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OBITUARY.

MR. S. P. HOWARD. T!it> death has occurred at Taknpuna "f Mr. Samuel Percy Howard. a resident (if Pon*onby for many years. Horn in Coventry SO years ago. Mr. Howard came to New Zealand with his parents in ISlii!. He was one of the earliest -cholari at the Auckland Crammar School anil wa- al.-o one of the oldest members of All Saittl~' Church, I'on sonliy. having attended the o|icning r\ ices in lSliti. In his earliest years. Mr. Howard, who was a draper, was a member of the I'onsonbv Naval Volunteers. He was ali»o a member of the former Victoria Hand and was a keen rower. For many years he was a member of the Ponsonliv Druids' Lodge. Mr. Howard is ,-ui'\ived 11\ his widow and one son.

CAPTAIN J. B. DAVIES.

After a two years' illne-s the death has occurred in London of Captain J. Burton Davie*, aged fS. son of Mrs. and the late Mr. .1. F. Davics. of Mauku. Captain Daxies was born in Hertfordshire and went to sea at an early age. He served an apprenticeship under sail and then joined the New Zealand Shipping Company as a junior officer. Rapidly gaining promotion, he became, after a few years, the youngest master in the company's service. He hail command of several boats, one of the earliest being the Wakanui and later the Whakatane and the Hurunui. At the time of his retirement. Captain Davies had been master of the Federal Com.pany's steamer Hertford for a fairly long period. Some years ago he was granted the freedom of the city of London. He is survived by his wife and four children, whose home is in Hertfordshire.

MR. R. H. McCALLUM.

An old resident of Devonport, Mr. Robert Ho[K! Mct'alluin, died in Sydney suddenly yesterday at the age of 7ti. Mr. M<-Callum, who was in Australia on a combined business and holiday trip, «une to New Zealand from Scotland with his parents when he was about 14 vears old. His father was the late Rev. A. M. MrCnllurn. who was Presbyterian minister at Xortlicote and also at Devonport. Mr. MrCalliun lived for over sixty vears on the Xorth Shore, conducting business there as builder ynd contractor. He took an active interest in yachtinsr and was a member of the first athletic club fonnded on the Shore. Keenly interested in bowlini, he was a member of the Veterans' Association and a life member of the North Shore Bowling Club. He is survived by his wife, one son and one daughter.

SERGEANT J. A. CRUICKSHANK.

Tlie death has occurred at Palmereton Xorth of Sergeant J. A. Cruickshank. Joining the police force as a constable in Dunedin in 1898, he was transferred in 1900 to Bluff, where he remained for the noxt seven years. Later he was in charge of the Ross station on the West Coast of the South Island. Promoted in 1914 to the rank of sergeant, he was transferred two years later to Onehunga. where he remained until his retirement in 1929. Since then he had been living in Palmereton North. He is survived by his widow and two sons.

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OBITUARY., Auckland Star, Volume LXX, Issue 151, 29 June 1939

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OBITUARY. Auckland Star, Volume LXX, Issue 151, 29 June 1939

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