Sunday, 11 May 2014

Waratah - Dr Howard Cecil Fulford; Thomas Newman; Edward Sterne

'The list of Melbourne passengers includes
some well-known names. Dr. Fulford is not a passenger,
but the vessel's surgeon. He was for two years assistant
to Dr. Davenport, of St. Kilda, before he
joined the Waratah.'

'This tablet (below) is dedicated as a tribute of affection and sorrow by his college comrades to the memory of Howard Cecil Fulford a resident student of this college from 1900 to 1905. He won high distinctions throughout his university course graduated with first class honours in medicine and was appointed resident physician of the Melbourne Hospital in 1906. He was a keen and public-spirited sportsman and was thrice stroke of the college eight. He left Australia for England on July 1st 1909 as surgeon of the S. S. "Waratah" which on some unknown date after 26th July was lost in the Indian Ocean with all on board.'

"Be ye therefore ready for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh."

The following announcement refers to Able Seaman T Newman of the Waratah: from The Times 18 December 1909:

'NEWMAN Lost in the SS Waratah, Thomas, eldest son of the late Richard & Mary Newman, formerly of Devon, England, late of the Civil Service, Tasmania, grandson of the late John Feneran of Kinsale, Ireland, and nephew of the late Revd. T H Newman, M.A. Cantab.'

'Edward Sterne, a youth, who joined the
stewards' department of the missing
steamer at Port Adelaide, is a nephew of
Mr. G. T. Marfield, superintendent steward
of the Adelaide Steamship Company.' › Themes

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