Found dead in hotel


The former Newmarket Hotel, Surry Hills, where McClosky ended his life in the lavatory in 1920. The hotel had the horrible name of the Triple Ace Bar until it was changed in 2016 to the much more palatable Surry Hills Hotel.

A man was found shot in the lavatory of Durack’s Newmarket Hotel, Elizabeth-street, City (Surry Hills, NSW), yesterday morning. Mr. Frank Durack, the proprietor, heard a shot and found the man with a bullet in his head, and a five-chambered revolver beside the body. In his pocket was an A.I.F. discharge, showing the name of Andrew Robert McClosky. The police are endeavoring to trace his relatives. It is thought he was a barman.
Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW ) Sunday 22 August 1920.

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