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Victor Le Gay Brereton (1865–1941)

Mr. V. [Victor] Le Gay Brereton. O.B.E., who has died at Hunter's Hill, aged 75 years, had been a lawyer in Sydney since 1889, specialising in military and conveyancing law.

He practised independently until 1913, when he joined the Registrar General's Department as Examiner of Titles under the Real Property Act. Later, he became Senior Deputy Registrar-General. In 1930 he was called to the Bar.

In 1883, he was commissioned in the first New South Wales Infantry Regiment, and was made a lieutenant colonel in 1916, so that he could preside at courts-martial and military courts for prisoners of war. He became deputy Judge Advocate General in 1918 and Judge Advocate General three years later. When he ceased to be Advocate General in 1935 he was appointed consultant to his successor.

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17 October, 1865
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


14 July, 1941 (aged 75)
Hunters Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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