William Edward SPRING
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. Service # 7979?
Rank: Inspector – retirement
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
Service: From 22 October 1902 to ? ? 1949 = 47 years Service
Enlisted: 8 February 1902 ( previously was a labourer )
Service # 1764
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
Police Awards: ?
Born: ? ? 1879 in Grafton, NSW
Died on: 16 July 1963 at Hornsby
Funeral date: ?
Funeral location: ?
Buried at: – Cremated
Northern Suburbs Memorial Garden, Delhi Rd, North Ryde
East Terrace, Area 1, Section: Wall 1.
Lat / Lng: -33.79486 151.15470
[alert_yellow]WILLIAM is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow] *NEED MORE INFO
Funeral location: ?
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Reel 3043. Item [ 8/3253]
William Edward Spring – Date of Death 16/07/1963, Granted on 04/10/1963
- Date range:
- 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
- Western Sydney Records Centre, Kingswood
BDM: 14190/1879 – Birth.
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:
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.
1910 – Grafton
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.