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von Drehnen, Maximilian (Max) (1898–1968)

We regret to advise the death on May 22nd last of Max Von Drehnen, who was at the School from 1912-19. A veteran of World War 1, he saw active service in the Middle East and France, being mentioned in despatches for bravery, and receiving the British War Medal and Victory Medal. In 1921 he went to Moree and leased 52,000 acres of land at Croble from which he purchased 9,000 acres known as "Strathdarr" and "Kenya", where he died after a long and painful illness.

Original publication

  • Torch Bearer (Sydney Church of England Grammar School), vol 78, no 2, 1968, p 221 (view original)

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'von Drehnen, Maximilian (Max) (1898–1968)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/von-drehnen-maximilian-max-21962/text32206, accessed 27 October 2020.

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