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James Spencer Spurway (1858–1928)

Mr. James Spencer Spurway, who was formerly secretary to the New South Wales Railway Commissioners, died yesterday at his residence, Boundary-street, Croydon, at the age of 69 years. Mr. Spurway was a native of Ryde, and received his education at the Sydney Grammar School. He entered the railway service on March 21, 1876. For some years he was engaged in the records and correspondence branches of the head office. Upon the re-organisation of the railway and tramway services by the late Mr. E. M. G. Eddy in 1889, Mr. Spurway became chief clerk, and in April, 1910, he was appointed secretary to the Commissioners in succession to Mr. Hugh McLachlan. Mr. Spurway served in the department for 43 years, and held the position of secretary for nine years. He retired from the latter position in 1915, when he was succeeded by the present secretary, Mr. W. J. Morris. As a cricketer Mr. Spurway had some excellent performances to his credit.

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  • funeral, Sydney Morning Herald, 7 June 1928, p 8

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