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Edward George Maddocks Cohen (1867–1942)

The death has occurred of Mr. Edward George Maddocks Cohen, a Sydney solicitor, of Double Bay.

Mr. Cohen was born at Launceston in 1868. He was educated at Sydney Grammar School and Sydney University, and, was admitted as a solicitor in 1891. After the Great War he appeared in many famous trials, such as the Eugene Falleni trial, the Eveleigh hold-up trial, and the Major Stewart trial of 1921.

He is survived by his wife, three sons Frank, George and John, and two daughters Mrs. B. B. Aston and Mrs. A. S. Phillips.

The late Mr. Maddocks Cohen was a brother of Mrs. L. J. Rodd of Randwick, and Mrs. Philip Frankel, of Brisbane, also of the late William L. Cohen, solicitor, of Bellevue Hill, Sydney.

Original publication

Additional Resources

  • birth notice, Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston, Tas), 24 July 1867, p 4

Citation details

'Cohen, Edward George Maddocks (1867–1942)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


1 July, 1867
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia


26 June, 1942 (aged 74)
Double Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

kidney disease

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