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Walter Herbert (Herb) Close (1894–1958)

Herbert Close, 1917

Herbert Close, 1917

photo supplied by Lorna Close

The death occurred on 1st March last of Walter Herbert (Herb) Close, of William Street, Young at the age of 63 years.

The late Mr Close was born at Murringo, being the son of the late Walter Herbert Close and Mrs Sarah Jane Close, Young.

He married Alice Margaret Froggatt at Young in 1918 and she and two sons and four daughters survive him. They are: Sons, Walter (Young), Morris (Monteagle); daughters, Mrs Florence White, Mrs Doris Sheedy (Young), Iris (Young), Mrs Pearl White (Canberra) and Mrs Elaine Martin (Kingsvale).

Brothers are Les and Basil (Young), Neil (Koorawatha), Cecil and Allen (Wirrimah). Sisters are Beryl, Ivy and Irene of Young.

Deceased was Stud Master of "Milly Milly".

On March 3rd, the remains were conveyed to St John’s Church of England, where the Rev S. Holmes conducted a service prior to the cortege moving to the Young cemetery for the internment.

Pallbearers were deceased’s son Walter, sons-in-law Cliff White, Colin Sheedy and Neville Martin, Laurie Finnigan and Len Ruston.

Patterson Bros had charge of the funeral arrangements.

Floral tributes were received from: Burn and Eileen Chapman; Neville, Elaine and family; Colin and Doris; Manchester family; Bill and Ada Boycott; Alice; Ken and Nea; Mrs R. Lowe and Jim; Mr and Mrs Geo Goodman and family; Mother and Kevin; Toompang Staff; Grace and family; Uncle Les and Auntie Rita and family; Len and Joyce; Nola and Shirley Bell; Esma, John and Anne; Basil, Beulah and family; Mr and Mrs Bill Kearney; Rene, Earl, Alan and Max; Stella, Len and family; Katie Ryan; Cecil, Audrey and family; Laurie and Iris; Mr and Mrs Os Waugh and family.

Mr and Mrs Arthur McGlynn; Mrs Watson and family; Uncle Jim, Aunty Alice; George, Jim, Eileen and family; Ivy, Frank and Jeanette; Bob and Barry Soutter; Thelma, Brian and Peter; Mr and Mrs R Kelaher and girls; Jack, Doris, Reginald and Bill; Cutting Section, Australia Silknit; Allie and Norman; Friends and neighbours of William Street; Bert Sheedy and family; Jeff Nuthall and family; Mr and Mrs Hector McFarland; Julie, Sally, Tena and Donald; Keith, Pearl and family; Lorna, Allen and Susanne; Bert, Nin and family; Mr and Mrs Mick Martin and family; Helen Lindsay and Elizabeth Reynolds; Burrangong Shire Employees.

K. Daw, Clare and Jack; Pearl, Jack Wilson and family; Ron, Jane, Jenny and Wayne; All at "Coralyn"; Mr and Mrs Roy Sheedy and family; GUOOF Lodge; Machine and Finishing Section, Australia Silknit; Manager and staff 2LF; Mr and Mrs G Coleman; E. and H. Butt; Derek and Mary; Sid, Ethel, Margaret, Wendy and Georgie; Lucy and Neil; Mick and Nerida Richens; Bertha and Lou Gordon and family; Mr and Mrs W. Dawe, Roma and Ron; Mr and Mrs W. Braham and Fay; Waterview Tennis Club; Frances, Teddy and family; Beryl and family; Bill and Jean; Joyce and Stephen; Mr and Mrs R. White and family; Chap, Hope and family; Maud and Elwood Neal; Bob and Hazel Simpson and family; Lewis, Mavis McLaughlin and family; Florrie, Cliff, Denise and Terry; Fitzsimmons family.

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'Close, Walter Herbert (Herb) (1894–1958)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 June 2024.

© Copyright Obituaries Australia, 2010-2024

Herbert Close, 1917

Herbert Close, 1917

photo supplied by Lorna Close

Life Summary [details]


8 June, 1894
Murringo, New South Wales, Australia


1 March, 1958 (aged 63)
Young, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (prostate)

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

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