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Emile Auguste Tardent (1880–1933)

Mr. Emile Auguste Tardent, a well known Brisbane journalist, died suddenly at his residence in Wynnum on Saturday. Deceased was in his 53rd year, and was a son of the late Mr. Henry A. Tardent ("Anzacophil"). Prior to the outbreak of war he was employed as land ranger at Nanango, Roma, and Ipswich. Joining the Australian Imperial Force, the late Mr. Tardent served with the 42nd Battalion until 1918, gaining the Military Medal, and mention in despatches. After demobilisation he entered the Repatriation Department, and was stationed at its Ipswich office. During the war days the late Mr. Tardent found scope for his journalistic talents, and about 13 years ago he took up regular journalism. He took a keen interest in civic affairs, and served as an alderman in the old Wynnum Town Council, while the present Lord Mayor was Mayor of Wynnum. Deceased also took a keen interest in the post-war affairs of his battalion, and founded the 42nd Battalion Reunion Committee, of which he was president. He also inaugurated the R.S.S.I.L.A. sub branch at Wynnum. Deceased is survived by his widow, two sons (Messrs. Leslie and Ronald Tardent), three daughters (Mrs. Mark Fogarty, Holland Park), Misses Irene and Esme Tardent (Wynnum), and three grand-children. The funeral will take place from deceased's late residence, Wynnum Heights, at 11 o'clock this morning to the Bulimba Cemetery.

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1 April, 1933 (aged ~ 53)
Wynnum, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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