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1939 Register - William SYME


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RG14PN3602 RG78PN135 RD41 SD1 ED22 SN309
Reg. District: Richmond Sub District: Richmond
Parish: North Sheen
Address: 64 Dancer Road Richmond
County: Surrey
SYME William Head Mar M 49 Greenkeeper Larbert Stirling Shire
SYME Ann Wife Mar 25 years F 46 Glasgow Lanarkshire
SYME Christina Dau F 7 Wellington House London
SYME Ronald Son M 5 Aldershot Haunts

Deaths Mar 1941 SYME William 78 Surrey Mid. E. 2a 471

Died Netherne hospital Coulsden, Surrey February 24th 1941

I'd like a look up please for William in 1939 register. Also a William Adam SYME and wife Hazel SYME.


Hi Dave,

1939 Census for William Adam Syme b 1861 Scotland – Coulsdon and Purley U.D. Surrey – incapacitated. No one else with him. RG101/1881G/024/10

William Adam Syme married Hazel in NSW 1918..

SMH Wed 10 July 1918
SYME —PERDRIAU.—June 15, 1918, at Woodbridge, Beecroft, W. A. Syme, second-lieutenant, Royal Air Force, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Syme, of Richmond, Surrey, England, to Hazel, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Perdriau, of Woodbridge,

William was in NSW in Dec 1931 – mentioned in his father-in-law’s funeral – SMH has he & Wife leave May 27th 1935 on Italian ship “Remo” for trip to UK
Thanks Val.

Curious. All the ref I have for William b. 1861 has him with no middle name.

I don't know when William jun and Hazel returned as I don't have them in 1936 or 1937.

1943 NSW Electoral Roll - Parramatta - Gordon
SYME Hazel, Orana avenue, Pymble, home duties
SYME William Adam, Orana avenue, Pymble, manufacturer

The 1939 entry for William SYMES b 1862 does not give a middle name... he appears to be in an institution of sorts.... all incapacitated.... There's 5 pages of these under this reference. I'll try and find the name of the institution.

Netherne Mental Hospital
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Thanks trace.

Son and his wife probably returned to Australia although I have not yet found them in 1939 Electoral roll.

Mr W A Syme
Birth Date: abt 1891
Departure: 18 Jan 1936
Port: London, England
Destination: Sydney, Australia
Ship Name: Orion
Shipping line: Orient Line
Official Number: 164493
Master: A L Owens
[With Mrs H Syme. UK Res = 64 Dancer Road, Richmond, Surrey. Occ = Radio Manftr. Permanent Res. = Australia]

Thanks Geoff.

Thanks gibbo.

I'm back from the local library and I didn't find W A and Hazel in 1936 or 1937 Electoral rolls.

Don't know why 1939 is not included in the list. That will have to wait until I visit the State Library.

That's a bit odd.

1933 NSW Electoral Roll - Warringah - Narrabeen
SYME Hazel, 19 Murdoch street, home duties
SYME William Adam, 19 Murdoch street, manufacturer

Narrabeen is a long way from Cremorne. Well, they are not adjoining suburbs.

Narrabeen must be an error. I think that should be Neutral Bay.

That street is in Cremorne. No such street in Narrabeen.
1954 NSW Electoral Roll - Bradfield - Gordon
SYME Hazel, 35 Orana avenue, Pymble, home duties
SYME William Adam, 35 Orana avenue, Pymble, manufacturer

1958 ?
1963 ?

Hazel died 1961 and W A in 1984 both in Hampshire so they returned to England when?
I've found one more gap - death for Annie who was 46 in 1911

Marriages Sep 1886 St Geo H Sq. 1a 855
SYME William & GRAY Annie

I wonder if she is in 1939 register?? Probably this one

Ann Syme b. 1864 Romsey and Stockbridge R.D. Hampshire

This does not fit

Deaths Mar 1976

More than one Ann Gray born Glasgow around 1865.
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Deaths Dec Qtr 1940
Syme Ann 76 Aldershot 2c 565

Can't see a Probate record.

Children of William & Annie

William's parents Adam and Jane

Seems they are not following the usual naming pattern.
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Births Sep Qtr 1890 Syme William Henry St. Geo. H. Sq. 1a 414

GRO Reference: 1890 S Quarter in ST GEORGE HANOVER SQUARE Volume 01A Page 414

William Adam SYME
Birth Date: 1 Jun 1889
Date of Registration: Jun 1984
Age at Death: 95
Registration District: New Forest
Inferred County: Hampshire, New Forest
Volume: 20
Page: 354