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Harris, Hamlyn Lavicount (Vern) (1895–1953)

Mr. Hamlyn Vernon Harris, 58, of Wermatong, dropped dead at his home after returning from a Graziers' Association meeting at Tumut. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hamlyn Harris, of that district.

He had entered the Bank of New South Wales but, when war broke out in 1914, he enlisted (at 19): with the First Light Horse and, along with three older brothers, original Anzacs, saw service throughout World War I.

On his return he entered the pastoral industry and on the death of his parents, became part owner of Wermatong.

In recent years he took his son into partnership with him, and he, with Mrs. Harris and a daughter, survive.

The funeral was the largest ever seen in Tumut.

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'Harris, Hamlyn Lavicount (Vern) (1895–1953)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/harris-hamlyn-lavicount-vern-23889/text32736, accessed 20 October 2020.

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