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Webb, Thomas (?–1898)

A well-known figure in shipping circles, in the person of Captain Thomas Webb, passed away on Monday at his residence, 'Melville,' Middle Crescent, North Brighton. Captain Webb came to the colony in the early fifties and became a partner and subsequently managing director in the firm of Huddart, Parker and Co. He was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends and acquaintances and leaves a grown-up family. The funeral took place at the Brighton cemetery on Wednesday, and though the ceremony was of a private character by request of the deceased gentleman, a large number of friends attended to pay their last respects. The Rev. Evelyn Snodgrass officiated at the grave. The pall bearers were Mr. Traill (chairman of directors of Huddart Parker and Co.) Mr. Alex. Wilson (engineer of Paris and Harbours Department) Mr. Jarrett (Alliance Insurance Co.) Mr. Siddley (A.U.S N. Co.) Mr. D. Mills (U.S. S. Co.) and Captain Bull. A large number of magnificent and beautiful floral tributes were sent by the shipping companies and the officers of the various intercolonial steamships. Messrs. McDowall Bros., Brighton, had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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'Webb, Thomas (?–1898)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/webb-thomas-18828/text30480, accessed 5 June 2020.

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