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William Archibald Windeyer (1871–1943)

Mr. W. A. Windeyer, whose death occurred yesterday at a private hospital after a short illness, was a member of a well-known Sydney legal family. He was senior member of the firm of Windeyer and Co., and had been a solicitor and notary public since 1896.

Mr. Windeyer was the second son of the late Sir William and Lady Windeyer, and was born in Sydney on April 9, 1871. For many years, he was actively engaged in municipal affairs, and took a great interest in patriotic and charitable organisations.

He was an alderman of Hunter's Hill Municipal Council for 23 years, and mayor for nine years. He succeeded the late Sir Kelso King as chairman of the Boy Scouts' Association, of which he had been deputy chairman since 1923.

Mr. Windeyer's work for returned soldiers was recognised by the Federal Council of the Returned Soldiers' League, which, in 1936, awarded him the Certificate of Merit for New South Wales. In 1902, he was awarded the silver medal of the Royal Humane and Shipwreck Society.

Mr. Windeyer, who married a daughter of the late Dr. John le Gay Brereton, of Sydney, is survived by his widow, two sons—Brigadier W. J. V. Windeyer, D.S.O., E.D., and Mr. A. C. Windeyer, a Sydney solicitor— and a daughter, Miss Mary Windeyer. Another son, Captain H. F. Windeyer, died of wounds received at Tobruk.

A funeral service will be held at All Saints' Church, Hunter's Hill, at 11 a.m. to-day. The cremation will be private.

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9 April, 1871
Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


25 March, 1943 (aged 71)
Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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