Obituary - Mr. G. Clout  

9 November 1942 Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga)

The death of Mr. George Clout, of 'Rosemount,' Brungle, which occurred at a private hospital, removes a man of outstanding personality and character and a prominent figure in the Tumut district.

He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Clout, his father being one of the pioneers of the district, and was born at Rosemount in 1867.

The public interests of the late Mr. Clout were many and varied.

Ever since the amalgamation of the Tumut shire and municipal councils in 1928, until illness caused his resignation a little over 12 months ago, he represented B riding on the Tumut Shire Council.

During his term of office his general knowledge, coupled with an outspoken mind and an understanding of the requirements of country residents, made him an ideal councillor and advocate for his constituents.

For twelve years he was also a director of the Tumut Co-operative Dairy Co. Ltd.. ill-health also necessitating his resignation from the board.

Dairying was his life-blood, and therefore it was natural that in the welfare of this industry he should take such a keen interest.

Twenty years ago he was an inspector of the Gundagai P.P. Board.

Early in his agricultural career he purchased 'Woodieigh.' Tomorroma and then, when his father retired and came into Tumut to reside, he purchased the old property, 'Rosemount,' from his father, where he took up residence.

He married Miss Alice Elizabeth Last, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Last, of 'Ferndale' Tomorroma, who survives to mourn the loss of a loving and devoted husband.

There are three sons, Augustine George (Gocup) Edwin Joseph (Tomorroma) and Clarance William (Rosemount), and two daughters. Doris (Mrs. Arch. French), of Brungle, and Kathleen (Mrs. Arch Stucky, of Tarrabandra, together with two sisters, Miss Jane Clout, of Tumut, and Annie (Mrs. Andrew Clee) of Bombowlee.

One brother, John, and one sister, Caroline (Mrs. Alf. Sturt), predeceased him.

Interment took place in the Catholic portion of the Tumut new cemetery, the Very Rev. Dean Sharkey officiating at the graveside.

The bearers were Messrs. Gus. Edwin and Clarence Clout (sons), A. Stuckey and A. French (sons-in- law), and Bevan Clee (nephew).