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Hyman, Arthur Wellesley (1880–1947)

Colonel Arthur Wellesley Hyman, former chairman of No. 2 Repatriation Assessment Appeal Tribunal, died in Sydney on Wednesday. He was 66 years of age.

Colonel Hyman was a solicitor with a fine record of military service in both world wars, and took an active part in Servicemen's affairs, having been State president of the Returned Soldiers' League for a number of years.

Colonel Hyman left Australia in 1914 with the 7th Light Horse Regiment, served abroad for five years, and was for a time on the staff of General Sir John Monash.

He was awarded the O.B.E. and was twice mentioned in despatches.

In the second world war Colonel Hyman served as legal staff officer with the 1st Cavalry Division.

In 1944 he was appointed chairman of the Assessment Appeal Tribunal for three years, but last March his appointment was not renewed.

He was one of the original founders of the Legacy Club, Sydney, a member of the Soldiers' Children Education Board and had been president of the Jewish Historical Society and a trustee of the War Veterans' Home, the Anzac Memorial, and the N.S.W. Jewish War Memorial.

He was also a councillor of the Red Cross Society.

The funeral will leave his late residence, 450 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra, this morning, after a service at 10.30 for the Jewish Cemetery, Rookwood.

A memorial service will be held at the Great Synagogue at 5.30 p.m. on Sunday.

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'Hyman, Arthur Wellesley (1880–1947)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/hyman-arthur-wellesley-6784/text25038, accessed 25 November 2017.

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