Ald. Robert G. Kilgour [obituary, 31 March 1938]

[Editor: This article was published in The Raymond Terrace Examiner and Lower Hunter and Port Stephens Advertiser (Raymond Terrace, NSW), 31 March 1938.]

Ald. Robert G. Kilgour

The death occurred on Sunday 20th, of Ald. R. G. Kilgour for a long period one of Newcastle’s prominent and most useful citizens.

He had been Mayor seven times. He took a keen interest in all civic matters and also closely identified himself with all forms of clean sport. He was an alderman for 28 years.

He was a pupil of the Raymond Terrace Public school, and was one of a family of seven, he being the eldest, (14), when his father died while teaching at Raymond Terrace.

His mother went to reside at Newcastle, and Robert went into the Railway Department. He remained here for seven years, then resigned and took up business pursuits.

He with half-a-dozen others founded the Ambulance. He was a representative footballer in his younger days and played against English and New Zealand teams.

The funeral to Sandgate was one of the largest seen at the cemetery for many years.



Source:
The Raymond Terrace Examiner and Lower Hunter and Port Stephens Advertiser (Raymond Terrace, NSW), 31 March 1938, p. 3

Editor’s notes:
Ald. = an abbreviation of “Alderman” (an elected representative on a city council or shire council; a member of the governing body of a local government)

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