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OBITUARY

CAPTAIN J. B. D AVI ES POPULAR SHIPPING MASTER i The death has occurred in London after a long illness of Captain .T. Burton Davies. son of Mrs, and the late Mr. .J. F. Davies, of Mauku. aged 48. Although ho had never made his home in New Zealand. Captain Davies was well known on the Dominion const ns a popular master of New Zealand Shipping Company and I'ederal Company vessels. Captain Davies was born in Hertfordshire and went to sea at an early age. After serving an apprenticeship under sail, lie joined tho New Zealand Shipping Company as a junior officer. He gained rapid promotion, and after a few years became the youngest master in the company's service. One of his earliest commands was the Wakanui. Subsequently he transferred to tho Whakatane and later to the Hurunui. On his retirement through illness two years ago, Captain Davies had been master of the Federal steamer Hertford for a fairly long period. Some years ago, he was granted the freedom of the Citv if London.

Captain Davies is survived by his wife and four children, whoso home is at Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire.

MR. S. P. HOWARD A resident of Ponsonbv for many years. Mr. Samuel Percy Howard died at Takapuna yesterday, aged 80 years. Mr. Howard was born in Coventry and ennie to New Zealand as a child with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. 'William Howard, in 1802. He was one of the earliest scholars at the Auckland Grammar School and was also the oldest members of All Saints' Church, Ponsonbv. lmving attended the opening services in 1806. As a young man Mr. Howard, who was a draper, was a member of the Ponsonbv Naval Volunteers and also of tho former Victoria Band. He was also a keen rower. For many years lie was a member of the Ponsonby Druids' Lodge. Fie is survived by his wife and one son.

MR. ROBERT McOALLUM The death occurred yesterday at Svdney of Mr. Bobert Hope McCallum at. the age of (S.'S years. Mr. McCallum, whose home is in Marine Square, Devon port, was 011 a visit to Sydney partly for business reasons and partly for a holiday. Coming to New Zealand from Dumbartonshire, Scotland, with his parents when he was about 14 years old, Mr. McCallum was the son of tho Rev. A. M, McCallum, who became the Presbyterian minister at. Northcote. For most of his life Mr. McCallum lived 011 the North Shore and conducted business as a builder and contractor there. He is survived by his wife, one son and one daughter.

SERGEANT...J. A. CRUICKSHANK The death has occurred at Palmerston North of Sergeant J. A. Cruickshank. Ho joined the Police Force as a constable in Dunedin in 1898 and was transferred in 1000 to Bluff', where lie remained for the next seven years. Later he was in charge of the Boss station 011 the West Coast of the South Island. Jn 1014 ho was promoted to the rank of sergeant and in 1020 he was transferred to Onehunga, where he remained until his retirement in 1020, after 30 years' service. Since his retirement, Sergeant Cruickshank laid been living in Palmerslon North, Ho is survived by his wife and two sons.

MR. THOMAS KEANE The death occurred recently at Pipiroa of Mr. Thonms TCcanc at the age of 50. At the opening of the Hauraki Plains area for tho settlers in 1010. Mr. Koano acquired a property which he farmed successfully at Pipiroa. He was a keen sportsman and prominent at race meetings in the Auckland Province and had a wide circle of friends 011 the Hauraki Plains and at Thames, lie was not married.

MR. C. E. C. DONALDSON [VIIII.M Ol'lt OWN" COIUII'.SI'ONDKNT] HAMILTON, "Wednesday The death occurred yesterday of Mr. Charles Kdward ('oey Donaldson, of W'hatawhata, aged 7.'i. Mr. Donaldson lived in the Baffin district for 45 years. He was engaged in flax-milling at Raglan and Inter in farming at. Wnitetunn. For the last 16 years he lived at W'hatawhata.

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OBITUARY, New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVI, Issue 23385, 29 June 1939

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OBITUARY New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVI, Issue 23385, 29 June 1939

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