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William Hammond Clegg (1857–1932)

William Clegg, n.d.

William Clegg, n.d.

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It is with regret that we announce the death at his home in Tintern avenue, Toorak, early yesterday morning of Mr. William Hammond Clegg, who for many years had been a partner in the firm of John Goodall and Co., stockbroker. Mr. Clegg, who was aged 75 years, became suddenly ill after a short visit to the city on Sunday. Mr. Clegg was born in England, and he came to Australia when aged 14 years. For some years he was a member of the Victorian public service, and he occupied the position of secretary to the board of examiners of engine-drivers when the gold-mining industry was active. Mr. Clegg joined the firm of John Goodall and Co 44 years ago. He devoted his energies to the development of the business and had few outside interests. He was a member of the Atheæum Club, the Victoria Racing Club and the Victorian Amateur Turf Club. He married the daughter of the late Mr. John Goodall, founder of the firm of John Goodall and Co., who survives him. He also leaves three married daughters:– Mrs. Harold Hall, who has lived for some years in England; Mrs. Simon Fraser, and Mrs. Edward Druce Yencken. The funeral will take place at the Fawkner Cemetery this morning, the arrangements being in the hands of A. A. Sleight Pty. Ltd.

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William Clegg, n.d.

William Clegg, n.d.

photo provided by family

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Nottinghamshire, England


1932 (aged ~ 75)
Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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