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DEATH OF MR. F. R WALSH. Well-known Judge of Merino Sheep NORTHAM, March 15.--By the death on Sunday afternoon of Mr. F. R. Walsh, of Egoline, the Northam district lost one of its most highly-respected residents. For some years past the late Mr. Walsh had lived in comparative retirement, and of recent months he had been in indifferent health. The late Mr. Walsh, who was 76 years of age, was born in Melbourne. He was educated at St. Patrick's College, Mel bourne, and in his early youth went to Mr. J. H. Thornton's station at Camperdown to acquire from one who was regarded as the best authority in the Western District of Victoria a knowledge of sheep and wool. After two or three years he went to Sussex station, near Cobar (N.S.W.) which was owned by his father and Mr. C. P. Goyder. The late Mr. Walsh and his brother, the late Mr. H. B. Walsh, then came to Western Australia and acquired Mileura station, on the Murchison, from Messrs. E. H. and F. B. Wittenoom. That was in 1883 and Mr. Walsh remained on the station until about 1898, when he made a home at Longfeld, Grass Valley. In 1899 he married Miss Lucy Mooney, daughter of Mr. W. F. Mooney, of Melbourne, and farmed at Longfield for about ten years, after which the family went to live at Egoline, where Mr. Walsh remained until his death. His wife died four years ago. Mr. Walsh retained his interest in Mileura, where his son, Mr. G. H. Walsh, is still manager. The late Mr. Walsh was one of the best Judges of stock in Western Aus tralia, and the value that was placed on his opinion is indicated by the fact that he was frequently consulted by Mr. Faulkiner of the famous Boonoke stud. He judged Merino sheep at the Perth Royal Show for many years and was also a prominent exhibitor there and at country shows, where he also officiated as judge. He was a former president of' the Northamn Agricultural Society and a foundation member of the Northam Club. The deceased leaves three sons, Messrs. Godfrey, Frederick and Justin Walsh and one daughter, Miss Margaret Walsh, who is at present in England. He is also survived by his brother, Mr. Frank Walsh, State Industrial Registrar. The funeral, which took place this afternoon, was one of the largest that has been seen in Northam. Following a service at St. Joseph's Church, con ducted by the Very Rev. Dean Reidy assisted by the Rev. Father Dunne, of Maylands, the cortege proceeded to the Roman Catholic portion of the Northam Cemetery. The chief mourners were Messrs. Godfrey, Frederick and Justin Walsh (sons) and Mr. Frank Walsh (brother). The pall-bearers were Messrs. H. M. Fisher, John Nicholson, M.L.C., F. F. B. Wittenoom, B. H. Sharpe, W. J. Gillett, L. W. Viveash, J. C. Dempster, T. H. Wilding, E. Lee Steere and M. Sermon.