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Brian Stuart LAMROCK

Male 1911 - 2004  (93 years)


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  • Name Brian Stuart LAMROCK 
    Born 12 Nov 1911  Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Dec 2004  Edinglassie Nursing Home, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • OBITUARY

      BRIAN STUART LAMROCK
      1911 – 11/12/ 2004

      His legacy will live on”
      Penrith Press 7th January, 2005

      Penrith solicitor and Emu Plains resident died, aged 93, last month.

      Mr. Lamrock died peacefully in Edinglassie Nursing Home surrounded by his children on Saturday, December, 11th.

      Mr. Lamrock was born in Tamworth in 1911 and came to Penrith in 1925, when his father first established the legal practice known then as A. S. Lamrock and Son and now as Lamrocks.
      He was dux of Penrith High in 1926 and admitted as a solicitor in 1935, retaining his practicing certificate until 2002. He was a senior partner of A. S .Lamrock and Son from 1944.

      Mr. Lamrock was a tireless community worker. He was an alderman on Penrith City Council for six years, a director of the Nepean Milk Company, a supporter of both scouts and girl guides, and an early member of Penrith Rotary Club.

      In the academic world, he was the first deputy chairman of the new College of Advanced Education to be established at Kingswood and suggested it to be called Nepean College of Advanced Education.

      It is now the University of Western Sydney.

      He was the founder and foundation vice-president, and later president, of the Near Western Law Society and helped establish Private Legal Aid for the western area.

      However, it was through Nepean Hospital he made his greatest contribution to his civic life.
      Up to the early 1950s Penrith had been serviced by a small hospital (now the Governor Phillip Special Hospital of which he was also a director).

      Mr. Lamrock knew a parcel of land at Kingswood was for sale and arranged for the people of Penrith to hold a fundraising fete.

      Nepean District Hospital was opened on the site in 1955 and Mr. Lamrock served on the hospital board for 42 years, most of them as deputy chairman.

      Mr. Lamrock married Mavis Hunter at St. Paul’s Church, Emu Plains in 1937 and lived at Yonder, the home they built in Emu Plains, until Mavis’s death in 2001.

      The Lamrocks were honoured by the community of Penrith when they were included in the Wall of Fame in 1997 and 1999. Mr. Lamrock was citizen of the year for 2000.

      He is survived by his four children, nine grandchildren, four “grandchildren-in-law” and one great-grandson.
    Person ID I2309  The Rawsthorne Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 

    Father Arthur Stanton LAMROCK,   b. 11 Jun 1869,   d. 18 Jul 1944, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Millicent Beatrice PEARSON,   b. 1883, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1974  (Age 91 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1910  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F1175  Group Sheet

    Family Mavis Gibson HUNTER,   b. 1914,   d. 08 Jan 2001, Emu Plains, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1937  Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F1176  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S221] New South Wales Births, Deaths & Marriages.
      1912-


    2. [S79] From a Distant Field, Colin Field, Internet Version 7.5.

    3. [S367] Field Family Newsletter, Dorothy CEFARIN, Edition 22 (May 2005).

    4. [S79] From a Distant Field, Colin Field, Book: Version 3 (Self Published).

    5. [S236] Pan WILCOX.