Gordon Alan Westbrook

#1601, (23 January 1887-)
FatherHenry Albert Edward Westbrook (1859-19 Mar 1950)
MotherHannah Lord Westbrook (1863-)
Last Edited7 Nov 2013
Gordon Alan Westbrook
(source: Mike McHugh)
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Gordon Alan Westbrook was born on 23 January 1887. He was the son of Henry Albert Edward Westbrook and Hannah Lord Westbrook. Gordon Alan Westbrook was employed by Roberts and Co. Ltd (an auctioneer) circa 1902.1

Gordon Alan Westbrook married Vivien M W McGough on Friday, 10 December 1909.

Gordon Alan Westbrook won the President's Cup for Single-Sculls in 1921 (and was 2nd in the previous year).2 He was an auctioneer's clerk in 1930.1

In 5 February 1930 he sustained a serious injury in that he was run over by a motorboat whilst swimming in Brown's River, in Hobart, and had to have 17 stitches to his back to treat three large gashes.1

Gordon Alan Westbrook coached the Perth University Crew that won the 1932 Oxford-Cambridge Cup, and was several times coach of the Tasmanian King's Cup Eights crew. in 1932.2

Greta became pregnant to Gordon Alan Westbrook and had to be sent to Melbourne in 1938 to avoid the scandal due to both his marriage but also their different religions.2

Gordon Alan Westbrook and Greta Mary Mavis Rust continued to have an affair for more than 20 years, meeting when he came to Melbourne for the Henley Regatta and to spend time with his sons.2

Gordon Alan Westbrook received a gold watch for 49 years service to his employer in May 1951.1
Alan Gordon Westbrook aged 80
(source: Mike McHugh)
He was described as tall and silver-haired.2


1921Note memo only CR CR2
1930Note memo only CR CRBrown's River, in Hobart1
1932Note CR CR2
1938Note memo only CR CRMelbourne2
Note CR CR2
1951Note CR CR1

Family 2

Greta Mary Mavis Rust (c 1912-)


  1. [S37] Unknown newspaper, 1930.
  2. [S682] E-mails from Michael J. McHugh to Tim Hill, 2013- 'ThoseBefore.com - Gordon Alan Westbrook' - 20 September 2013 22:05.