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Theyre Hamilton Weigall (1901–1935)

The death has occurred in London, after an attack of pneumonia, of Mr. Theyre Hamilton Weigall, formerly of Melbourne, journalist, author, and managing director of Harden Bros, and Lindsay Ltd., Mincing lane, London, tea importers.

Mr. Weigall was educated at the Melbourne Grammar School. He was engaged in journalism in Melbourne before he left for London about 10 years ago. He made a thorough study of English politics and became editor of a monthly political journal. A graceful and prolific writer, Mr. Weigall went to the United States during the land boom in Florida to seek material for a novel. He worked as a wharf labourer, and Boom the Florida, the novel he wrote when he returned to London, was a penetrating study of life and social conditions in the United States. In 1927 Mr. Weigall married Miss Douglas Harden, whose father was chairman of Harden Bros, and Lindsay Ltd. Although all his interests had previously been in literature and politics, Mr. Weigall joined the firm, and, after having gained a knowledge of its principles, he introduced improved business methods. He continued to write novels, and was engaged upon one at the time of his death. Mr. Weigall was a son of the late Mr. Justice Weigall and Mrs. T. G. Tucker. He is survived by his widow and two daughters.

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St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


1935 (aged ~ 34)
Sevenoaks, Kent, England

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