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A foundation member of the Auckland Commercial Travellers and Warehousemen's Club and a member of the board of directors of John Burns and Co., Ltd., for 26 years, Mr. ■ Arthur Gittos Cooke, died yesterday at the age of 76. He began his commercial career with John Burns as an office junior, and rose to the position of head of the indenting and buying department. He was appointed to the board of directors' in 1914, and retained his seat until 1940, when he retired after a total period of 51 years' service with the firm. At the time of the last war, Mr. Cooke took a prominent part in collecting money for the Belgian Patriotic Fund, and received a written acknowledgment of his services from the late King Albert. In his younger days Mr. Cooke took a prominent part In football, athletics and boating. He is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters. ,

An old resident of Onehunga, Mr. Charles William White, has died at the age of 77. He was born at the Thames, and went to sea as a youth. After being wrecked on the China Coast Jie came to Onehunga 53' years ago,' and later established a launch service to Manukau Harbour bays. Mr. White is survived by his wife, three sons and one daughter.

MB. C. W. TRINGHAM O.C. WELLINGTON, Monday. A well-known barrister and solicitor, and prominent personality on the administrative side of racing, Mr. Charles W. Tringham, has died. He was vice-president of the Wellington Racing Club; and chairman of the Wellington District Committee for a number of years. He also served on the executive of the New Zealand Racing" Conference. He was a director of the Commercial Assurance Company, Ltd., and a memher of the Wellesley Club, of which he was at one time president.

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OBITUARY, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 167, 17 July 1945

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OBITUARY Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 167, 17 July 1945

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