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Thomas Joseph Freehill (1852–1902)

The remains of the late Mr. Thomas J. Freehill, who died at the Lewisham Hospital on the 13th instant, were interred at Rookwood on Thursday afternoon. Mr. Freehill, who was suffering from a growth in the throat, had been an inmate of the hospital for over five weeks, where he received every attention, and spiritual comfort. He was a son of the late Mr. Patrick Freoehill, and elder brother of Major F. B. Freehill and Mrs. E. J. Hollingdale. A Requiem Mass was celebrated for the repose of the soul of the late Mr. Freehill on Thursday morning at St. Mary's, Concord, where the remains had been taken. Father P. Byrne, was the celebrant, all the immediate relatives and friends being present. In the afternoon the funeral cortege proceeded by train to the Rookwood Cemetery. At the grave Father P. Byrne, assisted by Fathers F. McDermott and J. Meagher, read the prayers. Those present at the funeral included Major F. B. Freehill (brother), Mr. E. J. Hollingdale (brother-in-law), Mr. John Baxter, Messrs. J. L. and A. Cosgrove (cousins), Mr. E. Hollingdale, junior. Masters B. E. and G. Hollingdale (nephews), Colonel Waddell, Major Lenehan, Mr. J. F. Hennessy, Mr. Jim Baxter, Mr. B. Mulroney, Mr. E. O'Ryan, and others. R. I. P.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


12 August, 1902 (aged ~ 50)
Lewisham, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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