The Courier-Mail

50 YEARS AGO

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HE’S BEEN ‘FA­THER’ TO THOU­SANDS The Fa­ther of the Year, Mr Herbert Wil­liam Wat­son, O.B.E. Mr Wat­son, 78 — fa­ther of eight, grand­fa­ther of 17, and great-grand­fa­ther of three — has also been “fa­ther” to thou­sands of chil­dren dur­ing 14 years as honorary sec­re­tary and ad­min­is­tra­tor of Mon­trose Home for Crip­pled Chil­dren. Mr Wat­son was de­clared Fa­ther of the Year by the Min­is­ter in Charge of Child Wel­fare (Mr Herbert) at a din­ner at­tended by about 80 com­mu­nity rep­re­sen­ta­tives and their sons.

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