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OBITUARY

MR. T. F. JOHNSTON The death has occurred of Mr. Thomas Forbes Johnston, aged 56 years. He was well-known in Auckland as a surveyor and civil engineer. In 1921 he was appointed staff surveyor to the Federated Malay States Government, but after four years he returned to New Zealand and continued his practice. His next appointment was in British North Borneo, where he spent five years. Later he went to New Guinea on exploration work which lasted two years. He opened up new country and since the Japanese have been in occupation of this territory thev have made use of trig stations erected by "him. , .. Mr. Johnston is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. L. Herbert-Jones and Miss Marella Johnston, and two grandsons. MR. GLADSTONE JEAVONS The death has occurred of Mr. Gladstone Jeavons. a well-known resident of Papatoetoe. Born in Glasgow, Mr. Jea-, vons was brought to New Zealand as a child by his parents over 50 years ago. He resided in Dunedin until 1917, when he came to Auckland. For the last 20 years he had lived at Papatoetoe. For several years he instructed evening classes in sheet metal work at the Seddon Memorial Technical College. He was a director of -the firm of D.S.C. and Cousins, Ltd., for many years, and at the time of his death was chairman of directors of the company. He was a member of the Masonic Order, and took a keen interest in Lodge Papatoetoe No. 227. In his younger days Mr. Jeavons took a keen interest in sport, particularly cricket and i rowing. He is survived by his wife.

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

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

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