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Buck, Thomas Lyons (1854–1918)

The late Mr. Thomas Lyons Buck, who died at Wallaroo recently, had a chequered career. He was for 53 years a resident of the seaport town. He was born at Mount Maloo, in Victoria, in 1854, came to South Australia in 1857, and reached Wallaroo in 1865. Latterly deceased was employed by the Government in the Railway Department. After having served for 17 years, he resigned, and followed various occupations. The surviving members of the family are his widow, Mrs. Rose Buck (daughter of the late Mr. Henry Prettijohn, and niece of Col. R. B. Prettijohn, C.B., 18th Hussars, and grandniece of the Earl of Lauderdale and Gen. Maitland); Mesdames P. Coles (Newcastle), A. Penny, G. Allan, and J. Simpson (Wallaroo), daughters; and Messrs. W. L., J. H., T. C. (returned soldier), E. N. (Wallaroo), and C. H. Buck (Newcastle), sons. There are 22 grandchildren. Deceased's father, the late Mr. Robert Buck (late, of Wallaroo), arrived in South Australia in company with Col. Light in the Rapid. In his younger days the late Mr. Thomas Buck was a leading athlete and a prominent oarsman. He was one of the founders of the Wallaroo branch of the Waterside Workers' Association.

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'Buck, Thomas Lyons (1854–1918)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/buck-thomas-lyons-1633/text1732, accessed 25 September 2017.

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