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Mark Windeyer Traill (1853–1908)

Dr. Mark Windeyer Traill, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., expired suddenly at his residence, Belmore Street, Burwood, yesterday, at 8 o'clock, at the age of 55. The deceased gentleman appeared to be in his usually robust state of health on Tuesday, and his death was quite unexpected. He was an early riser, and was in his garden before breakfast, attending to his flowers, the growing of which was one of his few hobbies. He returned to his bedroom and was dressing for breakfast, when his heart suddenly failed, and in a few minutes he had breathed his last. Dr. Blaxland and Dr. Hetherington, of Burwood, were summoned.

The deceased surgeon was the second son of the late Dr. Traill, of Collaroy, Merriwa, and was born at Raymond Terrace. His medical and surgical education was gained in Edinburgh and London, and he was for some time one of the house surgeons of the University Hospital, London. Returning to this State, Dr. Traill engaged in private practice in Macquarie Street, and achieved considerable reputation as a surgeon. He had resided for nearly 25 years in Burwood, but had a practice extending far beyond that suburb. He was a member of the Union Club, Sydney, honorary surgeon to the Australian Jockey Club, and one of the founders of the Western Suburbs Cottage Hospital, in which institution he took great interest. He was also for some years a member of the committee of the A.J.C. At Burwood he was held in high regard as a citizen and a surgeon. His benevolence was unostentatious but thorough, and he had won for himself a wide circle of friends. He leaves a widow, seven sons, and one daughter.

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