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John Berry Bellair (1883–1940)

Mr. J. B. Bellair, whose death occurred at a private hospital early yesterday morning after a brief illness, was a well- known figure in the Melbourne jute trade, with which he had been associated for more than 30 years. He was a partner in the firm of Mitchell and Bellair, mercantile brokers which subsequently became Mitchell, Bellair and Less. With the retlrement in 1936 of, Messrs Angus and George Mitchell he become principal of J.B. Bellair and Co. In May last he was appointed Commonwealth jute buyer. Mr Bellair was a member of the committee of the Moonee Valley Racing Club, and raced his own filly Mei Ling with success. He is survived by a widow, a son serving abroad with the A.I.F., and three daughters, one in England, one in the United States, and the third in Melbourne. The funeral will leave the chapel of A. A. Sleight Pty. Ltd., St. Kilda rd., at 11 a.m. to-day for the Springvale Crematorium.

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