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Titmus, Charles James (1871–1933)

Mr. Charles James Titmus, a member of the Sydney Stock Exchange, died yesterday morning, aged 62, after an illness extending from the end of last year.

Mr. Titmus had been a member of the Stock Exchange for nearly 28 years. He was a member of the committee for four years, from 1918 to 1921 inclusive. He was a member of the Australian Club, and was a keen sportsman, having been a member of the A.J.C., and the Royal Sydney Golf Club. He was also a keen trout fisherman. During the war Mr. Titmus was closely associated with the Citizens' War Chest Fund and the Comforts Fund, and as representative of these bodies, he in 1918, visited Egypt where, for several months, he supervised the distribution of comforts to members of the A.I.F.

Bom in England, Mr. Titmus came to Australia as a young man and went to Charters Towers, Queensland, then a prosperous gold mining centre. At first he entered the employ of Mr. E. H. T. Plant; and later became a member of the local Stock Exchange. A few years later, he carne to Sydney and became a member of the Sydney Stock Exchange. In 1907 he joined with Mr. C. B. Quinan to form the firm of Titmus and Quinan. The partnership lasted for 24 years, and was dissolved In 1931.

Mr. Titmus married Miss Annie Elizabeth Crouch, a member of a Brisbane family. His widow and three daughters-Mrs. D. R. Lysaght, Mrs. R. G. H. Llnsley, both of Bland- ford, New South Wales, and Mrs. H. R. Osborne, of Sydney, survive him.

When the Stock Exchange met yesterday morning, the chairman (Mr. F. O. Steel) paid a tribute to the late Mr. Titmus and moved an expression of sympathy with the relatives. As a mark of respect, it was decided to close the Stock Exchange in the afternoon.

The funeral will leave P. Kirby and Sons' funeral parlours. 265 Elizabeth-street, city, at 9.45 o'clock this morning, for the Rookwood Crematorium, where a service will be held at 10.30 o'clock. Close

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'Titmus, Charles James (1871–1933)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/titmus-charles-james-22624/text32211, accessed 24 August 2019.

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