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Lempriere, Charles Algernon (Charlie) (1875–1938)

The death occurred yesterday at an East Melbourne private hospital of Mr. C. A. [Charles Algernon] Lempriere of Greenmeadow, Yea.

The sixth son of the late William G. Lempriere and a grandson of the late commissary general of Tasmania, Mr Lempriere was widely known. An enthusiastic huntsman and polo player he was a member of the Melbourne Hunt Club and the Melbourne Polo Club and often rode in amateur steeplechase events. His work during the war as intelligence officer—he was invalided home after service with the A.I.F. in German New Guinea—brought him closely in touch with military and official circles.

After the war he settled on a grazing property at Yea and took an active in terest in all local affairs. He was elected to the shire council in 1932, became president in 1935 and held the office until this month. He was a member of the Yea Waterworks Trust, president of the rifle club, president and patron of many local sporting bodies and a past president and active member of the Yea branch of the R.S.L . He was prominent in Masonic circles, and a member of the Melbourne Club.

He is survived by a widow, who was formerly Miss Nora Mitchell, a sister of Dame Nellie Melba, and a daughter, Helen.

The funeral will leave the chapel of Le Pine and Son Pty. Ltd., Rutland road, Box Hill at 2.30 p.m. to-day, for the Lilydale Cemetery, where he will be buried close to Dame Nellie Melba's grave.

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'Lempriere, Charles Algernon (Charlie) (1875–1938)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/lempriere-charles-algernon-charlie-18519/text30187, accessed 27 June 2017.

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