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Robert Bertram Mutch

Robert Bertram Mutch

Male 1905 - 1947  (41 years)

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  • Name Robert Bertram Mutch 
    Born 09 Nov 1905  Cootamundra, NSW, Australia, -34.500898,148.091583 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Newspaper 24 Apr 1947  the Canberra Times, Canberra, ACT, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • MAN COMMITTED FOR ATTEMPT AT SERIOUS OFFENCE

      Albert Leonard Simmons, 35, a cook, who was formerly employed at the Riverside Hostel, was com- mitted for trial at the A.C.T. Supreme Court on May 12, by Mr. T. Brooke, S.M., at the Canberra Court of Petty Sessions yesterday on a charge of assaulting a young married woman, at Braddon on April 19, with intent to commit a serious offence.

      The Police Prosecutor (Sgt. H. Grangell) asked the magistrate to direct that the names of female witnesses should not be published, but the magistrate replied that he had no power to make such a direction.

      A married woman of Wise Street, Braddon, said that about 10.30 p.m. on April 19, she was in the kitchen of her home when she heard some- one come to the door. She looked up the hallway and saw a man going towards her bedroom. She identified the defendant as the man who entered her house.

      Witness told the intruder to "get out" and he walked toward the door.

      She pushed the man towards the door and then ran to a neighbour's house for assistance. "He was sober. He went too silently and too quickly to be anything but sober," she con- cluded.

      Robert Bertram Mutch, of Ipima Street, Braddon, said that at 10.25 p.m. he saw a man leaning against a wall near his house. He directed him to Civic Centre. Later, a woman in a distressed condition came to his house. He searched with his son for the man he had seen previously and then rang the police. After the police arrived he saw the man and chased and caught him.

      Another witness, a young married woman of Braddon, said that after she had gone to bed on Saturday, April 19, she heard a noise under the bedroom window. A few minutes later, she saw a man coming down the hallway near the kitchen.

      Witness said that the man caught hold of her and placed his hands around her throat. She continued to struggle and could feel the grip of his hands tightening.

      While struggling, she scratched him on the face. The assailant moved back and witness brought her foot up and kicked him in the face. He fell back on the other bed and she ran out to the kitchen, where a further struggle took place. Witness went to a neighbour's house for protection and the man ran away.

      Dr. B. W. Monaghan said that at 12.5 a.m. on April 20, he examined the young married woman and found her suffering from shock and nervous tension. She had bruises and abrasions on the back of both shoulders and on the arms.

      Constable McSperrin told how the defendant had been arrested. At the police station he replied that he "did not remember" when asked questions by Sergeant McKay and himself.

      Constable McSperrin said that the defendant was sober.
    Newspaper 29 May 1947  the Canberra Times, Canberra, ACT, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • MAN CHARGED WITH SERIOUS ATTEMPT AT CRIMINAL ASSAULT

      Albert Leonard Simmons, 37 cook at Riverside Hostel, was charged with intent to commit a serious of fence, indecent assault, and common assault in the ACT Supreme Court before Mr Justice Simpson tester day.

      The case is part heard.

      Mr Phippard (for the accused) submitted that the acts were caused in a period of temporary insanity, brought about by drunkenness.

      Marie Rochford said that the accused entered her house while she was in bed and struggled with her, placing his hands on her throat. She scratched his face. Exhausted she fell back at which the man released her. She lashed out with her feet knocking him on to another bed and attempted to escape. He caught her and another struggle took place before she broke away to rush to a neighbours home.

      Catherine Nellie Schiller said that earlier in the evening the accused had entered her house and made an indecent suggestion. She ordered him from the premises and rushed outside for assistance.

      Robert Bertram Mutch said he and his son had found the accused in the grounds of his home after a complaint by his wife. A few minutes later Mrs Schiller rushed to his door in a nervous state as a result of which he and his son searched the district.

      They heard a woman screaming for help and running towards the shouts caught the accused whom they datained until the police arrived.

      Constable John Aloysius McSperrin said that, when interviewed at the police station next morning the accused did not deny he had committed a serious offence on a woman.

      The accused said he had had 12 schooners that afternoon and assisted two others to drink a bottle of whisky. He did not remember any thing after boarding a vehicle, until he was being questioned by a police sergeant at 1.30 am -five hours after leaving the hostel.

      Edward Laurence Quirk camp steward at the hotel said he had acted as barman for a party in his room in which Simmons had been drinking whisky neat. Simmons was very drunk when he left.

      John Gobbitt Henderson, chef at the hostel said he had been drinking with Simmons and the accused was very drunk when he left for the party.
    Died 05 Nov 1947  St Vincents Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 06 Nov 1947  the Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • OBITUARY

      MR. ROBERT BERTRAM MUTCH

      The death occurred yesterday, at St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, of a Cootamundra old boy, Bert Mutch, aged 42, son of the late Robert Mutch and Mrs. L. Mutch, of 44 Crown street, Cootamundra. He married Miss Maude Backhouse, of Braidwood, who, with two sons and three daughters, is left to mourn their sad loss. Sisters and brother of deceased are: Mrs. Aspland (Young), Mrs. Claude Long (Cootamundra), Mrs. P. Rigney (Balgowlah), and John, of Auburn. Bert was for a number of years a member of the staff at the local post office; and after residing at Wagga and Maltland, was transferred to the Department of the interior, Canberra.

      The funeral is to leave Andrews's Parlors, North Sydney, for the Pres byterian portion of Northern Suburbs cemetery, at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
    Newspaper 07 Nov 1947  the Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • MUTCH Robert Bertram (Bert) -October 5, 1947 at hospital, dearly beloved son of Mrs L Mutch and loving brother of Phyllis, Ethel, Elma and John, aged 41.
    Buried 07 Nov 1947  the Presbyterian Section of the Northern Suburbs Cemetery, North Ryde, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lot 99, Section J, Row 3
    Obit 11 Nov 1947  the Review, Braidwood ?, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • The death is reported in St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, of Mr Bertram Mutch after a comparatively short illness. Word of his passing was received in Braidwood with deep regret, for the deceased was very well known here, having been employed in the post office for some years. While in Braidwood he married Miss Maude Backhouse, daughter of Mr and Mrs R Backhouse. He was a capable, conscientious officer, and made many [friends] while working in the post district. Born at Cootamundra he went into the post office there, later being transferred to Braidwood. After leaving here he served in various country centres, including Wagga and Maitland, and finally went to Canberra, from where he was transferred to the Dept. of the Interior, where he remained until he was compelled to enter hospital. In St Vincent's he underwent three major operations, the last being a little over a week ago. Despite his dogged courage and great fight to live, his strength gradually gave out and he passed away last Wednesday morning. He is survived by his wife and children Kevin, Marjorie, Fay, Joy and Allan. His mother, three sisters ......... and one brother .... survive, to whom the "Review" extends its sincere sympathy. The funeral took place at Northern Suburbs Cemetery on Friday last. Deceased was 42 years old
    Person ID I222  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2015 

    Father Robert Mutch,   b. 17 Aug 1867, Delegate, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1925, West Jindalee, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Louisa Loiterton,   b. 20 Jun 1877, West Jindalee, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1966, Private Hospital, Epping, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 01 Jan 1896  West Jindalee, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F73  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Teresa Maude Backhouse,   b. 01 Sep 1909, Nelligen, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1995, Canberra, ACT, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 1929  Presbyterian Church, Redfern, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Fay Mutch,   b. 06 Feb 1933,   d. 06 Dec 1992, Canberra, ACT, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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