobs.


From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 12 October 1918

First published in the Mornington News – 9 October 2018


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