William French



County of

Zone - Rural



FRENCH, William farmer --- Brungle - DESTRUCTION OF PESTS. TUMUT, Tuesday..1938 - At a drive at Brungle on Saturday organised by W. French, 332 hares were killed by 30 shooters. Mr A. Last was top scorer with 45. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 28 August 1901).


BRUNGLE NEWS. [From our corrssponesnt.]


The death of Mr. W. W. French has removed from our midst one who for nearly half a century has been a prominent figure in the everyday life of Brungle. He was a son of the soil and had been known to the writer for upwards of 50 vears, who bad seen him crow from boyhood to manhood and thence to a mature age, surrounded by a large family of stalwart sons and daughters who, by their exem plary life, did him credit.

The deceased was a splendid specimen of the earlier Australian native, a type, that in the hustle and burly burly of our latter day life is be coming all too rare. In the full strength of his manhood he was one of the strongest and most robust men of our district, but declining health during the last year or two brought about a noticeable change in him.

He followed the occupation of a teamster for many years, and being the possessor of a good turu-out, few could excel him in that line of business. Of late years he had given his attention to agricultural pursuits. His untimely death will come as a severe blow to those nearest and dearest to him, and to his large circle of relatives. The greatest measure of sympathy is expressed for them by all those who bad the privilege of his acquaintance, and who never failed to recognise his sterling worth. I know thaou hast gone where thy fore head is ptarred, With the beauty that dwelt in thy soul, Where the light of thy Iovolinos3 cannot Nor the heart 'be thrown baok from its goal. I know them hast drunk of the Lethe that flows, Through a land where thy do not forget, That Bhods over memory only repose, And takes from it only regret. - (Ref- 1916


1901 - Mr William French married - in Tumut - (Ref- NSW BDM.

CHILDREN born to Mr William French & in Tumut.

This report is submitted in good faith. All endeavours have been made to make all entries authentic and correct. For any corrections and additional valuable information, maps and photos you may have please contact John

To Home page