Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Maurice Latimer

I came across this article while researching Maurice Frederick Samuel Latimer.

Complaint of Blackmail
COMPLAINT OF BLACKMAIL. (1926, January 6). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 21. Retrieved February 6, 2020, from


Insurance Agent’s Story

Detectives are inquiring into a report made by Mr. Maurice Latimer, insurance agent, of Dendy street, Middle Brighton, that he was blackmailed by a man representing himself to be a constable, whom he met on the St. Kilda Esplanade. Mr. Latimer told the police that he was approached by the man on the Esplanade at 1 o’clock on the morning of December 1. The man said that he was a plain-clothes constable and threatened to arrest Mr. Latimer on certain charges if it were not “made worth his while” not to do so. Mr Latimer made an appointment with the alleged constable and met him on the following day outside the Brighton branch of the State Savings Bank. After a conversation Latimer entered the bank and drew out £25, which he handed to the “constable”.

My relationship to Maurice is:

Maurice Latimer relationship