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Wagga and District Family History Society researcher Leanne Diessel finds grave of Frederick Bailey connected to own family | The Daily Advertiser



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In her nearly two decades researching family history for people around the world, Leanne Diessel has found more than a few connections to her own family. But none have been quite so eerie as the story of the boys who died in an explosion back in 1944. While building the family tree for a family in Wagga, Ms Diessel, who works as the research officer at the Wagga and District Family History Society, came across articles from The Daily Advertiser dated August 25, 1944. Under the heading ‘Shocking Tragedy: Two Boys Blown Up At Rear of Wagga Building’, Ms Diessell read of the death of two 14-year-old boys named Frederick Arthur Bailey and Colin Moiler, who both attended the old Gurwood Street School. “A little boy was…

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