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Charles William Dawes (1865–1927)

Considerable regret was felt on Friday last when it became known that Mr. Charles William Dawes had passed away. The late Mr. Dawes was one of the pioneer residents of the town, as he had resided here for over 27 years, and throughout his long association with the town and its progress he was always highly respected by all sections of the community. One of his hobbies was poultry raising, and he was a prominent member of the Collie Dog and Poultry Society during its existence, whilst he was also a successful exhibitor at many agricultural shows held in various parts of the State. The deceased was 62 years of age, and was a native of Staffordshire, England. He came to Australia with his parents when only 11 years of age and settled in New South Wales. Prior to coming to this State he was in Korumburra, Victoria, for some little time. In addition to a sorrowing widow he leaves two sons and a daughter to mourn their loss. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon when, notwithstanding the unpropitious state of the elements, a large number of residents followed the remains to their last resting place, the Congregational portion of the local cemetery, where the Rev. G. Morris conducted the burial service in a most impressive and feeling manner. The late Mr. Dawes was an old and honored member of the Druids' Lodge, which he joined about thirty years ago. The Brethren displayed their respect to their deceased fellow member by attending in full regalia, six of their number acting as pall-bearers. A large number of wreaths were laid on the coffin, whilst the bereaved family were the recipients of a large number of personal expressions of sympathy, as well as of numerous letters, telegrams and cards of condolence.

The mortuary arrangements were carried out by Mr. H. Doyle.

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'Dawes, Charles William (1865–1927)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 29 May 2024.

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20 September, 1865
West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England


27 May, 1927 (aged 61)
Collie, Western Australia, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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