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Gilchrist, Thomas Edward (1878–1914)

Mr. Walter Watt, of the firm of Gilchrist, Watt, and Co., received a cablegram on Tuesday, announcing the death of Mr. William Oswald [i.e. Thomas Edward] Gilchrist, only son of the senior partner of the firm, and himself a partner in the business. Deceased, who was 36 years of age, died at Oakley Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire, on the 13th instant, as the result of a motor car collision.

The late Mr. W. O. [T.E.] Gilchrist was in Australia 12 or 13 years ago, when he visited the station properties in which he and his father were interested in New South Wales and Queensland. He remained here for about 13 months and was very popular. On returning to England he joined the Yeomanry, taking a commission, but he relinquished military life on the disbanding of the Yeomanry.

Mr. Watt states that though he has received no details of the accident he understands that there is a very dangerous tunnel near the residence of the deceased, and he was of opinion that the accident happened in that vicinity.

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