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Alfred John Stephen (1869–1890)

News is to hand of the death, at Colombo, from typhoid fever, of Mr. Alfred John Milner Stephen. The deceased was aged 21, and was the eldest son of Mr. Edward Milner Stephen. He was educated at the Sydney Grammar School, and obtained his B.A. degree with first-class honours at the Sydney University in March last after passing through a distinguished course. In University circles he was widely known and respected as a student and as a member of many of the University societies, in which he took a prominent part. Mr. Stephen was one of the victorious crew in the recent inter-university eight oar race on the Yarra. He left Sydney a few months ago for a pleasure trip to India prior to settling down to study for the Bar, and it was on his way back to Australia that he stopped at Colombo and contracted the disease which ended fatally. For his sterling qualities and genial nature Mr. Stephen will ever be remembered by his many friends, who will share the grief of his family for his sad and early death.

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17 September, 1890 (aged ~ 21)
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Cause of Death

typhoid fever