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Murphy, Alexander Balcombe (1880–1935)

The death of Mr. Alexander Balcombe Murphy occurred yesterday at his home, The Briars, Mornington. Mr. Murphy, whose family lind occupied The Briars for 100 years, was a well-known pastoralist in the district. He was aged 55 years, and was a grandson of John Robert Murphy, formerly of Victoria House, St. Kilda road, and also of Alexander Beatson Balcombe, both of whom were well known early pioneers of Victoria. Mr. Murphy served with the Lincoln regiment in the Great War, and he was wounded severely at Suvla Bay. A widow and three daughters survive him. The funeral will leave the residence of his sister, Mrs. George Paxton, Orrong road, Toorak, at 2.30 p.m. to-day, for the Melbourne Crematorium, Fawkner. Arrangements are being made by A. A. Sleight Pty. Ltd.

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'Murphy, Alexander Balcombe (1880–1935)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 9 July 2020.

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