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Barrett, William Russell (1897–1939)

Mr. William Russell Barrett, a director and the secretary of Barrett Bros, and Burston and Co. Pty. Ltd., maltsters, died suddenly about midnight on Wednesday. Mr. Barrett, who was aged 39 years, was at work on Wednesday, and he then appeared to be well.

Mr. Barrett was associated with the company for about 20 years. He was educated at Melbourne Grammar School, and he served his apprenticeship in one of the company's factories. He was at the war for two years, where he was seriously wounded. About 10 years ago he was appointed secretary of the company. His father, Mr. William Barrett, who is living in England, was one of the founders of the firm.

Mr. Russell Barrett was a member of the Melbourne Club, the Victoria Racing Club, the Royal Melbourne Golf Club, and the Melbourne Cricket Club. He was a keen golfer, and won several trophies at Royal Melbourne. He is survived by a widow, two sons, and a daughter. Mr. Barrett was a brother-in-law of Mr. Ivo Whitton, the amateur golfer.

The funeral will leave Mr. Barrett's home in Orrong road, Toorak, at 11 a.m to-day for the New Cheltenham Cemetery. The arrangements are being made by B. Matthews Pty. Ltd.

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'Barrett, William Russell (1897–1939)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/barrett-william-russell-18699/text30299, accessed 25 September 2017.

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