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Patrick Grealy (1855–1925)

Mr. Patrick Grealy, one of the most highly esteemed of the older generation of Mitcham residents, died last month, fortified by all the rites of the Church, Mr. Grealy was born in County Galway in 1855. His youth was spent in Ireland, for which he always retained a very warm affection. After a few years in the north of England, where he married the daughter of Mr. Thomas Walsh, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, he and his wife left for South Australia, and arrived here in 1879. Had he lived until June he would have completed forty-six years' service in the South Australian Railways. After working at Murray Bridge and several southern centres, he was transferred to Mitcham, and had been stationed there for eighteen years at the time of his death. Mr. Grealy was a very fine type of Catholic, and was much esteemed by Catholics and non-Catholics alike. He leaves a widow, four daughters, and seven sons. There are nine grandchildren. R.I.P.

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Galway, Ireland


1925 (aged ~ 70)

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