SHOOTING IN GEORGE STREET, BRISBANE
ON 19 JANUARY 1943

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Australian naval rating, Able Seaman David Wren, was shot dead by an American MP called Fountain Williams in George Street, Brisbane on the night of 19 January 1943.

The official records state that Wren’s death was the result of misadventure. Fountain Williams was court martialed and was eventually jailed.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I'd like to thank the late Barry Ralph for the above information. Barry authored an excellent book on World War 2 in Australia called "They Passed This Way".

 

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This page first produced 1December 2000

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