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HILL Roland James

LODGE WORKER Chief Ranger of Foresters Mr. Roland J. Hill, of KIintore street, Mile-End, who was elevated to the position of high chief ranger of the Irish National Foresters' Benefit Society (subsidiary executive council No. 5 of South Australia) at the 5th annual convention held in St. Francis Xavier's Hall, was born at Gawler. He is 33 years of age. Mr. Hill received his education at the Sisters of St. Joceph's and the Good Samaritans' Schools at Gawler. He has been connected with the Irish National Foresters' Lodge for a number of years and has held every office in the two branches. For about eight years he served on the council of the lodge. Mr. Hill is a past president of the Hairdressers and Wigmakers' Association of South Australia. At present he is a trustee of the association and has held every other office in it. Mr. Hill follows the occupation of a hairdresser. Several years ago, he was to be seen competing regularly in cycling events, and won, among other races, the Eudunda wheel race. He takes a keen interest in all forms of sport, and in his spare time is an ardent follower of cricket and football. (As reported in the NEWS, Adelaide in May 1925).

Roland James Hill was born in Gawler in 1892 (parents – Roland John Hill and Merina Mary Wright). He married, 15 September 1914, St Peter and St Paul Church, Gawler to Dorothy Ellen Jacobs. Dorothy was born 1895 at Broken Hill (parents – Charles Jacobs and Ellen Hounslow). Dorothy, a sister to Hilda Mary Jacobs (Mrs Ted Allwood) and parents of Clement James (WW2), John Anthony (WW2), Sylvia Dorothy (Mrs Reid), Henry Francis (WW2) and Raymond Laurence.

Roland died in 1949 and Dorothy in 1959 and both were interred in the Centennial Park Cemetery.

[Researched by Gawler National Trust Volunteers]

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