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Sir Philip Henry Goldfinch (1884–1943)

Sir Philip Goldfinch, 59, general manager of the Colonial Sugar Refining Co, and chairman of the board of area management in NSW in the Ministry for Munitions, died yesterday in Sydney. Sir Philip Goldfinch joined the staff of CSR in 1902 as a junior chemist, and became general manager in 1928. For the last 2 years he had devoted most of his energies to the work of the Ministry of Munitions, although he still retained his position with the CSR. He was born in Hampshire, England, and was the son of the late Lieut H. E. Goldfinch, R.N. Lady Goldfinch, Flying-Officer J. H. Goldfinch, who is serving abroad, and 2 daughters, Miss Nancy Goldfinch and Mrs B. Mendl, survive him.

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13 April, 1884
Gosport, Hampshire, England


7 April, 1943 (aged 58)
Roseville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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