George Henry NEVIN

NEVIN, George Henry

Service Number: 643
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Dalby, Qld., 1894
Home Town: Palmwoods, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Suicide - Hanging, Kenmore, Brisbane, Qld., 28 December 1930
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

5 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 643, 42nd Infantry Battalion
5 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 643, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

The body of George Henry Nevin, aged 37 years, was found hanging by
the neck in his home in Kenmore early yesterday morning. The discovery was made by his wife, who informed the police, and a subsequent examination revealed that death had occurred some hours previously. Nevin, who is said to have been in employment, appeared to be in good health, when he retired on Saturday night.
He was a returned soldier.


"I am satisfied that the deceased took his own life on account of his
wife keeping company with Charles Curtis," said Constable Martin Cryan, at the inquest held by Mr. W. Harris, P.M. (City Coroner), into the death of George Henry Nevin (37), drayman, who, on December 28, hanged himself at his home at Kenmore.
Walter Robert Ballard, labourer, residing at Kenmore, said that on December 28 Mrs. Nevin told him that her husband was dead. He went to Nevin's house, and in a back room found the deceased, with a strap round his neck, hanging from a bedpost. Witness said that Nevin asked him to tell him if Mrs. Nevin were seen "running about" with Curtis. He once saw Curtis, on his hands and knees, in an adjoining paddock, and he told Curtis he was a nuisance. He had heard Nevin quarrelling with Mrs. Nevin, and heard Nevin say, "You like Curtis better than you like me." Nevin was fond of his home, and was always sober.
Norman Nevin, liftman, of Longueval-street, Yeerongpilly, a brother of deceased, said that deceased told him he was worried because of Mrs. Nevin's conduct with Curtis. The deceased said he had tricked his wife into confessing misconduct with Curtis. He was satisfied deceased took his own life because of his wife's behaviour. Ruby Evelyn Nevin, widow of the deceased, residing at Leicester-street, 
Coorparoo, said her husband asked her not to meet Curtis, and she wrote Curtis saying that she did not wish to have anything further to do with him. About two months before his death her husband had given Curtis a "hiding " because her husband's brother had informed deceased she was in town with Curtis. She did not think her husband hanged himself because she met Curtis. The inquest was closed.