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Late of Macquarie St, South Windsor

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  ????

Rank:  Constable

Stations:  Riverstone

ServiceFrom  28 March 1949  to  10 August 1953 =  4+ years Service


World War II

Australian Imperial Force     Australian Army

Regiment:                      2/4 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment ( RAA )

Enlisted:                        9 July 1941, Paddington, NSW

Service #                        NX38321

Rank:                              Gunner

Embarkation:  ?

Next of kin:                   Ethel WILLIAMS

Born:                               12 January 1922

Religion:  ?

Single / Married:  ?

Returned to Australia:  ?

Date of Discharge:     12 October 1945


Awards:   No find on It’s An Honour

Born:  12 January 1922 at Leeton, NSW

Died on:   10 August 1953

Age:  30

Cause:   Motor Vehicle Accident – Police Bike – Rider

Event location:   Riverstone Rd, Riverstone

Event date:   9 August 1953

Death location:  Prince Henry Hospital

Funeral date:   12 August 1953

Funeral location:   ?

Funeral Parlour?

Buried at:   McGraths Hill Cemetery, Charles St

 Row 11, Plot 2

Memorial located at:   ?



Gunner, Evan Clyde WILLIAMS
Gunner, Evan Clyde WILLIAMS


Evan Clyde WILLIAMS is buried with Ian Gary WILLIAMS - son - 1952 - 1957
Evan Clyde WILLIAMS is buried with Ian Gary WILLIAMS – son – 1952 – 1957

[Half headstone missing] …Memory of / …OUR FOND FATHER / …WILLIAMS / …AGED 30 YEARS / …o / …WILLIAMS / …AGED 5 YEARS / …ISSED. [Note: Earlier transcriptions have Evan Clyde Williams died 11th August 1953 aged 30 years & Ian Gary Willilams died 23rd November 1957 aged 5 years]
[Half headstone missing] …Memory of / …OUR FOND FATHER / …WILLIAMS / …AGED 30 YEARS / …o / …WILLIAMS / …AGED 5 YEARS / …ISSED. [Note: Earlier transcriptions have Evan Clyde Williams died 11th August 1953 aged 30 years & Ian Gary Williams died 23rd November 1957 aged 5 years]



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Grave location TBA





May they forever Rest In Peace


On the evening of 9 August, 1953 Constable Williams was riding a police motor cycle outfit along Riverstone Road, Riverstone when the cycle collided with another vehicle which had been travelling in the opposite direction. The constable was treated at the scene before being conveyed to the Hawkesbury District Hospital suffering from severe injuries including a fractured skull. He was transferred to the Prince Henry Hospital that night, where he was operated on, however he died on 11 10 August, 1953 without regaining consciousness.

The constable was on his way home from duty when the accident occurred.

The constable was born in 1923 and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 28 March, 1949. At the time of his death he was stationed at Riverstone.




Murrumbidgee Irrigator (Leeton, NSW : 1915 – 1954), Friday 14 August 1953, page 2


The Late Cst. E. Williams

Residents of Merungle Hill were shocked to learn of the death of Constable Evan Williams, who died on Monday night as the result of injuries sustained in a motor cycle accident.

The late Mr. Williams was a member of the Police Force, and while riding a motor cycle between Parramatta and Windsor on Sunday night his machine came into collision with a motor car. He sustained a fractured skull, and a broken leg. He was taken by Ambulance to the Coast Hospital where doctors performed an operation in an effort to save his life. Despite the best medical skill however, he died from his injuries. The late Mr. Williams’ parents who reside at Merungle Hill, did not learn of the accident until told about it by a neighbor on Monday morning who had heard it In a news bulletin broadcast over the air. Mr. Williams immediately got into touch with the police who informed him that they had been endeavouring to locate him. Mr. and Mrs. Williams caught Monday night’s train for Sydney, but when they arrived at the Hospital the sad news had to be broken to them that their son had passed away during the night. The late Evan Clyde Williams was born at his parents home which is situated opposite the Merungle Hill School where he received his first schooling. He later attended the Leeton Intermediate High School. He was a returned soldier of the second World War and saw service In the Middle East and New Guinea. He was about 31 years of age, and is survived by his wife and two children. The funeral was held at the Windsor Cemetery on Wednesday. Mrs. Eckley, a next door neighbor of the Williams family, who had known the deceased ever since he was a little boy, said that the news of his untimely death came as a great shock to the people of Merungle Hill where he was so well-known and the shock was all the greater because of the fact that the announcement came so suddenly and unexpectedly over the air.



Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Wednesday 12 August 1953, page 28

WILLIAMS, Evan Clyde.— August 10, 1953 (suddenly), late police constable, dearly loved husband of Pyhllis Williams of Macquarie street, South Windsor, and dear father of Graham and Ian, aged 30 years.



Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 – 1954), Tuesday 11 August 1953, page 21


Constable Evan Clyde Williams, 30, of Riverstone, who was seriously hurt when his motorcycle outfit collided with a car near Vineyards railway station, Windsor, on Sunday night, died in Prince Henry Hospital early today.




Murrumbidgee Irrigator (Leeton, NSW : 1915 – 1954), Tuesday 5 August 1941, page 2


Corporal Evan Williams, a Digger of the last war, who is now serving with the Hay Garrison, was seen in Leeton during the week-end with his son, Gunner Evan Clyde Williams, also in khaki. The latter has enlisted for service abroad, and is attached to the anti-tank reinforcements. Mr. Williams senior arranged his leave to be home with his son, and also to attend the 21st birthday party given in honor of his daughter, Joy, last night. She was the first baby born on Merungle Hill soldier settlement.




Murrumbidgee Irrigator (Leeton, NSW : 1915 – 1954), Tuesday 9 November 1943, page 2



GUNNER EVAN CLYDE WILLIAMS as been wounded in action. Gunner Williams, who served in the Middle East, was in action in New Guinea. His father Cpl. Evan Williams, is attached to the garrison force at Hay. The wounded soldier’s mother, who resides at Merungle Hill, is at present a patient in the District Hospital, where she underwent an operation. The telegram containing the notification read as follows: ‘I regret to inform you that Gunner Evan Clyde Williams has been wounded in action. The Minister for the Army extends his sincere sympathy.’



Relatives of killed officer Evan Clyde Williams being sought

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