George Cornelius Horrigan

M, #4257, b. 24 Nov 1921, d. 19 Apr 1990
Father*Ernest Henry Horrigan b. 5 Nov 1893, d. 17 Jun 1953
Mother*Mabel Warrington b. 25 Mar 1897, d. 13 Mar 1977
Birth*24 Nov 1921 South Melbourne, VIC, Australia.1 
Military*9 Oct 1941Enlisted for military service: Australian Army Service Number V285081 - Date of Discharge 24 Jan 1946 - Rank Private - Posting at Discharge HQ LAE BASE SUB AREA.2 
Marriage*12 Jan 1944Spouse: Norma Grace Roveta. Fremantle, WA, Australia, #M19.3
 
Marriage-Notice*8 Mar 1944Horrigan-Roveta.— The marriage was celebrated on January 12, of Dvr. Con. Horrigan, second eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Horrigan, of Upper Beaconsfield, and Miss Norma Roveta, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roveta, of Fremantle (W.A.)4 
Widower29 Dec 1988George Cornelius Horrigan became a widower upon the death of his wife Norma Grace Roveta.5 
Death*19 Apr 1990 WA, Australia, last address Mount Hawthorn.6 

Grave

  • ROMAN CATHOLIC ZA 0356, Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, WA, Australia7

Newspaper-Articles

  • 23 Apr 1938, UPPER BEACONSFIELD FIRE. "Good Day for Burning Off." Police Court-Sequel.
    DANDENONG, Friday.— An outbreak of fire, which started in scrub country at Beaconsfield Upper in February last, and swept through several properties, was responsible for the appearance of Frank Leslie Knopton in the Berwick court of petty sessions to-day before Mr. Addison, P.M.
    Knopton was charged with aiding and abetting Con George Horrigan, of Upper Beaconsfield, to ignite inflammable material. Horrigan had said to Knopton, according to evidence given, that "it was a good day for burning off that block." Knopton replied that it was, but did not give orders for this to be done.
    John Richardson, of Berwick, a member of the Beaconsfield Upper Bush Fire Brigade, stated that a large number of volunteers had to be called out, and a "break"' had to be burned to prevent the fire from jumping across the main Emerald road.
    Knopton pleaded guilty. The police magistrate, in inflicting a fine of £10, said he regarded the offence as a serious one.8
  • 8 Mar 1944, Married in W. Aust.
    THE marriage took place on January 12, of Dvr. Con Horrigan, second eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. E Horrigan, of Upper Beaconsfield, to Miss Norma Roveta, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roveta, of Fremantle, W.A. The ceremony was a very pretty one, and Mrs. Horrigan, mother of the bridegroom, was among those present.9

Citations

  1. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/
  2. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/, Name      HORRIGAN, GEORGE CORNELIUS
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      V285081
    Date of Birth      24 Nov 1921
    Place of Birth      SOUTH MELBOURNE, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      9 Oct 1941
    Locality on Enlistment      BEACONSFIELD UPPER, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      BERWICK, VIC
    Next of Kin      HORRIGAN, MABEL
    Date of Discharge      24 Jan 1946
    Rank      Private
    Posting at Discharge      HQ LAE BASE SUB AREA
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  3. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia "http://www.wamarriage.info/
    Roveta Norma G Fremantle 19 F 1944 Horrigan Cornelius G."
  4. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "Wed 8 Mar 1944, p4."
  5. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php
    FAMILY GRAVE AT KARRAKATTA CEMETERY
    ,.
  6. [S336]
  7. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php
    FAMILY GRAVE AT KARRAKATTA CEMETERY
    ,.
  8. [S16] Newspaper - The Age Sat 23 Apr 1938, p22.
  9. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "Wed 8 Mar 1944, p5."
Last Edited6 Mar 2017

William Booth

M, #4258, b. 4 Dec 1904
Birth*4 Dec 1904 Ballarat, VIC, Australia.1 
Marriage*1940Spouse: Gwendoline Hunt. VIC, Australia, #M9382.2
 
Military*24 Jun 1940Enlisted for military service: Australian Army Service Number VX29058 -
Date of Discharge 24 May 1944 - Rank Private Posting at Discharge 3 AUST LT AA W/S - Next of Kin BOOTH, GWENDOLINE.3 

Census (UK/IRL) and Electoral Rolls (Australia)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1942St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Gwendoline Booth.4

Citations

  1. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/, Name      BOOTH, WILLIAM
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      VX29058
    Date of Birth      5 Dec 1904
    Place of Birth      BALLARAT, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      24 Jun 1940
    Locality on Enlistment      UPPER BEACONSFIELD, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      CAULFIELD, VIC
    Next of Kin      BOOTH, GWENDOLINE
    Date of Discharge      24 May 1944
    Rank      Private
    Posting at Discharge      3 AUST LT AA W/S
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  4. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
Last Edited27 Jul 2016

Richard John Gillard

M, #4260, b. 6 Nov 1912
Birth*6 Nov 1912 North Melbourne, VIC, Australia.1 
Military*18 Jun 1940Enlisted for military service: Australian Army Service Number VX31340 -
Date of Discharge 8 Oct 1945 - Rank Corporal - Posting at Discharge 2/6 COMPANY AASC - Next of Kin READ, A.2 

Citations

  1. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/
  2. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/, Name      GILLARD, RICHARD JOHN
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      VX31340
    Date of Birth      6 Nov 1912
    Place of Birth      NORTH MELB, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      18 Jun 1940
    Locality on Enlistment      UPPER BEACONSFIELD, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      ROYAL PARK, VIC
    Next of Kin      READ, A
    Date of Discharge      8 Oct 1945
    Rank      Corporal
    Posting at Discharge      2/6 COMPANY AASC
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
Last Edited6 Apr 2012