George Gribbon Sutcliffe
SUTCLIFFE, GEORGE GRIBBON (1895-1964), public servant, was born on 2 February 1895 at Coburg, Melbourne, second son of John Sutcliffe, a Victorian-born prison warder, and his wife Mary, née Perryman, who came from England. Educated at state schools, George joined the Commonwealth Public Service in December 1909 and was employed as a telegraph messenger with the Postmaster-General's Department, Ballarat. On 3 August 1915 he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force. He served (from 1916) with the Australian Army Postal Corps in England and France, and rose to company sergeant major. Discharged from the A.I.F. in Melbourne on 10 October 1919, he returned to the P.M.G. and worked in its accounts branch. At the Methodist Church, Elsternwick, on 20 November 1920 he married Beatrice Isobel Fricker; their only child, a daughter (b.1940), was to die in 1962.
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