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Colleyshaw, Edward Harrison (1878–1941)

The death took place at a private hospital at Hobart yesterday of Mr Edward Harrison Colleyshaw, formerly a managing director of Cadbury-Fry-Pascall Pty. Ltd.

Aged about 64 years, Mr Colleyshaw was born at Kings Norton, Birmingham (England), and entered the employ of Cadbury Bros. Ltd., at Bourneville. Advancing through positions of responsibility, he was eventually appointed the firm’s representative in the Far East, and over a period of years travelled extensively in the interests of the firm in China and Japan. On the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 he was transferred to Sydney, on furlough, and during the war years actively assisted in Red Cross work there. In 1918 he returned to China and a year later visited England. With Mr A. Hackett, an English representative of the firm, in 1919 he again came to Australia, and also with Messrs. W. Cooper and T. E. Cooper, representatives of the firm at Sydney, selected at Claremont the site of the Tasmanian works. In 1920, with Messrs W. and T. E. Cooper, he was appointed a managing director of Cadbury-Fry-Pascall Pty. Ltd., a position he retained until his retirement in 1928. From then until shortly before his death he lived at his residence, Kings Norton, Claremont. The state of his health for many years precluded participation in public affairs, but he continued his active interest in the Red Cross. About six years ago he again visited England. His wife predeceased him early this year. There were no children of the marriage.

The cremation will take place at Cornelian Bay today.

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  • funeral, Mercury (Hobart), 5 July 1941, p 5

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