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Noel Beechey Minchin (1878–1925)

Noel Minchin, 1898

Noel Minchin, 1898

from a family photo

The death occurred yesterday morning, at Wagga, of Mr. Noel Beechy Minchin, who, for a great number of years, has been very well known in connection with commission agency business in this district. The late Mr. Minchin, who was 47 years of age, was the second son of the late Mr and Mrs. Stapleton Minchin, of Wagga, and was born in this town. His father was in the commission business and Mr. Noel Minchin adopted the same vocation after his school days, the greater portion of which were spent at Wagga. He had two brothers, one Mr. Stapleton Minchin, who died about 13 years ago, and Mr. Cyril Minchin, manager of the Union Bank, at Albury, who was with him in his last moments. Entering the office of Mr. John Jeremy, he displayed talents which enabled him to rise rapidly and to eventually become known as a very able business man, particularly in connection with handling large and small broad acre propositions, subdivisions of town and country property, and the negotiation of financial schemes. He was of a likeable disposition and this, added to a reputation for uprightness in business matters, won for him a large measure of esteem in business and much popularity amongst his circle of friends. He enlisted and went to the war and saw about three years' service. Since returning from France his health, which had become impaired by war service, became a source of anxiety to his friends. Some months ago he entered the Wagga District Hospital, and remained there a long time seriously ill. Although relieved to some extent he failed to respond satsifactorily, and death supervened yesterday morning. The funeral will leave the Wagga District Hospital this morning, at 10 o'clock, and the interment will be in the family enclosure in the Church of England cemetery Wagga. All returned soldiers are invited to attend the funeral of their late comrade.

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Noel Minchin, 1898

Noel Minchin, 1898

from a family photo

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26 August, 1878
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia


21 December, 1925 (aged 47)
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

alcoholism (chronic)

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