Clemesha, Arthur Wordsworth

Personal Details

First nameArthur
Middle nameWordsworth
Date of birth16/01/1888
Place of birthMuttaburra
Date of death22/09/1909
Age at death21 years


Son of Samuel Clemesha & Mary Cunneen m.27/04/1887 [Ref:1887/000007]

Brother of –
Mary Isabel – 26 April 1889
Samuel William – 7 Feb 1892
Adelaide Beatrice – 16 April 1894
Ida Gladys – 16 April 1897, d 8 Aug 1901
Evelyn Olive – 4 Oct 1900, d 24 March 1901
Alfred Barclay – 11 Oct 1903

Father of Elsie Clemesha/Woodruff b.03/10/1906 [Ref:1906/000106]
Mother of Elsie – Bertha Ann Woodruff b.03/11/1882 (daughter of Henry Edward Woodruff & Mary Thwaites)

School Records

Muttaburra State School
Start Date1893

Cemetery Record

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LocationEast Central
Grave number21
Date of funeral23/09/1909

Died from Appendicitis

The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts Saturday 2 October 1909
I have very sad news to record this week. Quite a gloom has been cast over our little town on account of the very sudden death of Mr. A.W. Clemesha, eldest son of Mr. S. Clemesha. The poor lad took ill about a fortnight ago with measles. He recovered from these only partly and had a relapse. Last Thursday week his case was pronounced as acute appendicitis, and on Sunday Dr. Michod (Longreach) was sent for. He came up on his car, and with Dr. Rowe operated on the patient on Monday. The operation was not successful, the young man dying on Wednesday evening at 11 p.m. Wordy was a bright lad just turned 21 years of age, a favorite with everybody, always to the fore with any kind of sport, and will be greatly missed. The deepest sympathy is felt by all classes of the community with the parents in their sad loss.
[Source: Muttaburra Mems. (1909, October 2). The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts (Barcaldine, Qld.: 1892 – 1922), p. 6. Retrieved December 19, 2013, from]