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Fleming, Brian Jeffares (1898–1924)

After an illness of four months, Brian Jeffares Fleming passed away on Friday last at St. Martin's Hospital. A Queensland native, he was the youngest son of the well-known Fleming family of Gin Gin. At the age of 16, young Fleming who was an Ipswich Grammar School boy, entered the service of the Bank of New South Wales, being in turn at Gin Gin, Eumundi and Roma, from where he enlisted on his 18th birthday. He saw just upon three year's active service in France, returning after the Armistice, co-incidentally touching Fremantle on his 21st birthday. He rejoined the bank's service pending his entry to the Sydney University, taking up the faculty of dentistry, and graduating with honours. As schoolboy, soldier and undergraduate, he was popular and well beloved. As a tribute to his worth, he was, in his third year, elected vice-president, and in the following year president of the Sydney University Dental Undergraduates' Association. His presidential address to the association was highly commented upon, and was published in extenso in the "Science Journal." At the termination of his University career he practised his profession at Gympie. He was married in December last the daughter of Mr. Chalk of Gympie. Brian Fleming, who was possessed of a charmingly lovable disposition, endeared himself to all with whom he came in contact and he will, at the early age of 26 years, be sadly missed by a large circle of friends. He was laid to rest at Toowong on Saturday morning.

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'Fleming, Brian Jeffares (1898–1924)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/fleming-brian-jeffares-23532/text32550, accessed 21 August 2019.

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