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McKechnie, Clyde Guthrie (1894–1955)

Clyde McKechnie, n.d.

Clyde McKechnie, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 May 1955

A wide circle of friends learnt with regret of the death of Mr. Clyde Guthrie McKechnie as a result of a road accident in Perth on the 16th April a few hours before he was due to leave Australia for a trip with his wife to the United Kingdom and the Continent, returning via Canada and the United States.

Mr. McKechnie, who was born at Hay, N.S.W., in 1894, was educated at Geelong College. He joined the Australian, Mercantile, Land and Finance Co. Ltd. as a jackeroo in 1913, and in 1924 was appointed manager of Maneroo Station in the Longreach district of Queensland. In 1936 he was transferred to Sydney as assistant pastoral inspector, and took charge of that section of the company's business in January 1944. He had been with the A.M.L. and P. Co. Ltd. for 42 years, including 31 years' service with the Light Horse in the first World War.

Mr. McKechnie, who was well-known in pastoral circles throughout a wide area of the Commonwealth, leaves a widow and two sons.

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'McKechnie, Clyde Guthrie (1894–1955)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mckechnie-clyde-guthrie-701/text702, accessed 21 November 2017.

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Clyde McKechnie, n.d.

Clyde McKechnie, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 May 1955