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Hart, Percy Lloyd (1874–1944)

Mr. Percy Lloyd Hart, a leading Brisbane barrister, died yesterday at his home at Clayfield, after a long illness.

Mr. Hart, who was born in Brisbane in 1874, was called to the bar in 1898. He had a distinguished career, figuring in many big legal cases. He was an acting judge of the Supreme Court in Townsville and Brisbane for about four years, and was a member of the council of the Bar Association and also of the Bar Examination Board.

Educated at the Brisbane Grammar School, he was a trustee of the school from 1924 to 1942, and was a former president of the Old Boys' Association. He was an ardent worker in the interests of the Church of England, and for many years was chancellor of the Diocese of Brisbane, besides being a member of the Diocesan Council and a synodsman.

A returned soldier from the first world war, Mr, Hart gave service in this war as an active member of the Red Cross Bureau for Wounded, Missing, and Prisoners of War.

He married Miss Beatrice Crombie in 1904, and is survived by her and their family of six. Sons are Mr. Graham Hart (formerly a captain in the A.I.F.), Major James Hart, R.M.C. (now in Italy), Mr. Philip Hart, and Dr. Daniel Hart. Daughters are Mrs. K. B. Fraser (wife of Colonel Fraser) and Mrs. R. C. Thompson (wife of Lieut.-Col. Thompson).

Before the Circuit Court adjourned at Toowoomba yesterday the Chief Justice (Sir William Webb) and the Crown Solicitor (Mr. H. T. O'Driscoll) referred to the death of Mr. Hart and extended their sympathy to the widow and family.

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'Hart, Percy Lloyd (1874–1944)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/hart-percy-lloyd-10446/text25729, accessed 24 October 2018.

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