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Harold MUDGE


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Harold MUDGE

  • Born: 10 Aug 1886, Streaky Bay, S.A., Australia 2
  • Married: 26 Aug 1914, St. Augustine's Church, Streaky Bay, S.A., Australia 1
  • Died: 24 Jun 1921, Blackwood, Adelaide, S.A., Australia 3

   Research Notes:


The sad intelligence was received at Streaky Bay yesterday morning that Mr Harold Mudge, of the firm of Messrs R. J. and H. Mudge, jun., carriers, Streaky Bay, had passed away suddenly at Blackwood that morning. It appears that he had a sudden attack of hemorrhage at seven o'clock and expired immediately. By the mail received the day previously, the late Mr Mudge wrote to his brother (Mr R. J. Mudge) in a most cheerful spirit, stating that he was improving in health and that the doctor appeared quite satisfied with his progress. The sad and sudden news, therefore, came as a great shock to a host of relatives and friends. The late Mr Mudge had been ailing for some time, hut his early demise was not anticipated.

The late Harold Mudge was the fifth and youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs Henry Mudge, and was born at Streaky Bay 35 years ago. When he left school he took up clerical work in his father's office, which work he continued conjunction with farm work until 1910, when he and his brother (R. J. Mudge) took over the carrying and farming businesses. In 1917 he contracted a severe cold whilst engaged in shipping wheat after the abnormally heavy harvest. The cold became so bad that he was forced to give up the heavier class of work and only attack lighter jobs. His health failing to improve, in January 1918, Mr Mudge and his family journeyed to Oodnadatta, at which place they remained for a period of eight months, during which time Mr Mudge's health appreciably improved. He returned to Streaky Bay about October of the same year and restarted work, confining himself solely to the clerical work of the business. For some time he was under the care of a specialist, but as no improvement was apparent, he decided to adopt new treatment, and last Christmas rented a house at Blackwood in order to be under the care of Dr. Ronnie, under whose attention he appeared to be making spiendid progress.

The late Mr Mudge was generally popular at Streaky Bay. He was a good townsman, a keen sport, and an enthusiastic worker of St. Augustine's Church of England. In 1913, the late Mr Mudge, married Blanche, fourth daughter of Mr and Mrs J. R. Montgomerie, of Kirkala. The widow and two little sons survive." 3

   Marriage Information:

Harold married Blanche MONTGOMERIE, daughter of John Richard MONTGOMERIE and Annie Elizabeth GRIFFITHS, on 26 Aug 1914 in St. Augustine's Church, Streaky Bay, S.A., Australia 1. (Blanche MONTGOMERIE was born on 15 Oct 1891 in Streaky Bay, S.A., Australia 4, died in 1961 in Adelaide, S.A., Australia 5 and was buried in Centennial Park, Goodwood Rd., Pasadena, S.A., Australia 6.)

   Marriage Notes:


A very pretty wedding was celebrated at S. Augustine's Church of England, Streaky Bay, on Wednesday evening last, when Miss Blanche, fifth daughter of Mr J. R. Montgomerie, of Kirkala, was married to Harold, youngest son of Mr Henry Mudge, of Streaky Bay..." 7


1 South Australia BDM, Reg. # 260/558.

2 Ibid, South Australian Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 380 Page: 340 District: Fli.

3 West Coast Sentinel (Streaky Bay, SA), Saturday 25 June 1921.

4 South Australia BDM, South Australian Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 489 Page: 375 District: Fli.

5 Ibid, Reg. # 931/7404.

6 Australian Cemeteries Index.

7 West Coast Sentinel (Streaky Bay, SA), Friday 28 August 1914.

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