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David William Perks

Male 1895 - 1952  (57 years)

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  • Name David William Perks 
    Born 23 Feb 1895  Rye Park, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Milit-Beg 16 Aug 1940  Paddington, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • and was discharged on 17 April 1941 as a Lance Corporal in 16 Garrison Battalion. His Army Service Number was N77610
    Milit-Beg 14 Aug 1942  Young, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • and was discharged on 25 September 1945 as a Private with 18 Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps Part Time Duty. His Army Service Number was N407420
    Died 29 Apr 1952  Rye Park, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 30 May 1952  The Boorowa News, Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2


      Mr. David William Perks

      As previously announced in a recent issue the sudden death of Mr. David William Perks, well-known and popu- lar citizen of Rye Park, who passed away in the Boorowa District Hospital on Tuesday afternoon, April 29, caused widespread regret throughout the district.

      When the late Mr. Perks rose on the morning of April 29, he appeared to be in his usual good health, it was whilst cutting down a sheep at his residence that he became suddenly ill and was soon after- wards transferred from his home by ambulance to the Boo- rowa District Hospital, where, despite all possible medical at- tention, he failed to rally, and passed away that night (Tuesday).

      The late Mr. Perks, who was 57 years of age, resided in the Rye Park district all his life, was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Perks, also of Rye Park.

      For a period of thirty years he successfully followed the occupation of grazier, and for the past fourteen years helped in the conducting of the Rye Park post-office.

      As a member of the A.I.F. in World War I, the late Mr. Perks represented an Australian Servicemen's cricket eleven against an English Service-men's team in a match played in England. When World War II broke out, the deceased was on garrison duty at Hay. Following his dicharge he be- came active in the V.D.C. and was Company Sergeant-Major. The late Mr. Perks was al- ways a popular citizen and took a very keen interest in all public bodies for the welfare of Rye Park, where he had on occasions occupied the positions of president to the Soldiers' Memorial Hall Committee and treasurer of the same commit- tee.

      He was known as the 'father of sport' in his town for many years and, apart from being an active member himself in cricket and tennis, had also oc- cupied executive positions on these clubs which controlled his two favourite sports for which he did very much. He was recently president of the Sat- urday District Cricket Compe- tition as well as an active play ing member.

      As a particularly fine shot in the earlier days, Mr. Perks played his part in the Rye Park Rifle Club and, about the same period, made his presence felt on the football field.

      As president of the Boorowa Returned Soldiers' League, he was instrumental in the establishment of Boorowa and District Ex-Servicemen's Club and was a member of the Boorowa and District War Memorial Fund since its inception, where his help and advice was much valued.

      He was a keen bowls and golf player at the time of his death and had represented at the Country Week' Bowls Carnivals.

      The passing of 'Dave' Perks, Rye Park lost one of its finest and most forceful and most popular citizens who, when he did a job, did it well and who was always a great neighbour and friend.

      The late Mr. Perks' funeral was the largest ever seen at Rye Park and this, together with the extremely large number of floral tributes, was indicative of the high esteem in which the deceased was held.

      The late Mr. Perks leaves a sorrowing wife and a daughter Joan, both of Rye Park. He is also survived by one brother and one sister, Sarah (Mrs. T. J. Mewburn), of Mossvale. One brother, Tom, predeceased him.

      Following the service held at the Methodist Church, Rye Park, by Rev. A. Blackert, of Boorowa, the funeral cortege left for the Methodist portion of the Rye Park cemetery, where the remains were laid to rest. Rev. Blackert officiated at the graveside.

      R.S.L. members, headed by the president (Mr. C. L. Starr) and members of the Masonic Lodge formed a guard of honour, and the coffin was draped with the Union Jack and the family wreath, which was lowered with it. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Mr. O. J. Stuart, of Boorowa.

      The casket was covered by many beautiful floral tributes, and these were forwarded by the following: Loving wife and daughter; Dad; Sarah and Tom; Perks family (Victoria); Gwen. Clem and Wendy; Allie, Wal- ter, Norma ami Betty; Reba, Jack and family; Mavis, Jack and family; Nell, Tom and fam- ily; Alma; George and family; Vere and Flo; Aunties Ann and Elizabeth; Uncle Charlie and Auntie Bertha; Audrey, Ray and Richard; Laurel and Trev- or; Ken and Eve; Chris and Jack; Ivan, Wally and Olive; Auntie and Edith; Auntie M. Jolley; Lee and Dick; Wallie, Hazel and Les; Herb, Alice, Al- lan and Ken; George, Bell, Bert and Noel Halley; Vera, Ted and Earle; Daisy, Percy and Claude; Winnie, Wib and fam- ily; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Moorby, family; J. and E. Roberts, Lance and family; Charlie, Jean and and Cedric; Mrs. A. M. Moorby and family; Roy, Dorothy and family; Nellie Moorby and fam- ily; Tom; May Moorby and Al- ister; Hector, Eileen and fam- ily; May, Dick and family. 1914-18 Diggers; Boorowa. Sub-branch R.S.L.; Boorowa Ex-Service Club, members Ma- sonic Lodge, Boorowa; Church of England, Rye Park; Booro- wa Young Anglican Movement; Rye Park Ladies' Aid; Parents and Citizens' Association; Pupils and Teachers, Rye Park Public School; Rye Park Sol- diers' Memorial Hall Commit- tee; M. B. McMahon, manager Rural Bank, Boorowa; Farmers and Graziers, Goulburn; S. D. Bobbin and Company; Commit- tee and members Boorowa Golf Club; all Associates Golf Club, Boorowa; president and mem bers Boorowa Bowling Club; Farmers and Graziers' Bowling Club, Goulburn; Saturday Cricket Competition, Boorowa; Rye Park Public Tennis Club; Welcome Tennis Club; Bala Tennis Club; Rje Park Rifle Club; M. J. Rolfe and family; Rye Park School; Ivy and Mar- jory; Jack, Elma Moore and family; Clem and Betty; Eric and Susie; Reg, Gertie and family; Ben, Kath, Dulcie and Kath; Frank and Dulcie; Jack, Joyce and family; Jack, Sylvia and family. Isobel and Dick Ollerenshaw; Ned, Mrs. Fuller and Mervyn; Austin, Olive Adams and fam- ily; Win and Viv. Noble; Beryl, Jock and Peter Dewar; Kevin and Tom Costello; Mrs. H. Bar- ton; Charlie, Miriam and fam- ily; Mrs. A. L. Banks; Steve, Amy and family; Henry and Maria Gorham; Vera, Eric and family; Frank, Coral and Philip; Mr. and Mrs. T. Arm- strong; Cliff and Colin Fuller; Les, Barbara Mills and family; Jim and Muriel Cliff; Edna and Jack Leggo; Sid, Mrs. Dockett and family; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Mills and Joyce; Glover and Olive Moorby and Pat; Fred and all at 'Maben'; Laurel and Arnold; Kath, Jim and Freda Noakes; Harvey, Doris and family; Enid, Walter and fam- ily; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Carrod- us and family; Lus, Tom and Allan; Dawn, Kevin and boys; Flo Jobbins (Wagga); Mollie Ticehurst (Cowra); Minnie Stan, Malcolm and Deidre; Edith and Albert Holgate; Southwells of 'Fairy Farm'; M. J. Banks and family; Bess, Jim Arantz and Brian; Kevin Wyn and family; All at 'Wil- lowmere'; Baden, Mrs, Smith and family. Pat, Gordon, Candy and Chris Commens; Efvin and Edna; Gordon, Edna, Greg and Barry Fuller; Mr. and Mrs. J. Butt, Ollie, Clem and family; Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Davis and family; Jim, Mrs. Keefe and family and Lydia Gorham; Bill, Mag and family; Ken, Stella and fam- ily; Mr. and Mrs. F. Mills and George T. Perceval and family; Albert, Mrs. Bryce and family; Alf ana Muriel Perce val and family; Ken and Dor- een; JRay, Thelma and Theley Sullivan; Ken, Melba and girls; Mr. and Mrs. Muntly and fam- ily; Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Ar mour, Allan and June; Glen and Jean Bush; Alan, Marie and girls; Mrs. McGratli and Fran- cis; Rex and Marie Geary; Les- lie and Pat; all at 'Broken Dam'; J. and G. Hazell; M. Edgerton; Mr. and Mrs. E. Cro- ker; Harry, Irene Corcoran and boys; Ray, Thelma and Doris; Alice Malone and family; Flor- rie, Gordon Gorham and fam- ily; Gertie, Len Taylor and family; Dulcie, Victor, Kaye and Sandra; Gladys and Allan Pollard; F. M. Perceval; R. J. and Mrs. Martin; Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Harris; Lynn and Harry Dowling, Sid and Beulah. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Sargent; Mr. and Mrs. H. Southwell; El- phick family; Evelyn, Ken and Alma Gorham; Ena and Billy Palmer; Walter and Mrs. Apps; George, Martha, Douglas and Kevin; Mr. & Mrs. A.. Frost and John; Liomtf and Hilda Daly and boys; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Southwell; Gordon, Flo and family; Joyce and Lyn; B. M. Gorham and Lance; Stan, Mrs. McCann and Pauline; Lindsay, Lily Gruber and family; Len, Kathleen and family; G. Gay and family; Herbert and Nina Banks and family; L. P. Noakes and family; Kath and Wes Per- ceval; Edley, Mrs. Perceval and family; Mr. and Mrs. F. Hughes; Betty, Alister and family; Sibyl and Jake Thom- as; Major and Mrs. Williams and family; Mr. and Mrs. Noel Armstrong; Reg. Gladys and family; Mr. J. Holgate and Eu- nice; Mr, ami Mrs. C. South- well and Graham; Mrs. Pitches, Phyllis and Arnold; Hughie, Mrs. Gorham and family; Rita, Aubrey and family; Bill and Pearl Bush; Bill and Ivy Rees. and family; Alf and Plioebe Stuart; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Armour and family; Mr. and Mrs. J. Penning and Olive; Laura Murray and Angie; M. J. and A. J. S. Gorham; H. Gru- ber and girls; Mr. and Mrs. Alf Southwell and Greta; Edna Southwell and Mrs. F. C. South well; Will, Myrtle, Ralph and Delia; Mr. and Mrs. Eric Moor- by; Ailsa, Stan and family.

    Person ID I1293  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2014 

    Father Richard Perks,   b. 12 Jan 1836, O'Connell Plains, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jun 1904, Yass Street, Rye Park, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Moorby,   b. Abt 1863, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1914, Kenmore Hospital, Goulburn, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married 1884  Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F683  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clarice Evelyn Morgan,   b. 1903, Burrowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1972, Rye Park, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1927  Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F692  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S342] WW II Roll.

    2. [S999] Trove.