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à Beckett, William Gilbert (1864–1941)

Mr. William Gilbert a'Beckett died at his home, 14 Tintern av., Toorak, on Sunday night at the age of 76 years. The late Mr. a'Beckett, who was elder son of the late Mr. W. A. C. a'Beckett, and grandson of the late Sir William a'Beckett (first Chief Justice), was born at Brighton in 1864. He was educated at the Melbourne Grammar School, obtained his M.A. degree at Jesus College, Cambridge, and his degree of LL.M. at Trinity College, Melbourne.

During his residence of 30 years at The Grange, Berwick, he was a member of the shire council for 18 years, and also justice of the peace. He was one of the oldest members of the Melbourne Club, V.R.C., and Royal Melbourne Golf Club. He devoted much time and energy to patriotic and public movements, including the Returned Soldiers' Association, and schools, and was a lay reader of the Church of England, and a member of Synod for Christ Church, Berwick.

He is survived by his widow, daughter of the late Mr. Arthur Walstab, and four children, Mr. W. A. K. a'Beckett, Lieutenant A. R. a'Beckett (A.I.F.), Mrs. Norman Barrett, and Mrs. Wilfrid Minson.

The funeral will take place at Berwick Cemetery to-day after a service at Christ Church, Berwick, at 3.30 p.m., conducted by Rev. Ernest Thomson.

Arrangements in the hands of A. A. Sleight Pty. Ltd.

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