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Deuchar, William Glen (1864–1931)

Mr. William Glen Deuchar, founder and a director of W. G. Deuchar and Co., Ltd., shipping agents, and a prominent grazier, died on Saturday at his station, Bango, Coolalie, Yass, in his 68th year. Before his retirement from active management in 1917 he was a well-known figure on the waterfront for many years.

Mr. Deuchar was the third son of the late Mr John Deuchar, a pioneer of the Darling Downs, Queensland, and owner of Glengallan Station, near Warwick. He was born on March 2, 1864, and spent his boyhood on Glengallan. He was educated at Fort-street School, Sydney, and later at Bowyers College (now defunct), and, as a youth, joined the wool and shipping department of Dangar, Gedye, and Co., Ltd. He subsequently managed that department, and, after nearly 30 years' service, commenced business as a shipping agent on his own account, founding the firm of W. G. Deuchar and Company. In 1917 a limited liability company was formed, and Mr. Deuchar retired to give his attention to pastoral pursuits on Bango Station, which he had purchased the previous year. Later he was asked to take a position on the board of W. G. Deuchar and Co., Ltd., and he remained a director up to the time of his death.

Mr. Deuchar is survived by Mrs. Deuchar, and a son, Mr. L. G. Deuchar.

The remains were brought to Sydney yesterday by train, and the funeral will leave Wood Coffill's mortuary chapel, George-street, at 2.30 o'clock this afternoon for the Church of England Cemetery, Rookwood.

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Additional Resources

  • funeral, Sydney Morning Herald, 3 June 1931, p 16

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'Deuchar, William Glen (1864–1931)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/deuchar-william-glen-14457/text25548, accessed 19 November 2019.

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