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Arthur William Ellice-Flint (1856–1935)

Mr. A. [Arthur] Ellice-Flint, who died at Chatswood on Saturday, was for a number of years assistant secretary of the Water and Sewerage Board. Born at Portland (England), Mr. Ellice-Flint, at the age of 18 years, won the Queen's Scholarship for passes in the advanced stages of several science subjects at South Kensington. He entered the English Civil Service in 1876, when he was appointed to the Royal Naval Office at Deptford. He came to Sydney in 1885 and entered the employ of John See and Co., shipowners. Four years later he was appointed comptroller of stores to the Water Board, a position he held, with other important offices, for 30 years. Finally, he became assistant secretary and held that position for nearly six years until his retirement in 1923. For several years he acted as expert in the examination of woollen and other fabrics for the Defence Department.

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July, 1856
Portland, Dorset, England


21 September, 1935 (aged 79)
Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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