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Leopold Wolfe (Leo) Cohen (1872–1969)

Leopold Wolfe Cohen was in London at the outbreak of the Boer War and fought with the City of London Imperial Volunteers. He joined the Sydney stockbrokerage of Ernest L Davis & Company, and was its general manager/senior partner beginning from the early 1940s, until he retired in the early 1960s.

Cohen served as the Honorary Treasurer of the Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home and the related Isabella Lazarus Home for Jewish Children (Hunters Hill) for over 50 years. He was a member of the New South Wales Club, and the Australian Jockey Club.

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Life Summary [details]


28 September, 1872
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia


6 April, 1969 (aged 96)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

Religious Influence

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