Name: Gladys Bertha Williams
Date of Birth: 1913
Birth Location: Capel, Western Australia
Also Known As: Gladdy
Age at Burial: 11 years
Date of Death: 23 April 1924
Death Location: Capel, Western Australia
Date of Burial: 24 April 1924
Denomination: Anglican B
Row/Grave: Row 7 Grave #89
BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
D and M WILLIMAS
DIED 23 APRIL 1924
AGED 11 YEARS.
Father: Frederick David Williams
Mother: Martha Harris
Grandparents (father): Thomas Williams and Elena Dilley
Linda Jesse Williams Born 23 Feb 1915, Capel. Died 28 Jan 1988, Capel
Colin George Williams Born 6 March 1917, Capel. Died 10 Oct 1992, Capel
Lorna May Williams Born 1919 Capel. Died 8 Sept 1999, Bunbury
Mavis Joyce Williams Born 1922 Capel. Died 2007, Bunbury.
Clarice Dawn Williams Born 5 Feb 1929. Died 19 Sept 2018, Bunbury
Occupation: School Student
Gladys was the first-born child of Frederick David Williams and his wife Martha (nee Harris). She was born and grew up in Capel surrounded by a large local family and she attended the local Capel Primary School. She became ill with measles and died in her 12th year. Her mother Martha regularly visited the Capel Cemetery to lay flowers at her grave and her name was mentioned often by my mother and grandmother even though my nanna was born after she died. My mother remembers her colourized photo hanging in her grandmother’s house. When nanna spoke of her, she called her Gladdy.
In a Newspaper Article “The West Australian” Thursday 23 April 1925. Twelve months after her death the family wrote:
Williams:- In Loving memory of our dear daughter, Gladys who passed away, April 23 1924, at Capel.
With tears we watched you sinking,
We watched you fade away;
Although we loved you dearly.
We could not make you stay;
We watched beside your bedside.
As the lonely hours passed by,
And how our hearts were broken.
When we could not say good-bye:
No sympathy is needed now
Your cares are all at rest;
And happy to-day are we who can say
We loved you and did our best.
Inserted by her loving father and mother.
and sisters, Linda, Lorna, Mavis and Brother Colin.
Story Compiled and Researched by Petrina Prowse (Gladys is my Grandaunt)
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