Sir Edmund Francis Herring was a senior Australian Army officer during the Second World War. He was the longest-serving Chief Justice and Lieutenant Governor of Victoria. After the war he carved out a successful career as a barrister and King’s Counsel. He died in Melbourne, aged 89, on November 25, 2013.
About Edmund Herring in brief
Sir Edmund Francis Herring was a senior Australian Army officer during the Second World War. He was the longest-serving Chief Justice and Lieutenant Governor of Victoria, serving for three decades. A Rhodes scholar, Herring served with the Royal Field Artillery on the Macedonian front, for which he was awarded the Military Cross and Distinguished Service Order. After the war he carved out a successful career as a barrister and King’s Counsel. He also joined the Australian Army, rising to the rank of colonel by 1939. In 1942, as a corps commander, he commanded the land forces in the Kokoda Track campaign and the Salamaua-Lae campaign. He died in Melbourne, aged 89, on November 25, 2013. He is buried in the Melbourne suburb of Maryborough, Victoria, with his wife, Mary Ranken Lyle, and their two children, Michael and Kathleen. For more information on Herring’s life and work, visit his website: http://www.herring.org.uk/. For more on the Victoria Museum, visit their website: www.virginia.gov.au. For information about the Victoria and New South Wales Museum, go to www.victoriamuseum.co.uk. For details on the Victorian Museum, click here: http:www.victorianmuseum.com/shop/shop-and-shop/store/shop.php.
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