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Ernest George Marks (1885–1935)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Mr. Ernest George Marks, of Agincourt Hall, Roscoe-street, Bondi, who died on Saturday as the result of injuries received when he fell from a tram earlier in the day, was chief law reporter for The Sun, with which he had been associated for more than 25 years.

Mr Marks was born at Braidwood and was educated at St. Stanislaus College Bathurst. He joined the staff of the Australian Star in 1903 and when it was taken over by Sun Newspapers Ltd he remained on the staff. He reported for the newspaper in practically every jurisdiction of the Supreme Court for more than 20 years. Mr Marks, who was 50 years of age, was the author of six books. He was a keen student and authority on Napoleon for whom he had a great admiration. The author's great-grandfather and great-grand uncle were distinguished Napoleonic soldiers, and his own father fought with the troops of Napoleon III in the Crimean War of 1854-56. Mr. Marks also contributed articles on naval subjects to the Navy League Journal, Sydney, for several years. He was a foundation member of the Australian Journalists' Association.

Mr. Marks married, in 1924, Miss Linda Wallis, second daughter of Mr Charles Leicester Wallis, one of the founders of Winchcombe Carson and Co. Ltd. and a grand-niece of the late Sir Daniel Cooper. She and a daughter survive.

The funeral will leave the chapel of Wood Coffill Ltd, 810 George-street, at 2 p.m. to-day for Waverley cemetery.

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Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia


2 February, 1935 (aged ~ 50)
Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

tram accident

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