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DEATH OF CAPTAIN IRVINE W.A.'S FORMER CHIEF HARBORMASTER.
Advice which will be learned with regret by the general community, was received by the Fremantle Harbor Trust of the death of Captain Charles James Irvine, which occurred at 9 o'clock this morning. The captain was 65 years of age, and had been in ill health for some time.
Before coming to the West, Captain Irvine was the commander of the Adelaide Steamship Co.'s s.s. Rob Roy. He joined this State's service in March, 1891, as pilot at Albany. He was appointed Chief Harbormaster in November, 1902, and retired from that position in May, 1917, after a period of excellent service. With Mrs. Irvine, who survives him, he then settled at his orchard, 'Portaferry', Kelmscott, and recently sold this property and took up residence at Nedlands. Two children survive him, his daughter, Mrs. M. Clifton, and his son, Mr. C. Irvine, who has a cattle station in the Geraldton district. The late captain held the position of Commander in the Naval Reserve up to the time of his retirement. He was also a very enthusiastic member of the Fremantle Golf Club, and was one of the most popular men in the Fremantle service, being president of many sporting bodies, etc. A coincidence is that Dolph Speville, a Mauritius boatman, who had been attendant upon Captain Irvine for a great many years, and who was absolutely devoted to him, died only a few days ago, his last thoughts being of his beloved captain. Daily News, 12 July 1922, p. 8.
Daily News, 12 July 1922, p. 8.
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