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Godbehere, William Frederick (1869–1935)

Mr. William Frederick Godbehere, who died at his residence, Cavendish-street, Stanmore, on Friday, was 66 years of age, and was born at Belper, Derbyshire, England. He was for 41 years town traveller for Messrs. Wiggins Teape, and Alex Pirie (Export), Ltd. For more than 35 years he was associated with the Masonic craft and was P. M. of Lodge Progress, Newtown. He was organist at the Newtown Congregational Church for some years; of St. Enoch's Presbyterian Church, Newtown, for 17 years; of the Congregational Church, Summer Hill, for 10 years, and was chapel organist for Newington College, Stanmore, for about eight years. He is survived by his widow and one son.

The funeral took place at the Church of England portion of the Rookwood cemetery on Saturday afternoon. A service at the home was conducted by the Rev. C. E. Adams, of All Saints', Petersham, and Dr. C. J. Prescott, former principal of the Newington College. The Rev. C. J. Adams also officiated at the graveside, where the Masonic service was taken by the W. M. of Lodge Progress, Wor. Bro. E. R. Wheeler.

The principal mourners were Messrs. E. J. Baldwin (brother-in-law), A. Baldwin, N. Baldwin, S. Biggs (nephews). Others present included Messrs. F. Biggs, E. Lawrence, D. Collie and A. Jackson (Wiggins Teape and Alex Pirie Ltd.), R. T. Kelly (R. T. Kelly Ltd.), G. Bloxham and H. Chambers (Bloxham and Chambers Ltd.), Alexander Smith (Smith and Lane, Ltd.), H. N. Holt (C. T. A. Club Melbourne), Mr. Le Couteur (Newington College), and about 20 Masons.

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'Godbehere, William Frederick (1869–1935)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/godbehere-william-frederick-14131/text25141, accessed 10 December 2019.

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