Brinley “Bryn” Newton-John

Brinley “Bryn” Newton-John

Cardiff, Wales
Death 3 Jul 1992 (aged 78)
Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 101241715 · View Source
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Brinley ("Bryn") Newton-John was born in the New Market Tavern in the Hayes, Cardiff where his mum worked behind the bar.

Bryn was an MI5 officer on the Enigma project at Bletchley Park and was the officer who took Rudolph Hess into custody during World War II.

He went to Cambridge, where he married Nobel Physics laureate Max Born's daughter, Irene Born in 1937

In 1943 Rona Newton-John was born. Then on Sep 26, 1948 was the birth of Olivia Newton-John.

In 1954 Newton-John's family emigrated to Melbourne, Australia, where he worked as a professor of German and as Master of Ormond College at the University of Melbourne.

Cause of death: cancer of the liver


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