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Woodward, Alfred (1852–1918)

Bringelly (From our Correspondent.)

The rather sudden death, after a few day's illness, of Mr. A. [Alfred] Woodward, aged 66, on the 18th of last month, came as a shock to his many friends in Bringelly and district, as the last time he was seen by some of them he appeared to be in the best of health. He died at his late residence, 'Ferndale,' Croydon Avenue, Croydon, Sydney. The deceased gentleman had been in the service of the Education Department for 38 years, portion of which was spent at Yarrunga and Wilton, and the last sixteen years at Bringelly, from which school he retired, and took up his residence at Croydon. He was a conscientious teacher, over mindful of the morals and welfare of his pupils; and both during his period of service. and after retirement, took an interest in the public affairs of his country and immediate district. He was a trustee of the Bringelly Methodist Church, and also acted as steward for many years. His bright and cheerful disposition won for him many friends. The interment took place at Rookwood. A short service at the residence was conducted by Rev. G. W. Furner and Chaplain Colonel Green, C.M.G., president of the Methodist Conference, and Rev. R. Allen giving a short address. The Revs. G. W. Furner and R. Allen conducted the service at the graveside. Mr Woodward's first wife and second son are buried at Rossmore, Bringelly. He leaves a widow, three sons, Messrs. Harold, Leo, and Edgar, the last-named being at the front in France; and three daughters, Misses May, Constance, and Ethel.

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'Woodward, Alfred (1852–1918)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/woodward-alfred-19700/text31003, accessed 18 August 2019.

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