Death Of Colonel Rankin
Col. C. D. W. Rankin died in a pri- vate hospital in Brisbane last night, aged 71 years. Col. Rankln, who was widely known in business, military, and political circles in Queensland, represented Bur- rum for many years in the Legislative Assembly and was Minister for Rail- ways in the Government. He also was associated with local government, and was a member and chairman of the
Howard Council. In his younger days he took an active interest in sugar growing in the Isis district. He was managing director of the Queensland Collieries Co. at Howard for about 20 years. Born at Galston, Ayrshire. Col. Ran- kin came to Queensland with his parents in 1883. He was interested in defence from his youth, and for several years was in command of the Wide Bay Infantry Regiment. He went to the Boer War as special service officer with the Second Queensland Contin- gent, and became second in command of the first Australian regiment of mounted infantry. Subsequently he was
Deputy Assistant Adjutant General on the staff of Major-General Sir Edward Hutton. He gained the Queen's Medal with three clasps and the Victoria De- coration for long service in the volun- teer forces of Queensland. In the last war he served in Egypt, and later was appointed to the 11th Brigade on its formation in Queens- land. His widow and two daughters. Misses Annabelle and Jean Rankin, of How-| ard survive him. There also are four sisters— Mesdames M. V. Smith (Syd- ney). M. E. A. Allen (Childers), A. Smellie, and J. Steeley (Brisbane) — and one brother. Captain R. S. Ran- kin, of North Toolburra, Warwick. The funeral will be at Howard on Monday afternoon.