Times Gone By: Sergeant dies from war wounds

July 10

1915: Sergeant Thomas Henry Bull, reported to have died from wounds, enlisted from Gladstone where he was highly respected.

He was a single man of 19 and his parents reside in Folkestone, England.

Bull was employed in Gladstone by the Howard Smith Company, and during his time in town took an active interest in the church and musical functions, being a member of St Saviour's choir.

He was secretary of the committee and also took a keen interest in sporting matters, especially cricket.

1939: Calliope CWA: The first meeting of the younger set was held in their hall on July 29.

Those present were: Mrs Stan Brown, Mavis Rideout, Gladys McFarlane, Eunice McKean, Hilde Bennedick, Nita Stockbridge, Elvie Aldous, Joan Holder, Coral Baker, June Murphy, Pauline Warnock, Doris Ullman, Phyllis Turner, Rita Murpy, Hazel McCray, Madge Archay, Louise Baynton, Esme Aldous, Mary Wright, Mrs Chandler and Avis Wright.

It was decided to raffle a luncheon cloth which had been presented to the younger set.

Meetings are to be held monthly.

Calliope branch will commemorate their 90th birthday on Friday 24 July at the QCWA Hall in Calliope. 



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