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Mazure, Emile Edward (1899–1959)

On Friday, 15th May, Mr E. Mazure was with respect and reverence laid to rest in the Waikerie Cemetery.

The service at the cemetery was attended by 18 R.S.L. members and other friends.

Members filed past the grave dropping in their poppies.

The R.S.L. President recited Binyons lines "They shall not grow old" etc., and Mr. Charlie Barratt sounded "Last Post and Reveille."

Although Mr Mazure was young in years he has suffered ill health for several years.

Born in 1899 in Magill he was educated at Christian Bros. College. He enlisted at a very early age and saw active service in France in 1918 where he was severely wounded.

On his return to Australia he became heavyweight Amateur Boxing Champion of South Australia.

He took up land at Payneham and engaged in fruit growing, later for several years he was Wine Maker in one of the smaller wine cellars for a few years. From there he joined customs office in 1940 and was employed as Excise officer in various places, including Waikerie.

On account of ill health he retired 4 years ago, since that time he has lived at Waikerie Hotel.

Before his health failed he was a valuable member of Waikerie Sub-Branch R.S.L., on several occasions he renovated the billiard tables putting on new covering etc. and keeping the billiard cues tipped and in good order.

Original publication

  • River News (Waikerie, SA), 22 May 1929, p 3

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'Mazure, Emile Edward (1899–1959)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mazure-emile-edward-13417/text24065, accessed 21 August 2019.

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