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Rex Charles Harvey



Major C H. Rex

A representative gathering of citizens and members of the Military Forces at Cornelian Bay, Hobart, yesterday paid I tribute to the memory of Major Charles Harvey Rex, who died at the age of 29 years at his residence, Trelawn, Sandy Bay Rd, on Monday.

Major Rex, who was the third son of Mrs. C. R. and the late Mr. C. R. Rex, was educated at the Hutchins School. Hobart. He was a member of the well known Hobart firm of ship chandlers, R R. Rex and Son but his chief interest was the Army, of which he had been a member ever since he left school, about 12 years ago.

Major Rex married Miss Helen Reed, of Parknook, Cressy, about six weeks ago.

The chief mourners were Lieut. J. R. and Mr. Guy Rex (brothers), and Mr. H. D. Reed (father-in-law).

Among the assemblage were Chief Justice Morris, Prof. A. Burn. Messrs. M. Sorell, R. M. Clarke, N. E. Lakin. A. B. Crisp, W. St. Hill, H. L. Dakin. L. Nettlefold, A. Murdoch, C. H.T Perkins, R. Clive, W. D. McMinn. A. Bowtell. E. H. Burgess. Major H. Smith. Capt. H. W. S. Swalwell (representing the General Staff Officer. Lieut.-Col. Cameron). Col. J. W. Turner, Lieut.-Col. E. Cox, Major D. C. McPhee, Capt. H. J. Watchorn, Lieut. L. G. Murdoch, and many other members of the Military Forces. A military detachment under Major F. W. Tenniswood was in attendance and the coffin was draped with the Union Jack. "The Last Post" was sounded by Bugler A. D. Tapp.

Services at the home and at the graveside, were conducted by the Rev. A. A. Bennett, Battery Point. Arrangements were carried out by Alex. Clark and Son.

The Mercury 7 May 1942




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