William Charles Apps was born 12 September 1883 in 208 Cullerin Road, Breadalbane, New South Wales, Australia to Thomas Apps (1844-1911) and Ellen Butcher (1846-1896) and died 14 September 1954 Queanbeyan District Hospital of Stomach cancer. He married Amelia Osmond (1883-1968) 8 November 1905 in Saint Nicholas Church, Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of William Charles Apps and Amelia Osmond (1883-1968)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Percy William Apps (1906-1954)
Walter Harold James Apps (1909-1998)
Austin George Apps (1912-1993)
Victor Wilson Apps (1918-1980)
Rita Helen Apps (1920-2003)



The death occurred at Queanbeyan yesterday of Mr. William Charles Apps, aged 71, a former well-known Goulburn and district resident.

He had been in failing health for about two years and had been in hospital for the past month.

Born at Breadalbane, the late Mr. Apps was known to many old residents in Goulburn and district, having conducted the hotel at Breadalbane and the Club Hotel, Goulburn, for some years.

Later he was attached to Parliament House staff, Canberra, and it was his pleasure to return to duty at the request of the authorities during the Queen's visit.

He is survived by his wife and three sons, Walter (Queanbeyan), Austin and Victor (Canberra), and a daughter, Rita (Brisbane).

A son, Percy, predeceased him six weeks ago.

The funeral will take place tomorrow.

Goulburn Evening Post, 15 September 1954, page 2 (Daily and Evening)

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