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Robert Glen McDougall (1864–1950)

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Robert Glen McDougall (also known as McDougal) (1864-1950) iron moulder and trade union official 

Birth: March 1864 at Melbourne, Victoria, son of Scottish-born parents Robert McDougall (1828-1887), engine driver, from Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Jane (Janet), née McKenzie (1828-1896), from Barony, Lanarkshire. Marriage: 28 December 1892 at St David’s Anglican Church, Surry Hills, New South Wales, to Frances Victoria Hodgson (1866-1932), tailoress. They had three daughters and three sons. Death registered as “Robert Macdougall”: 29 October 1950 in his residence at Burlington Road, Homebush, Sydney, NSW. Religion: Presbyterian. 

  • Early member, Moulders’ Union, Victorian branch 1884.
  • Moved to Sydney 1890. State Executive Councillor of Moulders’ Union, NSW 1909-1925. Secretary of the federal council of the Federated (Metal) Moulders’ Union from 1913 to 1925 at least.
  • Arbitration Agent.
  • Keen sporting interests particularly in Australian rules football.
  • Old age pensioner in later years. Cause of death: chronic myocarditis and senility.

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  • photo, Chronicle (Adelaide), 19 April 1913, p 30

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  • McDougal, Robert Glen

March, 1864
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


29 October, 1950 (aged 86)
Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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