Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Australian Army Crest

William Burns WALMSLEYAge: 38 years19041942

Name
William Burns WALMSLEY
Given names
William Burns
Surname
WALMSLEY
Birth November 17, 1904 31 21
Citation details: WALMSLEY WILLIAM B 33528/1904  HENRY E ALICE J Y LISMORE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Walmsley.GED
Citation details: 23 February 2017
Text:

In part:

"5F: Florence Sylvia Billingham b.19 Feb 1905, Taree Estate, NSW d.18 Jun 2005, Bushland Place Nursing Home, Taree, NSW 1st m.4 Apr 1931, Church of Christ, Taree, NSW To: William Burns Walmsley b.17 Nov 1904, Eltham, Lismore, NSW d.18 Dec 1942, Buna (Pro Bay) Papua New Guinea; bur.Dec 1942, Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea KIA: Sergeant NX107065 AIF 2nd 9th Infantry Battalion 2nd m.1952, Church of Christ, Taree, NSW [don't have definitive marriage date as yet] To: Andrew Murray McAlpin b.29 Feb 1896, Taree, NSW d.14 Feb 1972, Taree, bur.16 Feb 1972, Dawson Lawn Cemetery"

Marriage of parentsHenry Ernest WALMSLEYAlice Jane Young BURNSView this family
about 1904
Citation details: 1416/1904 WALMSLEY HENRY E BURNS ALICE J Y LISMORE
Birth of a sisterMira Jane WALMSLEY
September 16, 1906 (Age 21 months)
Citation details: 25381/1906 WALMSLEY MIRA J HENRY E ALICE J Y LISMORE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn BURNS
about 1908 (Age 3 years)
Citation details: 1882/1908 BURNS JOHN JOHN ESTHER LISMORE
Birth of a sisterFlorence Millie WALMSLEY
January 18, 1909 (Age 4 years)
Citation details: 4974/1909 WALMSLEY FLORENCE M HENRY E ALICE J Y LISMORE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Walmsley.GED
Birth of a brotherHenry Ewing WALMSLEY
November 21, 1910 (Age 6 years)
Publication: Walmsley.GED
Citation details: WALMSLEY HENRY E 39814/1910  HENRY E ALICE J LISMORE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: The Walmsley Family Gedcom has his DOB as 22 November.
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Jane “Millie” GREY
January 10, 191409:00 (Age 9 years)
Cause: Heart trouble
Citation details: 2529/1914 WALMSLEY MARY J GEORGE ISABELLA LISMORE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Walmsley.GED
Walmsley - Mary Jane and William
Walmsley - Mary Jane and William

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Publication: Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954), Monday 12 January 1914, page 4
Burial of a paternal grandmotherMary Jane “Millie” GREY
January 11, 1914 (Age 9 years)
Cemetery: Clunes General
Religion: Church of England
Publication: Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954), Monday 12 January 1914, page 4
Walmsley - Mary Jane and William
Walmsley - Mary Jane and William

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Birth of a brotherGeorge Herbert WALMSLEY
September 10, 1919 (Age 14 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMaria GILMORE
September 25, 1919 (Age 14 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 99
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 17266/1919 BURNS MARIA DAVID JANE BYRON BAY
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam WALMSLEY JP
March 23, 1920 (Age 15 years)
Address: At his son's residence.
Citation details: 3162/1920 WALMSLEY WILLIAM EDWARD SARAH LISMORE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Walmsley.GED
Walmsley - Mary Jane and William
Walmsley - Mary Jane and William

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Publication: Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954), Monday 12 April 1920, page
Note: The Walmsley Family Gedcom and the Whaite Family History web site show an incorrect date of death.
Burial of a paternal grandfatherWilliam WALMSLEY JP
estimated March 24, 1920 (Age 15 years)
Cemetery: Clunes General
Publication: Walmsley.GED
Walmsley - Mary Jane and William
Walmsley - Mary Jane and William

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Birth of a brotherNorman Robert “Norm” WALMSLEY
December 24, 1921 (Age 17 years)

Publication: Walmsley.GED
Marriage of a siblingVictor William Lancelot ELLIOTTMira Jane WALMSLEYView this family
April 24, 1928 (Age 23 years)
Citation details: 9502/1928 ELLIOTT VICTOR W L WALMSLEY MYRA J LISMORE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Religious marriageFlorence Sylvia BILLINGHAMView this family
April 4, 1931 (Age 26 years)
Religion: Church of Christ
Citation details: 7475/1931 WALMSLEY WILLIAM B BILLINGHAM FLORENCE S TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Walmsley.GED
Citation details: 23 February 2017
Text:

In part:

"5F: Florence Sylvia Billingham b.19 Feb 1905, Taree Estate, NSW d.18 Jun 2005, Bushland Place Nursing Home, Taree, NSW 1st m.4 Apr 1931, Church of Christ, Taree, NSW To: William Burns Walmsley b.17 Nov 1904, Eltham, Lismore, NSW d.18 Dec 1942, Buna (Pro Bay) Papua New Guinea; bur.Dec 1942, Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea KIA: Sergeant NX107065 AIF 2nd 9th Infantry Battalion 2nd m.1952, Church of Christ, Taree, NSW [don't have definitive marriage date as yet] To: Andrew Murray McAlpin b.29 Feb 1896, Taree, NSW d.14 Feb 1972, Taree, bur.16 Feb 1972, Dawson Lawn Cemetery"

Publication: NSW : 1911 - 1945
Citation details: Friday 24 April 1931, page 4
Marriage of a siblingHenry THOMPSONFlorence Millie WALMSLEYView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 18, 1933 (Age 28 years)
Address: St. James' Church
Bridesmaid: Ruth THOMPSONsistersister-in-law
Religion: Anglican
Citation details: 18097/1933 THOMPSON HENRY WALMSLEY MILLIE F KYOGLE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Walmsley.GED
Publication: Newspaper published in Lismore NSW between 1876 and 1954
Citation details: Saturday 25 November 1933, page 11
Military
Type: Enlisted
February 25, 1939 (Age 34 years)
Agency: Australian Military Forces
Occupation
Bookeeper
1939 (Age 34 years)
Address: Bent Street
Employer: Morrison's Garage
ResidenceFlorence Sylvia BILLINGHAMView this family
1939 (Age 34 years)
Address: Durkin Street
Occupation
Bookeeper
before 1942 (Age 37 years)

ResidenceFlorence Sylvia BILLINGHAMView this family
July 14, 1942 (Age 37 years)
Address: 2 Macquarie Street
Death December 18, 1942 (Age 38 years)
Cause of death: Killed in action
Publication: Walmsley.GED
Publication: Ida McLeod; 1995
Citation details: Newspaper of 20 January 1943
Memorial Service January 17, 1943 (30 days after death)
Address: Church of Christ
Publication: Newspaper; Taree; NSW; 1898 - 1954
Citation details: Saturday 23 January 1943, page 6
Walmsley - William Burns - Memorial Service
Walmsley - William Burns - Memorial Service

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Burial June 29, 1943 (6 months after death)
Address: Original reference Plot A, Row C Grave 6 Ref B6 C 6
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War
Walmsley - William Burn - Commemorative Certificate
Walmsley - William Burn - Commemorative Certificate

Note: Downloaded from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1904Lismore, , New South Wales, Australia
11 months
himself
Australian Army CrestWilliam Burns WALMSLEY
Birth: November 17, 1904 31 21Eltham, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 18, 1942Buna, Papua New Guinea
22 months
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
Florence Millie WALMSLEY
Birth: January 18, 1909 35 26Eltham, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1984New South Wales, Australia
22 months
younger brother
Walmsley - Henry EwingHenry Ewing WALMSLEY
Birth: November 21, 1910 37 27Mullumbimby, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 7, 1970Mullumbimby, , New South Wales, Australia
sister
Private
brother
Private
younger brother
Australian Army CrestGeorge Herbert WALMSLEY
Birth: September 10, 1919 45 36Lismore, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 10, 1945Papua New Guinea
2 years
younger brother
sister
Private
Family with Florence Sylvia BILLINGHAM - View this family
himself
Australian Army CrestWilliam Burns WALMSLEY
Birth: November 17, 1904 31 21Eltham, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 18, 1942Buna, Papua New Guinea
wife
Marriage: April 4, 1931Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Andrew Murray McALPIN + Florence Sylvia BILLINGHAM - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: October 22, 1952Taree, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthW - Births Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: WALMSLEY WILLIAM B 33528/1904  HENRY E ALICE J Y LISMORE
Quality of data: primary evidence
BirthWalmsley Family Gedcom
Publication: Walmsley.GED
BirthEmails - Stephen Billingham
Citation details: 23 February 2017
Text:

In part:

"5F: Florence Sylvia Billingham b.19 Feb 1905, Taree Estate, NSW d.18 Jun 2005, Bushland Place Nursing Home, Taree, NSW 1st m.4 Apr 1931, Church of Christ, Taree, NSW To: William Burns Walmsley b.17 Nov 1904, Eltham, Lismore, NSW d.18 Dec 1942, Buna (Pro Bay) Papua New Guinea; bur.Dec 1942, Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea KIA: Sergeant NX107065 AIF 2nd 9th Infantry Battalion 2nd m.1952, Church of Christ, Taree, NSW [don't have definitive marriage date as yet] To: Andrew Murray McAlpin b.29 Feb 1896, Taree, NSW d.14 Feb 1972, Taree, bur.16 Feb 1972, Dawson Lawn Cemetery"

BirthMilitary Record - Walmsley - William Burns
MarriageW - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 7475/1931 WALMSLEY WILLIAM B BILLINGHAM FLORENCE S TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
MarriageWalmsley Family Gedcom
Publication: Walmsley.GED
MarriageEmails - Stephen Billingham
Citation details: 23 February 2017
Text:

In part:

"5F: Florence Sylvia Billingham b.19 Feb 1905, Taree Estate, NSW d.18 Jun 2005, Bushland Place Nursing Home, Taree, NSW 1st m.4 Apr 1931, Church of Christ, Taree, NSW To: William Burns Walmsley b.17 Nov 1904, Eltham, Lismore, NSW d.18 Dec 1942, Buna (Pro Bay) Papua New Guinea; bur.Dec 1942, Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea KIA: Sergeant NX107065 AIF 2nd 9th Infantry Battalion 2nd m.1952, Church of Christ, Taree, NSW [don't have definitive marriage date as yet] To: Andrew Murray McAlpin b.29 Feb 1896, Taree, NSW d.14 Feb 1972, Taree, bur.16 Feb 1972, Dawson Lawn Cemetery"

MarriageNewspaper - Nambucca and Bellinger News
Publication: NSW : 1911 - 1945
Citation details: Friday 24 April 1931, page 4
MilitaryMilitary Record - Walmsley - William Burns
OccupationMilitary Record - Walmsley - William Burns
ResidenceMilitary Record - Walmsley - William Burns
OccupationMilitary Record - Walmsley - William Burns
ResidenceMilitary Record - Walmsley - William Burns
DeathWalmsley Family Gedcom
Publication: Walmsley.GED
DeathIndex to The Northern Champion - Obituaries and Inquests
Publication: Ida McLeod; 1995
Citation details: Newspaper of 20 January 1943
DeathMilitary Record - Walmsley - William Burns
Memorial ServiceNewspaper - The Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales
Publication: Newspaper; Taree; NSW; 1898 - 1954
Citation details: Saturday 23 January 1943, page 6
Walmsley - William Burns - Memorial Service
Walmsley - William Burns - Memorial Service

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

BurialCommonwealth War Graves Commission
BurialMilitary Record - Walmsley - William Burns