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OBITUARY

MR. B. H. BURNS

The death of Mr. Benjamin Henry' Burns, widely known in business circles, ■ Occurred at Christchurch on Friday. Mr, Burns was a son of Mr. Archibald Burns, general manager of the Bank of Scotland, Perthshire. He! began his business career as a clerk in the:)-Oriental Bank .-Corporation, London.' From there he was sent by the company to the East. Owing to health - reasons. Mr. Burns found it necessary to leave India, and he accepted the position of manager of the Colonial Bank in Christchurch. He remained in that position until tho bank's amalgamation with the Bank of New Zealand, and he was assistant-manager of the Christchurch branch until he entered into partnership with the late Mr. Henderson. For many years he carried on the business of Henderson and Bums, sharcbrokers. .At the time of his death Mr. Burns was a director of the firm of Whitcombe and Tombs, Ltd.

• Mr. Burns was always keenly interested 'in sport, especially golf and Rugby football. He was one of four promoters to form- a. golf club in Hagley Park, which later became-the Christchurch Club, with headquarters at Shirley. -He won the Christchurch championship twice and was captain, of the club, later becoming a life-member. Mr. Bums was a member of the fanious Blackheath Football Club, and was chosen to play half-back for England in the first international match against Scotland.

For many years Mr. Burns took a great interest in church matters, and was a churchwarden of' St. Michael's. Christchurch.

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OBITUARY, Evening Post, Volume CXIII, Issue 132, 6 June 1932

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OBITUARY Evening Post, Volume CXIII, Issue 132, 6 June 1932

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