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OBITUARY 1945: WILLIAMS, WIlliam died 1945 in Australia (born Porthleven)



The Advertiser (Adelaide,SA: 1931-1964) Wed 28 Feb 1945 Page 7
OBITUARIES
Mr. William Williams, of Esmond Road, Pirie South, who died at Keswick Hospital on February 9, aged 43, was born at Porthleven, Cornwall, England and came to Australia in 1912 with his parents, who are still living in Port Pirie. About 30 years of his life were spent in that town, and for 19 years be was employed at the Smelters. He enlisted in the AIF four years ago, but illness made it necessary for him to spend many months at Keswick Hospital, and eventually caused his discharge from the army. As a youth he was secretary of the Central Methodist Mission Junior Department, and later became secretary of the Risdon Methodist choir. At one time he was captain of the YMCA team to the Port Pirie Soccer Associaton. He married Miss Mary E. Trezise, of Port Pirie who survives, with two sons. Mr Martin McCarthy died at his home Goodwood road, Goodwood, on February 6 at the age of 78. In 1890 after having been engaged in farming at Kapunda and the Franklin Harbor district for several years, he joined the South Australian Mounted Police. His early
life in the force was spent in the north. From headquarters at Port Augusta he travelled frequently as far as Oodnadatta and the New South Wales and Queensland borders. He married while at Port Augusta. He was later in charge of police stations at Blinman, Port Augusta West, Minlaton. Yorke-town, Eudunda, Strathalbyn. He then went to Port Lincoln, where he was appointed sergeant, and finished his service at  Moonta. Mr McCarthy had six children one of whom, Cpl. Joseph McCarthy, is a prisoner of war in Borneo.


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