Olive, Walter and Malcolm Glass

Olive’s Grave Site Roman Catholic Section 1  Row 1 Plot 18

Walter’s Grave Site Church of England Section 7 Row 1 Plot 21

Malcolm’s Grave Site Roman Catholic Section 1  Row 1 Plot 19

map template

Olive Glass, Walter Glass and Malcolm Glass

Olive Glass, daughter of Walter Glass, died 11 December 1919, aged 7 years.

Walter Glass, Superintendent of Kariong Boys Home, died 8th December, 1922, aged 39 years.

This sad tale just makes you feel for the poor mother who over a few years lost her whole family one by one.

First little Olive, the Walter the father and finally followed by her only son Malcolm. Take note of the dates of the memorial notices 1922 and the day of death of Walter.

Unless otherwise stated all newspaper referrals are from the Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate (1906 – 1954)

stone away

18th December, 1919


It is with deep regret that we have to report the death of Olive Mary Glass, the 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Glass, of the Farm Home for Boys, Gosford, who died on Thursday last after a very short illness. The dear little child was deeply loved by all who knew her and the greatest sympathy is felt for her grief stricken parents. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place at the Point Clare Cemetery on Saturday, the coffin being carried from the hearse to the grave by six of her young playmates and school-fellows, viz., Molly Egan, Cedric Wood, Lucy Moase, Georgina Wood, Marion Gillies and Mary Jopson.

Many beautiful wreaths and flowers were sent by those who knew and loved little Olive.

The cortege was met at Point Clare road by many of her former school mates, who marched at the head of the procession.

green pall kids

9th December, 1920


GLASS. — In sad but loving memory of our darling little daughter and sister, Olive Mary,  who died 11th December, 1919, aged 7 years and 1 month.

So sadly missed. We loved her in life, she is dear to us still, But in grief we must bow to God’s holy will.

Our sorrow is great our loss hard to bear, But Angel’s will tend to our darling with care.

— Inserted by her loving father, mother and brother, Malcolm.

stone close

7th December, 1922

GLASS. — In sacred and loving memory of our darling little daughter, Olive Mary, who passed away December 11th, 1919.

In life, dearly loved, In death a beautiful memory — but so sadly missed.

Inserted by her loving father and mother, and brother, Malcolm.


21st December, 1922

Return Thanks.

MRS. GLASS, of William Street, Gosford, wishes to express her sincere, heartfelt thanks for the many personal expressions, letters of sympathy, and floral tributes received in connection with her beloved husband’s (Mr. Walter Glass ‘s) death. Special thanks are due to all those kind, and loving friends for visits and sacrifices made to attend Mr Glass’s bedside throughout his long and painful illness, and to the Rector, Rev. Arthur Renwick. Also the devotion shown, sympathy and assistance extended to me by the late Mr. Glass’s Masonic Brethren of Woy Woy and Wyong Lodges, and to the Master and Brethren of his own Lodge —Lodge Rising Sun

9 December 1926

GLASS. — In sacred and loving memory of our dearly beloved  husband, and Daddy, Walter Glass, who passed away 8th Dec., 1922; also, our dear little daughter and sister, Olive, who died 11th Dec., 1919.Their cheery ways and smiling faces, Are treasures to recall; And they both died beloved by all.

Inserted by their loved ones, Bessie and Malcolm Glass.

Then eight years later

21st February, 1934



The sad death ‘occurred at his mother’s home at Stanmore on Wednesday last of Malcolm, only son of Mrs. ‘Elizabeth Glass, and the late Walter Glass, at the time an officer at the Gosford Training School, who died at Gosford several years ago. Misfortune seems to have dogged this family for years, the only daughter, Olive, passing away some time before her father. The news of last Wednesday ‘s sad happening has caused widespread regret among the residents of the Gosford District, where the family was held in the highest esteem. The interment took place in the Catholic portion of Point Clare cemetery on Thursday last when the remains were laid to rest alongside those of his little sister. The deepest sympathy of the people of Gosford is expressed for the bereaved mother.

mason sym