Friday, 18 July 2014

MR. ERIC WATERS CASINO. Obituary 1938.

Northern Star Lismore, NSW.
18 March 1938

CASINO. Thursday.

Mr. Eric Edgar Waters, who died suddenly at Bottle Creek, near Bonalbo, on Tuesday afternoon, was born at Hamilton, Newcastle. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Waters, of Yarramalong, near Wyong.

He enlisted at Wyong and saw nearly five years active service with the 15th Light Horse. On returning from the war he came to Casino and married Miss Thelma Lancaster, of South Casino.

He is survived by his widow and three children, Edgar (12), Darcy (male) (9) and June (4).

Sisters of the deceased are Mesdames H. Kimberley (Bora Creek), W. Hawthorne (Dundas), and the brothers are Messrs. Clive, Lyall and Steve Waters (Wyong), Reid (Sydney) and Clyde (Mossvale).

The funeral took place this afternoon from St. Marks Church of England, Casino, and was largely attended. . The Rev- O. N. Many officiated. The casket was draped with the Union Jack and 40 returned soldiers formed a guard of honour at the graveside.

The Bonalbo branch was represented by Mr. W.R. Cooke (president) and other members. Mr. J. H. Cockrill, secretary of the Casino branch, and other local members also attended. Mr. W. Balzer sounded the '"Last Post."

The pallbearers were Messrs. V. Pennefather, W. Lambert, J. Clark -(Bonalbo branch), R. Carrall, R. Small, D. Blanch (Casino). Trevor D. Bevan had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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