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Marks, Herbert (1863–1929)

Dr. Herbert W. J. Marks died suddenly yesterday morning at his residence, Trelawney. Trelawney-street, Woollahra. He was a leading authority on ear, nose, and throat diseases.

Dr. Marks, who was 66 years of age, received his early education at the Sydney Grammar School, and then proceeded to Cambridge University, where he obtained his B.A. and M.A. degrees, and, later, the degree of M.D. Returning to Sydney 30 years ago, he was appointed surgeon to the ear and throat department of the Lewisham Hospital, a post he held up to the time of his death. For a time he was on the surgical staff of the Sydney Hospital, but resigned when he was appointed to an honorary position in the ear, nose, and throat department of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He worked in conjunction with Dr. Nolan, and did a great deal to build up the department. He was also a lecturer on ear, nose, and throat diseases at the Sydney University.

He was an old member of the Royal Sydney Golf Club, and was a keen trout fisherman. Many years ago he was associated with the importation of dogs for use in the sport of quail-shooting, and some of the State's best dogs are descended from those which he brought to this country.

Dr. Marks is survived by Mrs. Marks, who is the daughter of the late Mr. C. E. Pilcher, K.C., M.L.C., by Messrs. John and Kenneth Marks (sons), Mr. Walter Marks, M.P. and Dr. Arthur Marks (brothers), Mrs. Arthur Schute and Mrs. F. Watson, wife of Dr Frederick Watson, of Canberra (sisters). Mrs. Spencer Brunton, Mrs. C. W. Marsden, Mrs. Robert Steer Bowker, and Mr. Theodore J. Marks are cousins.

A service will be held at All Saints' Church, Ocean-street, Woollahra, at 2 o'clock this afternoon, and the cortege will depart for the Waverley Cemetery at 2.30 o'clock.

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'Marks, Herbert (1863–1929)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/marks-herbert-16049/text27998, accessed 19 October 2019.

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