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Simson, Alfred James (1844–1930)

Mr. Alfred James Simson, whose death occurred at his residence at Sunbeam-avenue, Burwood, on Friday, was for some years an alderman of that suburb. Mr. Simson was born in London more than 85 years ago. He served with the Royal Engineers, and was a noted rifle shot. He came to Sydney about 60 years ago, and for half a century was an employee of Gilchrist, Watt, and Co., Ltd. Mr. Simson was associated with the Baptist churches at Granville and Burwood, and also took an interest in the work of the Western Suburbs Hospital. Mrs. Simson, two sons, and three daughters survive. The funeral took place at the Crematorium on Saturday, the Rev. Stephen Sharpe and the Rev. F. A. McDonald conducting the service.

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'Simson, Alfred James (1844–1930)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/simson-alfred-james-24222/text32999, accessed 29 October 2020.

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