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Webster, Harry Carvick (1861–1932)

from Sydney Morning Herald

The death occurred on Friday at his residence in Ayrshire, Scotland, in his 72nd year of Mr. Harry Carvick Webster, who visited Sydney last year and whose family is well known here. Born in Sydney he was educated, at Merchiston College, Edinburgh. Returning to New South Wales, he spent several years as a jackaroo on Mr. Andrew Cunningham's Lanyon station, and then, proceeding to London, entered the office of his cousin, Mr. Alexander Fergusson, and took over the management of the Glasgow branch of his establishment several years later. He married the only daughter of the late Mr. Edward Ross Fairfax, brother of the late Sir James Reading Fairfax, in 1888. During the war he held an important position in the Ministry of Munitions, as controller of lead, tin, and zinc supplies. He was managing director of British Amalgamated Lead Manufactures, which has important interests in Australia. Two sons predeceased him—Lieutenant J. A. C. Webster, Seaforth Highlanders, killed in action in Mesopotamia in 1917, and Lieutenant H. R. F. Webster, Royal Engineers, killed in India, on the North-west Frontier, in 1923. His wife and four daughters survive him—Mrs. Clive Evans, of Warwick, Queensland; Mrs. Dudley Williams, of Sydney; and Mrs. Hugh Neilson and Mrs. Cecil Gibb, of Scotland.

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'Webster, Harry Carvick (1861–1932)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/webster-harry-carvick-13799/text24647, accessed 17 October 2019.

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