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Guy George Egerton Wylly (1880–1962)

Guy George Egerton Wylly

Guy George Egerton Wylly (1880-1962), army officer, was born on 17 February 1880 in Hobart, son of Edward Arthur Egerton Wylly, an Indian Army officer, and his wife Henrietta Mary, née Clerk. As an infant Guy went to India with his parents. In 1885 the family settled at Sandy Bay, Hobart, where he attended The Hutchins School before completing his education at the Collegiate School of St Peter, Adelaide.

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Maria Pilar Otaegui (1935–1994)

María Pilar Moreno de Otaegui (1935–1994), co-founder of the Spanish Club of Sydney, was born on 2 March 1935 at Cuerva, Toledo province, Spain, eldest of four children of Mariano Moreno Santamaría,...

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