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Young, Walter Emanuel (1898–1944)

The death occurred in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Brisbane, last Saturday of Mr. Walter Emanuel Young, formerly the postmaster's clerk at the Cairns Post Office. The late Mr. Young went to Brisbane close on three years ago for radium treatment. He had been in a state of decline for some months past. He was employed in Cairns for 12 years. During that time he became a popular figure in the district in spite of disabilities from the last war. He was particularly known as a keen reef fisherman, and won many trophies. Postal authorities also spoke very highly of his efficiency and of his loss to the Cairns Post Office when he was transferred. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Mary Catherine Young and two sons, Bobby (12) and Charles (10). At the time of his death he was employed at the G.P.O., Brisbane. The Cairns branch of the Returned Soldiers' League flew their flag at half mast last Saturday as a token of respect to their late member.

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'Young, Walter Emanuel (1898–1944)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/young-walter-emanuel-1112/text1107, accessed 23 August 2019.

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