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Former Member Details

Mr Edward Rennix LARKIN (1880 - 1915)

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Date of Birth: 03/01/1880
Place of Birth: Lambton, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 24/05/1915
Place of Death: Gallipoli, Turkey
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 13 Dec 1913 10 Jun 1915 1 year 5 months 29 days Killed in action at Dardanelles
Member for Willoughby 13 Dec 1913 10 Jun 1915 1 year 5 months 29 days
The Governor's Opening Speech Committee No. 1 03 Mar 1914 03 Mar 1914 1 day
The Governor's Opening Speech Committee No. 1 07 Jul 1914 23 Feb 1915 7 months 17 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined Willoughby branch in c.1909.
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1911
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Policeman. Educated at St Joseph's Marist Brothers' College, North Sydney; worked in office of Year Book of Australia Company; later joined Police Department, Sergeant in North Sydney; left to become first secretary of New South Wales Rugby League from 1909 until 1913; in youth represented New South Wales and Australia at rugby union; president of New South Wales League of Wheelman; member of Newtown St Joseph's Literary and Debating Club in 1897; Director of Royal North Shore Hospital. Recreational interests include rugby and swimming.
Military Service
Served in Australian Infantry Forces in 1914, 1st Battalion, killed in action as a Sergeant
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of William Joseph, quarryman, and Mary Ann Rennix. Married May Josephine in 1903 and had issue, at least 2 sons. Roman Catholic. Memorial service at St Mary's Roman Catholic cathedral.
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