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Tress, Thomas Broughton (1845–1925)

Rev. Thomas Broughton Tress died this morning in Sister Foxall's private hospital, to which he had been admitted a fortnight ago. For some days past his illness had been causing his relatives and friends considerable anxiety. On Sunday morning he took a bad turn from which he never rallied.

The deceased, who was 41 years of age, was a son of the late Canon Tress, formerly of Richmond, Melbourne. He was a native of Sydney, but spent most of his boyhood in Melbourne. For a time he was in the employ of Dalgety and Company Ltd., and later engaged in business on his own account. For several years he carried on business at Cooma as an auctioneer and stock and station agent.

Mr. Tress began to study for the ministry, and he was ordained deacon in 1920.

He was ordained priest in the following year.

Since his ordination his religious duties had been confined to the Goulburn district where he made many friends, and was held in the highest esteem. From 1920 to 1922 he was priest-in-charge at Lake Bathurst, and in the two following years he was rector of Marulan.

During the past couple of years the late Mr. Tress held the position of organising secretary of the diocese in which, capacity he did much valuable work for his church.

The deceased is survived by a widow and two young children. Archdeaon Tress of Grafton, and Mr. H. L. Tress of Sydney, are brothers. Five sisters also survive.

A memorial communion will be held in St. Saviour's Cathedral at 7.30 a.m. tomorrow. A special service will be held at noon, prior to the conveyance of the body to the train. The interment will take place in the Northern Suburbs cemetery on Thursday. The Cathedral bell tolled this morning out of respect for the memory of the deceased.

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'Tress, Thomas Broughton (1845–1925)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/tress-thomas-broughton-20329/text31342, accessed 16 June 2019.

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