Thomas W. Templeton

Challenge Cup Competition
DOB: 18 May 1853
DOD: 01 June 1874
Hon.Sec. Carlton Second Twenty
Career: 1872 - 1873

Thomas William Templeton

1872 June 08
Templeton was named in the 23 man Reserves squad (possibly as an emergency) against East Melbourne.

1872 October 12
At the Carlton Sports Day, T. W. Templeton took part in the One Mile Handicap Walking Race.

1873 May 31
Templeton named in a Reserves squad of 24 to play St. Kilda at St. Kilda

1873 October 11
T. Templeton was a competitor in the Second Twenty Drop Kick at the Carlton Sports Day

1874 June 01
Thomas William Templeton died after a short illness at his parents' residence, Palmerston Hotel, Carlton, aged 21 years and 14 days on June 01. (Australasian June 06 p27/Argus June 15 p1 )
Only son of Captain E. Templeton.

1874 June 03
The funeral of Thomas Templeton took place. The funeral procession moved from his residence the Palmerston Hotel, corner of Palmerston and Canning streets Carlton, to the Melbourne General Cemetery. (Argus June 03 p12)

1874 June 04
The Herald (p5) reported Templeton was given a military funeral by members of the Carlton Rifle Corps as a mark of respect to their former corporal.
The Headquarter's Band played the "Dead March," the corps' drum and fife band and Major Radcliffe also attended. A rifle volley was fired over his grave.

1874 June 08
The Herald (p3) reported that the Carlton First Twenty players wore crepe on their left arms as a mark of respect to the death of Mr. T. Templeton hon. sec. of the Carlton Second Twenty.
This was the June 06 match, St.Kilda v Carlton at St.Kilda.

Carlton Rifle Corps

Link to the Carlton Community History Group newsletter that has further info on the Rifles.

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