Grace Vallins

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Grace Vallins died in 1918.


Grace Vallins's name is carved onto the marbles in the foyer of the Old Colonist's Hall, Ballarat.



The death of Mrs Grace Vallins (widow of the late Mr James Vallins, who was employed for many years as City valuator) took place on Sunday at Moonee Ponds, where she had been residing since the beginning of the year. Mrs Vallins had reached the great age of 89 years, and was particularly interested in the 59th Battalion, on whose behalf she worked and assisted in every possible way. Her husband predeceased her by 14 years. Her death was an occasion of great sorrow to the surviving family and relatives. Her remains were brought by rail to Ballarat, and interred, in the Old Cemetery yesterday morning. The funeral left the Ballarat West railway station where many old friends had met and joined in the cortege. The Rev. A. H. Moore conducted the service at the grave. Those who carried the coffin were Messrs W. Clarke (representing the 39 Battalion committee), C. Cairns, H. Mudie, and R. Watson. The pall bearers were Messrs F. Besemeres, W. I. Allan (Berry, Anderson, and Co.), D. P. Kelly (Royal Bank manager), R. Swan ((Tunbridge and Co.), W. C. Morgan, R. Cutter, R. J, Cooke, W. Quayle, G. Callaway, and P. Messenger. Among the numerous floral tributes (which were brought to the Cemetery by many lady friends of the deceased) was a very fine wreath from the president and members of the 39th Battalion committee. Ballarat. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Messrs T. W. Barnes and Son.[1]

See also

Old Colonists' Association



  1. Ballarat Star, 10 April 1918.

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--Clare K.Gervasoni 20:26, 20 March 2022 (AEDT)

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