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OBITUARY

MR. LOUIS M. HYAMS

Mr. Louis Michael Hyams, a wellknown business man of Wellington, died at his residence, Park Street, on Saturday, aged 59, A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Hyams, he was born in Wellington and educated at The Terrace School and Wellington College. On leaving school he was articled to the late Mr. W. C. Chatfield, architect, and, though he served his articles, he did not continue* in that profession, having accepted an appointment as designer by the Carrara Ceiling Company, Wellington. For the last 25 years he had held a responsible position with the Wairarapa Farmers' Cooperative Association, Ltd., Wellington. He was one of the first members of the Wellington Savage Club, and was a .member of the Thorndon Bowling Club since 1920. He leaves a wife (formerly Miss Patience Batten), one daughter, and two sons. The funeral took place yesterday, Rabbi S. Katz conducting the services at the home and also at the Crematorium, Karori.

HON. WILLIAM HAYWARD (P.A.) CHRISTCHURCH, June 6. The death has occurred of the Hon. William Hayward, a former member of the Legislative Council, aged 75. He took a prominent part in local body activities, having been a member and chairman of the Christchurch Tramway Board, and president of both the Canterbury Employers' Association and the Canterbury Agricultural arid Pastoral Association. In' his younger days he was a fine athlete and he later became associated with trotting. For many years he was a member of the New Zealand Trotting Association and a steward and committeeman of the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club, and a prominent owner and breeder of trotting horses.

MAJOR KERMIT ROOSEVELT WASHINGTON, June 6. Major Kermit Roosevelt, second cousin of President Roosevelt, died yesterday in Alaska, where he had been stationed for several months. Major Roosevelt, both in the last war and this war, served in the British Army before America became a belligerent.

Major Roosevelt was a son of the late President Theodore Roosevelt and spent much of his life exploring and shooting big game in Africa and South America. During the last war he held a commission in the British Army, and served in Mesopotamia as a captain in a motor machine-gun unit. He was awarded the Military Gross. Later, when the United States entered the war, he transferred to the American Army and served in France,, in command of a battery of artillery. Leaving the army at the end of the

war, he entered the shipping business, and in a few years became president of the Roosevelt Steamship Company. In September, 1939, he returned to the British Army with the rank of major, and served until May, 1941. He was chosen to lead the British contingent of volunteers for the Finnish-Russian war in 1940. The war ended before the contingent left Britain, but Major Roosevelt later saw service in Norway. He was then transferred to the Army of the Nile, but ill health forced him to leave after he had been in Egypt a week.

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OBITUARY, Evening Post, Volume CXXXV, Issue 134, 8 June 1943

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OBITUARY Evening Post, Volume CXXXV, Issue 134, 8 June 1943

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