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Peter Alroe (1863–1918)

News was received in town yesterday of the death of Mr. Peter Alroe. Mr. Alroe was for some years assistant postmaster in the Charters Towers office. He was a most efficient officer. Prior to coming to Charters Towers, Mr. Alroe was stationed at Cooktown, and before that had seen much service in various towns of the State. A huge Norseman was Mr. Alroe, a good tempered, burly giant, whose laughter was contagions and temper unruffled. Be loved a good-story and good fellowship. Some few years ago Mr. Alroe was transferred to Brisbane. He had sons fighting in France, and was very proud of them. As an officer of the Postal Department Mr. Alroe will he missed, and his many Northern friends will grieve to hear of his death.

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'Alroe, Peter (1863–1918)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 29 May 2024.

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12 July, 1918 (aged ~ 55)
Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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