Mercantile Rowing Club (VIC)
b.07-01-1921 d. 27-02-2005
Educated at Xavier College, John joined Mercantile prior to WWII. Whist not amongst the champions of the club, John always maintained his interest and passion for Mercantile. A long time Sunday oarsman and supporter of the Sunday Barrel he rowed for many years with Alex Dobbie, Graham Richardson and Mick Williams.
Although his grandson lived in Sydney, John would often bring him down for a row and introduce him to the traditions of the Club a row when he visited Melbourne.
Above: Alec Dobbie and John Hillrowing with Graeme Richardson coxing
Extracted by Andrew Guerin from the obituary in the annual report
Published November 2018