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Purbrick, Reginald Peter (1912–1938)

Injured on his brother's property at Tabilk on Tuesday, Mr. Reginald Peter Stevens Purbrick, aged 25 years, died in a private hospital in Melbourne on Thursday. He was a son of Mr. Reginald Purbrick, a member of the House of Commons.

The late Mr. Purbrick had one leg severely injured by a rotary rake on the farm of his brother, Mr. Eric Purbrick. He was rushed to the bush nursing hospital at Nagambie, where the leg was amputated. Two blood transfusions were given to him, one by his brother, and one by First-constable Ferguson, of Nagambie.

Born in Melbourne, Mr. Purbrick was educated at Melbourne Grammar School and Oxford University. He returned to Australia in November. The funeral took place at the Springvale Crematorium on Thursday. Arrangements were made by A. A. Sleight Pty. Ltd.

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'Purbrick, Reginald Peter (1912–1938)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/purbrick-reginald-peter-18689/text30290, accessed 3 March 2021.

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