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Dougherty, Hercules Robinson (1880–1954)

The death occurred suddenly in Cairns yesterday morning of Hercules Robinson Dougherty, late of 90 Scott-street, Cairns, at the age of 76.

The deceased was for a number of years engaged on the original survey of the Behana Creek water supply to Cairns, and before that held the position of resident engineer on the Kyogle railway system.

During both world wars Mr. Dougherty served with the Royal Australian Engineers, and in the latter stages, the Allied Works Council.

He was a member of the R.S.S.A.I.LA., Cairns sub-branch, and also the Cairns and District Masonic Club.

Mr. Dougherty is survived by two sons, John, of Gordonvale and Gordon, of Mt. Isa and one daughter, Mrs. Meander (Brisbane), also a brother. Mr. Dudley Dougherty, of Tewantin.

The funeral will leave St. John's Church of England at 10.30 o'clock on Wednesday morning. Members of the Cairns-Mulgrave Water Supply Board, the Masonic fraternity and the R.S.S.A.I.L.A. are invited.

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'Dougherty, Hercules Robinson (1880–1954)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/dougherty-hercules-robinson-14297/text25363, accessed 25 October 2020.

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