Funerals of Wreck Victims
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FUNERALS OF WRECK VICTIMS
from the Victoria Daily Colonist, 14 Jan 1904, pg.3

The Late Capt. Livingston Thompson Borne to His Last Home


The funeral of the late Captain Livingston Thompson took place yesterday afternoon. The cortege left his late residence at 3 o'clock. The band and a firing party from the Fifth Regiment preceded the gun carriage on which the coffin was placed, following, Sergt. K.O. Clarke, caretaker of the Drill hall, and an ex-member of the deceased's old regiment, the 11th Lancers, who led the horse of the deceased captain with his top boots and spurs turned wrong way in the stirrups. There were two sets of pallbearers, military and civilian. The military pallbearers were officers of the R.G.A. and the R.E. and the Fifth Regiment. Preceding the band the Loyal Orange lodge marched, and following the pallbearers were a large number of the Young Conservative Club, which the deceased was an honored member of the executive.

The procession arrived at the cathedral about 3:30 o'clock, where a very impressive service was held, at which an immense congregation of sorrowing friends attended. The service was choral and was conducted by Bishop Perrin, assisted by Rev. W. Baugh Allen.

Deceased was district master of Vancouver Island, Division No. 2, Loyal Orange lodge, and W. Master Wallace conducted the service at the grave.

Capt. McConnan, adjutant, commanded the firing party.

The pallbearers were: Capt. W.H. Langley, Capt. R.L. Williams, R.A., Capt. W. Ridgway Wilson, Capt. R.H.T. Drake, Capt. Versturne Rumbury, R.E. and Capt. E.R. Popham, R.A.M.C.

The funeral was the largest held at Victoria for many years, and testified to the sterling worth of the deceased and the high esteem in which he was held by the people of this city.