C H. Rex
gathering of citizens and members of the Military Forces at
Cornelian Bay, Hobart, yesterday paid I tribute to the memory of
who died at the age of 29 years at his residence, Trelawn, Sandy
Bay Rd, on Monday.
who was the third son of Mrs. C. R. and the late Mr. C. R.
was educated at the Hutchins School. Hobart. He was a member of
the well known Hobart firm of ship chandlers, R R.
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.
married Miss Helen Reed, of Parknook, Cressy, about six weeks
The chief mourners were
Lieut. J. R. and Mr. Guy
(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,
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