THE LATE PRIVATE SAWLEY.
Booleroo Centre, December 17.
Mr. William Sawley, of this town, was informed by the military authorities yes- terday of the death of his youngest son, Private Norman G. Sawley. The late Private Sawley was born at Booleroo Centre 25 years ago and enlisted shortly after the war broke out. He went to the front with the 27th battalion and saw active service in the trenches at Gallipoli. He was first reported by the authorities as suffering from concussion of the brain, but the final telegram yesterday announced his death in the Alexandria Hospital from cerebro-spinal meningitis.
The flag at the institute was half masted, and general expressions of regret were heard amongst the townspeople. Mr. Sawley, sen., is an old and respected resident of the town, and widespread sorrow is felt for him, this being his third bereavement in the last 12 or 15 months. This is the third death among those who have enlisted from this district. Others have also been among the sick and wounded.