Lehmann Henschke - Person Sheet
Lehmann Henschke - Person Sheet
NameWALLADGE, William
Birthca 1833, Wickhambrook, Suffolk116994,87822
Immigration1851, ‘Omega’116994,116995 Age: 18
Death1909, SA87822,116996 Age: 76
BurialKoolunga, SA87822
Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954) Sat 21 Oct 1905116995

October 12.— Yesterday Mr. and Mrs
William Walladge, very old and highly re
spected residents of this district, celebrated
their golden wedding at a dinner in the in
stitute, at which about 50 of their relatives
were present. Mr. and Mrs. Walladge were
the recipient's of many good wishes and
hearty congratulations. They received a
number of very handsome presents, these
from their family consisting of a verandah
seat and an easy chair. Mrs. Walladge
arrived in South Australia in 1840, and Mr.
Walladge arrived in 1851. They have re-
sided in this district for over twenty-eight
years. The surviving sons aud daughters
are Messrs. Daniel, Samuel, and William
Walladge, Mrs. H. Clark and Mrs. E. J.
Butler, of Port Pirie; Mr. Charles Wal-
ladge, of Cradock; Mrs. F. T. Pedler, of
Blyth; Messrs. John, Henry. George, and
Ernest Walladge, and Mrs. James See, of
Australian Christian Commonwealth (SA : 1901 - 1940) Fri 10 Sep 1909116997

Our society at Koolunga has sustained
a severe loss by the removal of
William Walladge. He was an old
man, an old colonist, and, best of all,
an old Christiap., He was born at
Wickhambrook in the County of Suffolk
in the year 1833. Of his early
days we know little. When quite a
young man he came to Australia. Afer
spending some years in search of
gold in Victoria he settled down as a
farmer in this State. He will be re-
embered by many in the Templers
district, and by many more in the
neighbourhood of Brinkworth and
Koolunga, as an honest, upright, Godfearing
man. "He was a white man"
may mean much or little according
to the standard of those who speak.
We have heard the term applied to
men whose moral worth was not great.
No one who knew William Walladge
would hesitate to speak of him as
"every inch a man." In his business
relationships he was the essence of
honesty. In the home he was a good
husband, kind father, and careful provider,
and in the Church he was the
embodiment of the three graces—faith,
hope, and charity. For many years
our friend was a sufferer. The Lord
"allured him into the wilderness"
and taught him many lessons, and
through him, taught many more.
Never have we seen patience and resignation
more beautifully exemplified
than in him. Some years ago he did
a little preaching, and his simple message
was always well received; but, to
use his own words, he was more at
home among the people as a sick visitor
and comforter of the bereaved than
in the pulpit. This work was his delight.
Mr. J. Atkinson says—"I have
known Brother Walladge for thirty-five
years as a willing worker, and liberal
to the extent of his ability. His cheerfulness
and sympathy was an inspiration
to me." Mr. E. J. Shipway, on
hearing that we were holding a memorial
service, said—"You can give the
bells of heaven a joyful ring in speaking
of Brother Walladge. I have known
him for thirty-five years, and can testify
that he was a bright, full, firm
hope and that Jesus was a real friend
to him." To us his last words were—
"I want to go home,'' and within a
short time he was "At home with the
Lord." Only a fortnight had passed
away since his eldest son was called up
higher. He too was a bright, beautiful
spirit. Brother Walladge has left
a devoted wife, seven sons, and four
daughters, whom may God abundantly
I. H. W.
Birthca 183587822
Death1915, SA87822,116998 Age: 80
Marriage11 Oct 1855, Willunga, SA116999,87822
ChildrenDaniel (1856-1909)
 Charles (1858-)
 John (1859-)
 James (1861-)
 Thomas (ca1861-1899)
 Ann Sophia (1864-)
 Sarah Ellen (1866-)
 Samuel (1873-)
 William James (1875-)
 George Herbert (1878-)
 Ernest Hurtle (1880-1933)
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