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MR. P. F. QUINLAN DEAD.

Lawyer and State Cricketer.

Following a long illness Mr. Patrick Frank Quinlan, a Perth lawyer and former captain of the West Australian State orirkP't tpanv died at his home in

Mount-street yesterday afternoon. The late Mr. Quinlan, who was 44 years of age, was a son of the late Mr. T. F. Quin lan, C.M.G., a former Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, and a brother of Dr. D. A. Quinlan, of Perth. Born in Perth, Mr. Quinlan was edu cated at Clongowes College, Dublin, a famous Jesuit college. After matriculat ing, he entered Trinity College, Dublin University, where he obtained the de gree of Bachelor of Arts, subsequently graduating in Law. While in Dublin he was prominent as a cricketer. He was

Late Mr. P. F. QUINLAN.

Late Mr. P. F. QUINLAN.

captain of the Trinity College Club and played for the Gentlemen of Ireland, and he also played Rugby at the University. Returning to Perth in 1920, Mr. Quinlan entered into partnership with Mr. J. R. Maxwell in the legal firm of J. and R. Maxwell, and he was in active practice until about four years ago, when ill health compelled him to retire from his profession. In search of health he spent nearly three years in Switzerland, and he also visited other European countries. About 18 months ago he returned to Perth. For many years Mr. Quinlan was an outstanding cricketer in this State. He played for the East Perth Club and on several occasions was a member of West Australian teams which visited the East ern States, once as captain. He also re presented the State in matches played in Perth. A good left-handed opening bats man, Mr. Quinlan was always at his best when runs were needed. His services were in demand as a bowler, as he could swing the new ball dangerously. He was a popu lar player and on all trips proved a de lightful travelling companion. It was a blow to local cricket when he was obliged to retire from active participation in the game. In addition to other activities, Mr. Quinlan was a member of the Western Australian Turf Club and Tattersall's Club. Like his father, who was a member of the committee of the Western Australian Turf Club, the late Mr. Quinlan was the owner of several racehorses and he was a keen follower of the sport. In 1925 Mr. Quinlan married Miss Ella Byrne, a daughter of Dr. Louis Byrne, City Coroner of Dublin, and he is sur vived by his wife and one daughter. A requiem mass will be celebrated in St. Mary's Cathedral tomorrow at 10 ajn., after which the remains will be buried in the family grave at Karrakatta Ceme tery.,

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