Raymond Thomas George Windley

"Kinloch"

West Blowering

Tumut

Harry NAUGHTON, Owner

Raymond Thomas George Windley - married - Alma Mavis Isabelle Halpin, of "Sandy Creek" Yellowin, NSW in 1940 in Tumut - she was the daughter of Francis Thomas & Ellen May (Jones) Halpin of Yellowin.

A wedding of Adelong district interest - The marriage was celebrated at All Saints', Tumut, by the Rector, Rev. S. Broadfoot, of -

Alma, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs. F.. Halpin,..of Yellowin; and Ray second son of Mr. and Mrs W. Windley, of Marrickville.

Mrs Beryl Cameron, a friend of the bride, was bridesmaid.. Mr. Colin Crampton was Bestman. - (Ref- Cootamundra Herald (NSW : 1877 - 1954) View title info Thu 16 May 1940 Page 3)

FATAL ACCIDENT

1947 - KILLED ON ROADS - Holiday Toll - TUMUT

William Noble, about 55, was killed when a utility truck failed to negotiate a bend in the road between Talbingo and Tumut last night.

The driver, Ray Windley and Charles Butters, were taken by ambulance to the Tumut District Hospital. They received serious head injuries.

The truck left the road, hit a tree, and bounced off on to a stump. (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Tuesday 28 January 1947).

MAN FOR TRIAL FOLLOWING CRASH NEAR TUMUT

TUMUT, Wednesday:

Raymond Windley was committed for trial on a charge of manslaughter at the Tumut Coroner's Court yesterday.

Windley was the driver of a utility which crashed into a tree on the Talbingo Road 20 miles from Tumut on January 27.

As a result. William Thomas Noble, a passenger in the utility, was killed.

The Coroner in committing Windley for trial at the next sitting of the Gundagai Quarter Sessions. Said; I have came to the conclusion that Raymond Windley did drive the car under the influence of liquor; and in a negligent manner, and caused the death of Noble.

He was released m 200 bail (100 self and 100 Surety'). - (Ref- Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954) View title info Thu 6 Feb 1947 Page 2.)

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DRIVING WHEN 'UNDER THE INFLUENCE'

Sequel to Fatal Accident: Before; Mr. W. A. Hardwicke, PM. at Tumut cCourt, Raymond T. Windley was fined 3, with, 14/./ costs; for driving a motor vehicle whilst. 'Under the Influence of liquor, on 27th January.

Sgt H. Hiekson said that about 6.30 p.m. Windley. drove a utility truck from Talblngo hotel, and when near Spring Fiat, the vehicle left the road, and struck a tree.

Defendants uncle was killed and another man along with defendant was injured, Windley was under the Influence of liquor at the time.

The coroner, committed defendant, for trlaL on a charge of Man Slaughter, and he was later acquitted at Gundagal Quarter Sessions,

Mr Baker, for defendant, said there was no evidence to show that drink was the cause of the accident. . Already his client had been put to a big financial liability: In defending the case as well as considerable mental strain, and asked that his cllent be; treated as a first offender, and be given a bond as he may need the driver's license in his work in Sydney, where he was now employed.

The P.M.: I don't think I can give defendant the benefit of a bond. I think it would be in the Interests of everyone if defendant was debarred from driving for 12 - (Ref- Cootamundra Herald (NSW : 1877 - 1954) - Mon 12 May 1947 Page 3).

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