Walter Reginald Wrench, 18881928 (aged 40 years)

Name
Walter Reginald Wrench
Given names
Walter Reginald
Surname
Wrench
Birth 1888 23 26
Text:

Name: Walter R Wrench Birth Date: 1888 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1888 Registration Place: Riverstone, New South Wales, Australia Father: Walter D Wrench Mother: Louisa Registration Number: 24888

Birth of a brotherThomas Sewell Wrench
1890 (aged 2 years)
Text:

Name: Thomas S Wrench Birth Date: 1890 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1890 Registration Place: Riverstone, New South Wales, Australia Father: Walter D Wrench Mother: Louisa Registration Number: 30527

Birth of a sisterMabel Winifred Wrench
1895 (aged 7 years)
Text:

16956/1895 WRENCH MABEL W WALTER D LOUISA PARRAMATTA

Birth of a brotherGeorge Percival Wrench
July 5, 1897 (aged 9 years)
Birth of a brotherCharles Harry Wrench
November 4, 1899 (aged 11 years)
Citation details:

Castle Hill St Pauls Baptism 01 January 1860 - 31 December 1916

Text:

Born 4 Nov 1899 and baptised 24 Dec 1899 Charles Harry son of Walter Daniel [sic] and Louisa Wrench an orchardist of Kenthurst

Christening of a brotherCharles Harry Wrench
December 24, 1899 (aged 11 years)
Citation details:

Castle Hill St Pauls Baptism 01 January 1860 - 31 December 1916

Text:

Born 4 Nov 1899 and baptised 24 Dec 1899 Charles Harry son of Walter Daniel [sic] and Louisa Wrench an orchardist of Kenthurst

Birth of a sisterEmma Evelyn Wrench
1901 (aged 13 years)
Text:

Name: Emma E Wrench Birth Date: 1901 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1901 Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Father: Walter D Wrench Mother: Louisa Registration Number: 15860

Death of a paternal grandfatherGeorge Wrench
1905 (aged 17 years)
Text:

Name: George Wrench Estimated birth year: abt 1841 Registration Year: 1905 Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar Age at Death: 64 Registration district: Brentford Inferred County: Middlesex Volume: 3a Page: 58

MarriageLily Asenath MouldsView this family
1909 (aged 21 years)
Text:

Name: Lily A Moulds Spouse Name: Walter R Wrench Marriage Date: 1909 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Riverstone, New South Wales Registration Year: 1909 Registration Number: 9040

Birth of a son
#1
Oswald Reginald Wrench
1910 (aged 22 years)
Text:

Name: Oswald R Wrench Birth Date: 1910 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1910 Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Father: Walter R Wrench Mother: Lily A Registration Number: 42177

Birth of a son
#2
Ronald Ernest Wrench Ron
1912 (aged 24 years)
Text:

WRENCH RONALD E Registration number 20457/1912 Father's Given name(s) WALTER R Mother's Given name(s) LILY District PARRAMATTA

Death of a wifeLily Asenath Moulds
October 10, 1920 (aged 32 years)
Citation details:

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Mon 11 Oct 1920 Page 8

Text:

WRENCH. — October 10, 1920, at the residence of her sis- ter, Mrs. Dick Harrison, Dural, Lily, beloved wife of Mr. Reginald Wrench, of Kenthurst, aged 31 years.

MarriageAgnes Margaret ThomsonView this family
1925 (aged 37 years)
Text:

Name: Walter R Wrench Spouse Name: Agnes M Thomson Marriage Date: 1925 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales Registration Year: 1925 Registration Number: 4743

Death of a motherLouisa King
July 18, 1925 (aged 37 years)
Source: Gravestone
Text:

Died 18 Jul 1925

Citation details:

The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 - 1950) Fri 24 Jul 1925 Page 14

Text:

The news of the death of Mrs. Louisa Wrench, wife of Mr. Walter D. Wrench, of "Speedwell," Kenthurst-road, Kent- hurst, which occurred on Saturday night last, came as a great shock to her many friends in the district. She was apparent- ly in good health just prior to her end, so much so that her husband was away at Leeton when the sad event happened, and it was not until members of his fam- ily met him at Strathfleld the following morning that he was made aware of the blow which had fallen upon his house hold. Mrs. Wrench was a native of Eng- land, where she was born 62 years ago, but for very many years had resided at Kenthurst, where her husband is an or- chardist in a large way. She leaves in addition to her husband, a family of six children, including four sons and two daughters. The funeral, which was con- ducted by Metcalfe, Morris (Amalgamat ed), took place on Monday, the interment being carried out in the Church of Eng- land Cemetery, Dural, in the presence of a very large gathering. Rev. T. Knox (Castle Hill) officiated at the graveside.

Citation details:

Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

Text:

Louisa Wrench of Kenthurst died 18 Jul 1925 and buried 20 Jul 1925 aged 62 years

Burial of a motherLouisa King
July 20, 1925 (aged 37 years)
Citation details:

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Mon 20 Jul 1925 Page 9

Text:

WRENCH. -The Relatives and Friends ol Mr . W. D. WRENCH and FAMILY are kindly Invited to attend the Funeral of his dearly-loved WIFE and their dear MOTHER, Louisa; to leave her late resi dence, Speedwell. Kenthurst, THIS (Monday) MORNING at 1O.30. for Church of England Cemetery, Dural

Note:

Louisa's gravestone is inscribed: Sacred to the Memory of MY DEAR BELOVED WIFE LOUISA WRENCH WHO WAS TAKEN SUDDENLY FROM ME ON THE 18TH JULY 1925 AGED 62 YEARS. A PERFECT WIFE AND MOTHER THE DAY THOU CAVEST LORD IS ENDED.

DivorceAgnes Margaret ThomsonView this family
about December 1926 (aged 38 years)
Citation details:

The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954) Wed 23 Jun 1926 Page 11

Text:

"GREEK TRAGEDY FATHER CITED SON GETS DIVORCE AMAZING CASE In an extraordinary divorce suit to-day a son was the petitioner and his father the co-respondent. The petitioner was a young and sturdily-built man, Walter Reginald Wrench. He alleged against his wife, Agnes Margaret Wrench (formerly Thomson) misconduct with Walter David Wrench, his father. Neither the respondent nor the co-respondent appeared to defend the suit. Wrench was married to the respondent on April 21, 1925 at Sydney. "I was a widower at the time I met my wife," he said. "My mother died in July 1825, and my father was very depressed, and at my invitation, he came to reside at my homestead at Kenthurst. He remained with me for about three weeks, and during that time his health was not good. "Off to N.Z." "I heard him crying and sobbing one morning, and I suggested that he should take a trip away, but as I was very busy at the time on my farm and couldn't accompany him, I suggested that for the company my wife should go with him, so that he would not be lonely. It was then arranged that my wife and my father should visit relatives in Victoria. They arrived in Melbourne about the end of September or the beginning of October. It was their intention to remain in Melbourne for a fortnight. "About five days after their arrival in Melbourne, I learned that they had gone together to New Zealand. U thereupon left Sydney, went to Melbourne, and ascertained that my wife and my father had only stayed in Melbourne for four days, and that on October 7, they left for Wellington (N.Z.) by the steamer Manuka. I ascertained from the shipping office that my wife and my father had occupied a two-berth cabin. In the Circs.! "I then went from Melbourne by steamer to Wellington, and ascertaining that my wife and my father had stayed at the People's Palace, Wellington, from October 13 to October 19, occupying the same bedroom. "I immediately returned to Sydney, and on the day of my arrival, I instructed my solicitors to prepare a petition, joining my father as the co-respondent. "I stayed in Sydney for some days, at my wife was then at my homestead, having preceded me from New Zealand. I served the petition upon her at my homestead, and she then said that in the circumstances she was placed with my father, she was not to blame, and that my father had secured a two-berth cabin without her knowledge. "When I told her that I knew that she and my father had stayed at the People's Palace, Wellington (N.Z.) as man and wife, she burst into tears. "Hush it Up!" "I did not return to my home to live until my wife had left it, and I've not seen her since. My wife was born at Queanbeyan. "I served my father with the divorce petition, joining him as the co-respondent. "He said" 'I'm very sorry: I will give you the adjoining farm and my motor car, if you'll hush up the case' I will give you anything you want.' "I replied, 'No, father: I'll not hush the case up. I'm going on with it!'. Mr Justice Owen then grated the petitioner a decree nisi, returnable in six months, and directed the father co-respondent, to pay costs for the suit.

Marriage of a parentWalter David WrenchAgnes Margaret ThomsonView this family
1927 (aged 39 years)
Text:

Name: Walter D Wrench Spouse Name: Agnes M Thomson Marriage Date: 1927 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Waverley, New South Wales Registration Year: 1927 Registration Number: 2462

Death April 16, 1928 (aged 40 years)
Citation details:

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tue 17 Apr 1928 Page 10

Text:

WRENCH.—April 16, 1928, at the District Hospital. Parramatta (result of accident), Walter Reginald, dearly-loved son of Walter David Wrench, late of Kenthurst, aged 39 years. For Funeral Notice see Wednesday's paper,

Citation details:

Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

Text:

Walter Reginald Wrench of Annangrove died 16 Apr 1928 and buried 18 Apr 1928, age 39, an orchardist

Burial April 18, 1928 (2 days after death)
Text:

Walter Reginald Wrench BIRTH 1888 DEATH 16 Apr 1928 (aged 39–40) Australia BURIAL St Judes Cemetery Dural, The Hills Shire, New South Wales, Australia PLOT Section 1, Row 31, Site 1–3. MEMORIAL ID 169682810 Inscription Sacred to the memory of Walter David Wrench, died 20th April 1947, aged 81 years. Also Walter Reginald Wrench, died 16th Aril 1928, aged 39 years.

Family with parents
father
Wrench, Walter David (1865-1947) and King, Louisa (1862-1925) and their 6 children
18651947
Birth: 1865 24 24Epsom, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1947Waverley, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
Wrench, Walter David (1865-1947) and King, Louisa (1862-1925) and their 6 children
18621925
Birth: 1862Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Death: July 18, 1925Kenthurst, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: September 12, 1887Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
16 months
himself
Wrench, Walter Reginald (1888-1928)
18881928
Birth: 1888 23 26Riverstone, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 16, 1928Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
Wrench, Walter David (1865-1947) and King, Louisa (1862-1925) and their 6 children
18901959
Birth: 1890 25 28Riverstone, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 20, 1959Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
6 years
younger sister
Wrench, Walter David (1865-1947) and King, Louisa (1862-1925) and their 6 children
18951945
Birth: 1895 30 33Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1945Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
Wrench, Walter David (1865-1947) and King, Louisa (1862-1925) and their 6 children
18971965
Birth: July 5, 1897 32 35Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 2, 1965Kenthurst, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
Wrench, Walter David (1865-1947) and King, Louisa (1862-1925) and their 6 children
18991966
Birth: November 4, 1899 34 37Kenthurst, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1966Gosford, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
Wrench, Walter David (1865-1947) and King, Louisa (1862-1925) and their 6 children
19011950
Birth: 1901 36 39Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1950Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Father’s family with Agnes Margaret Thomson
father
Wrench, Walter David (1865-1947) and King, Louisa (1862-1925) and their 6 children
18651947
Birth: 1865 24 24Epsom, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1947Waverley, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
ex-wife
Wrench, Walter David (1865-1947) and Thomson, Agnes Margaret (1897-1962)
18971962
Birth: 1897Queanbeyan, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 20, 1962Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1927Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Lily Asenath Moulds
himself
Wrench, Walter Reginald (1888-1928)
18881928
Birth: 1888 23 26Riverstone, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 16, 1928Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
Moulds, Lily Asenath (1889-1920)
18891920
Birth: 1889 40 39Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 10, 1920Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1909Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
Wrench, Oswald Reginald (1910-1990)
19101990
Birth: 1910 22 21Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 5, 1990New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
Wrench, Ronald Ernest (1911-2003)
19122003
Birth: 1912 24 23Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 26, 2003Wyoming, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Agnes Margaret Thomson
himself
Wrench, Walter Reginald (1888-1928)
18881928
Birth: 1888 23 26Riverstone, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 16, 1928Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
ex-wife
Wrench, Walter David (1865-1947) and Thomson, Agnes Margaret (1897-1962)
18971962
Birth: 1897Queanbeyan, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 20, 1962Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1925Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Divorce
Divorce: about December 1926Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Walter David Wrench + Agnes Margaret Thomson
father
Wrench, Walter David (1865-1947) and King, Louisa (1862-1925) and their 6 children
18651947
Birth: 1865 24 24Epsom, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1947Waverley, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
ex-wife
Wrench, Walter David (1865-1947) and Thomson, Agnes Margaret (1897-1962)
18971962
Birth: 1897Queanbeyan, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 20, 1962Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1927Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BirthAncestry.com. Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Text:

Name: Walter R Wrench Birth Date: 1888 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1888 Registration Place: Riverstone, New South Wales, Australia Father: Walter D Wrench Mother: Louisa Registration Number: 24888

MarriageAncestry.com. Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Text:

Name: Lily A Moulds Spouse Name: Walter R Wrench Marriage Date: 1909 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Riverstone, New South Wales Registration Year: 1909 Registration Number: 9040

MarriageAncestry.com. Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Text:

Name: Walter R Wrench Spouse Name: Agnes M Thomson Marriage Date: 1925 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales Registration Year: 1925 Registration Number: 4743

DivorceNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954) Wed 23 Jun 1926 Page 11

Text:

"GREEK TRAGEDY FATHER CITED SON GETS DIVORCE AMAZING CASE In an extraordinary divorce suit to-day a son was the petitioner and his father the co-respondent. The petitioner was a young and sturdily-built man, Walter Reginald Wrench. He alleged against his wife, Agnes Margaret Wrench (formerly Thomson) misconduct with Walter David Wrench, his father. Neither the respondent nor the co-respondent appeared to defend the suit. Wrench was married to the respondent on April 21, 1925 at Sydney. "I was a widower at the time I met my wife," he said. "My mother died in July 1825, and my father was very depressed, and at my invitation, he came to reside at my homestead at Kenthurst. He remained with me for about three weeks, and during that time his health was not good. "Off to N.Z." "I heard him crying and sobbing one morning, and I suggested that he should take a trip away, but as I was very busy at the time on my farm and couldn't accompany him, I suggested that for the company my wife should go with him, so that he would not be lonely. It was then arranged that my wife and my father should visit relatives in Victoria. They arrived in Melbourne about the end of September or the beginning of October. It was their intention to remain in Melbourne for a fortnight. "About five days after their arrival in Melbourne, I learned that they had gone together to New Zealand. U thereupon left Sydney, went to Melbourne, and ascertained that my wife and my father had only stayed in Melbourne for four days, and that on October 7, they left for Wellington (N.Z.) by the steamer Manuka. I ascertained from the shipping office that my wife and my father had occupied a two-berth cabin. In the Circs.! "I then went from Melbourne by steamer to Wellington, and ascertaining that my wife and my father had stayed at the People's Palace, Wellington, from October 13 to October 19, occupying the same bedroom. "I immediately returned to Sydney, and on the day of my arrival, I instructed my solicitors to prepare a petition, joining my father as the co-respondent. "I stayed in Sydney for some days, at my wife was then at my homestead, having preceded me from New Zealand. I served the petition upon her at my homestead, and she then said that in the circumstances she was placed with my father, she was not to blame, and that my father had secured a two-berth cabin without her knowledge. "When I told her that I knew that she and my father had stayed at the People's Palace, Wellington (N.Z.) as man and wife, she burst into tears. "Hush it Up!" "I did not return to my home to live until my wife had left it, and I've not seen her since. My wife was born at Queanbeyan. "I served my father with the divorce petition, joining him as the co-respondent. "He said" 'I'm very sorry: I will give you the adjoining farm and my motor car, if you'll hush up the case' I will give you anything you want.' "I replied, 'No, father: I'll not hush the case up. I'm going on with it!'. Mr Justice Owen then grated the petitioner a decree nisi, returnable in six months, and directed the father co-respondent, to pay costs for the suit.

DeathNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tue 17 Apr 1928 Page 10

Text:

WRENCH.—April 16, 1928, at the District Hospital. Parramatta (result of accident), Walter Reginald, dearly-loved son of Walter David Wrench, late of Kenthurst, aged 39 years. For Funeral Notice see Wednesday's paper,

DeathSydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, 1818-2011 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.
Citation details:

Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

Text:

Walter Reginald Wrench of Annangrove died 16 Apr 1928 and buried 18 Apr 1928, age 39, an orchardist

BurialFind a grave [database on-line].
Text:

Walter Reginald Wrench BIRTH 1888 DEATH 16 Apr 1928 (aged 39–40) Australia BURIAL St Judes Cemetery Dural, The Hills Shire, New South Wales, Australia PLOT Section 1, Row 31, Site 1–3. MEMORIAL ID 169682810 Inscription Sacred to the memory of Walter David Wrench, died 20th April 1947, aged 81 years. Also Walter Reginald Wrench, died 16th Aril 1928, aged 39 years.