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Arthur Louis DESAILLY

Burial Location:Sandstone  (details...)
Occupation: Contractor
Place of Death: Hancock's camp near Sandstone
Date of Death: 13 August 1922
Date of Burial:14 August 1922
Age:56 years
Cause of Death:Natural Causes & Heart failure; died suddenly
OGM Ref#: 1278


The deceased was in Sandstone on Saturday afternoon, apparently in his usual health and spirits. He returned to his home at about 1 am on the Sunday morning and woke the man who was sleeping in the room with him and said that he felt very bad. Word was brought to Sandstone and the matron of the local hospital left at once. But on her arrival at the deceased's camp, he had expired. The friends of Mr. Desailly have known for some time that his health was indifferent but no one expected the suddenness of his death. The deceased had a brother who resided at Narrogin at the time. At Narrogin on 2 November, a Special Horse Sale was held to auction off the stock which had belonged to the deceased. They included: 25 medium to heavy draught Mares and Geldings, comprising: 16 x right aged workers, 4 to 7 years old (including 4 mares with foals at foot); 3 x 3-year old Halter Broken; 6 x 2-year old Halter Broken. It was advertised as "These horses are in splendid condition; are tip top workers, having just finished an extensive carting contract on the Goldfields, and we can thoroughly recommend this consignment to anyone requiring staunch and reliable workers." The deceased spent 20 years in Victoria before moving to Western Australia. The deceased was buried in the Presbyterian section of the cemetery, plot number 15.
Parents:Emma Jane (nee KENNEDY) and George Peter DESAILLY
Birth Details:1867 Brighton, Victoria; Birth Reg.No.941/1867, Brighton
Death Certificate:2/1922, Black Range
State Records Office: AU WA S34- cons3403 1922/466 Arthur Louis Desailly
Comments:Death certificate has date of death as 13 August