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Poverty Bay Herald 27 Nov 1909

Poverty Bay Herald 27 Nov 1909

Sidney BASS

1878 - 15th Nov 1909

Life History


Born in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

29th May 1908

Emigrated from to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

RMS Orlona from London 29 May 1908 to Sydney


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

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

15th Nov 1909

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

Other facts


CauseOfDeath in Drowning


  • Name: Sidney Bass
    Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1878
    Registration district: Wycombe
    Inferred County: Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire
    Volume: 3a
    Page: 546
    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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