The Late Mr. Gervase Clifton.
The funeral of an old and respected colonist, the late Mr. Gervase Clifton, took place on December 22, and was well attended. Deceased, who was born at Albany, had resided in this State all his life. He was employed in the government service, and held the position of Curator of Intestate Estates. He was a devout churchman, and he was a regular attendant at St. George's Cathedral. He recently lived a retired life at his residence at West Murray where, after an illness, he passed peacefully away. His remains were laid to rest in the Church of England Cemetery, Karrakatta, at the conclusion of an impressive service conducted by the Rev. W. Patrick, Rector of St. Hilda's.
The chief mourners were Mrs. H. Clifton (widow), Mrs. Shellard and Misses Tita and Loulou Clifton (daughters). Miss Jessie Clifton, (niece), Aberdeen Clifton, George Clifton, Ed- mond Clifton, A. E. C. Clifton, Mrs. J. G. Murray, Mr. Malcolm Murray and Mr. A. H. Gil'lam. The pall-bearers were: — Brigadier-General Bessell-Browne. Messrs. J. G. Wraikes, J. Pether, N. P. Lappin, A. G. Unmack, B. Wal- ters. H. S. Crofts and W. Arnold.
Among those present to pay their last respects were Messrs. Sparks, H. D. Moseley, P.M., M. M. Moss, W. Duncan, A. A. Moffatt, E. Knight, G. B. Sweeting. J. M. Campbell. S. G. Hall. J. H. Wilson, G. A. Clifton, J. C. Rose, A. G. Clif- ton, L. Prince, F. Eliot, F. G. Clifton, A. Y. Glyde and E. C. Clifton.
Floral tributes were received from members of the Civil Service Club, Ethel and Lennic. Mr. and Mrs. N. P. Lappin, Mr. and Mrs. Tatham and Fany, Newt. Mrs. Mitchinson and Keith, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Gillam and Fany, Resident Doctors, Children's Hospital, the girls upstairs, Molly, Reg., Eric and Lily, Joy, Lula and Tita. Many telegrams, letters and cards as well as personal expressions of condolence, were 're ceived by the bereaved relatives. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. C. H. Smith and Co.