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Walter Edward Reid (1898–1947)

Mr. Walter Edward Stewart Reid, honorary secretary, of the New South Wales Bar Association, died yesterday from injuries received in a fall.

Mr. Reid was in his late forties. He was unmarried.

Mr. Reid visited the home of Mr. E. P. Allen, solicitor, of Attunta Street, Woollahra, on Thursday night.

As he was leaving he slipped while mounting steps leading to the road. He fell backwards, fracturing his skull and suffering other head injuries.

Mr. Reid was educated at Sydney Grammar School and Sydney University, where he secured the degrees of B.A. and LL.B. He was admitted to the Bar in 1928. In practice he was concerned mostly with divorces.

Mr. Reid was an authority on central European history and was a scholar in French and German

After a service in St. John's Church, Darlinghurst, at 9.30 a.m. to-day, his funeral will leave for Waverley Cemetery.

Justice Bonney, the Judge in Divorce, when he opened his court yesterday, paid tribute to Mr. Reid. He and the legal profession, he said, had lost a valuable friend.

Mr. Bryan Fuller, K.C., president of the Bar Association, said that the whole Bar had suffered severe loss of a friend who commanded their respect. As secretary of the Bar Association, Mr. Reid's work had been unequalled.

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25 April, 1898
Blackheath, New South Wales, Australia


3 August, 1947 (aged 49)
Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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