Lex [Alexis Rosina], Jack [John], Leonard and Stephanie Lear, Townsville, c1950 to 1951

Fryer, John Denis, 1895-1923 (1951). Lex [Alexis Rosina], Jack [John], Leonard and Stephanie Lear, Townsville, c1950 to 1951.

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Creator Fryer, John Denis, 1895-1923
Title Lex [Alexis Rosina], Jack [John], Leonard and Stephanie Lear, Townsville, c1950 to 1951
Open Access Status Other
Publication date 1951
Year available 2015
Series John Denis Fryer Collection, UQFL23
Type image/tiff
Original Format Photograph; sepia; 13 x 9 cm.
Source John Denis Fryer Collection, UQFL23, Box 3, item 59
Rights For all enquiries about this work, please contact the Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library
Abstract/Summary John Denis (Jack) Fryer was born in 1895 at Springsure, Queensland, son of Charles George Fryer and his wife Rosina, née Richards. Charles and Rosina had seven children: Elizabeth Stuart (later Gilmour), William Thomas, Charles George, Henry Hardy, John Denis, Richard Alexander James and Walter Ponsonby. Jack won a scholarship to the University of Queensland and commenced study in 1915. By the end of first term, Jack decided to volunteer for military service in the first Australian Imperial Force. He was commissioned in 1916 and went to France where he was gassed in early 1917. After hospitalisation in England, Jack returned to France for the final push to Amiens, in August 1918. There he was again wounded, by a stick bomb. After the war he re-enrolled at the University of Queensland for the first term of 1920 to complete his English honours examinations. His health failed in 1922 and he died in February 1923. In 1926, as a memorial to their former member and vice-president, members of the University Dramatic Society donated £10 to establish a collection of works in Australian literature. The Fryer collection was maintained in the English Department until the 1950s when it became part of the University of Queensland Library.
Keyword Fryer Library
Lear, Alexis Rosina
Families -- Australia -- Portraits
Townsville (Qld.)
Additional Notes This project supported by the Queensland State Government.

Alexis Rosina Lear née Gilmour was the niece of John Dennis Fryer, daughter of his sister, Elizabeth Stuart Gilmour.

Photograph mounted on board. Annotation written on back of board: This snap is in an old photograph album given to Lex when she & Eunice Catherine Gilmour first [text cross out] visited Eunice Forrest Gilmour (Miss) in Bombala NSW in 1947. Miss E.S.G Snr was the eldest sister of of the girls father Jas.[James] Stephen Gilmour 8th of Sydney & Springsure.

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