Remembering Barry Crommelin

Barry Crommelin of Perth, Western Australia passed away on April 10, his 83rd year, following a lengthy battle with mantle cell lymphoma. In 1958 Barry founded the notable Crommelin Chemicals business which has become a leading supplier of waterproofing products and sealants in Australia and Asia.

He was active in civic politics having served as shire president of the Peppermint Grove community in Perth. Barry was also passionate about the Crommelin family and in the process of compiling a history of the English aspect of the family with the help of an eminent genealogist in Britain. Some relations will recall celebrating his 80th anniversary in 2013.

Barry was survived by Carole, his wife of 45 years, and sons, Tim and Peter and their families. The 'Order of Australia' medal was awarded on 5 May 2013 to Carole Crommelin, Peppermint Grove, Perth, WA for her activities with regard to health and charitable work in that community. Carole Crommelin-Jackson was also the lovely 'Miss Australia' for 1965.

Here we review some articles that give further background on Barry Crommelin, a notable Australian citizen.

Barry on the left; Carole 3rd from left