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The funeral of the late Rev. W. Mawson Foreign Missions Secretary of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, and a former missionary of the Church in China, took place this afternoon. There was a large attendance at the funeral service at St. John's Church, Willis Street. The service was conducted by the Rev. F. H. Wilkinson, Moderator of the Presbytery, assisted by the Rev. F. B. Barton, convener of the Foreign Missions Committee; Mr. Yun Shun, Chinese missionary (Auckland); the Revs. D. D. Scott, J. A. Thompson, and Dr. J. Gibb, , The chief mourners were Mrs. Mawson (widow), Miss M. Mawson (daugn-, ter), Messrs. G. Mawson, B. Mawson, D. Mawson, and J. Mawson; and amongst those present were Messrs. D Gordon, G. Gordon, E. Gordon, and Dr W P. Gordon (relatives), Messrs. Yue H. Jackson (Chinese Consulate!, A. D. Thomson (representing the Presbyterian Church Property Trustees, V. G. Chapman (general treasurer Presbyterian Church), H. W. Henley. F. E. Chappel .-(Presbyterian Young Men's Bible Class Union) C. S. Fal- Church), Mesdames Lopdell (Dominion president), R. Inghs- (Wellington president), and other representatives of the Presbyterian Women s Missionary Union. The service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev. J. M. McKenzie j (Canton Villages Mission), assisted by the Revs. G. Budd and F. B. Barton. Evening Post, Volume CXIX, Issue 138, 13 June 1935, Page 10

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