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Smith, Charles Robert (1898–1932)

On Saturday, 11th June, the funeral took place, of Dr. Charles Robert Smith, the cortege leaving his late residence Spencer road, Killara, for the Crematorium, Rookwood.

The late Dr. Smith was born at Windsor, being the youngest son of Mr. John Dick Smith, and Mrs. Smith, of the once well-known business of Dick Bros., Windsor.

Dr. Smith was educated at Fort-street School and graduated at the University of Sydney in 1920. After filling the positions of Resident Medical Officer at Royal North Shore Hospital, Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington, and Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Camperdown, he commenced private practice in partnership with Dr. A. Tennant Chappie, already established in Lithgow, where after some years his health broke down. He subsequently practised at Waverley, but for health reasons he removed to Augathella, Queensland, where he practiced and was in charge of the local District Hospital. Owing to failing health he retired from active practice about two years ago.

Rev. Charles A.. White, B.A., who will be remembered as the highly regarded minister of the Windsor Presbyterian Church, some years ago, and an old friend of the family, assisted by Rev. Noble, conducted short, but impressive services at the home and at the Crematorium.

The late Dr. Charles Smith's mother, Mrs. J. Dick Smith, formerly of Windsor, but now residing at North Sydney, is a member of the old and respected Dunstan family, of Pitt Town and Wilberforce, and her grandfather, Mr. Thomas Chaseling, of Pitt Town, who was born in Australia, and died in 1878 at the age of 75, was one of the early settlers of New South Wales. On Dr. Smith's father's side, the Dick family is very well-known and remembered, Robert Dick, the Inspector-General of Health, and Dr. J. A. Dick, of Randwick, being second cousins, as is Mrs. J. J. Paine (before marriage, Miss Dick), wife of General John Jackson Paine, V.D., C.B.E., of 'Sunny Brae,' Windsor, solicitor and former Mayor of Windsor. Miss. Bessie Smith, formerly of Glasgow, Scotland, and now of Manly, is an aunt, while Mrs. Reiach (before marriage, Miss Dick) wife of Dr. Reiach, is also a cousin.

Mr. Lindsay A. Smith, who resides at Grose Vale, is a brother of the late Dr. Smith, while Miss Amelia Dunstan, of ‘Darke-Cliffe,' Pitt Town, and Mrs. Wm. Pendergast, senr., of The Terrace, Windsor, are aunts. Mr. Kenneth J. G. Smith, of Rose Bay, is another brother who, with five sisters, Misses Bessie, Margaret, Millie and Jean Smith, and Mrs. K. H. Forsyth, mourn his loss.

The late Dr. Smith married in 1925, Miss May Meynick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Meynick, of Colinroobie, Pymble, who, with a young son, survives him.

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'Smith, Charles Robert (1898–1932)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/smith-charles-robert-17384/text29130, accessed 21 August 2019.

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