William Alfred Pracy

Male 1887 - 1943  (56 years)


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  • Name William Alfred Pracy 
    Born 1887  Redfern, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    War Service 1 Nov 1916  World War I Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    William Alfred Pracy NO. 33804 enlisted into the Army on 01 Nov 1916 age 29 His occupation was Carter and he was married. His wife is Maude may Pracy of 39 Rendwick St Redfern NSW.
    Williams Description at time of enslistment was:
    Age 29, Height 5ft 6 3/4 inches, weight 136obs, Chest 341/w, 371?4 inches, complexion Medium, Eyes blue, Hair Dark, Religion C of E.
    Distinctive marks
    Scar over left Nipple, Numerous scars over front of body, Scars back of knees
    Scar below right knee
    Scar back left Calf.
    From 2 Nov 1916 till 1 Dec 16 he served 7th Brigade 95h reinforcements as a gunner.
    on 2 Dec 1916 he was transferred to 1st Field Artillery Battery 26th reinforcements and promoted to Driver.
    on 10 may 1917 he embarked aboard A74 Hmas Marathon at Sydney and Departed for England. He arrived in England on 21 Jul 1917 and on 17 Nov 17 proceeded to France. he arrived in Rouelles France on 18 Nov 1917. on 20 Nov 1917 he joined the 13th FAB and served in 13th Bty in France until he returned to Australia. William was discharged (TPE) on 4 Oct 1919. He was awarded the British War Medal No. 73540 and the Victory Medal No. 70411. 
    World War I Military Service Record of William Alfred Pracy
    World War I Military Service Record of William Alfred Pracy
    William joined the Army on 01 Nov 1916 and Served in France until his discharge on 4/10/19.
    Military Honours 1919  British War Medal Find all individuals with events at this location 
    British War Medal No. 73540 was awarded to William Alfred pracy. 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Military Honours 1919  Victory medal Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Victory Medal No 70411 was issued to William Alfred Pracy. 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Died 22 Oct 1943  Redfern, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • William passed away at his home 39 Renwick Street, Redfern, New South Wales.
    Death Notice of William Alfred Pracy
    Death Notice of William Alfred Pracy
    Williams death notice appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday 23 October 1943 on Page 18.
    Buried 23 Oct 1943  Eastern Suburbs memorial park Cemetery, Matraville, New South Wales, australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • Formerly Known as the Botany Cemetery.
    Funeral Notice - William Alfred Pracy
    Funeral Notice - William Alfred Pracy
    Williams Funeral Notice was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday 23 October 1943 on Page 13
    Burial Location of William Alfred Pracy
    Burial Location of William Alfred Pracy
    William is buried at The Eastern Suburbs memorial Park Cemetery Matraville, New South Wales. His grave is located at RC16 - Roman Catholic FM 16 - Grave 594
    Person ID I11072  Tucker Family Tree | The Davis Family Branch
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2012 

    Father Thomas Richard Pracy,   b. 18 Dec 1858, Millers Point, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1925, Redfern, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Matilda Olivia Osborne,   b. 10 Nov 1861, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927, St Peters, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 10 Apr 1883  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Marriage Certificate - Thomas Richard Pracy and Matilda Olivia Osborne
    Marriage Certificate - Thomas Richard Pracy and Matilda Olivia Osborne
    Thomas Richard Pracy married Matilda Olivia Osborne 10th April 1883
    Family ID F3491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maud May Booth,   b. 1894, St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1972, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1914  Redfern, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Children 
     1. Mary Agnes Pracy
     2. Clarence William Pracy,   b. 22 Mar 1914, Paddington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1976, Kogarah,New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F3493  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S121] Narelle Wall (Reliability: 2), Feb 1989.
      William Alfred Pracy Born 1887 is the son of Matilda Olivia Osborn and Thomas Richard Pracy

    2. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 2), 1887.
      Event Birth, Surname Pracy, Given names William A, Index Year 1887, Father Thomas R, Mother Matilda O,
      Place of Registration Redfern, Registration year 1887, Registration Number 11714.

    3. [S34] National Archives of Australia, 1 - 19 (Reliability: 3), 1 Nov 1916.
      See attached Military Service Record

    4. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 2), 1943.
      Event Death, Surname Pracy, Given Names William Alfred, Fathers Given Name Thomas, Mothers Given Names Matilda, Place of Registration Redfern, Registration year 1943, Registration Number 30466

    5. [S94] The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 (Reliability: 3), 23 Oct 1943.
      See attached newspaper clipping

    6. [S148] Eastern Suburbs memorial Park Cemetery (Reliability: 3), 23 Oct 1943.
      Name Pracy, William Alfred, Interment Date 23-10-1943, age 55, Location RC16 - Roman Catholic FM 16 - Grave 594

    7. [S94] The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 (Reliability: 3), 23 Oct 1943.
      See attached Newspaper Clipping.

    8. [S121] Narelle Wall (Reliability: 2), Feb 1989.
      Matilda Olivia Osborn b 1861 married Thomas Richard Pracy 1858.

    9. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 2), 1883.
      Event Marriage, Surname Pracy, Given names Thomas R, Sex male, Index year 1883, Spouse Surname Osborne, Spouse Given Names Matilda A, Spouse Sex Female, Place of Registration Sydney, Registration year 1883, registration number 642

    10. [S121] Narelle Wall (Reliability: 2), Feb 1989.
      William Alfred Pracy born 1887 married Maud Booth

    11. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 2), 1914.
      Event Marriage, Grooms Surname Pracy, Grooms Given Names William A, Brides last name at time of marriage Booth, Brides given names Maud M, Place of Registration Redfern, Registration year 1914, Registration Number 1123


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