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Telford (Tom) Martin (1877–1954)

One of the most respected and well-known members of the Masonic Fraternity, Mr. Telford (Tom) Martin, passed away at his residence, Alma Street, Hurstville, on December 3. He was a member of the Craft Lodge, in which he attained the office of Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies; also the Mark Master Masons, Ark Mariners, and Royal Arch Chapter, being a Past District Grand Inspector of Workings in connection with those lodges. He was also P.G.C. of C. of the Cryptic Council, and was a member of the Masonic Club. It is worthy of note that during his 13 years of active masonry he was never without a collar of office.

The funeral took place on Monday, December 6, and was attended by a large number of Masonic brethren, both at the Funeral Parlours and Woronora Crematorium, where the last rites were performed.

The late Mr. Martin was an old resident of the district, having resided within it for over 40 years: He is survived by his son, Allen, and daughter, Gladys (Mrs. W. R. Cutler).

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'Martin, Telford (Tom) (1877–1954)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/martin-telford-tom-34470/text43283, accessed 13 July 2024.

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Birth

25 October, 1877
Wellington, Ontario, Canada

Death

3 December, 1954 (aged 77)
Hurstville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

aneurysm

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