Nb. At the meeting of the Court of Policy after the Auditor General's death, the Attorney General said:-
"There were many of his duties that did not come directly before the notice of the public, but for the execution of which he was entitled to the highest credit.
I will merely allude to one of them, the laying out of the Sinking Fund. No one as far as I know ever asked how it was laid out, but we find that everything connected with the money was done to the best advantage. I may also mention the excellent manner in which he carried out the details of the Immigration Loan. No one ever interfered with Mr. Pollard in this respect, and it was his proudest boast to say that while he had the charge of the laying out of the funds, not a single cent had ever been lost to the Colony.
Your Excellency, I have lost my oldest colleague, and I can scarcely say how greatly I regret his loss. I have known hime through a great number of years, and I now remain the oldest member of this Court.
In accordance with Your Excellency's instructions, I will now introduce the following resolution:
Court deeply regrets the loss which the Colony has sustained by the death of the Honourable
William Branch Pollard, and desires to record their high appreciation of the long and valuable
services rendered by him to British Guiana both as Auditor General and as a member of this
The Colonist, 27th December 1879.
Nb. Accompanied Charles Barrington Brown, the discoverer of Kaietur Falls, on his second journey there for the purpose of making collections for the Museum of the Agricultural Society in Georgetown, British Guiana . (Canoe & Camp life in British Guiana by C. Barrington Brown).
Came to England and studied Medicine at Guy's Hospital, M.R.C.S.,
L.R.C.P. Practiced Medicine at Ramsgate and retired to Moffat.