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Broughton, George Edward (1875–1917)

George Broughton, n.d.

George Broughton, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 March 1917

It is with great regret that we have to record the death of another of our younger Victorian pastoralists—George Edward Broughton—who died on active service.

The late G. E. Broughton was the second son of Mr. G. A. Broughton, of Kurtuk, Coleraine, Vic. Born at Kout Norien, Harrow, Vic., George Broughton was educated at Hamilton College under the late Mr. de La Poer Wall, and after passing matriculation proceeded to the University to study law.

Having finished his course, he took out his LL.B. degree, and entered a solicitor's office to do his articles prior to being admitted to the bar. He was admitted to practise, but the call of the land was too strong for him, and he left the city for the station. For some years he was at Kout Norien managing the property with his father, and his absolute integrity and unwavering sense of justice won for him the respect and esteem of all with whom he came in contact.

After the disposal of Kout Norien, he took up land at Ballaarook, Coleraine, and in 1912 married Grace, second daughter of the late John Mackiehan. He settled on his estate, which was just being brought into order when he heard ''the bugles of England," offered himself for service, was at once accepted, and drafted to 3rd D.A.C. Arriving in England during the coldest winter for many years, he suffered from its severity and contracted a cold which turned to bronchitis. When somewhat recovered he was discharged from hospital to resume camp work, but freezing nights on duty found a still weak spot, and he was soon returned to hospital with bronchial pneumonia, which carried him off on 2nd February at the age of forty-two.

His sterling qualities of absolute integrity and honesty won for him the friendship and esteem of those who had to do with him, and the sympathy of them all goes out to his father and mother, and to the widow and son, who mourn his loss.

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George Broughton, n.d.

George Broughton, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 March 1917