Thomas Soutter Lodge
|Birth:||8 May 1852, Highgate, London|
|Death:||24 Feburary 1938, Cottesloe, Western Australia|
|Parents:||Robert John Lodge Sr. (c.1830–1893)|
Mary Anne Soutter (? – ?)
|Siblings:||Thomas Soutter Lodge (8 May 1852 – 24 Feburary 1938)|
|Partners:||Sarah Constance Lodge (née Leake) (1860–1939)|
|Children:||Helen Rose Hall (née Lodge) (1888–1967)|
Joan Soutter Martin (née Lodge) (1892 – ?)
Robert John Lodge (1894-07-01 – 1971)
Known as 'Bups' to his grandchildren.
From The South-Western News, 4 March 1938:
A PIONEER FARMER.
THE LATE MR THOMAS LODGE.
Mr. Thomas Lodge, late of "Strelly," Busselton, who died on Thursday of last week in his 86th year at his residence in Cottesloe, was long prominently identified with the farming industry of the State. Mr. Lodge was born at Highgate, London, in 1852, and was educated at Clifton College, Gloucestershire, England. He came to Western Australia in 1878 in a sailing ship, the voyage occupying four months. From 1878 to 1886 he was settled at Geraldton. with interests in the North-West. In 1881 he took a shipment of horses to India for the late Mr. Maitland Brown. In 1886 he married the fourth daughter of the late Mr. George Walpole Leake, Q.C., thereafter engaging in farming and stock raising pursuits at Grass Valley, York, Beverley and Busselton. He was recognised as an expert judge of draught horses and of British breeds of sheep. Mr. Lodge was keenly interested in all forms of outdoor sports, especially in cricket and in association with Mr. R. E. Bush was instrumental in organising several northern cricket teams which visited Perth in the eighties. Of the scout movement he was an enthusiastic supporter and was probably longer associated with it than anyone else in the State. Mr. Lodge leaves a widow, three children (Mrs. Aubrey Hall, of Carnarvon, Mrs. Norman Martin, of Cottesloe, and Mr. Jack Lodge, of Capel), and eleven grandchildren.
The funeral took place on Friday morning in the Church of England portion of the Karrakatta cemetery in the presence of a large gathering of friends. The Her. C. W. Ker, rector of St. Alhan's Church,' Highgate Hiil, conducted a short service at the resideuce and officiated at the graveside, assisted by the Her. C. 11. Holland, rector of St. Philip's Church, Cbttes loe. In officiating at the graveside Mr. Ker paid a high tribute to the personality of the deceased, referring to the exemplary life which he had led. The chief mourners were:—Messrs. R. J. Lodge (son), Norman Martin (son-in-law), Frank Lodge, H. F. and A. C. Lodge (cousins). The pall-bearers were Alessrs. P. G. S. Hope and D. C. Phillips (174 Rover Scout Crew), C. Lee Steere, H. M. Fisher, A. E. Davis, and Tom Morris.
Among those present were the Minister for Agriculture (Mr. F. J. S. Wise), Messrs. E. H. Angelo and W. J. Mann, M's. L. C., the Ven. Archdeacon Parry, the State secretary of the Boy Scouts' Association (Mr. F. W. Harffey), Messrs. Herbert Parry, L. L. Leake, Edward Lee Steere, E. C. Clifton, Fred Woods, L. St. J. Jones, G. A. Crombie, Robert Bartley, R. P. Roberts, H. C. Castilla, F. Ackland, L. R. Davis, Tom Carter, A. J. Scandrett, J. L. S. Price, W. G. Smith, C. C. Priestley, E. Hughes (23rd Rover Scout Crew), B. H. Darbyshire, H. A. Craven and James Thompson; Mesdames E. H. Pearce and E. Yelverton; Misses M. C. Lodge and Ethel Yelverton.
- C.B. Berryman family history
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