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Stephen, Montagu Consett (1888–1920)

The announcement yesterday of the death of Mr. Montagu Consett Stephen, a younger and promising member of one of the most notable legal families in Sydney, came as a painful surprise. He was 32 years of age, and was the eldest son of Mr. Consett Stephen, senior partner of the firm of Stephen, Jaques, and Stephen, and a brother of the late Lieut. Adrian Consett Stephen, M.C., Croix de Guerre avec Palme. Mr. Montagu Stephen was taken suddenly ill at Moombara, Port Hacking, where he had been staying for some days, and died eleven days later.

Mr. Stephen had been a member of the firm of Stephen, Jaques, and Stephen for some years, having been admitted as a solicitor early in 1914. He was educated at Tudor House, the Armidale School, and the Sydney University, and was married recently in New Zealand to a daughter of Mr. Justice Hosking. He displayed strong literary leanings, which developed considerably while graduating at the University from 1906 to 1909. He was there a student of St. Paul's College, and took the B.A. degree in English, French, and history. As an active member and hon treasurer of the University Dramatic Society he proved a successful amateur actor. He was a member of the University Club, and an original member of the Heber Club, also an active member of the committee of the Armidale School Old Boys' Union. An enthusiastic sportsman, he competed in the Freshmen's Fours, represented St. Paul's College in intercollegiate cricket, and was a forcible tennis player. His extensive reading made him an entertaining conversationalist, and he enjoyed great popularity amongst a numerous circle of friends. He is survived by his parents and a younger brother.

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'Stephen, Montagu Consett (1888–1920)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/stephen-montagu-consett-1279/text1271, accessed 24 November 2017.

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