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Dangar, Henry Phelps (1869–1901)

A cable message was received yesterday by Messrs, Dangar, Gedye and Co, Sydney, announcing the death in England of Major Henry Phelps Dangar, the second son of Mr F. H. Dangar, well-known to old residents of Sydney, but who has for the last 20 years lived in London. The deceased officer, who was about 32 years of age and a single man, was born in Sydney and left for the old country when his father decided to settle there. He entered the army, taking a commission in the famous 13th Hussars, and after several years' service he retired with the rank of captain A little over a year ago Captain Dangar received a major's appointment with the New South Wales Citizens’ Bushmen’s Contingent serving in South Africa. He saw considerable service, but contracted malarial fever and returned to London in bad health. The Hon. H. C. Dangar, M.L.C. , yesterday stated that the receipt of the cable caused them great surprise und deep regret, as they believed Major Dangar had recovered.

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'Dangar, Henry Phelps (1869–1901)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/dangar-henry-phelps-13521/text24222, accessed 22 November 2017.

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