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Richard Grice (1858–1911)

Mr Richard Grice, a well-known pastoralist and sportsman, and brother of Mr Jas. Grice, of "Moondah,"' Frankston died at a private hospital on Wednesday. He had been ill for some time, and had been under the medical care of Dr Grant. Recently Mr Grice, who had pastoral interests in Gippshand, had resided at Berwick. He was a prominent member of the V.R.C. and the Melbourne Hounds. A son and two daughters survive him. There was a large and representative attendance at the funeral an Friday. Mr Richard Grice, who was well known in this district, was a keen sportsman, and owned some good racehorses, the best of which was Hova. The Grice brothers stood to win a very big amount on Iova had he won the Melbourne Cup of 1895, but the horse, when the race looked a certainty, was beaten by the South Australian light-weighted mare, Acracia, by a neck.

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6 September, 1911 (aged ~ 53)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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