The Criminal Connection: Roy Webb’s father-in-law was an associate of one of Australia’s most notorious criminals.
“I reckon the burrowers over at Domes who have become obsessed with Doff and her second husband could learn more about Carl if they devoted similar effort to see what Roy was up to in the days when he and Carl were in their 20s.” Dude47
“Remember PT’s chilling warning to Daphne Page who threatens to go to the police about his Melbourne business partner ” he’s not the kind of person you go to the police about” Dude47
“Two prominent Melbourne baccarat players who desire to remain anonymous, believe they knew the unknown man in the “Somerton beach body mystery.They saw the man’s picture in a Melbourne newspaper and said they thought they recognised him as a “nitkeeper” who worked at a Lonsdale street baccarat school about four years ago (1944/45) They could not recall his name.They said the man talked to few people. He was employed at the baccarat school for about 10 weeks, then left without saying why or where he was going.” Nick (The Dome) Pelling
“Roy Webb’s wife’s father, Joe Gavey, was a gangster, as was one of the witnesses at their wedding, Charles Alsop. There are lots of references in Trove to their activities.” Talulla
“Gavey is in a Chinese restaurant on a Saturday evening in Bourke Street. A digger provokes him by dropping a “yes” (to conscription) badge on the floor. Gavey tells his female companion to “put her heel on it”. Some hot soup is hurled, a gun is produced, somehow the female companion takes the rap. Just your average night out in Melbourne in 1917.” Talulla
“Roys father in law, Joe Gavey, was a gangster and a witness at his wedding.” Dude47.
That’s a collection of recent comments that appear to be of the same theme, so if we were to suspect Charlie of having an unfortunate involvement with criminals and they may have been responsible for his death, perhaps some unanswered questions might be examined under a brighter light.
Like who was Prosper’s Melbourne business partner?
And what do we know about Joe Gavey and Charles Alsop?