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BiographyCharles Henry Tillidge was born 1862 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia to Henry John Tillidge (bef1846-1898) and Caroline Cramp (c1841-1920) and died 11 January 1922 in Queensland, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Mary Thompson (-1905) 31 July 1885 at St Paul's Church in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.
|Offspring of Charles Henry Tillidge and Mary Thompson (-1905)|
|Henry William Tillidge (1891-1915)||1891 Queensland, Australia||7 August 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey|| |
|Edward Horace Tillidge (1893-1894)|| |
|Vyvyan Kenelm Tillidge (-1922)|| |
|Clarence Tillidge (1897)|| |
|Isobel Tillidge (1900-1947)|
Deep regret will be felt by many friends in Central Queensland at the death of Mr. Charles Henry Tillidge, who, a few years ago, was a very familiar figure tn Rockhampton. In October, 1918, he was afflicted with paralysis, from which he gradually sank, until the end came on Wednesday last. Mr. Tillidge was bom in Sydney, in 1862, and received his education at the one-time well-known Goulburn Grammar School, Garooragang, of which his uncle, Mr. Belcher, was head master. After leaving school Mr. Tillidge came to Queensland and entered the railway telegraph service, but left it in 1888 to join the firm of W. G. Thompson and Co., with whom he remained as accountant, with the exception of a few years' absence in Townsville, until his incapacitation. He was married twice—first to Miss Mary Thompson, of North Rockhampton, and in later years to Miss Lily Mederaf. Both predeceased him. There was no issue of the second marriage, but three of the first are living and resident in Rockhampton, namely, Mr. Clarence Tillidge, who occupies his father's old position with Messrs. W. G. Thompson and Co. ; Mr. Vivian Tillidge ; and Miss Isobel Tillidge. The eldest son, Mr. Harold Tillidge, lost his life in action with the Fifteenth Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces, on that dreadful day in the Suvla Bay operations of the Gallipoli campaign, when the functioning of the new British forces with the Australian left did not materialise. Mr. Tillidge's youngest son, Mr. Clarence Tïllidge, was with the Forty-second Battalion of the Australian Imperial Forces in France, rising from private to first lieutenant during his period of arduous service. An only brother of the deceased is Mr. Horace Tillidge of Sydney, who holds a responsible position in the Money Order Office of the General Post Office. The late Mr. Tillidge was a very old member of the Masonic craft, six members of which acted as pallbearers. He was also for many years Secretary to the Bluff Colliery Company, limited.