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Keith Joseph Kessey

b. 1910, d. 13 March 1940


Keith Joseph Kessey was born in 1910 in Rockley.1


FatherPhilip Joseph Kessey (b. 1 October 1860, d. 17 November 1934)
MotherRose Williams (b. 1865, d. 1955)

Involvement in crime

Keith Joseph Kessey was found by the coroner to have murdered Aileen Artery and then committed suicide on 13 March 1940 in Bathurst. The tragedy was considered to have been the result of a quarrel. The girl (aged 18) ceased their friendship and Kessey drank heavily.2


Keith Joseph Kessey died from from suicide on 13 March 1940 at age ~30 in Bathurst.2


  1. [S610] NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Index to NSW Births, (Registry of BDM).
  2. [S847] Murder and Suicide at Bathurst, Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 18 Mar 1940, p8.
Last Edited11 October 2018