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Jones, Lester L. (1900–1972)

On September 5, 1972, Lester L. Jones aged 72 years, youngest son of the late William O. Jones of Waikerie Settlement, passed away in the Waikerie Hospital.

Lester was born and spent all his life in Waikerie on the original property allotted to the family at the inception of the Settlement.

In his youth he was an enthusiastic supporter of all settlement activities, being one of the leading footballers and tennis players in the district.

In the early days of the Waikerie Motor Cycle Club, Show Society, Motor Boat Club and Golf Club, Lester was a keen supporter and committee man.

Probably his greatest interest in civic life was the Waikerie Brass Band, an original member as a youth he maintained his interest as a player and member until his death.

His interest and love for home and family and the district which he and his family helped to develop were fully exemplified by Father May at his funeral service.

Lester was born in this town of Waikerie on January 17, 1900, and lived here all of his 72 years. He was the son of a pioneering family in this district, and had a great love and respect for this town and its people.

Original publication

  • River News (Waikerie, SA), 5 October 1972, p 3

Citation details

'Jones, Lester L. (1900–1972)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/jones-lester-l-13412/text24060, accessed 20 November 2019.

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