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Cupitt, Herbert Upton (1864–1942)

A wide circle of Hawkesbury friends heard with the deepest regret of the passing of a popular and respected resident of Windsor in Mr. Herbert Upton Cupitt, whose death took place in the Hawkesbury District Hospital on Thursday, at the age of 78 years.

A native of Windsor, where he resided throughout his long and useful life, the late Mr. Cupitt was a hard-working, unassuming citizen who earned the regard of all who knew him, and in his passing Windsor has lost a personality who will be keenly missed.

A man who found his best recreation in the company of his friends, deceased did not take a leading part in public affairs, but there were few worth-while movements which did not have his interest and support. The Hawkesbury Show was a particular interest, and for many years he was a well-known figure at the gates of this annual exhibition, where he performed valuable and appreciated work. In his younger days he held the rank of Colour-Sergeant in the old Third Infantry Regiment of military at Windsor, under the command of Captain (later General) Paine and Lieut. H. Paine.

The late Mr. Cupitt was a popular member of the Windsor Bowling Club, where his cheery presence was welcomed in many a friendly contest, and he was always a performer to be respected by his opponents.

In addition to his wife (formerly Miss Barbara Chaseling, of 'Claremont,' Windsor), and three brothers, Fred and Harry (both of Windsor) and Albert (Terrey Hills), deceased is survived by a family of two sons, Arthur (Auburn) and Bert (Manly) and three daughters, Annie (Windsor), Evelyn (Mrs. Gordon, Mosman), and Lilian (Mrs. Masters, Richmond), to whom the sympathy of district friends is extended in their bereavement.

The largely-attended funeral took place on Friday, when the interment was conducted in the Church of England cemetery, Windsor, the Rural Dean (Rev. C. L. Williams) officiating. The service of the M.U.I.O.O.F., of which deceased was a valued member for many years, and which was strongly represented at the funeral, was read by Bro. Clements.

The funeral arrangements were conducted by Mr. Chandler, of Windsor.

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'Cupitt, Herbert Upton (1864–1942)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/cupitt-herbert-upton-17428/text29152, accessed 25 May 2019.

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