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M. Georges Playoust (1856–1918)

M. Georges Playoust, n.d.

M. Georges Playoust, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 December 1918

Mr. M. Georges Playoust, who for upwards of thirty years was a prominent French woolbuyer in Sydney, died in France on 31st October. He was a native of Tourcoing, and was 62 years of age.

Shortly after the outbreak of war Mr. Playoust, whose seven sons were at the front, proceeded to Paris, and acted in the capacity of treasurer to the French-Australian League of Help. During his long residence in Sydney he was prominently associated with all movements for the benefit of the French community.

Two of his sons, Lieut. Stephane Playoust and Private Marcel Playoust, died on the Somme battlefield. M. Joseph Playoust, of Strathfield, who is a brother, has lost one son at the front, while another son is still on active service; their photographs appeared in our "Hero Series."

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M. Georges Playoust, n.d.

M. Georges Playoust, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 December 1918

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31 October, 1918 (aged ~ 62)

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