Roy William SPURWAY

SPURWAY, Roy William

Service Number: 685
Enlisted: 1 February 1915, Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Parramatta, NSW, 3 August 1893
Home Town: Bloomfield, Orange Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: East Orange Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Orange, NSW, 25 November 1941, aged 48 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Orange General Cemetery, New South Wales
Church of England; Area - Old; Section X; Number 5
Memorials: East Orange Public School Roll of Honor, New South Wales Garden of Remembrance (Rookwood Necropolis), Orange Holy Trinity Anglican Church Honour Board, Orange WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

1 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 685, 17th Infantry Battalion, Liverpool, NSW
12 May 1915: Involvement Private, 685, 17th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Themistocles embarkation_ship_number: A32 public_note: ''
12 May 1915: Embarked Private, 685, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William Thomas SPURWAY and Rebecca Jane nee COWELL, Bloomfield near Orange, New South Wales

Husband of Margaret Myrtle SPURWAY nee AMBROSE

A returned soldier and member of a well known Orange family, Mr. Roy William Spurway died suddenly at his home, Cemetery Lane, early yesterday  morning, at the age of 48 years. During the day Mr. Spurway had complained of being unwell. Early yesterday morning, he went to get a glass of water, when he collapsed in the kitchen of his home, and was dead before medical aid could be summoned.
Well liked by members of the fruit growing industry, Mr. Spurway conducted an orchard in the district for many years. He served at World War No. 1,  and was in the same Battalion as the late Snowy Evans. Besides his widow and two children, he is survived by three brothers, Sid (Orange), Jack  (Orange) and Les (Ermington) and three sisters, Mrs. Jack Milton (Orange), Mrs. Bowen and Mrs. Slater, both of North Sydney.
His funeral will leave his late residence at 10 o'clock this morning, for the Church of England portion of the Orange cemetery. Mrs. F. Ford and Sons  have charge of the mortuary arrangements.