Update of information on Kelvin Walter Lutge

Pte Kelvin Walter Lutge No 6528 21/1 Battalion

Born: 29 Nov 1898 Moree
Died: 23/7/1964 of 82 Gerard St, Cremorne.
Married: 12/11/1921 Mosman to Ethel Lilian Webb Wagg (23/3/1901 Sydney - 19/5/1989 Sydney).

1. John Walter (Jack) Lutge (19/8/1922 Sydney - 17/1/2013) married 6/1/1945 Randwick to Rosalie Frances (Frances) Goldene (Living). They had 2 daughters and a son.
2. Beryl Lutge (27/3/1928 Sydney - 30/8/2014 Sydney) married 07/05/1952 at North Sydney to Francis James (Frank) Woodlands (31/12/920 - 18/8/2010). They had 2 daughters.

John Henry Lutge (1866 Sydney - 2/2/1929 drowned Dobroyd Point, Manly) married in 1891 to Matilda (Tilly) Winton (c 1867 -
31/12/1937 Private Hospital Dulwich Hill).

1. Ellen A Lutge (24/1/1892 20 Spruson St, Neutral Bay - 4/2/1892 St Leonards).

2. Harold Henry Armstrong Lutge (August 1893 Leichhardt - 30/11/1893 View St, Annandale).

3. Clifford John Stanley Lutge (1895 Annandale - 3/3/1970 late of Burill Lake). Married 21/8/1918 at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Tamworth to Lilian Matheson (1984 Tamworth - 3/3/1992 late of Roseville. Their children (i) Enid Purcell Lutge (c1921 - 27/5/2008 NSW) married 1946 Chatswood Ronald Alfred Taylor. (ii) Stanley Duff Lutge (c February 1924 - 30/5/1925 Chatswood) (iii) Beryl Lutge (c 1926 - 16/10/1995 late of Roseville) (iv) Alan Harold Lutge (c 1928 - 28/4/1992 late of Blacktown) married Joan Helen (? - 27/4/2005 late of Blacktown). See Daily Advertiser (Wagga) 15/6/1943 p.2 for Alan's shooting accident.
Clifford Lutge also served in WW1. He enlisted as John Lutge No 704 Pte, 30th Batt. See his service record on the National Archives.

4. Helene Phyllis Lutge (1906 Mosman - 25/4/1966 late of Willoughby) married (i) 1926 at North Sydney to Elton Leslie Phillips (c1896 - 17/8/1930 Byora Cres, Northbridge). They had 2 daughters. (ii) 1948 Chatswood to Charles Elves (? - 2/12/1983 late of Milton, formerly of Gordon).

Kelvin Lutge enlisted 17/5//1916 at the age of 18 years and 5 months, born Moree, grocer, next of kin mother Matilda "Tilly" Lutge "Dundee", Gerard St, Neutral Bay, later "Dundee" McPherson St, Neutral Bay. At 3/5/1916 he was described as a deckhand. 5' 9", 140lbs, chest 32-34 1/2", fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, Methodist.Embarked 7/10/1916 Sydney on Ceramic, disembarked Plymouth 21/11/1916.
RTA 31/5/1919.

Their father's drowning was reported in the papers -
SMH Monday 4/2/1929 p. 16
Harbour Death Trap
A photo of Dobroyd Point with the caption "Dobroyd Point, in the vicinity of which a number of people have been drowned through their boats being drawn into the bombora. On Saturday John Lutge, a fisherman, lost his life at this spot when his boat capsized."

SMH Tuesday 12 February, 1929 p.9
A Brave Act
Coroner's Tribute
The City Coroner (Mr May) at the conclusion of an inquest yesterday, concerning the drowning of John Henry Lutge, whose fishing boat capsized off Dobroyd Point on February 2, commended Ronald H. Stewart for his attempt to save Lutge's life. A verdict of accidental death was returned.
Mr Stewart, who is a commercial artist, residing in Cowles Rd, Mosman, said that when he saw Lutge in the water clinging to the keel of his overturned boat he went into the water and swam to him. He brought the man to the rocks, but attempts at resuscitation were unavailing.
Sergeant Smith, of the Water Police, said that Stewart's act had been brought under the notice of the Royal Life Saving Society.

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