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William Henry Prior (1888–1937)

Mr. William Henry Prior, formerly inspector of staff at the head office of the Bank of New South Wales, died at his residence at Roseville yesterday. He retired about four years ago owing to ill-health.

Mr Prior who was a brother of the Chief Industrial Magistrate (Mr E.A. Prior), en listed in the A.I.F. in 1915. He was promoted on the field to the rank of lieutenant and mentioned in despatches. In July 1916 he was seriously wounded near Fleurbaix. Throughout the remainder of the war he served at the A.I.F. headquarters, London. He was made a member of the Order of the British Empire. On his return to Australia he took up industrial work for the associated banks.

Mr Prior is survived by a widow and two children. The funeral will leave the Church of England, Roseville at 2 30 o'clock this after noon for the Northern Suburbs Crematorium

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19 September, 1888
Burrowa, New South Wales, Australia


10 March, 1937 (aged 48)
Roseville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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