By Bob Marmion
body of driving force Roy Willis used to be chanced on at the part of the
road. He were shot a couple of instances with an army revolver.
Despite wide enquiries by means of many of the Victoria Police’s most
experienced murder detectives, the assassin was once no longer found.
Then 3 months later, the killer struck again.
In September 1942 Gunner John Hulston went lacking whilst
on shield responsibility. His gun group instantly started a seek. Two
soldiers what seemed to be drag marks from the gate
down in the direction of the seashore. They observed a determine a way off and considering it used to be Hulston, they referred to as out to him. rather than a friendly
reply, they have been met with a barrage of bullets. The determine ran off and disappeared in the direction of the camp.
Incredibly the garrison used to be now not grew to become out to look for the lacking guy or the mysterious determine. The searchlights which could
have became the evening into day alongside the seashore, weren't activated. Hulston’s rifle and bayonet have been present in the water. His torn
trousers have been additionally chanced on at the seashore. His physique used to be finally recovered additional alongside the sea coast, 10 days later. Like Driver
Willis, again in could, he had additionally been shot within the chest with a .455 calibre military revolver.
As with any reliable homicide secret, this tale has extra twists and turns than the nice Ocean street. they vary from black
market operations, confessions, suspects pointed out in later years, misplaced or lacking police records, disagreements among the police and
the military over the research, and an tried cover-up that went all of the technique to the wartime Deputy leading Minister’s office.