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Brown, Edwin John (1859–1932)

Mr. Edward [Edwin] John Brown, O.B.E., died at his residence, Cransley, Prospect-street, Granville, yesterday. He was born at Parramatta in 1859, and was the son of the late Dr. Walter Brown, of Brislington, who was the founder of the first company of the old Parramatta Volunteer Rifles.

Mr. Brown was the founder of the Parramatta Rifle Association in 1888, and its secretary for many years. He was chairman of the National Rifle Association for 25 years, a councillor of the association for 37 years, an alderman of Parramatta for 29 years, and a member of the Parramatta Park Trust for 38 years.

In September, 1930, Mr. Brown was presented with the Order of the British Empire Order by the Governor (Sir Phillip Game), who made a special visit for the purpose to Mr. Brown's residence in Prospect-street, an historic spot that was once part of the estate of John Macarthur. His Excellency paid a warm tribute to the work performed by Mr. Brown on behalf of the National Rifle Association and as an alderman of Parramatta.

The remains will be privately cremated.

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