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Gavin Greenlees (1871–1937)

The late Mr. Gavin Greenlees, who passed away at St. George District Hospital on Friday, 25th June, 1937, as the result of an accident, was a native of Somerset, East Africa. He was a son of the late Gavin Greenlees, M.A., architect, and received his early education at Gill University, Africa. He obtained his degree of BA. at Sydney University, was later Headmaster of Wingham Superior Public School, Headmaster of Hurstville Public School, and a well-known member of the Education Department.

The funeral, which left the Funeral Home of Labor Motor Funerals Ltd., Newtown, was largely attended.

Amongst those present at the chapel and graveside were George and Charles Greenlees (brothers), and Gavin Greenlees (son).

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'Greenlees, Gavin (1871–1937)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 2 March 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


30 January, 1871
Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa


25 June, 1937 (aged 66)
Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

pedestrian accident

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