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Ernest Le Gay Brereton (1869–1932)

Mr. Ernest Le Gay Brereton died at his home, Eastern-road, Turramurra, early yesterday morning, in his 64th year. He had been in indifferent health for some time.

Born in Macquarie-street, Mr. Le Gay Brereton was a son of Dr. J. Le Gay Brereton, and a brother of Mrs. W. A. Windeyer, Professor J. Le Gay Brereton, V. Le Gay Brereton, W. Le Gay Brereton, and G. Le Gay Brereton.

For the last 24 years Mr. Le Gay Brereton had been a lecturer in chemistry at Sydney University. In 1914 he gained the degree of Bachelor of Science. In his early years, Mr. Le Gay Brereton attended a course at the Engineering School at Sydney University, and for many years was a mining engineer in various parts of the State.

A keen follower of rifle shooting, he was for many years president of the University Rifle Club, and also chairman of the Imperial Universities' Rifle Match Committee. Well liked by staff and students, Mr. Le Gay Brereton was a well-known figure in University circles.

He is survived by Mrs. Le Gay Brereton, one daughter, and two sons. The funeral will take place this morning at 10 o'clock from his residence to the Crematorium, Rookwood.

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  • funeral, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 August 1932, p 17

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10 April, 1869
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


4 August, 1932 (aged 63)
Turramurra, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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