John Joseph (Jack) Brannigan
Catherine Mary Murray
John (Jack) Emery
Phoebe Anne Davies
William Matthew Brannigan
Thomasina Mildred (Tina) Emery

Robert Frederick (Bobby) Brannigan


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Robert Frederick (Bobby) Brannigan

  • Born: Oct 1924, Kurri Kurri, NSW Australia
  • Died: 18 Sep 1938, Georges River, Sandringham, Sydney, NSW Australia at age 13
  • BuriedMale: 26 Sep 1938, Field of Mars Cemetery, Cnr Quarry & Cressy Rd, Ryde, Sydney, NSW Australia Church of England section "O" plot 138

  General Notes:

Joy Drowned; Others Have Close Call
SYDNEY, Sunday. - Robert Frederick Brannigan, 14, was drowned, and his father, William Mathew Brannigan, and his brother, William John Brannigan, nearly lost their lives, while attempting to rescue him in the Georges River, Sandringham, to day.
The Brannigan family went for a picnic at Sandringham, and later they all entered a rowing boat for a row an the Georges River. When the boat was about 30 yards from the shore Robert Brannigan dived overboard, with the intention of swimming ashore, but he got into difficulties in the strong current which was running. As he disappeared under the water liis brother, William John Brannigan, jumped out of the boat and swam towards him, but in the struggle which followed his brother Robert caught him by the leg and pulled him under. They both disappeared in deep water.
William Brannigan was able to release himself from his drowning brother, and swim to the bank of the Georges River, Sandringham.

  Noted events in his life were:

source. Frances Tribe & Ken Shiels who notes:
Burial: 26 Sep 1938, Field of Mars Cemetery, Ryde, New South Wales
Cemetery Plot Number: 138
Cemetery Section: Church of England section "O"


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