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Sizer, Hon Hubert Ebenezer

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Birth Date: 7 August 1893 (Cambridge, England)

Death Date: 4 May 1973 (Murrindindi, Victoria, Australia)

Parents: Ebenezer Sizer and Harriet Jane (nee Watts)

Family: (2) Ruby Ann Hawkins on 23 July 1923 at Bald Hills, 2 sons, 1 daughter, (1) Florence Jane Sturgiss on 15 September 1917 in Brisbane, 1 son

Religion: Protestant


Cadet journalist, 'Cambridge Chronicle'; Journalist, 'The Age' (Melbourne) and 'Daily Mail' (Brisbane)

Military Service: Great War: Enlisted with AIF in Aug 1914 and left Brisbane on the Omrah with the original 9th Infantry Battalion in Sep 1914 ; Served at Gallipoli, including the landing in 1915; He was a member of the first raiding party organised by Australians which successfully raided the ‘Twin Trenches’ at Fort Gaba Tepe and he is mentioned in the Official War History for his part in the capture of Turkish guns during the landing. He remained in Gallipoli until just before the evacuation. After promotion to corporal he was invalided to England and eventually discharged as medically unfit in June 1916

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NAT Nundah 16 Mar 1918 15 May 1923
Assembly UAP Sandgate 15 May 1923 7 May 1926
Assembly CPNP Sandgate 8 May 1926 11 May 1935

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Secretary for Labour and Industry 21 May 1929 17 Jun 1932

Additional Information

Notes: Assisted in the formation of the Returned Soldiers and Patriots' League. Member, Australian Journalists' Association

Sources: Image courtesy of the Queensland State Archives, Digital Image 26413; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001); Moroney, T, 'Sizer, Hubert Ebenezer (1893-1973)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, V.11, Melbourne University Press, 1988; Hughes, Colin A and BD Graham, Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly 1890-1964, (Canberra: ANU, Department of Political Science, 1974)

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