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James Campsie (Jock) Dalglish (1899–1948)

The many friends of Mr. James Campsie Dalglish, better known to his intimates as "Jock," regretted to hear of his passing last night.

Mr. Dalglish was admitted to the Goulburn District Hospital on Friday last, and his health took a serious turn, death occurring at 6 o'clock last night.

Mr. Dalglish was born at Goulburn and was 49 years of age. He was a son of the late Mr. A. A. Dalglish and as a lad was a student at Riverview College. Immediately on leaving college he enlisted and served with the A.I.F. in France in the First World War. On his return he secured a property at Armidale, but returned to Pomeroy on the death of his father about 20 years ago. Since then he had been actively in charge at Pomeroy and took a keen interest in the breeding of both cattle and sheep. He was also deeply concerned about the future of the returned men and assisted practically in making the way easier.

Some five years ago he became interested in the proposal to form a league for the direction of public interest to the necessity of developing the Southern Tablelands. He became president of the Southern Tablelands Development League and remained in that position for three years, when ill-health compelled his retirement. He made the league his first interest in life and by his personal contacts with Ministers and officials compelled them to give heed to the claims of the league. Time, energy and petrol or, in those days, charcoal, were no object to him when his determination led him to take any road which he believed would lead to achievement. Those who had the good fortune to work with him in those days will always remember him as a kindly, energetic and genial person. He was one of those unusual persons who never had criticism for anyone–he could always find some reason for human nature's fallibility. He was president of the Goulburn Race Club a number of years ago.

Mr. Dalglish was a direct descendant, fourth generation, of Sir Walter Scott, and a second cousin of the Duke of Norfolk. He was also a nephew of Rear Admiral Dalglish, who commanded the Australian station from 1932 to 1934, in which year he died.

He leaves a wife and four children, Angus (in the Army), Mary Josephine, John and Charles.

The remains are to be cremated at Rookwood at 2 o'clock to-morrow. The ashes will be returned to Goulburn for interment on Pomeroy at a date and time to be announced later.

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James Dalglish, c.1918

James Dalglish, c.1918

State Library of New South Wales, 431070

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7 February, 1899
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia


21 December, 1948 (aged 49)
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

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