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Pockley, Thomas Ford Graham (1841–1918)

from Sydney Morning Herald

The funeral took place at Gore Hill Cemetery on Saturday afternoon of Mr Thomas Ford Graham Pockley, who for over 60 years was an officer of the Commercial Bank, being for a great many years manager at Singleton and previously at Goulburn, Murrurundi, and Casino. His first appointment was at Forbes at the time of the gold rush, and later he opened branches at Gympie and Guyndah. He was unmarried, and since his retirement from the bank about 10 years ago had resided at the Union Club, where he died. He came to the colony as a young man about 60 years ago, being a younger brother of Captain Pockley, who was for many years Lloyd's surveyor in Sydney. His father, Captain Robert Pockley, commodore of Green's fleet, had many exciting experiences early last century in the wars with France; he was a prisoner in France for some years, and once visited Australia on a whaling expedition, making the acquaintance of Mr. Ben Boyd. Mr. Thomas Pockley was the last surviving member of his generation of the family, and his nephews are Dr. F. Antill Pockley, Dr. Eric Pockley, Mr. H. R. Pockley (of Roma down Station, Queensland), and Mr. Harold Pockley, of Brisbane. Miss Pockley, Mrs. Reeve (wlfe of the Rev. F. Reeve, of Mosman), Mrs. Holloway (formerly Mrs. Hinder), of Summer Hill, Mrs. Archer Clive (of Ceylon), Mrs. George Knowles (wife of Major Knowles, of the Ghurkas, wounded at Gallipoli and Mesopotamia), and Miss E. M. Pockley, are nieces.

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'Pockley, Thomas Ford Graham (1841–1918)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/pockley-thomas-ford-graham-16341/text28300, accessed 22 August 2018.

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