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Phyllis May Norris

Phyllis May Norris

Female - 1944    Has no ancestors but one descendant in this family tree.

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  • Name Phyllis May Norris 
    Relationshipwith Pierre Devantier
    Gender Female 
    Died 31 Dec 1944  Mt Isa, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    MT ISA Inquest of Phyllis May Devantier's death
    MT ISA Inquest of Phyllis May Devantier's death
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    Person ID I14624  Devantier Tree
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2016 

    Family Ancestors William Devantier Married: 2x2x ,   b. 22 Oct 1920, Moore, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 2008, Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
     1. Trevor William Devantier
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2012 
    Family ID F5032  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Dec 1944 - Mt Isa, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1945 'MT ISA INQUEST', Cloncurry Advocate (Qld. : 1931 - 1953), 16 February, p. 4. , viewed 15 Dec 2016,

      On 12th instant an inquest into the death of Mrs. Phyllis May Devantier, who was fatally injured, on the Mt. Isa - Camooweal road, on the evening of December 31st., was conducted by the local coroner (Mr. L. H. Roles) assisted by Sergt. E. Thornton. Several witnesses were examined, but the main evidence was given by, Mr. Devantier, husband of deceased and Mr. Len Watson, driver of the second truck. William Devantier in his evidence said, that with others he went along to Spear Creek to a locality known as the seven-mile waterhole, where they had tea. Some time later they all got into the lorry and drove back to the main road. Robert Henry Kirkham was driving the truck. Witness was standing at the back of the truck's hood, Mrs. Kirkham and witnesses wife were also standing behind the hood. They travelled several miles and heard a motor horn blow from behind. He saw a truck pulled up about, 200 yards behind their lorry. He looked about their lorry and noticed that a hat belonging to Ro
      bert Kirkham was missing and he thought the other lorry had picked it up. He attracted Kirkham's attention and said he thought the other lorry driver wanted them as they had sounded their klaxon. Kirkham pulled up and the ofher lorry pulled up along side and someone asked if there was anything wrong. Kirkham repiled that there wasn't. The ofher starfed up and they started immediately and a little later passed the olher lorry. A little later the other lorry passed them again and as it was coming up behind, Kirkham pulled to the left and slightly off the bitumen to allow it to pass. They then were travelling at about 20 m.p.h. After the other lorry passed, Kirkham pulled their lorry back to fhe middle of the road He heard Mrs. Kirkham call out something, he wasn't sure what, but he heard the word ''Phil.' He looked about and couldn't see his wife and hammered on the back of the hood to attract the driver's attention. He shouted to Kirkham that Phil had fallen off. He forth with jumped
      off the lorry and ran back and saw his wife lying on the road behind the truck some distance, he noticed blood coming from one of her cars and he could see that she was unconscious. They put her on the truck and drove into Mt. Isa and with others he assisted to carry her into hospital. He was told that Dr. Thams was there. Later he saw his wife wheeled into the back portion of the hospital. He diet not again see his wife alive. His wife had complained of nerves, but had never suffered any serious illness. At the time Kirkham pulled the truck back on to the road after the other lorry passed he did not feel any violent swerve. They were not traelling at excessive speed. He believed his wife's death was purely accidental. Robert Henry Kirkham gave very similar evidence, as also did Mary Helen Kirkham and Ethel Millicant Ritchie. The driver of the other truck, Leonard Henry Watson, said he with others attended a National Fitness picnic and when returning along the Mt Isa - Comooweal ro
      ad at about 5.30 p.m., he saw another truck ahead. His lorry travelled behind the other for some distance, and he intended to pass it, and blew the horn, but it broke. He pulled up to repair it. He started up again and pulled up alongside the lorry in front which had also pulled up. They started off again and while his lorry was in second gear the other lorry passed him. He drove on some short distance and passed the truck in front. He estimated he was, travelling at about 25 m.p.h. As he went to pass Kirkham's truck Kirkham pulled to the left to allow witness to pass. They had travelled some distance when R. J. Thomas, who was riding on witnesses truck, called out that a lady had fallen off the other truck. He pulled up and was going back to the assistance of the other people, when the truck came along, and he saw Mrs. Devantier lying on the back of the truck. Neither truck was travelling at excessive speed. To the best of his knowledge Mrs. Devantier's death was purely accidental.
      A this stage the inquest was adjourned to a date to be fixed.