Richard Neville ELLISON-ROWE

Male 1912 - 1940  (27 years)


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  • Name Richard Neville ELLISON-ROWE 
    Born 17 Aug 1912  Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Fisherman 
    Died 8 Jan 1940  Carpenter Rocks, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Cause: Drowned when his boat capsized 
    • Richard Neville aged 27 years married of Carpenter Rocks died 8th January 1940 at Carpenter Rocks, Distict Gilbert son of Cuthbert Neville Ellison-Rowe reference book 621 page 944

      MAN DROWNED IN SOUTH-EAST
      Thrilling Rescue Of Young Stepbrother
      WIFE WITNESSES TRAGEDY
      Fisherman's Boat Capsizes MOUNT GAMBIER, January 8.

      Neville Ellison-Rowe, 27, married, a Cape Banks fisherman, was drowned, and his young stepbrother, Ralph Ellison-Rowe, 14, of Port MacDonnell, had a narrow escape when their boat capsized in heavy seas at Carpenter's Rocks today. Neville Ellison-Rowe's wife witnessed the tragedy. Up to a late hour tonight Neville Ellison-Rowe's body had not been recovered. The boy was removed to his home, where he is suffering from shock. Accompanied by his stepbrother, Neville Ellison-Rowe was fishing off Johnson Reef about a mile from the beach at Carpenter's Rocks. It is recognised as a dangerous point, and there was a strong southerly swell. A man named Shelton noticed that the 14-ft. boat, which had the sail erected had capsized, and he raced to where several other fishermen were working on a boat. Four men Percy Fish (28), Colin Wilson (30), Kelvin Clifton Taylor(39), and Alf Wilson launched a flat-bottomed boat and prepared to go to the rescue, but the boat would not hold four, and the lastnamed jumped out. With two men pulling on the oars and a third bailing frantically, the fishermen eventually reached the upturned fishing boat, to which young Ellison-Rowe was still clinging but in imminent danger of being washed off by the heavy seas.
      Rope Thrown
      The rescuers were able to manoeuvre their boat through the breakers until a rope could be thrown to the boy, and he was instructed to tie it around his waist, and with difficulty he was hauled into the other boat on the point or collapse. Ten minutes' search failed to reveal any sign of Neville Ellison-Rowe and Ralph was taken back to the beach for attention. Neville Ellison-Rowe was a good swimmer, but it is believed that he was struck by the mast when the boat capsized. Mounted-Constables R. W. Noblet, of Mount Gambler, and A. J. West, of Port MacDonnell, with the deceased's father, went to Carpenter's Rocks. Ralph Neville-Rowe was too ill to give any coherent account of the tragedy. The deceased was a son of Mr. R. N. Ellison-Rowe, head keeper of the Cape Northumberland lighthouse. He has left a widow, and a daughter, aged two years. He was reputed to be a good boatman. Eye-witnesses highly praised the courageous rescue by the three fishermen.

      The Advertiser, Tuesday 9 January 1940, Page 12
      http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35659359
    Person ID I7414  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2010 

    Father Cuthbert Neville ELLISON-ROWE,   b. Abt 1883,   d. 30 Mar 1966, Edithvale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Emily Louisa Gina "Louisa" BOUCHER,   b. 1894, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1924, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1910  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Myrtle SIMS,   b. 28 Sep 1914, Glencoe, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 24 Oct 1936  Glencoe, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2009 
    Family ID F5148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Aug 1912 - Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Oct 1936 - Glencoe, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Drowned when his boat capsized - 8 Jan 1940 - Carpenter Rocks, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S440] South Australian Births 1907-1928, (SAGS), District Code: PtA, Book: 892 Page: 173.

    2. [S446] Ancestry UK message board, Message by Heather "Neville Ellison-Rowe, Australia" http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/surnames.ellison/1574/mb.ashx?pnt=1, posted 5 Jan 2007.

    3. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35659359.

    4. [S441] South Australian Marriages, Registrations 1917-1937, (SAGS), District: Gre, Book/Page: 372/4118.