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George, David (?–1918)

The death occurred last month of Mr. David George, manager in London of the Bank of New South Wales. Mr. George attended at the bank regularly till the end of February. An internal trouble required an operation on 7th March, and it was apparently satisfactory, but weakness ensued, and he died peacefully on 24th March.

Mr. David George was a very well-known and long trusted servant of the bank. He entered the London office as far back as 1862—nine years after that branch was established. He became London secretary in 1878, and in 1888 he assumed managerial duties there. He continued as the London manager for thirty years, and altogether he was 56 years in the service of the bank. Mr. George for many years was the oldest London representative on the staff of any Australian bank. Visitors from Australia to Great Britain invariably received a hearty welcome and every assistance from Mr. George when they were in London, and his genial handshake will be missed by many of us when next we visit the Old Country.

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'George, David (?–1918)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/george-david-413/text414, accessed 16 September 2019.

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