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Guilbert John Sydney



Mrs. W. Gillespie, of Wilmot street, Burnie was advised yesterday of the death in Brisbane of her brother, Mr. John Sydney (Jack) Guilbert. Mrs. Gillespie returned from Brisbane on Tuesday after visiting her brother.

The late Mr. Guilbert was 22 years of age. He was born at Zeehan, and when four years of age went with his parents to Rosebery where his father, Mr. G. M. Guilbert, was foreman carpenter for the E.Z. Company. After recovering from an accident in Rosebery Mr. Guilbert senior moved to Forth where he was farming for several years and deceased attended the Forth State school. Later they moved to Burnie, where Mr. Guilbert was employed at the paper mills.

 Deceased attended the Burnie State High School. After leaving school he was employed in the office of Messrs A. J. Barwick and Sons, carriers, and became well known and liked for his obliging and cheerful disposition. At 18 years of age he enlisted in the A..F. and served in various theatres with the 7th Division. Several months ago he became ill and his death was not unexpected. His father left about two years ago to reside nt Woombyi (Queensland). In addition to Mrs. Gillespie, members of the family are Mrs, J. R. Moorhouse (Queensland) and. Mr. Robert Guilbert (R.A.N.).


The Advocate, Burnie 12 Apr 1946





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