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Chester Clissold Bucknall (1879–1945)

Mr. Chester Clissold Bucknall, who died at Portland hospital recently, was 65 years of age. He spent practically the whole of his life in the Dartmoor district, where he was widely known and highly respected. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Bucknall, of Dartmoor. He was educated at the Dartmoor State School and later at Surrey College, Melbourne, and finally took a course at Dookie Agricultural College. Later, he engaged in farming pursuits, and took an active part in public affairs. He was among the first to take an interest in the possibilities of pine plantations in the district, and was one of the original directors of the Forestry and Paper Pulp Company of Australia Ltd. Since the early beginning of the company much of the lighter type of land in the district has been planted with pines, these now totalling thousands of acres.

A service conducted by the Rev. Mr. Norwood, of Heywood, was held in the Drik Drik Presbyterian Church, the building being filled to capacity. From the church to the cemetery, which is nearby, upwards of 50 employees of the Forestry Company led the funeral procession. The coffin-bearers were Messrs. S. McEachern, H. Goodland, J. Lacey and E O'Bryan. There were many beautiful floral tributes, including one from the Session of the Dartmoor-Strathdownie charge. of which Mr Bucknall had been an elder. The funeral was one of the biggest seen at Drik Drik. Mr. Bucknall married Miss Agnes Holmes, eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Holmes, of Drik Drik. Mrs. Bucknall's death occurred nearly ten years go. Members of the family are:—Rev. Graeme Bucknall, of the Presbyterian Manse, Clifton Hill, Frederick (A.I.F., New Guinea), and Lorna (Mrs. Hugh McDonald, The Manse, Temora, N.S.W.) A sister, Mrs. E. Holmes (Stawell) and Mr. Edgar Bucknall (Camberwell), survive their brother.—"Spectator."

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27 June, 1879
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia


13 January, 1945 (aged 65)
Portland, Victoria, Australia

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