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Wych, Augustus Joseph (1885–1938)

Liverpool residents were shocked to hear, on Thursday morning, of the death, at 2.15 p.m., of Mr. Augustus Joseph Wych, of the newsagency, Macquarie Street, Liverpool. Mr. Wych became ill last Saturday and gradually his condition became serious and pneumonia set in.

Widespread sympathy is extended to the bereaved family, namely, the widow (Mrs. Betsie Wych), Mr. Augustus Wych, jnr., Miss Marie Wych, Mrs. J. Latrobe (Jessie), his brother (Mr. Peter Wych, of Moorebank), and sister (Mrs. Bratchell, of Bigge Street, Liverpool).

The late Mr. Wych was born at Liverpool, and was an officer of the Postal Department at Leichhardt until he took ever the newsagency at Liverpool 19 years ago. During the whole of that period Mr. Wych had been active in all progressive movements in the town. He was closely associated with the Catholic Church, of which he was a devout adherent; also with Liverpool Progress Association. During the early stages of the depression he was prominent in efforts to secure work for local unemployed. His activities earlier in the town's history are also well remembered by the older residents. He was a keen follower of sport in all its branches, and lately had been an interested member of the bowling club. With his cordial and obliging manner, Mr. Wych had established himself as a firm friend with everyone who came in contact with him, and many were his charitable deeds unknown to any but those who benefited by his generosity.

Original publication

  • Liverpool News (NSW), 15 September 1938, p 2

Citation details

'Wych, Augustus Joseph (1885–1938)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/wych-augustus-joseph-14597/text25726, accessed 26 August 2019.

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