William Edward SPRING

William Edward SPRING

New South Wales Police Force

Regd.  Service #   7979?

Rank:  Inspector – retirement

Stations

1902 – Depot

1902 – No 7 Division

1909 – Grafton

1910 – Maclean

1913 – Narrandera

1913 – No 9 Division

1917 – No 10 Division

1921 – No 1 Division

1933 – No 4 Division

1933 – No 2 Division

1936 – Kempsey

1938 – No 10 Division

1938 – Officer in Charge, No 15 Division

ServiceFrom  22 October 1902  to  ? ? 1949 = 47 years Service

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Boer War

Regiment?

Enlisted:                       8 February 1902 ( previously was a labourer )

Age:                                22

Service #                       1764

Rank:                             Trooper

Embarkation?

Next of kin:                 Sister.  Mrs E. Warrington, Denman, NSW

Religion:                      C of E

Single / Married?

Returned to Australia ?

Desc:                        6′ 1.5″, Blue eyes, 34.5″ chest, dark complexion, black hair

http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=687329&isAv=N

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Police Awards?

Born? ? 1879 in Grafton, NSW

Died on16 July 1963 at Hornsby

Cause?

Age:  86

Funeral date?

Funeral location?

Buried at:  – Cremated

 Memorial at:

Northern Suburbs Memorial Garden, Delhi Rd, North Ryde

East Terrace, Area 1,  Section:  Wall 1.

Lat / Lng:  -33.79486   151.15470

http://www.heavenaddress.com/resting_place/view/765795/r


[alert_yellow]WILLIAM is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow]  *NEED MORE INFO

 

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 Funeral location ?

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FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal

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Reel  3043.  Item [ 8/3253]

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William Edward Spring – Date of Death 16/07/1963, Granted on 04/10/1963

Date range:
unknown
Item Number Or Control Symbol:
Series 4-564126
Descriptive Note:
William Edward Spring – Date of Death 16/07/1963, Granted on 04/10/1963
Access Direction:
Effect: Early; Duration: 5 years from grant of probate
Availability:
Available
Location:
Western Sydney Records Centre, Kingswood

http://api.records.nsw.gov.au/items/1136601

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BDM:  14190/1879 – Birth.

BDM:  27121/1963

Father = James

Mother = Julia Lizzie ( 2nd wife )

Died – North Sydney

Married Violet RUSSELL at Waverley.  26533/1949

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Message from Andy Spring to NSW Fallen Police FB Group on 30 June 2016:

I have finally closed another Chapter, I have finally found our 3 x Great Uncles resting place.

William Edward Spring, born 1879, to James and Julia (2nd Wife) at Grafton NSW.

William went to live with his Step sister after the deaths of his Parents, James 1886, Julia in 1890.

In 1902, he joined the Army to fight in the Boar War.  He made it to Africa in time to come home again, once he got back, he joined the NSW Police Force in 1902, and retired as a Inspector 1n 1949 and resided in Hornsby (Sydney) until his death in 1963.

His second wife Violet passed away the following year – 1964.

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Further followup stories:  To be confirmed if it is, in fact, the same person:

Redfern:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/229663004?searchTerm=%22constable%20william%20spring%22&searchLimits=sortby=dateAsc

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http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/114324278?searchTerm=%22constable%20william%20spring%22&searchLimits=sortby=dateAsc

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TWYFORD. – The Friends of Constable William SPRING, of Redfern, are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of his late beloved Brother-In-Law, George William Twyford ; to move from his late residence, Rawson avenue, West Kogarah, This ( Thursday ) Afternoon, at 2 o’clock, for Sutherland Cemetery.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/14830376?searchTerm=%22constable%20william%20spring%22&searchLimits=sortby=dateAsc

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http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/228067350?searchTerm=%22constable%20william%20spring%22&searchLimits=sortby=dateAsc

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1910 – Grafton

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/61514070?searchTerm=%22constable%20w.%20spring%22&searchLimits=sortby=dateAsc

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1913 – Narandera

Furniture Sale. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26TH T. H. ELWIN has received instructions from Constable W. E. Spring, who is leaving for Sydney, to sell by public auction at his residence, the Police Station, Narandera, on the above date, at 2.30 o’clock, all his household furniture and effects, comprising : Dining tables, Austrian chairs, single and double bedsteads, wire mattresses and bedding, washstands and ware, duchess chests, linoleums, crockery, kitchen and laundry requisites, etc., etc. NO RESERVE T. H. ELWIN, Auctioneer.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/99995581?searchTerm=%22constable%20w.%20spring%22&searchLimits=sortby=dateAsc

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Denis McDONALD

Denis McDONALD

aka Denny

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. Service # ? 8007

Rank:  Sergeant – retired

Stations?, O.I.C. Double Bay ( No. 10 Division ) for 11 years

Service:  From  13 December 1902  to  ? 1933 = 31 years Service

Awards?

Born? ? 1875 in Moruya, NSW

 

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Boer War

Regiment:  2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles

Enlisted:  ?

Service #  ?

Rank:  Sergeant

Embarkation:  from Sydney on ? March 1901 to Port Elizabeth, South Africa on 17 April 1901

Next of kin:  ?

Religion:  ?

Single / Married:  ?

Returned to Australia:  4 June 1902

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Awards?

Died on?

Place of death?

Cause?

Age?

Funeral date?

Funeral location?

Buried at?

Memorial at?

[alert_blue]DENNIS is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_blue] * NOT JOB RELATED

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Funeral location:  ?

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The North Western Courier ( Narrabri, NSW )      Monday  5 June 1933     Page 1 of 4

Over 5000 citizens attended a farewell send-off to Sergeant McDonald, at the Paddington Town Hall, Sydney.

For some time he worked as a foreman in the Colonial Sugar Company mills in Fiji. He entered the police force in 1902. Sergeant McDonald was presented with a wallet of notes.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/136339709

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Windsor and Richmond Gazette ( NSW )      Friday  9 June 1933     page 7 of 12

VARIED CAREER

POLICE SERGEANT LOOKS BACK  

BROTHER OF MR. A. J. McDONALD

Sergeant – Dennis ( ” Denny ” ) McDonald, brother of Mr. A. J. McDonald, formerly teacher in charge of the Cattai Public School, who was for 11 years in charge of the Double Bay police station, has just retired, owing to ill-health, declared, after 31 years in the force, that, despite risks, he would like to do his service over again.

He advises physically fit young men of ambition to join the New South Wales force which, he says, offers excellent opportunities for advancement.

At the age of 15 he was a trucker in a mine near Moruya, where he was born. He was later a miner in various parts of Queensland, and served in the Boer War, as a sergeant in the second regiment of the New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

On his return he worked as a foreman in the Colonial Sugar Company’s mills at Lautoka (Fiji), and entered the police force in Sydney in 1902.

A runner of note in his younger days, Sergeant McDonald was a member of the old Sir Joseph Banks Athletic Club.

At the Paddington Town Hall last week over 500 citizens and police of No. 10 division attended a send-off to Sergeant McDonald.   He was presented with a wallet of  notes.

Among those present was the Mayor of Woollahra ( Ald. Latimer ), who presided, the Minister for Labor ( Mr. Dunninghan ), Inspector Stanton ( officer-in-charge of No. 10 division ), Sergeant G Gavin ( president of the Police Association ) and Mr. C. Cosgrove ( secretary ), Ald. O’Sullivan, M.L.A., Ald. R. Stapleton ( Mayor of Paddington ), and ( Ald. Aubrey Smith.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/86052933

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NSW State Records:

Reel 3043  Item 8/3253

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Harry Frank Turnbull MILLER

Harry Frank Turnbull MILLER

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  8096

Rank?

Stations:  Woodstock?, thought to have been in the Police in Sydney after his stint in the Boer War

Service:  From  7 August 1903  to  ?

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Boer War

Unit:  2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles

Enlisted:  Friday  22 February 1901

Service #  846

Rank:  Trooper

Embarkation:  ?

Next of kin:  ?

Religion:  ?

Single / Married:  ?

Conflict:   South Africa 1899 – 1902 ( Boer War )

Discharged:  Tuesday  4 November 1902

Age: 22

Desc:  5′ 10″, Fair complexion, brown hair

Living in Merewether, Newcastle, NSW

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Awards:  South African Medal ( Queens ) with 3 clasps – issued 9 November 1903

King’s South Africa Medal with 2 clasps – issued 9 November 1903

Born5 June 1881

Died on:  Thursday  22 June 1950

Place of death?

Cause:  Suffered an illness ever since the Boer War

Age:  70 – 71?

Funeral date?

Funeral location?

Buried at?

Memorial at?

[alert_blue]HARRY is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_blue] * NOT JOB RELATED

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FURTHER INFORMATION REQUIRED ON THIS MAN

You have provided a bit more info than I currently have about Henry Chadban, who is my first cousin twice removed!

I have some others in my genealogy who were also reported to be NSW Policemen, though my quick search of your site did not bring them up. I’m wondering if you have come across them?

GALLARD, Alfred – b 1870 – thought to have been in the Police in Broken Hill
McBEATH, Norman – b c1802 – thought to have been in the Police in Mudgee abt 1881
MILLER, Harry Frank Turnbull – b1881 – thought to have been in the Police in Sydney after his stint in the Boer War
I would love to know if you have anything on these men!
Thank you, once again!

Regards,
Megan Tilley

18 August 2015

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Birth:  Harry F T Miller – born 1881.  Registration # 5127/1881.  Father:  Harry  Mother:  Jane.  Born in Petersham District, NSW.

https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au/

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Harry is believed to have been stationed at a One Man station for many years at Woodstock.  He has been described as a ‘big man’ and could sing.

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Registers of Police
Service No    Surname  First Name      DOB    Native Of                      Date Appointed      Reel       Item Remarks
8096             MILLER   Harry Frank    1881    New South Wales        7 Aug 1903              3043     [8/3253]

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