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

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


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


WILLIAM is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance
  *NEED MORE INFO

 

 

 Funeral location ?

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

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal

Reel  3043.  Item [ 8/3253]

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
Availability:
Available
Location:
Western Sydney Records Centre, Kingswood

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

 

BDM:  14190/1879 – Birth.

BDM:  27121/1963

Father = James

Mother = Julia Lizzie ( 2nd wife )

Died – North Sydney

Married Violet RUSSELL at Waverley.  26533/1949

 

 


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.

 

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

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

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

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

1910 – Grafton

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

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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