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Pidgeon, Thomas (1848–1925)

The funeral of the late Mr. Thomas Pidgeon took place in the Independent Cemetery, at Rookwood, yesterday afternoon, and was attended by a large number of friends. Mr. Pidgeon was a son of the late Rev. Nathaniel Pidgeon, who was one of the founders of the Sydney City Mission. He was an employee of the old A.S.N. Co., when it was merged into the A.U.S.N. Co., and later joined Burns, Philp, and Co., by whom he was employed for over 25 years. He played in the first Interstate Shipping Companies' cricket match, and was a keen and enthusiastic tennis player. Those present at the graveside included: Messrs. K. A. Birkmyre and A. R. Dadswell (sons-in-law), Lyndon Dadswell (grandson), Mr. W. Pidgeon (brother), Messrs. Will, Harry, and Alfred Pidgeon (nephews), and Messrs. Rudder, Harvey, and Pidcock, representing Burns, Philp, and Co., and many others. The Rev. T. Gordon Robertson officiated at the graveside, and he was assisted by the Revs. Newby Fraser and F. Binns.

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