Sir William VICARS, ,C.B.E.,Chairman of the Commercial Bank of Sydney

Male 1859 - 1940  (81 years)


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  • Name William VICARS 
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix ,C.B.E.,Chairman of the Commercial Bank of Sydney 
    Born 24 May 1859  Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Oct 1940  Rose Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Monday 21 October 1940 p 5 Article
    Buried South Head Cemetery, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5327  Kirkpatrick Family
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2022 

    Family Mary Emily HUTTON,   b. 22 Nov 1863, Raspberry Creek, North Queensland.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1945, Rose Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 23 Jul 1884  the Presbyterian Church, Rockhampton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954) Thursday 24 July 1884 p 1 Family Notices
    Children 
     1. Mary VICARS,   b. 1885, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Mabel Rose VICARS,   b. 1888, Waverley, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1970, Double Bay, New South Wales, Ausralia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Sidney Gordon VICARS,   b. 1888, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1936, Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F1669  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William Vicars was co-proprietor, with his brother Robert, of John Vicars & Co. and a director of the Sydney Woollen Mills Ltd.

      He also became prominent in the business life of Sydney and was noted for his philanthropy. In 1900-01 and 1914 he was president of the Chamber of Manufacturers of New South Wales.

      After World War I he championed the cause of returned servicemen; he was chairman of the State Repatriation Board in 1919-20 and of its purchase and contract and orphan education boards until 1922. In 1921 he and Robert gave Pitt Town Farm to the Church Social Campaign to train needy ex-servicemen for the land. Long associated with the work of the Australian Red Cross Society, in 1920 he became chairman of its convalescent homes committee and in 1921 chairman of the New South Wales division of the society.
      He was appointed C.B.E. in 1920 and knighted in 1922


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