Richard "Dick" Connors
Mercantile Rowing Club (VIC)
Back in the 19th and early parts of the 20th century, clubs employed live in caretakers. Dick Connors had that role at Mercantile. He was clearly a highly regarded employee, and more of a friend to members.
His obituary appeared in the 1926-27 Annual Report of the Club as follows:
In September our old friend "Dick" Commors passed away. We record our sincere regret at the loss of such a conscientious and valued employee, whose loss to the Club was a severe one. Many members attended his funeral to pay him their last respects."