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Laure, Louis (1830–1912)

The death is announced from France of Dr Louis Laure, who died at Marseilles on March 25, at the age of 82 years. After having resided in Sydney for 32 years he left here 12 years ago to end his days in his native land. Previous to his departure he was entertained at a farewell banquet, which was one of the most representative gatherings of French residents that have taken place in Sydney. He was the principal founder, and for a long time was president and honorary medical officer, of the French Benevolent Society. Formerly Dr Laure was in the French Marine Service, and as far back as 1856 he was decorated with the Legion of Honour for distinguished service rendered at Reunion during the great epidemic of measles and cholera. He was one of the most popular and most striking personalities in the French community of Sydney, and was held in high esteem as a citizen.

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'Laure, Louis (1830–1912)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/laure-louis-13396/text24044, accessed 27 June 2019.

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