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AUCKLAND MAN'S WILL TOTAL OP £20,000 Substantial bequests are made to charitable and other institutions under the will of the late Mr. Ughtred Hitchon, formerly of 11, Sherbourne Road, Mount Eden, who died on July 17 of this year. The value of the estate is in the vicinity of £20,000. Under the will there are nine iegacies to a total value of £8000 and the residue of the estate is left to the building fund of the Anglican Cathedral. Details of the bequests are as follow:—Anglican Orphan Home, Papatoetoe, £1000; Henry Brett Memorial Home for Orphan v Girls, £1000; St. Mary's Home (Anglican), Otahuhu, £1000; building fund, St. Barnabas' Church, Mount Eden, £1000; building or general fund, Manurewa Children's Homes, £1000; building fund, King's Preparatory School, Remuera, £1000; building fund, St. John Ambulance Association, Auckland, £1000; Salvation Army orphan girls' home known as the "Grange," Auckland, £500; Salvation Army house for children under five known as the "Nest," Hamilton, £500. The Guardian Trust Company is one of the executors of the will. The late Mr. Hitchon was born in Lancashire in 1869 and came to New Zealand in 1904. He became a member of the National Reserve in 1915 and was one of the original members of the National Reserve section of the St. John Ambulance Brigade. He served in the brigade for 52 years. In 1932 he was admitted as a serving Brother of the Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem and in 1937 was promoted to the rank of officer of the Venerable Order. On his retirement to the reserve of officers in 1938 he was presented with an illuminated address. He was a supporter of St. Barnabas' Church.

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Auckland Star, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 185, 7 August 1945

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LARGE BEQUESTS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 185, 7 August 1945