This Day in History: 1945-01-17

1945 January 17-18: Wooden headboards in the old Roman Catholic Cemetery, near the rear of the old Toodyay Hospital, were destroyed in a bushfire, which swept from the Deepdale property south to the racecourse area. Enrolled Pensioner Guard Francis Kirk (c1807-1869) is buried in that cemetery.

Daily news, 18 Jan. 1945, p.8.
Toodyay herald, 19 Jan. 1945, p.1; 26 Jan. 1945, p.1.
Wally Chitty. Toodyay – the good old days. Hesperian Press, 2004, p.42.
Wikipedia: ‘Francis Kirk’ (viewed 25 June 2021):