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Louis Stanley Benjamin (1863–1934)

Mr. Louis S. Benjamin, a son of the late Mr. Solomon Benjamin, a pioneer who arrived in Melbourne from London in 1838, died in Sydney yesterday after a short illness. He was aged 71 years. For 30 years he was managing director of W. D. and H. O. Wills (Australia) Ltd and a director of the British Tobacco Company (Australia) Limited. Mr. Benjamin also took a leading part in the public life of the city and State. He was a member and later chairman of the State War Council from its inception, a member of the Women's Hospital committee, and an original member of the Melbourne Rotary Club. In 1928 he was appointed a member of the Royal Commission on the Victorian Railways. He was also a past president of the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation. A funeral, which will be preceded by a memorial service, will leave the Toorak road Synagogue, South Yarra at 3 p.m. to-day for the Melbourne General Cemetery. Messrs. W. O. Lupp and Sons Pty. Ltd. are in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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'Benjamin, Louis Stanley (1863–1934)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/benjamin-louis-stanley-16307/text28258, accessed 22 July 2024.

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2 March, 1863
London, Middlesex, England

Death

10 October, 1934 (aged 71)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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