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Poverty Bay Herald 27 Nov 1909

Poverty Bay Herald 27 Nov 1909

Hubert James BASS

1886 - 15th Nov 1909

Life History


Born in West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire


Buried in Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium, Sutherland, New South Wales, A

Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium
Surname: BASS | Type: Burial | First Name: HUBERT | Other Name: JAMES | Date of Death: 15/11/1909 | Location: Presbyterian Monumental | Section: F | Position 0027.

28th May 1909

Emigrated from to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

RMS Orontes from London 28 May 1909 to Sydney

15th Nov 1909

Died in Cronulla Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Other facts


CauseOfDeath in Drowning


  • Name: Hubert James Bass
    Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1886
    Registration district: Wycombe
    Inferred County: Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire
    Volume: 3a
    Page: 651
    A double drowning fatality occurred at Cronulla Beach, near Sydney, last week.  Two brothers, Sydney and Hubert James Bass, recent arrivals from Buckinghamshire, England, proceeded for a bathe from the shore at The Oaks Point.  Hubert, the, younger, aged 23 years, had swum out some distance, and was apparently in difficulties.  The elder brother, Sydney (sic), aged 30 years, noticing his brother's plight, and being a strong swimmer, went to his assistance.  The occurrence so often happening in such cases was the result in this.  The rescuer was grasped by the drowning man and both sank.  An alarm was at once raised by the few persons about this spot, and two members of the Cronulla Surf Club, whose central quarters are fully a mile away — at the beach where most of the surf-bathing takes, place — hastened in a boat to the spot, and the position, of the bodies having been located Frank Giddings dived in, and after some difficulty, succeeded in releasing one of the bodies and brought it to the surface.  All efforts at resuscitation proved futile."
    [Poverty Bay Herald 27 Nov 1909]

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