DR. GEORGE LAPRAIK. A former resident of Thames, Dr. George Lapraik, died in the Waikato Hospital on May 6, aged 69 years. During his long residence at Thames he took a great interest in the affairs of the town. He was honorary surgeon to the Thames Volunteer Fire Brigade from 1900 till 1919, when he was made a lifo member of that body. He was keenly interested in every branch of sport, and presented a shield for Rugby football competition among the primary schools. He was a member of the Rugby Union's managment committee for many years, and belonged to the Borough Council for two years, 1911-12. After his return from the Great War, Dr. Lapraik was appointed a member of the Medical Board in connection with pensions for two years. During the influenza epidemic of 1918 he worked tirelessly among those smitten with the disease. He was particularly well known in the town for his contributions to the various charitable organisations and for his work among the poor and distressed. He was a past master of Lodge Corinthian. of Freemasons,
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OBITUARY., Auckland Star, Volume LXIV, Issue 108, 10 May 1933
OBITUARY. Auckland Star, Volume LXIV, Issue 108, 10 May 1933
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