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Walter Thomas Henty (1856–1917)

from Portland Observer

The announcement of the death of Mr. Walter Thomas Henty, which occurred at his home, "The Caves," Hamilton, on Sunday, was received with regret by a large circle of friends. The deceased gentleman, who was the youngest son the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Henty, and a brother of Mrs. R. Stapylton Bree, was born at Portland on April 28, 1856, being thus in his sixty-second year. Prior to coming to Hamilton twenty years ago, Mr. Henty had followed farming pursuits at The Point, Victoria Valley. Although he had not taken any prominent part in public affairs, Mr. Henty was well known and highly respected for his sterling and generous qualities. He had been in failing health for the past two years, but was able to get about until a few weeks ago, when his malady became serious, and he passed peacefully away at a quarter to seven on Sunday night. Mr. Henty leaves a widow and two sons to mourn their loss, and for them the deepest sympathy is expressed. The surviving sons are Mr. W. S. Henty, Engineer on the Construction branch of the railway department, and Mr. Arch. Campbell Henty, of "The Caves." His youngest son, Lieut. Edward Henty, made the supreme sacrifice in the early stages of the fighting at Gallipoli.--"Spectator"

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Life Summary [details]


28 April, 1856
Portland, Victoria, Australia


25 November, 1917 (aged 61)
Hamilton, Victoria, Australia