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Thomas Felix Cannon (1900–1956)

The death of Mr. Thomas Felix Cannon occurred suddenly on the 10th February following an accident in which he came into contact with a live electric wire.

Mr. Cannon was born at Parkes, N.S.W., in 1900 and spent most of his youth on his father's grazing property at Tullamore. He was educated at St. Stanislaus College, Bathurst, N.S.W., and during the First World War, at the age of 16, enlisted in the Australian Light Horse, with which he served in the Jordan Valley and other places. Subsequently, on his return from war service, he followed pastoral pursuits and had long experience in that calling.

He was one of the original founders of the Australian Wool Brokers and Produce Co. Ltd., and at the time of his death had been a director since the company's inception. His services to it were outstanding and he will be greatly missed by his fellow directors and by the many shareholders whom he knew.

He was a member of the Tattersalls, Automobile, and Millions Clubs, as well as the Royal Sydney Yacht Club, the Australian Jockey Club, and the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales.

Mr. Cannon's genial temperament and likeable nature endeared him to his many friends, to whom his death will be a severe shock. His wife predeceased him some years ago.

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'Cannon, Thomas Felix (1900–1956)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 28 May 2024.

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Parkes, New South Wales, Australia


10 February, 1956 (aged ~ 56)
New South Wales, Australia

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