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Reginald Clifton Greentree (1902 - 1938)

Reginald Clifton Greentree
Born in Windsor, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Died at age 35 in Windsor, New South Wales, Australiamap
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  • An Obituary in Windsor & Richmond Gazette dated 17th June, 1938 reads:
  • A wide army of friends throughout the Hawkesbury district were deeply shocked to hear of the passing, at the Hawkesbury District Hospital on Tuesday morning, of one of our most popular young residents in the person of Mr. Reginald Clifton Greentree, after a brief illness, at the age of 35 years. As briefly mentioned in our last issue, the late Mr. Greentree was obliged to seek medical treatment last week for an infection through a break in the skin on his forehead, and, though it was generally realized that the trouble was sufficiently serious, the thought that it might have fatal consequences did not occur particularly to any of his friends until the news became generally known that complications had ensued and that his doctor and the nursing staff were waging a tireless but losing battle for his life. Scarcely crediting the reports, everyone who was aware of this tragically sudden development anxiously awaited each bulletin as to his progress, and when the final sad news was announced on Tuesday it cast a distinct gloom over the whole town and district, the sincerest sympathy of the whole community being extended from all sides to the bereaved ones in their trouble. A native of this district, where he had lived all his life, 'Reg' as he was known to all his friends, was a young man of unassuming and likeable disposition who earned the firm friendship and regard of everyone who came in contact with him, and that such a fine young life should be so suddenly cut short in its prime is justly a matter for the keenest regret, even for those few who did not have the pleasure of knowing him. Perhaps the greatest tribute we can offer - and a deserved one - is the statement that in his passing the district, and Wilberforce in particular, has sustained a very real loss, of the type which it can ill afford.
  • Deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Greentree, of Wilberforce (having spent the greater portion of his life assisting his parents in their farming operations), and one brother, Frank (Wilberforce). and three sisters, Ivy (Mrs. Martin, Melbourne), Doll (Mrs. Nolan, Sydney), and Olga (Wilberforce) are left to mourn their loss. The funeral, which was certainly one of the largest ever seen at Wilberforce, took place on Wednesday afternoon, after an impressive service conducted in the Church of England by Rev. K.F. Saunders. Lodge brothers of the M.U.T.O.O.F., of which deceased had been a member, acted as pallbearers, and, after the service at the graveside in the Church of England cemetery had been conducted by Rev. Saunders, P.N. G. Bro. W. Holman read the lodge ritual as a last tribute to an esteemed member. A magnificent array of wreaths was silent testimony of the general and sincere sympathy extended to the bereaved family in their irreparable misfortune. The funeral arrangements were reverently conducted by. Mr. Chandler.

(Wilberforce Right O2 Plot )1)


  • NSW BDM Birth Registration 37489/1902
  • NSW BDM Death Registration 11546/1938
  • Australian Cemeteries Index

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