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HOME BROKEN UP

EX-SERVICEMAN'S DIVORCE

CO-RESPOjVD,EXT TO PAY £300 O.C. HAMILTON, this day. A • claim for £300 damages against the co-respondent in an undefended divorce action, before .Mr. Justice Johnston and a jury to-day, was successful, the jury awarding the amount claimed. Petitioner was Francis Hugh Corcoran, the respondent Jeannette Corcoran aind the corespondent William Sutherland. Mr. W. J. King, for the petitioner, said the allegation of adultery was not contested and the question was the quantum of damages. Petitioner desired that any damages awarded be applied for the benefit of his daughter, aged 12, who was in the custody of the mother. Petitioner said that on hife return after four years service overseas he found his home broken up, and he traced his wife and child to Karap*ro, where they were living with Sutherland. / He was not applying for custody of his daughter; because she was now practically a stranger to him. His wife, in four years, had drawn eight hundred pounds in allowances. \

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HOME BROKEN UP, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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HOME BROKEN UP Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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