Mr Flanagan succumbs to influenza, leaving wife and six children


WE regret to record the death of Mr Michael Patrick Flanagan, which sad event took place in the Chelsea Hospital on Wednesday last.

The cause of death was influenza and heart failure.

Great sympathy is felt for the widow and six children who are left to mourn their loss.

Deceased was 42 years of age, and had resided in Frankston for about eight years.

The remains were interred in the Frankston cemetery on Thursday, the Rev. Father Norris performing the last sad rites. The mortuary arrangements were carried out by Mr Gamble.


THE Wattle club held a dance in the Frankston hall last Saturday night. There was a good attendance and an enjoyable evening resulted.


ATTENTION is directed to the announcement appearing in another column relating to the sale of Mr Eldred Ridgers farm lands situated at Balnarring.

The property which is to be offered at the Grand Hotel Mornington on 21st June is specially recommended to orchardists and full particulars may be obtained from the auctioneer, Mr W. S. Keast.


MRS J.H. Fielder, who has successfully established a school of graceful dancing for children in Frankston has, by special request, arranged to open classes for adults, and the opening night will be on the 17th June next.

Mrs Fielder who is a thoroughly accomplished and competent teacher has had five years experience with J. C. Williamson’s former pupil, Miss J. Brennan.


A SPECIAL meeting of the Seaford Progress Association will be held to-night (Saturday) to consider the proposal of the Council to construct a footpath on the foreshore side of the main road.

The matter appears to have been freely discussed amongst residents and it is probable that representation will be made to the Council to have the proposed work carried out on the opposite side of the road.


OWING, no doubt, to the large number of people who have been indisposed during the last few weeks the re-organisation of the Frankston Brass Band has been somewhat delayed.

We understand that Mr C. Willox, who has the matter in hand has made all preliminary arrangements and all he now asks is that intending members submit their names for enrollment.

Suitable promises have been secured for practice, and music, instruments, light and other details have all received attention.

It is therefore requested that all intending players communicate with Mr Willox without further delay so that a date may be fixed for commencing practice.


THERE was only a fair attendance at the R.S.A. euchre party and dance held on Wednesday last.

Mr S. Burton was successful in winning the gents prize (a very natty tobacco pouch) and Miss. Luhn the ladies prize (a handsome table centre) presented by, Mr J. C. Murphy.

Miss Tasker and Mr Brody were the winners of the booby prizes.

Special thanks are due to the ladies who voluntarily assisted with the refreshments.

The opening of the R.S.A. euchre tournament takes place on the 25th June when we expect a record attendance.


FRANKSTON Progress Association

A meeting will be held next Friday, in the Mechanics’ at 8pm. This meeting will be of special importance because several matters affecting the welfare of Frankston will be considered. It is hoped that there will be a good attendance of members.


ONE of Frankston’s fishermen “Son” Burton, made a nice catch of Sand Mullet on Sunday last. The haul must have weighed several hundred weight.


THE many friends of Mrs Fraser will be pleased to know that she has left the Somerville hospital quite restored to health and strength after the serious fracture of her leg.


MR Fox of Seaford, is at present an inmate of St. Pancras Hospital, Frankston. His condition is causing his friends grave anxiety.


PRIVATE Sinclair is at present visiting his sister, Mrs D. Kennedy, Melbourne Road. Private Sinclair was for a time a prisoner of war in Germany and was only released after the signing of the armistice.


PRIVATE E. Reynolds since his return from the front has been busy visiting old friends but he still has time to lend assistance to the Frankston footballers.

Despite the hardships he has undergone during the past few years Ted seems to have lost none of the dash which always characterised his work on the football ground.


MR James Grice of “Moondah” Frankston has received the pleasing information that his two soldier sons are returning to Australia.

Lieut. Claude Grice who arrives by the “Devanah” in Melbourne next week is an accomplished horseman and is a well known and popular figure on the turf.

It will be remembered that he won seven steeple chases on occasion on “Swedish Lad”.

Major Geoffrey Grice M.C., M.B.E. of the Highland-Fife Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, sailed in the “Bremen” from Liverpool for Melbourne on the 4th inst.

The “Bremen” of course was formerly owned by Germany.

Major Grice has a distinguished war record. He is well known locally and many will recollect the incident connected with the rescue of a man who was in trouble in the Bay off Frankston.

He and Mr E. K. McComb went out and at eminent risk to themselves, picked up the stranger and landed him safely at Mornington.

For this deed they both received gold medals.


ON Sunday last Corpl. R. Sherlock, son of Capt. S. Sherlock, of Frankston, arrived home after an absence of 8 years.

Corpl. Sherlock was in South Africa when war broke out.

He immediately proceeded to England and enlisting as a Private and  served throughout the war.


MR Thos Ritchie has been advised that his son. Private R. Ritchie is on his way from England and expected to land in Melbourne shortly.


FOOTBALL Notes. Somerville V. Mornington

Last Saturday Somerville took a weak team to Mornington, and as was only to be expected, put up a rather poor showing.

About ten of the best players were absent owing to illness, injury and other causes.

The scores were – Mornington, 13 goals, 24 behinds; Somerville, 1 goal, 10 behinds, thus indicating the unequal contest.

Somerville were best served by Griffith, Shelton, and N, Unthank, the first named player securing the only goal.


HEARD in the Train

That matters, municipal, are likely to be interesting during the next couple of months.

That Cr. Oates is seeking an “engagement” with his Seaford colleague in the Seaford Hall, next Saturday night.

That as a sequel to the bush fires which swept through a portion of Tyabb on February 15th, a claim for compensation against Thomas Unthank being heard in the County Court on June 16th.


FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 14 June 1919

First published in the Mornington News – 11 June 2019


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