Newspaper Article 1942 – Fatal Fainting Turn


(P.A.)   GORE, This Day.

Mrs. Evelyn Howard Williams (33), wife of Second Lieutenant David Williams, of Otane, Hawke’s Bay, lost her life in unusual circumstances at the home of her father, Mr. George Pinckney, Glengarry Station, Waikaia, yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Williams had been working in the garden, near the Waikaia River, and went down to the bank for a drink. She was found later lying on the bank on her stomach, with her head partially submerged in the water. Apparently she was overcome by a fainting turn when she lowered her head to drink and was drowned.

Mrs. Williams was married three months ago.

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Died 22 January 1942

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23 January 1942

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  • George Pinckney
  • Second Lieutenant David Williams
  • Mrs Evelyn Howard Williams

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