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William Campbell Guest (1864–1932)

A wide circle of friends in legal and business circles will regret to learn of the death of Mr. William Campbell Guest, K.C., a former commissioner of titles, which occurred at his home, Ingleburn, Glenbervic road, Malvern, on April 14. Mr. Guest was chairman of directors of T. B. Guest and Co. Pty. Ltd., biscuit manufacturers, of West Melbourne. His brothers, Mr. T. B. Guest and Mr. Edgar Guest, are the co-managing directors of that firm. Mr. W. C. Guest was commissioner of titles for 20 years. He retired on April 30, 1030.

Mr. Guest was born in Melbourne in 1808. He was educated at the Melbourne Grammar School and the Melbourne University, where he obtained the degrees of master of arts and bachelor of laws. After having been admitted to the Victorian Bar he went to England to continue his studies, and while there he was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn. For 14 years he was lecturer in the law of property at the University. He took silk in 1911. Mr. Guest leaves a widow and two sons - Mr. Chester Guest, who is studying law at Oxford University, and Mr. William Guest, of the firm of T. B. Guest and Co. Pty.

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'Guest, William Campbell (1864–1932)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/guest-william-campbell-18832/text30481, accessed 25 May 2024.

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