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Shield, Raymond John (1891–1954)

Mr. Raymond John Shield, secretary of the Tasmanian Cricket Association for 27 years, died suddenly in Hobart yesterday aged 63.

Mr. Shield was a partner in the firm of R. J. Shield and Hibbard, chartered accountants, of Collins St., Hobart.

He was educated at Queen's College, Hobart, and was an outstanding schoolboy cricketer.

He resigned his position of T.C.A. secretary in September, 1950, and was later elected a life member, the 17th in the association's 84 years of existence.

Mr. Shield was a foundation member of the Royal Auto Car Club of Tasmania, and the Hobart branch of the Overseas League.

He was keenly interested in bowls and was secretary of the Derwent Club at his death.

He was actively associated with wartime fruit acquisition in Tasmania.

Mr. Shield was a trustee of the Swan St. Methodist Church for about 40 years.

He leaves a widow, a son, Edward, and a daughter, Mrs. R. J. Brown, both of Hobart.

The funeral will leave his home in Derwentwater Ave, after a private service, for the Cornelian Bay crematorium at 10.30 a.m. tomorrow.

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'Shield, Raymond John (1891–1954)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/shield-raymond-john-14565/text25673, accessed 7 December 2019.

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