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John Auld (1868–1933)

The death occurred yesterday of Bro. John Auld, the Grand Secretary of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, Grand Australasian Banner, aged 65 years.

A native of Scotland, Mr. Auld came to Australia 35 years ago. and was Grand Secretary of the order for 17 years. He was secretary, for nine years, of the Knights Grand Chapter, R.A.O.B. Mr. Auld was also a member of the Masonic fraternity for 40 years, having Joined Lodge Plantation No. 581, Scotland. At the time of his death he was one of the oldest members of the Order of the Eastern Star in Australia. He was originally a member of Victoria Chapter No. 1, Scotland, and, after coming to Australia, he became associated with Southern Cross Chapter a month after its inception.

Mr. Auld is survived by two daughters, one being Mrs. G. Todd, who is a Past District Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, and who is also Worshipful Prima-elect of the Ladies' Glades, the only ladies' auxiliary of the R.A.O.B. in the southern hemisphere. For more than 40 years. Mr. Auld was a member of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers. He had long been prominently associated with charitable movements in Pyrmont.

The funeral will take place to-morrow.

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'Auld, John (1868–1933)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 3 March 2024.

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19 October, 1933 (aged ~ 65)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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