Harold Thomas Harvey Smith

M, #4325, b. 1884, d. Mar 1938
Father*Alfred Harvey Smith b. Dec 1854, d. 11 Oct 1926
Mother*Fanny Eliza Tuley b. Mar 1856

World War I

Harold Thomas Harvey Smith migrated from England in 1912 and resided at Woodside with his uncle William John Harvey Smith. In England he had served for 3 years in the Prince of Wales 1st North Staffordshire Voluntary Regiment. He appears to have enlisted twice, first on 12 Feb 1915, when he was 30 years old, SERN 992, but he was discharged on 29 May 1915 for being medically unfit because of an overlapping toe. As he refused an operation the Board recommended his discharge as permanently unfit. He enlisted again on 23 Sep 1916 with the 46th Battalion, SERN 12970. He embarked from Melbourne on 25 Oct 1916 on HMAT A38 Ulysses. He appears to have been stationed at Le Havre and served as a driver. He returned to Australia on 6 Sep 1919. He later returned to England.
He is listed on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.1
Related* William John Harvey-Smith WJ Harvey-Smith = uncle of Harold Thomas Harvey Smith.2 
Note*1881 Parents: Alfred Harvey SMITH & Fanny Eliza TULEY, married Jun 1878 Pancras 1b 264. Alfred H Smith is schoolmaster, born at Ebb Vale Monmouth, Wales, Fanny born St Pancras c1856. Alfred William Harvey born 1880, at Hanley in 1881.3 
Birth*1884 Hanley, Staffordshire, England. 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel1912 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Persic
Age 27.4 
(Best Man) Marriage24 Dec 1913Harold Thomas Harvey Smith was the best man at the wedding of Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Sleight and Roy John Tyler on 24 Dec 1913 at Scots Church, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; #M10439.5 
Death*Mar 1938 South Manchester, Lancashire, England, Mar Q [South Manchester] (Age 53) 8d 2.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 1911Alfred William Harvey SMITH, 3 Bedford Av, Whalley Range, South Manchester, Lancashire, EnglandAge 26 - Draper's Manager (shop) - brother7
1919134 Orrong Road, Toorak, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: draper.8

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 Jan 1914: WEDDING: TYLER-MONTGOMERIE
    The marriage of Roy John, son of Mr John Tyler of Sale, to Erene (Daisy), eldest daugher of Mr L. E Montgomerie, Beechworth, was celebrated at Scots Church, Melbourne, on Wednesday evening, December 24, by the Rev. Dr. Marshall, reports the "Australasian."
    The church had been very prettily decorated with Christmas lilies and white daisies, and at the end of each pew hung a floral horseshoe, the scheme having been executed by Mrs Harvey Smith, of Beaconsfield, and girl friends. The bride, who was was given away by her father, wore a gown of white satin, showing at one side a panel of gold brocade, and draped with Brussels lace. The square cut train was lined with gold ninon, and her veil of hand-embroidered tulle was arranged with a silver hair-comb which had been worn by her great grandmother on her wedding day. A bouquet of orchids, carnations, and water lillies was carried. The bridesmaids were Miss Lillie Montgomerie (sister) and Miss Win Reynolds. They both wore frocks of gold crepe-de chine, with blue sashes; gold tulle mob caps, with wreaths of forget-me nots and yellow daisies, and finished at the back with long veils. Their bouquets were of Iceland poppies and blue flowers, and they wore the bridegroom's gifts, an amethyst necklace and an aquamarine bangle. Mr R. A. Cooper was best man, and Mr Harold Harvey Smith the groomsman. A reception, followed by a wedding supper, was held at the Occidental Hotel, the hostess being Mrs Montgomerie (grandmother of the bride), of Grandview Grove, Armadale. The honeymoon is being spent at Mornington, and on their return the bride and bridegroom will reside at Kilmany. The going away costume was a brown silk shantung, with a collar of Sahara crepe-de-chine, and a hat en suite. Roy John Tyler Eirene Montgomerie 'Daisy' Sleight Erdmuthe Fredrica Marianne Harvey-Smith9
  • 28 Apr 1915: On Saturday afternoon last Mr Harold J. Harvey Smith, nephew of Mr W. J. Harvey Smith, J.P., of "Woodside,"' was presented with a pipe and case by the members of the Tennis Club. Mr Smith has enlisted in the Light Horse division and expects to be leaving Vietoria at an early date. Mr Hurditch, in making the presentation, spoke highly of Mr Smith and his services to the club. All regretted his departure and wished him a safe return. Mr Smith suitably responded.10
  • 6 May 1915: Mr Harold J. Harvey Smith, son of Mr W. J. Harvey Smith, J.P., "Woodside," Upper Beaconsfield, has enlisted for the good old British front, and has been farewelled and presented with a silver-mounted pipe and bear-skin tobacco pouch by the ladies of the Beaconsfield Upper Tennis Club. Mr. Harvey was an ardent supporter of the club, and now gallantly goes to protect our foes. He is in the Light Horse, and should be able to ride down something formidable. William John Harvey-Smith11

Citations

  1. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Enlistment Records for World War I.
  2. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1881 census: Class: RG11; Piece: 2718; Folio: 28; Page: 50; GSU roll: 1341651.
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B840 002.
  5. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M10439 in index as Eirene MONTGOMERY."
  6. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  7. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 23685.
  8. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - Rosedale Courier (Vic.), 1 Jan 1914, p3.
  10. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette (Berwick, Vic.), 28 Apr 1915, p3.
  11. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic.) 6 May 1915, p3
    Note: Harold Thomas Harvey Smith was the nephew of William John Harvey Smith, not his son.
Last Edited10 Aug 2014

William Alfred Smith

M, #4326, b. 17 Apr 1895, d. 1966

World War I

William Alfred Smith enlisted on 17 May 1915, when he was 21 years old and working as an orchardist. It is likely that he was related to William John Harvey-Smith, as he once enquired about his whereabouts. SERN 2674. His unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 Aug 1915. He was a Private in the 5th Divisional Signal Company. He was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal (Commonwealth Gazette 173/7 Nov 1918).
After the war he moved to NSW.
He is listed on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.1,2
Birth*17 Apr 1895 Brentwood, Essex, England.3,4 
Note*1920 William John Harvey-Smith. WJ Harvey Smith (Woodside, UB) enquiring about whereabouts of William Alfred Smith.5 
Residence*1955 'Somersby', via Gosford, NSW, Australia. 
Death*1966 Gosford, NSW, Australia, #D17927 NSW [par Alfred & Annie].6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 1911Alfred SMITH, 129 Westwood Road, Seven Kings, Goodmayes, Ilford, Essex, EnglandAge 16 - Clerk in Mining Company7

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=282007
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Enlistment Records for World War I.
  3. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Hutton Family Tree Owner: Christopher Hutton.
  5. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, letter in military file.
  6. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  7. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 9903; Schedule Number: 198.
Last Edited20 Apr 2014

John Sweeney

M, #4327, b. 1884, d. 1936

World War I

This soldier has not been definitely identified as being from Upper Beaconsfield. The following is the most likely match.
John Sweeney enlisted on 6 Jul 1915, as a 31 year old single man, working as a driver. SERN 2884. His unit embarked from Melbourne on board RMS Moldavia on 5 Oct 1915 as a Private with the 21st Battalion.
He returned to Australia 16 March 1919.
John is listed on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.1,2
Note* Not sure which John Sweeney the name on the honour roll in Upper Beaconsfield refers to. But it appears that he did not belong to the Sweeney Family of Narre Warren. The most likely military record - for a John Sweeney having embarked in Sep/Oct 1915 is for John Sweeney SERN 2884. 
Birth*1884 Trentham, VIC, Australia, #B14747 (as SWEENY) (reg. Blue.)3 
Death*1936 West Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D828 (Age 53) [par Martin SWEENEY & Mary QUINN].4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914High Street, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: Carter.5
bt 1915 - 1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: driver.6,7,8,9,10

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 May 1913: Berwick Police Court. Wednesday, April 30. Before Mr Harris, P.M., and Messrs G. Wilson, Harvey Smith, McLellan, and Collings, J's.P.
    Constable Hehir v. Sweeney (a carter working at Berwick), the charge being drunkenness and offensive behavior. H. Morrison, grocer, deposed that on Easter Monday night, at a social dance, defendant and another man created a great uproar outside the building in which the dance was being held. The other man's name was Fulsham. The company was greatly annoyed by the noise; both men were the worse for liquor. Constable Hehir deposed that he arrested Fulsham, who had already been dealt with by a previous Bench. The noise defendant made could have been heard three-quarters of a mile away. Fined 5/ for drunkeness and 10 for offensive behavior, in default 3 days imprisonment.11
  • 30 Sep 1915: Beaconsfield Volunteers. A Batch of Twenty. Great preparations were made by the committee appointed to entertain the local volunteers at the Beaconsfield hall on Friday evening, and the people in the town and district joined in the movement in an enthusiastic manner, the result being that the function reflected credit upon all concerned, and passed off in a manner that was most gratifying. Mr E Williams, the Hon. secretary, worked energetically, and the residents subscribed liberally. In this connection the irre pressable Harry May gained the highest list amongst the collectors. The ladies deserve special mention for the tasteful manner in which the interior of the hall was decorated with flowers, flags and evergreens, the effect being most pleasing to the eye. Mr Chirnside supported the movement in a very generous way. He engaged four pipers for the occasion, and in the evening at about 8 o'clock the pipers, attired in their attractive cos tumes, arrived at Beconsfield, having marched from Mr Chirnside's place. The bagpipes soon aided in attracting a crowd of about 300, and selections were played in front of the hall. Mr Chirnside also donated 20 Barling pipes for the local volunteers. Proceedings started with the National Anthem, followed by a few words of wel come by the chairman (Mr Rozier), who expressed his pleasure at seeing so many present. Mr Jennings, jun. played a first-class pianoforte selection, which was followed by selections by the pipers, who then left for Melbourne by the evening train. Cheers were given for the volunteers, and the company joined in singing—They are Jolly Good Fellows. Little Miss D. Currie sang The Australian Kangaroos; Mr Hurditch, Molly The Marchioness; Mr F. Richardson, Your Country Calls You; Mr E. Williams, The Powder Monkey; Mr M. Kelly (in costume), Up, Up Early in the Morning, and Roaming in the Gloaming; Little Miss Lily Richardson, Only One of the Toys: Mr Harding, Asleep in the Deep; and Mr Jennings, sen. and Mr Williams, The Battle Eve. The Rev. W. Whiteside said he was pleased to be present to bid good-bye to the volunteers, and to wish them God speed; he felt proud of them, was glad they were going to the front, and would be pleased to welcome them home again. It was said that Corporal Jacka's mother didn't want her son to go to the war, but the lad, whilst insisting, remarked that he might gain a V.O., and he got it, too. (Applause). The young men with them to-night might do the same; they were going to fight for the freedom of the world, and the good, old flag. Britain had always come out of any serious war in the past, well, and at the moment, although the outlook was black, he be lieved she would emerge from the present struggle just as successfully as she had done in the past. He hoped their volun teers would return victorious. (Applause): The Rev. J. Wilson said that their young friends must go, for duty called them, but the deepest desire in his heart was the delightful pleasure of welcoming them back again. He felt it keenly that so many of the young men had to leave and engage in the conflict, but he was glad of the opportunity to say farewell to them. At Beaconsfield meetings were regularly held, when prayers were offered for the men at the front, and these would be continued with especial interest under existing circumstances. His last words were-God be with you till we meet again. (Applause). Mr Jas. Gibb expressed his pleasure at being preseat to honor the young men leaving for the front. The district, which he had known for 50 years, had reason to feel proud of them. From his place in New South Wales eight of his best men were leaving to engage in the fight for liberty, as their grandfathers had done years ago. He hoped the young men would return safe and sound, and trusted to be present when they were welcomed home. (Applause). Mr Crozier also joined in wishing the men God-speed and a safe return. He had known the district in the early days, and considered that during recent years gratifying advancement had been made. He would ask the young men to be al ways gentlemen, paying regard to the language they used, and would ask them to live clean lives in order that the coun try would eventually benefit. Beacons field would then indeed have reason to be proud of them when they returned. (Ap plause). Mr Keast said he had accepted the invitation to be present that evening with a twofold pleasure-he had been with the people of the district in their pleasures and joys, and he was with them at the present time whilst they were honoring the young men who were going to the front. He wished them God speed and a safe return. At the present time the British Empire was engaged in the biggest fight it had ever engaged in, and in this respect he was proud to say that the Australian lads at Gallipoli had put their names on a roll of honor; no men had ever done better on the battle field. (Applause.) We are now fighting for our very existence, and against a powerful nation, but we've got to win the day, and the boys with them to-night were going to help to do it. We had to win the day for the peace of the world, and, praise God, we would win the day. (Applause.) Although he didn't believe in preference, if there was to be any preference in regard to employment, it should be given to those who returned after fighting for their country. Fathers and mothers of the brave lads fighting at Gallipoli had every reason to feel proud of their sons and what had al ready been accomplished. At present the outlook was serious; Bulgaria was mobilising troops, and it looked as if she would fight with Turkey, but, In that case, no doubt Greece and Roumania would join the Allies. We will win this war, but our troops must be prepared to fight, not only at Gallipoli, but wher ever they were required. Great Britain had raised an army of 3,000,000, also 800,000 for making munitious, and he had no doubt that the boys with them to-night would do their duty, and main tain the honor of Australia. It would be found that the British soldiers were as good as ever, and it must not be forgot ten that the Germans hadn't touched the Navy yet. (A voice: They can't touch it). It was the mothers, however, who were making the biggest sacrifice in re gard to the volunteers, and they had his sympathy. Beaconsfield had sent the largest proportion, according to popula tion, than any other part of Australia, and he felt proud of the fact. He felt that a great destiny awaited Victoria, but the people must economise and live within their income, for £20,000,000 had been borrowed, and in the near future another £25,000,000 would be required. Before concluding he wished to refer to the public spirited generosity of Mr Chirnside, who had set a splendid example by donating a motor ambulance, end had also liberally contributed to the function that night, for which he (the speaker) desired to thank him. (Ap plause.) Mr Keast, on behalf of the residents of Beaconsfield, presented the following with wristlet watches :-Privates Alex. May, Jas. Adamson, H. Harbour, D. Tulk, John Tucker, Tom Sterry, L Paternoster, Whiteside, F. White, A. Childs, A. Bragg, J. Rix, J. Osborne, A. Bryman, H. McNaughton, Sweeney, L. Christie, John Adamson, and Corporal Luke. And, on behalf of Mr Chirnside, each was presented with a Barling pipe. Three hearty cheers were then given for the volunteers, three more for their fathers and mothers, and another sound of cheers for Mr and Mrs Adamson (who has three sons with the Expeditionary forces). Corporal Barnett, who briefly responded, returned thanks for the presentations made, and also acknowledged the splen did manner in which they had been treated by the people of the district. A flashlight photo of the assemblage was taken by Mr Luke. Mr Keast, on behalf of the residents, extended a welcome home to Private Gar diner, recently returned from Gallipoli. Private Gardiner said that, although he was glad to be amongst his friends again, he hoped to recover from the wounds he received so that he could once,more take his place in the firing line. He would never forget the experience he had gone through, and it could scarcely be imagined how badly help was needed two days after the troops landed at Gallipoli. Acclamation from the audience took the form of singing He's a Jolly Good Fellow. The Chairman, on behalf of members of the congregations of the Church. of England, Congregational Church, and the Methodist Church, presented Mr John Adamson with a silver pencil, a note book, and a testament. Mr Adamson, sen. responded on behalf of, his son, who was unable to be present. On the motion of Messre H. May and Thompson, a vote of thanks was accorded Mr Keast, Mr Chirnside, and the per formers. Mr Keast suitably replied. At about 11 o'clock Corporal Rix and Private Childs put in an appearance. It appears that when they reached Mel bourne, from Seymour, they were too late to complete the journey by train, so a taxi was requisitioned. Thus it was that they were enabled to be present at the send-off, and they were hailed upon the platform to address a few words to their Beaconsfield friends. An elaborate and abundant supper was provided by the ladies, and the large at tendance did full justice to the good things provided. The hall was then cleared for dancing, and an enjoyable programme of dances was indulged in to the strains of excellent music supplied by an efficient band.12
  • 10 Jul 1919: Beaconsfield. -o- A social was held in the Public hall on Friday night to welcome home several "diggers" who had recently returned. The hall was tastefully decorated with gum leaves and flags of the Allies. Almost 200 people were present, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Cr Martin officiated as chairman and welcomed the boys home on behalf of the residents of Beaconsfield. Cr Anderson also welcomed them back, and said the council would stand by the soldiers and see that they got a fair deal. A short musical programme arranged by the secretary (Mr Williams) was greatly appreciated, the following contributing:-Mrs F. Richardson, Miss G. May, Miss E. Anderson, Messrs Kerr, Paxton, and Meekin. Mrs Cliff and Miss Williams played the accompaniments. The boys got a very warm reception when they were asked to come on the platform to receive a gold medal each, given by the residents. Cr Groves, M.L.A., made the presentations, and in a stirring speech, roused great enthusiasm. Following are the names of those who received medals: -Sgt G. Grant, Cpls C. Whiteside and Barnett, Ptes Luke, Bryant, R. Adamson, Jack Adamson, J. B. Adamson, M.M., Warmbrunn, Brown, R. Williams, F. F. Williams, Pettit, Sweeney, and M. McNaughton. Cpl Whiteside responded on behalf of the"diggers." Supper was then handed round, after which dancing was indulged in until the wee sma' hours. John Sweeney Thomas Frederick Barnett, Victor Mason Luke, Alfred Ernest Warmbrunn13

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=293458
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Enlistment Records for World War I.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  6. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  7. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  8. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  9. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  10. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  11. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 1 May 1913, p2.
  12. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 30 Sep 1915, p3.
  13. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 10 Jul 1919, p2.
Last Edited13 Dec 2018

Louis James Imer

M, #4328, b. 17 Mar 1899, d. 24 Jun 1969
Father*George Frederic Imer b. 15 Nov 1869, d. 26 Jan 1950
Mother*Catherine Winifred Mary Wheeler b. 1871, d. 7 Aug 1916

World War I

Louis James Imer enlisted when he was 19 years old and working as a boot machinist. SERN 3655. His unit embarked from Melbourne on 7 Mar 1918 on board RMS Ormonde. He was a Private serving with the 58th Battalion, and returned to Australia on 22 July 1919.
He is listed on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.1
Birth*17 Mar 1899 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B5657R.2 
Note*30 Sep 1918 George Frederic Imer. A letter was sent to Mr G. Imer, Puumba Orchard, Beaconsfield Upper by the Major, Officer in charge of Base Records, in reply to his query if his son had been incapacitated from duty in any way. A second letter was sent on 14 Oct 1918 to G. Imer, Beaconsfield Upper.3 
Marriage*24 Jun 1922 Spouse: Violet Adelaide Bailey. VIC, Australia, #M5887/1922, Louis Jennes IMER & Violet Adelaide BAILEY; #M5887/1922, Violet Adelaide BAILEY & Louis Jas IMER.4
 
Death*24 Jun 1969 Edithvale, VIC, Australia, #D16031/1969 (Age 70) (par George IMER & Catherine Winifred Mary WHEELER) - as Louis James IMER
—When picking some flowers from his garden for Violet, Louis collapsed and died.5,6 
Death-Notice*25 Jun 1969IMER.—On June 24th, Louis James, of 249 Station Street, Edithvale, dearly beloved husband of Vi, and loving father of Laurie, Gloria (Mrs. Hill) and Bob, fond father-in-law of Molly, Frank, Lyn, and loving pa of Colin, John, Judith, Ruth, Nola, Graeme, Christine, Jeffrey, Catharyne, Stuart, Mitchell and Maree.
IMER, Louis James.—Late 58th Battalion, late A.I.F., passed away suddenly June 24, younger son of the late George and Winifred Imer, of Bellbrae, dear brother of Ettie (Mrs. Pratt), David, Margaret (Mrs. Gogoll), Maude (Mrs. Maclelland) and May (Mrs. Armstrong), brother-in-law of Clarrie, Norman (deceased), Bill (deceased) and Angus.
At rest.
IMER.—The Funeral of Mr. LOUIS JAMES IMER, of 249 Station St., Edithvale, will leave the Methodist Church, Edithvale Road, Edithvale, TOMORROW (THURSDAY), after a service commencing at 10.40 a.m., for the Springvale Crematorium.
W D. ROSE & SON PTY. LTD. 93 2042.7 

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia8

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Feb 1906: JAN JUC. February 15th. SCHOOL CONCERT.
    The annual concert in connection with the local State school was given here on Friday last, under the direction of the head-teacher, Mr. R. J. Bennett, in the presence of one of the largest audiences that have been in the local hall. The chair was occupied by the president of the shire of Barrabool, Cr. D. M'Intyre, who, in a few appropriate remarks before the opening of the programme, complimented the head-Teacher, and also dwelt on the utility and advantages of these
    annual gatherings.
    [continued]
    solo, "What Would You Take for me, Papa," Miss Ettie Imer
    During an interval in the programme, the prizes, kindly donated by Mr. J. F. Levien, M.L.A., for best attendance, were presented to the following scholars, each of whom attended the full number of days during last year:—Dave Imer, Louis Imer. David George Imer Henrietta Louisa Bertha Imer9
  • 18 Jan 1918: MEN WHO WILL FIGHT. The following men enlisted at the Town Hall recruiting depot yesterday:—IMER, L. J., boot machinist, Beaconsfield Upper.10
  • 14 Sep 1933: "Noise Like Aeroplane"
    When Louis J Imer, of Lyndon-street, Camberwell, was charged at the South Melbourne Court on Wednesday with having driven a motor-truck to which an effective silencer was not fitted on August 1. Constable Bridgeland said that he heard the truck in St Kilda road on August 1, and it was emitting an ear-splitting noise like that of an aeroplane at close range." Imer, who was fined 10/ , said that he had been given the truck to use by his employers.
    Foster Clarke, manager of J. McCann and Sons Pty. Ltd., of Moray street, South Melbourne, was fined £1 for having aided and abetted Imer in a breach of the motor regulations. Clarke told the Bench that he did not know that the truck had been taken out of the garage in the condition alleged by the police.11

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=149123
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, NAA: B2455, IMER LOUIS JAMES.
    Item details, IMER Louis James: Service Number - 3655: Place of Birth - Richmond VIC: Place of Enlistment - Melbourne VIC: Next of Kin - (Father) IMER George.
  4. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M5887/1922, Louis Jennes IMER & Violet Adelaide BAILEY
    #M5887/1922, Violet Adelaide BAILEY & Louis Jas IMER."
  5. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D16031/1969 (Age 70) (par George IMER & Catherine Winifred Mary WHEELER) - as Louis James IMER, born Richmond. Death registered at Edithvale, Australia."
  6. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Ancestry Tree Name: Farrell/Robinson/Hill/Imer Family Tree, Tree ID: 151241619
    Person viewed: Louis James Imer, Birth Date: 17 Jan 1899, Death Date: 24 Jun 1969.
  7. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), 25 Jun 1969, p31.
  8. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery.
    Also Violet Adelaide IMER, b 7 Feb 1899 died 29 Oct 1970, Service 30 Oct 1970.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - Geelong Advertiser (Vic.), Fri 16 Feb 1906, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/149166310
  10. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 18 Jan 1918, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/242438872
  11. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 14 Sep 1933, p5
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11692335
Last Edited5 Jan 2022

Catherine Winifred Mary Wheeler

F, #4329, b. 1871, d. 7 Aug 1916
Married NameImer.1 
Birth*1871 Wellington, New Zealand. 
Marriage*25 Dec 1894 Spouse: George Frederic Imer. Lara, VIC, Australia, #M5582.1,2
 
Death*7 Aug 1916 Carlton Central, VIC, Australia, #D9300 (Age 45) [par James WHEELER & Elizabeth DONNELLY].3 
Death-Notice*8 Aug 1916IMER.—On the 7th August, at Melbourne, Catherine Winifred Mary, beloved wife of George Imer, Jan Juc, and loving mother of Ettie, David, Louis, Margaret, Maud, and May; also beloved daughter of James and the late Elizabeth Wheeler, aged 45 years.
A devoted wife and loving mother at rest.
IMER.—The Friends of Mr. G. IMER are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his dearly beloved wife to the place of interment, in the Coburg Cemetery.
The funeral cortege will leave the residence of her father, Mr. J. Wheeler, 16 Buckingham street. Richmond, on Wednesday, 9th inst., at 1.15 o'clock p.m.4 

Grave

  • Methodist 1 Y16, Coburg Cemetery, Coburg, VIC, Australia, Catherine Winifred Mary IMER, Died 7 Aug 1916. Aged 45 years, wife of George IMER, mother of Ettie, David, Louis, Margaret, Maud and May
    George IMER, Died 20 Jan 1950, Aged 80 years.5

Family

George Frederic Imer b. 15 Nov 1869, d. 26 Jan 1950
Children 1.Henrietta Louisa Bertha Imer b. 1896, d. 27 Jun 1981
 2.David George Imer b. 1897, d. 1976
 3.Louis James Imer b. 17 Mar 1899, d. 24 Jun 1969
 4.Margaret Lillian Imer b. 1900, d. 1982
 5.Winifred Maud Imer b. 1903, d. 1988
 6.Alice May Imer b. 29 Apr 1907

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Godenzi Family Tree Sep2013 - Owner: godenzi51.
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 8 Aug 1916, p1.
  5. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of Victoria, Australia, Cemetery Records and Headstone Transcriptions, 1844-1997,.
Last Edited5 Jan 2022

George Frederic Imer

M, #4330, b. 15 Nov 1869, d. 26 Jan 1950
Note* His father was a Swiss immigrant, from La Neuveville, mother from Avenches. Parents married in Geneva 23 Sep 1861.1 
Birth*15 Nov 1869 Waurn Ponds, VIC, Australia, #B22526 [reg Geelong] [par Louis IMER & Anna Barbara GUTKNECHT].2 
Marriage*25 Dec 1894 Spouse: Catherine Winifred Mary Wheeler. Lara, VIC, Australia, #M5582.3,4
 
Widower7 Aug 1916George Frederic Imer became a widower upon the death of his wife Catherine Winifred Mary Wheeler.5 
Marriage*24 Aug 1918 Spouse: Mary Agnes Warren. Richmond, VIC, Australia, #M4779/1918, Mary Agnes ROBINSON & George IMER.6,7
 
Note30 Sep 1918 Louis James Imer. A letter was sent to Mr G. Imer, Puumba Orchard, Beaconsfield Upper by the Major, Officer in charge of Base Records, in reply to his query if his son had been incapacitated from duty in any way. A second letter was sent on 14 Oct 1918 to G. Imer, Beaconsfield Upper.8 
Widower7 Apr 1936George Frederic Imer became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary Agnes Warren.9 
Death*26 Jan 1950 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #D16825 (Age 80) [par Louis French IMER & Anna GUTKNECHT].10 
Death-Notice28 Jan 1950IMER.—On January 26, at Clavely private hospital, Geelong, George Imer, of Torquay, late of Richmond, dearly beloved father of Ettie (Mrs. Pratt), David, Louis, Margaret (Mrs. Gogoll), Maud (Mrs. Maclelland), and May (Mrs. A. Armstrong), aged 80 years. —Peacefully sleeping.11 
Death-Notice*1 Feb 1950IMER.—On January 26, at Geelong, George, loving father of Ettie, father in-law of Clarence Pratt, and grandfather of Miriam, aged 80 years. (Interred January 28.)
IMER.—On January 26, at Geelong, George, loved father of Margaret, father-in-law of Norman Gogoll, and grandfather of Lorraine and Donald.
IMER.—On January 26, at Geelong, George, loved father of Maude, and father-in-law of Bill Maclelland.
IMER.—On January 26, at Geelong, George, loved father of May and father-in-law of Angus Armstrong, Buchan.12 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manager. With Mary Agnes Imer. With Henrietta Louisa Bertha Imer.13

Grave

  • Methodist 1 Y16, Coburg Cemetery, Coburg, VIC, Australia, Catherine Winifred Mary IMER, Died 7 Aug 1916. Aged 45 years, wife of George IMER, mother of Ettie, David, Louis, Margaret, Maud and May
    George IMER, Died 20 Jan 1950, Aged 80 years.14

Family

Catherine Winifred Mary Wheeler b. 1871, d. 7 Aug 1916
Children 1.Henrietta Louisa Bertha Imer b. 1896, d. 27 Jun 1981
 2.David George Imer b. 1897, d. 1976
 3.Louis James Imer b. 17 Mar 1899, d. 24 Jun 1969
 4.Margaret Lillian Imer b. 1900, d. 1982
 5.Winifred Maud Imer b. 1903, d. 1988
 6.Alice May Imer b. 29 Apr 1907

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Mar 1911: MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.
    Mr. George Imer, of Jan Juc, has been elected unopposed for the Coast riding vacancy in the Barrabool Shire Council, vice ex-Cr. C. A. Noble, resigned.15
  • 27 Nov 1916: COUNTRY NEWS, JAN JUC. PRESENTATION TO CR. IMER
    The local Mechanics' Hall was well filled last Friday evening, when a farewell social evening was tendered by the district inhabitants to Cr. George Imer and his family, who have sold their property and are leaving for Melbourne in a few days. Cr. E. E. Hendy, of the Barrarbool shire, and ex-Alderman Roadknight, motored out from Geelong, and the former acted as chairman of the concert programme, and also on behalf of the subscribers, made a presentation of a handsome gold watch (suitably inscribed) and gold chain, to Cr. Imer, and a gold bangle to Miss Imer, and also a book to Cr. Imer on behalf of the editor of the Geelong "Advertiser" (for which Cr. Imer has formerly acted as local conespondent).
    The chairman apologised for the absence of the president of the shire (Cr. W. F. Volum), and Crs. W. F. McIntyre and J. T. Prowse, ex-Cr. Wm. Ham and Mr. J. F. Farrer, M.L.A., and letters were read from each of these gentlemen. The chairman said they were met together that evening to do honor to one who had resided in their midst as an honored, and respected citizen of Jan Juc for 30 years. He explained that he was acting as chairman at the request of the presentation committee in his official capacity as one of their representatives in the Coast riding, and that his knowledge of Cr Imer was confined to municipal matters of a recent onto only, but from others he had gathered the following facts. The guest of the evening had arrived at Jan Juc 30 years previously and had purchased a bare paddock at £10 per acre. He had built a house, planted an orchard, etc., reared a family, and made a good living during the whole time, and had now sold out in war time at £34/7/6 per acre. That showed what could be done by industry and thrift.
    Cr. Imer had gradually come to be looked upon as the leader of all public movements in Jan Juc, and had been elected a member of the school board of advice, a trustee of the Methodist Church, a member of the Free Library Committee, and secretary of the Road Improvement Committee, but he was best known as a member of the Coast riding of the Shire of Barrarbool. He was elected unopposed six years ago to ex-Cr Chas Noble's seat, when the latter went to Melbourne, and had been returned unopposed for a second term, and had he remained in the council a little longer he would probably have been elected president. During his term of office he had been largely instrumental in getting the council and the Country Roads' Board to agree to carry the main Anglesea road through Jan Juc instead of through Torquay, and also in getting the main roads nationalised so that all payments to the Board had to be borne by the whole shire and not by the particular riding in which the road is situated. They all regretted that Cr. Imer and his family were leaving Jan Juc, and would much prefer that the meeting had been called to celebrate peace rather than to say good-bye to one whose place it would be difficult to fill. They also all deeply regretted the real cause of his departure, which was the death of his wife, and they tendered him their sincere sympathy.
    Ex-Alderman Roadknight supported the chairman's remarks and referred to his long business associations with Cr. Imer and to the fact that he had sold his fruit in the Geelong markets for many years past. He said that Mr. Imer's fruit always brought top prices, because it was well packed and properly graded, and always gave satisfaction to the buyers. Mr. Edmonds also spoke on behalf of the residents of Torquay, and referred to the high esteem in which Cr Imer was held there.
    Cr. Imer, in his reply, said—"My heart is too full to adequately express my sincere appreciation and heartfelt gratitude to you all for the beautiful and costly gift you have just presented me, and also for the very kind, eulogistic and sympathetic references made by Cr. Hendy, and supported by Mr. A. Roadknight and Mr. Edmonds, of Torquay. I can assure you, friends, that it is with a heavy heart that I am leaving Jan Juc, and my many friends in the district, and I sincerely trust you will not misjudge my reason for so doing. When I came to Jan Juc thirty years ago (as a lad of 17 years), I used to clear off to Waurn Ponds every Sunday and every other chance I got, for the friends of my boyhood were there. However, I soon made some friends here, and I am pleased to say that the members of the families who became my friends nearly thirty years ago am still lumbered amongst my best friends and supporters to-day, a fact which I am not only thankful for, but also proud of. Christmas Day twenty-two years ago I got married, and with the help of my loving and devoted wife, I was encouraged to take an active part in public matters, and to help carry on institutions and movements for the good of the district generally. I became a member of the school board of advice, secretary of the Road Improvement Association, and the Mechanics' Institute Committee, and a member of the Methodist Church Trust. Six years ago I also became one of your representatives for the Coast riding of the Shire of Barrarbool and, with the help and co-operation of my colleagues, succeeded in obtaining many concessions for the district. I am very proud of the confidence reposed in me by the residents of Jan Juc district, who, since I started public work, have always looked to me as their leader, and the one to initiate and help carry out movements for their welfare. I am also thankful to God that I was given ability and strength to do my duty as far as I saw it. You all know of the sad and sudden bereavement sustained by myself and family through the death on August 7th of my dear wife, whose kind and loving disposition, and devotion to me, to her children, and to her late mother, endeared her to all, and I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank our many friends for the kind messages and expressions of sympathy received from all parts. It was this sad blow that influenced me to place my comfortable home in the market, for, had this not happened, I would never have thought of doing, so at present. I shall always have many hallowed, yet pleasant, recollections of my happy married life, all of which was spent in Jan Juc, and I would like to say here that any credit or praise I have received to-night is almost entirely due to my late dear wife, of whom it could justly be said that "she made home happy," and I think it is the duty of a happy person to do what he can for others around him. And now, dear friends, I must again ask you to accept my heartfelt thanks for all your kindness and support, for the great pains you have taken to make this gathering such a success, and for your beautiful and useful present. I assure you I shall always treasure it, not only for its great intrinsic value, and utility, but also for its greater value to me as a splendid token of your goodwill, respect and esteem."
    Miss Imer, in a few well chosen words, also thanked the people very kindly for the handsome presentation they had made her.
    After doing ample justice to a good supper, the visitors from Geelong departed, and dancing was then indulged in until a late hour.16
  • 8 Apr 1920: Beaconsfield - On Saturday. April 3, the Beaconsfield Upper Fruitgrowers' and Horticultual Association's annual show was marked by a good display of fruit in all classes, notably in cases packed for export and the local market. The show was opened by the president of the shire, Cr a'Beckett. The chief prizetakers were :-Apples Messrs Bunt, Strong, Hurditch, R. Wilson, Imer, and Grocer; pears, Messrs Bunt, Kirkwood and Imer; champion packing (export), Miss M Wilson, Mr Strong; local market, Miss Wilson, Mr R Wilson; cut flowers, Mr Hodson and Dr Drake; carnations, Miss McLean; vegetables, Messrs Pittard, Kirkwood and Borchardt; pickles and sauces, Misses J. Wallace and Day ; fancy work, Mrs Goff, Miss Una Wilson, L. King, A Glismann; cookery Mrs Bunt and Misses Stenhouse and McLean; table decoration, Mrs Drake and Mrs S. Casey.17
  • 15 Jan 1927: Death of father: IMER.—On the 13th January, at the residence of his son, George, 4 Bosisto-street, Richmond, Louis Imer, formerly of Neuveville, Switzerland, and late of Waurn Ponds, relict of the late Anna Imer and loved father of Louis, Frederick and George. A colonist of 58 years.18
  • 20 Feb 1950: BEREAVEMENT CARD. IMER. — The Family of the late GEORGE IMER wish to express their sincere THANKS for the many kind expressions of sympathy tendered to them in their recent sad bereavement. (Beaumont, Cowrie road, Torquay.)19

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, Family Sheet at Royal Historical Society.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Godenzi Family Tree Sep2013 - Owner: godenzi51.
  5. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  6. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M4779/1918, Mary Agnes ROBINSON & George IMER."
  7. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Ancestry Tree Name: Farrell/Robinson/Hill/Imer Family Tree, Tree ID: 151241619
    Person viewed: Mary Agnes Robinson, Death Date: 7 Apr 1936.
  8. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, NAA: B2455, IMER LOUIS JAMES.
    Item details, IMER Louis James: Service Number - 3655: Place of Birth - Richmond VIC: Place of Enlistment - Melbourne VIC: Next of Kin - (Father) IMER George.
  9. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D2926/1936 (Age 68) (par Montgomery WARREN & Mary MCGINNIS) - as Mary Agnes IMER, born Philadelphia, USA. Death registered at Richmond, Australia."
  10. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 28 Jan 1950, p14.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 1 Feb 1950, p10.
  13. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  14. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of Victoria, Australia, Cemetery Records and Headstone Transcriptions, 1844-1997,.
  15. [S14] Newspaper - Geelong Advertiser (Vic.), Thu 2 Mar 1911, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/149036569
  16. [S14] Newspaper - Geelong Advertiser (Vic.), Mon 27 Nov 1916, p5
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/130670703
  17. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), 8 Apr 1920, p2.
  18. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 15 Jan 1927, p5
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/204198138
  19. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 20 Feb 1950, p10
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/22811727
Last Edited5 Jan 2022

Henrietta Louisa Bertha Imer

F, #4331, b. 1896, d. 27 Jun 1981
Father*George Frederic Imer b. 15 Nov 1869, d. 26 Jan 1950
Mother*Catherine Winifred Mary Wheeler b. 1871, d. 7 Aug 1916
Probate (Will)* Henrietta Louise B Pratt. M Woman. Malvern. 27 Jun 1981. 892/778.1 
Married NamePratt.2 
Birth*1896 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #B3672.3 
Marriage*1934 Spouse: Clarence John Pratt. VIC, Australia, #M13623/1934, H'etta Louise Bertha IMER & Clarence Jno PRATT.2
 
Death*27 Jun 1981 Glen Iris, VIC, Australia, #D14136 (Age 85) - as PRATT.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nurse. With George Frederic Imer and Mary Agnes Imer.5

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Feb 1906: JAN JUC. February 15th. SCHOOL CONCERT.
    The annual concert in connection with the local State school was given here on Friday last, under the direction of the head-teacher, Mr. R. J. Bennett, in the presence of one of the largest audiences that have been in the local hall. The chair was occupied by the president of the shire of Barrabool, Cr. D. M'Intyre, who, in a few appropriate remarks before the opening of the programme, complimented the head-Teacher, and also dwelt on the utility and advantages of these
    annual gatherings.
    [continued]
    solo, "What Would You Take for me, Papa," Miss Ettie Imer
    During an interval in the programme, the prizes, kindly donated by Mr. J. F. Levien, M.L.A., for best attendance, were presented to the following scholars, each of whom attended the full number of days during last year:—Dave Imer, Louis Imer. Louis James Imer David George Imer6
  • 10 Aug 1918: EVANS.—In loving memory of my dearest friend, Private Alfred J. Evans, 58th Battalion, who was killed in action on the 4th July, 1918.
    To meet, to know, to love, and then to part Is the sad story of many a human heart."
    —(Inserted by his friend, Ettie Imer, Beaconsfield Upper.)7,8,9

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P11, unit 214; VPRS 7591/P7, unit 42
    husband's probate: CLARENCE PRATT. RETIRED. Glen Iris. 20 Dec 1991. 1051/124. VPRS 28/P22, unit 59; VPRS 7591/P19, unit 17.
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M13623/1934, H'etta Louise Bertha IMER & Clarence Jno PRATT."
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Godenzi Family Tree Sep2013 - Owner: godenzi51.
  5. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Geelong Advertiser (Vic.), Fri 16 Feb 1906, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/149166310
  7. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 10 Aug 1918, p57.
  8. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=92471
  9. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, NAA: B2455, EVANS A J.
    Item details, Evans Alfred John: SERN 3139: POB Anglesea River VIC: POE Geelong VIC: NOK F Evans John.
Last Edited5 Jan 2022

David George Imer

M, #4332, b. 1897, d. 1976
Father*George Frederic Imer b. 15 Nov 1869, d. 26 Jan 1950
Mother*Catherine Winifred Mary Wheeler b. 1871, d. 7 Aug 1916
Birth*1897 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B22150.1 
Marriage*1921 Spouse: Ethel Elizabeth Harrison. VIC, Australia, #M9522/1921, David George IMER & Ethel Elizth HARRISON.2
 
Death*1976 Preston, VIC, Australia, #D19286 (age 79.)3 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Feb 1906: JAN JUC. February 15th. SCHOOL CONCERT.
    The annual concert in connection with the local State school was given here on Friday last, under the direction of the head-teacher, Mr. R. J. Bennett, in the presence of one of the largest audiences that have been in the local hall. The chair was occupied by the president of the shire of Barrabool, Cr. D. M'Intyre, who, in a few appropriate remarks before the opening of the programme, complimented the head-Teacher, and also dwelt on the utility and advantages of these
    annual gatherings.
    [continued]
    solo, "What Would You Take for me, Papa," Miss Ettie Imer
    During an interval in the programme, the prizes, kindly donated by Mr. J. F. Levien, M.L.A., for best attendance, were presented to the following scholars, each of whom attended the full number of days during last year:—Dave Imer, Louis Imer. Louis James Imer Henrietta Louisa Bertha Imer4

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M9522/1921, David George IMER & Ethel Elizth HARRISON."
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Geelong Advertiser (Vic.), Fri 16 Feb 1906, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/149166310
Last Edited5 Jan 2022

Margaret Lillian Imer

F, #4333, b. 1900, d. 1982
Father*George Frederic Imer b. 15 Nov 1869, d. 26 Jan 1950
Mother*Catherine Winifred Mary Wheeler b. 1871, d. 7 Aug 1916
Married NameGogoll.1 
Birth*1900 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B29389.2 
Marriage*1926 Spouse: Norman Victor Gogoll. VIC, Australia, #M6419/1926, Margt Liln IMER & Norm Victor GOGOLL.1
 
Death*1982 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #D19528/1982 (Age 81) (par George Frederick IMER & Catherine Winifred WHEELER) - as Margaret Lillian GOGOLL.3 

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M6419/1926, Margt Liln IMER & Norm Victor GOGOLL."
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D19528/1982 (Age 81) (par George Frederick IMER & Catherine Winifred WHEELER) - as Margaret Lillian GOGOLL, born Melbourne. Death registered at Geelong, Australia."
Last Edited5 Jan 2022

Winifred Maud Imer

F, #4334, b. 1903, d. 1988
Father*George Frederic Imer b. 15 Nov 1869, d. 26 Jan 1950
Mother*Catherine Winifred Mary Wheeler b. 1871, d. 7 Aug 1916
Married NameMacLelland.1 
Married NameWatson.2 
Birth*1903 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B20948.3 
Marriage*1941 Spouse: John Richard Watson. VIC, Australia, #M15856/1941, Winifred Maud IMER & Jno Richard WATSON.2
 
Marriage*1946 Spouse: William Robert MacLelland. VIC, Australia, #M20421/1946, Wm Robert MACLELLAND & Wfred Maud WATSON.1
 
Death*1988 Mount Eliza, VIC, Australia, #D9115/1988 (Age 85) (par George Frederick IMER & Catherine Winifred WHEELER) - as Winifred Maud MACLELLAND.4 

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M20421/1946, Wm Robert MACLELLAND & Wfred Maud WATSON."
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M15856/1941, Winifred Maud IMER & Jno Richard WATSON."
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D9115/1988 (Age 85) (par George Frederick IMER & Catherine Winifred WHEELER) - as Winifred Maud MACLELLAND, born Geelong. Death registered at Mount Eliza, Australia."
Last Edited5 Jan 2022

Alice May Imer

F, #4335, b. 29 Apr 1907
Father*George Frederic Imer b. 15 Nov 1869, d. 26 Jan 1950
Mother*Catherine Winifred Mary Wheeler b. 1871, d. 7 Aug 1916
Married NameArmstrong.1 
Birth*29 Apr 1907 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #B11001.2,3 
Education*4 Feb 1918 State School 2560, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. Left 19 Dec 1919 for a private school.4 
Marriage*29 Dec 1937 Spouse: John Angus Armstrong. St Stephen's Church of England, Richmond, VIC, Australia, #M13708/1937, Alice May IMER & Jno Angus ARMSTRONG.1
 

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M13708/1937, Alice May IMER & Jno Angus ARMSTRONG."
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560.
  4. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560: Pupil 53, May Imer, born 29 Apr 1907, admitted 4 Feb 1918. George Imer, orchardist, living 1½ miles from school. Previously at Richmond No 1567. Left 19 Dec 1919 for a private school.
Last Edited5 Jan 2022

Mary Agnes Warren

F, #4336, b. Oct 1868, d. 7 Apr 1936
Married NameRobinson.1 
Married NameImer.2 
Birth*Oct 1868 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.3,4 
Marriage*1888 Spouse: Malcolm Lamplaugh Robinson. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.1
 
Widow6 Nov 1903Mary Agnes Warren became a widow upon the death of her husband Malcolm Lamplaugh Robinson.5 
Marriage*24 Aug 1918 Spouse: George Frederic Imer. Richmond, VIC, Australia, #M4779/1918, Mary Agnes ROBINSON & George IMER.6,7
 
Death*7 Apr 1936 Epworth Hospital, Richmond, VIC, Australia, #D2926/1936 (Age 68) (par Montgomery WARREN & Mary MCGINNIS) - as Mary Agnes IMER.3 
Death-Notice*8 Apr 1936IMER — On the 7th April, at Epworth Hospital, Mary Agnes, loved wife of George Imer.8 
Death-Notice9 Apr 1936IMER.—On the 7th April, 1936, at Epworth private hospital Mary Agnes, the dearly loved wife of George Imer, of 4 Bosisto street, Richmond — A patient sufferer at rest. (Floral tributes to Herbert King and Sons, Richmond.)
IMER.—A tribute of affection and esteem to the memory of the late Mrs. Mary Imer, from members of the executive of the Housewives' Association of Victoria, Howey Court.9 
Death-Notice9 Apr 1936IMER.— On the 7th April, at Epworth Private Hospital, Mary Agnes, the dearly loved of wife of George Imer, of 4 Bosisto-street, Richmond. Floral tributes to Herbert King and Sons, Richmond.
A patient sufferer at rest.
IMER. — A tribute of affection and esteem to the memory of the late Mrs. Mary Imer from members of the executive of the Housewives' Association of Victoria, Howey-court.
IMER. — In affectionate remembrance of our beloved president, Mrs. M. Imer, who passed to a higher life at private hospital, Richmond, 7th April. Resting.
—Inserted by committee Richmond Branch Housewives' Association.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
5 Apr 1891Athelstone Road, Haroldswood, Hornchurch, Essex, England(Head of Household) Malcolm Lamplaugh Robinson;
Age 23
Member(s) of Household: Alfred Malcolm Robinson11
19003326 Sergeant Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA(Head of Household) Malcolm Lamplaugh Robinson;
born Oct 1868 Pennsylvania, married 12 years, 3 children living
Member(s) of Household: Alfred Malcolm Robinson, Charlotte Elizabeth Robinson, Harold John Robinson12
31 Mar 190136a Ralph Villas, Tooting Graveney, London, England(Head of Household) Malcolm Lamplaugh Robinson;
Age 32 - born Philadelphia USA
Member(s) of Household: Alfred Malcolm Robinson, Charlotte Elizabeth Robinson, Harold John Robinson13
2 Apr 1911John Daniel GROUT, 132 Windsor Road, Forest Gate East, Essex, EnglandAge 43 - Monthly Nurse - Widow14
1919Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With George Frederic Imer. With Henrietta Louisa Bertha Imer.15

Family

Malcolm Lamplaugh Robinson b. Apr 1860, d. 6 Nov 1903
Children 1.Alfred Malcolm Robinson b. Mar 1890, d. 1974
 2.Charlotte Elizabeth Robinson b. Jul 1892
 3.Harold John Robinson b. Aug 1895, d. 1969

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Pennsylvania, U.S., Marriages, 1852-1968.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D2926/1936 (Age 68) (par Montgomery WARREN & Mary MCGINNIS) - as Mary Agnes IMER, born Philadelphia, USA. Death registered at Richmond, Australia."
  4. [S65] Ancestry - various indices.
  5. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Ancestry Tree Name: robinson Family Tree, Tree ID: 2230433
    Person viewed: malcolm lamplew robinson, Birth Date: 1860, Death Date: 6 Nov 1903.
  6. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M4779/1918, Mary Agnes ROBINSON & George IMER."
  7. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Ancestry Tree Name: Farrell/Robinson/Hill/Imer Family Tree, Tree ID: 151241619
    Person viewed: Mary Agnes Robinson, Death Date: 7 Apr 1936.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 8 Apr 1936, p1.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 9 Apr 1936, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11026618
  10. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 9 Apr 1936, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/205262559
  11. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "The National Archives of the UK (TNA); Kew, Surrey, England; Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891; Class: RG12; Piece: 1373; Folio: 28; Page: 5; GSU roll: 6096483
    Household Members: Mary Robinson, Rose Robinson, Lilly Robinson, Alfred Robinson, Alice Neave."
  12. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Year: 1900; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 28, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0699; FHL microfilm: 1241470
    Household Members: Malcolm Robinson, Alfred M Robinson, Charlotte Robinson, Harold J Robinson, Lillian Robinson (sister).
  13. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1901 England Census. RG13/470/50/34
    Enummerated at Tooting Graveney, London.
    Household Members: Malcolm L Robinson, Mary A Robinson, Alfred Robinson, Charlotte E Robinson, Harold J Robinson
    Ancestry Record ID: 7814::3500715."
  14. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "1911 England Census. RD 188 (North East Ham)/ ED 01/ Piece 9557
    Enummerated at 132 Windsor Road, Forest Gate E, East Ham
    Household Members: John Daniel Grout, Alice Grout, Leslie Arthur John Grout, Mary Agnes Robinson, Alfred Malcolm Robinson, Charlotte Elizabeth Robinson, Harold John Robinson
    The National Archives of the UK (TNA).
    Ancestry Record ID: 2352::52616234."
  15. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
Last Edited6 Jan 2022

William George Johnson

M, #4337, b. Sep 1893, d. 10 Feb 1975

World War I

William George Johnson enlisted on 5 May 1915, aged 21 years and a carpenter. SERN 5513. He was assigned to the 6th Infantry Brigade, Field Ambulance, 4th Reinforcement and his unit embarked from Melbourne on 10 Sep 1915 on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria. He married while in England and returned to Australia with his wife on 28 Sep 1919.
He is listed on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.1
Probate (Will)* William George Johnson. Rtd. Frankston. 10 Feb 1975. 793/238.2       
Birth*Sep 1893 Croydon, Surrey, England, Sep Q 1893 (Croydon) 02a 266. Mother's maiden surname: Louvel.3 
Marriage*2 Feb 1918 Spouse: Elizabeth Ellen Cater. Parish Church St Mary of Eton, Hackney Wick, London, England, Mar Q 1918 (Hackney) 1b 773 [par Wm Edw JOHNSON, Printer & Wm Francis CATER, Packing-case maker].4,5
Land-UBeac*15 Oct 1920 GEM-D-29 (part). Transfer from Ivy Marion Anderson to William George Johnson. 9a 2r 36p.6 
Land-UBeac*26 Feb 1923 GEM-D-29 (part). Transfer from William George Johnson to Shire of Berwick. Cutting through allotment to form Albers Road.7 
Residence*12 Mar 1923 Hamerton, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.4 
Land-UBeac*29 Jul 1932 GEM-D-29 (part). Transfer from William George Johnson to Herbert Spencer Thorogood. 9a 11 4/10p.8 
Residence1967 Frankston, VIC, Australia.4 
Death*10 Feb 1975 Frankston, VIC, Australia, #D3760 (Age 81) [par William Thomas JOHNSON & Alice Maud Mary LOUVEL].9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1921 - 1928Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: carpenter. With Elizabeth Ellen Johnson.10,11,12,13,14,15,16
bt 1931 - 1934Poowong, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: builder. With Elizabeth Ellen Johnson.17,18
1936Hampton Park, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: bridge builder. With Elizabeth Ellen Johnson.19
1937Caroline Street, Dandenong, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: carpenter. With Elizabeth Ellen Johnson.20

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=155620
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P7, unit 548; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 539.
  3. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "William George Johnson. Sep Q 1893 (Croydon) 02a 266. Mother's maiden surname: Louvel."
  4. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI.
  5. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936
    P79/MRY/02/003.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4310-804 - William Johnson of Beaconsfield Upper Orchardist.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4310-804 - Transfer as to part to Shire of Berwick - C/T 4669-710.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4310-804 - Transfer balance to Herbert Spencer Thorogood of Beaconsfield Upper Poultry Farmer - C/T 5802-248.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  10. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  11. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  12. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  13. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  14. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  15. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  16. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  17. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  18. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  19. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  20. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
Last Edited14 Sep 2021

Frederick Maurice Hall

M, #4339, b. 18 Jul 1900
Father*George William Hall b. 1867, d. 11 Jan 1941
Mother*Elizabeth Carr b. 1866, d. 1953

World War I

Frederick Maurice Hall enlisted at the end of the war on 25 Oct 1918, but did not see active service. His father was farming at 'Glenbrae', Dewhurst.
He is listed on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.1,2

Navy

Frederick Maurice Hall enlisted with the Royal Australian Navy Service on 5 Feb 1923. No 13741. He discharged from the Navy on 3 Aug 1945 and was ranked a STO PO on the HMAS Lonsdale. His home port was Port Melbourne.3
Birth*18 Jul 1900 Battersea, London, England. [par George W HALL & Elizabeth]4 
Marriage*11 Aug 1923 Spouse: Mabel Catherine Ruth Rickerby. Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #M8554.5,6
 
Divorce*Sep 1927Frederick Maurice Hall and Mabel Catherine Ruth Rickerby were divorced in Sep 1927 Ref #1927/31.7,8 
Marriage*Dec 1927 Spouse: Phyllis Pathina Elsie Stevens. Alverstoke, Hampshire, England, Dec Q [Alverstoke] 2b 1522.9
 
Divorce*a 1943Frederick Maurice Hall and Phyllis Pathina Elsie Stevens were divorced a 1943 Divorce papers Frederick Maurice Hall - Phyllis Pathina Elsie Hall, Charles Schmidt (or Smith). Date range: 14/01/1943 to 23/03/1948.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 1911Thomas Edward MACKEY, High Street, West End P O, Bracknell, London, England(Head of Household) George William Hall;
Age 10
Member(s) of Household: Elizabeth Hall Daisy Hall11
1921Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist.12
1922Goodrest, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist.13

Grave

  • Bairnsdale Cemetery, Bairnsdale, VIC, Australia, possible burial? last residence Maffra14

Newspaper-Articles

  • 3 Sep 1927: Misconduct was the ground on which Mabel Catherine Ruth Hall, 27 years, of Johnston-street, Newport, obtained divorce from Frederick Maurice Hall, 26 years, of Weymouth, England, a sailor in the Royal Australian navy, on submarine duty. The marriage took place in August, 1923, and there is one child. The misconduct is alleged to have taken place since respondent has been in England. A decree nisi was granted, with costs and alimony was fixed at £7 a month for petitioner, and £3 a month for the maintenance of the child. Mabel Catherine Ruth Hall7

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, not listed.
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Enlistment Records for World War I.
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      HALL, FREDERICK MAURICE
    Service      Royal Australian Navy
    Service Number      13741
    Date of Birth      18 Jul 1900
    Place of Birth      LONDON, ENGLAND
    Date of Enlistment      5 Feb 1923
    Locality on Enlistment      Unknown
    Home Port/Port Division      MELBOURNE, VIC
    Next of Kin      PHYLLIS
    Date of Discharge      3 Aug 1945
    Rank      STO PO
    Posting at Discharge      HMAS Lonsdale.
  4. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI.
  5. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  6. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Harant Family Tree - llukich.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Williamstown Chronicle (Vic.), 3 Sep 1927, p2.
  8. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Ref# 1927/31.
  9. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  10. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, search.records.nsw.gov.au/items/1171158.
  11. [S83] UK census - viewed on Ancestry "Ancestry.com. 1911 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011."
  12. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  13. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  14. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of Compiler: East Gippsland Family History Group Inc; Register Number: 1175.,.
Last Edited13 Jan 2018

Mabel Catherine Ruth Rickerby

F, #4342, b. 1899, d. 14 Feb 1988
Father*Robert Arthur Burns Rickerby b. 1873, d. 1968
Mother*Mabel Beatrice Maud Wightwick b. 1875, d. 17 Feb 1949
Probate (Will)* 991/799. H Duties. Noble Park.1 
Married NameMorton. 
Married NameHall. 
Married NameKeck. 
Birth*1899 Fitzroy North, VIC, Australia.2 
Marriage*11 Aug 1923 Spouse: Frederick Maurice Hall. Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #M8554.3,4
 
Divorce*Sep 1927Mabel Catherine Ruth Rickerby and Frederick Maurice Hall were divorced in Sep 1927 Ref #1927/31.5,6 
Marriage*8 Oct 1930 Spouse: Richmond Harvey Morton. VIC, Australia, #M11348 - as Mabel Cath Ruth HALL.7,4
 
Widow5 Jun 1943Mabel Catherine Ruth Rickerby became a widow upon the death of her husband Richmond Harvey Morton.8 
Marriage*1945 Spouse: Thomas Herbert Keck. VIC, Australia, #M16608 - as Mabel Cath Ruth MORTON.7
 
Widow27 Jun 1954Mabel Catherine Ruth Rickerby became a widow upon the death of her husband Thomas Herbert Keck.9 
Death*14 Feb 1988 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D4267 (Age 89) [par Robert Arthur Burn RICKERBY & Mabel Beatrice Maude WIGHTWICK].1,2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1922Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.10
bt 1924 - 1927'Goodrest', Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: music teacher.11,12,13,14
1949712 Burwood Road, Auburn, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Herbert Keck. With Lynton Thomas Keck.15
1954Dunblane Road, Noble Park, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Herbert Keck. With Lynton Thomas Keck.16
198068 Dunblane Road, Noble Park, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Lynton Thomas Keck.17

Grave

  • B-066-0005, Box Hill Cemetery, Box Hill, VIC, Australia18

Newspaper-Articles

  • 3 Sep 1927: Misconduct was the ground on which Mabel Catherine Ruth Hall, 27 years, of Johnston-street, Newport, obtained divorce from Frederick Maurice Hall, 26 years, of Weymouth, England, a sailor in the Royal Australian navy, on submarine duty. The marriage took place in August, 1923, and there is one child. The misconduct is alleged to have taken place since respondent has been in England. A decree nisi was granted, with costs and alimony was fixed at £7 a month for petitioner, and £3 a month for the maintenance of the child. Frederick Maurice Hall5

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P18, unit 53; VPRS 7591/P14, unit 12.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D4267 birthplace Fitzroy North."
  3. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Harant Family Tree - llukich.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Williamstown Chronicle (Vic.), 3 Sep 1927, p2.
  6. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Ref# 1927/31.
  7. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  8. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "born at Richmond."
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  10. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  11. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  12. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  13. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  14. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  15. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  16. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  17. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
  18. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of http://boxhillcemetery.org/intramaps80/,.
Last Edited5 Sep 2021

W Graham

M, #4343

World War I

To date it this soldier has not been identified. There were a number of W Graham, but none of them have been positively linked to Upper Beaconsfield.
W Graham is listed on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.1

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, is not: #408 POB Glasgow ; #81267 POB Paisley Box Hill ; #2144 Brunswick ; #CAPT1818 Ballarat & WA ; #4706 Manchester ; #5841 Numurkah Barham NSW ; #465.
Last Edited21 Apr 2014

Robert Henry H Dowling

M, #4344, b. 5 Sep 1925, d. 14 Jul 2003
Father*Joseph Henry Dowling b. 28 Nov 1875, d. 12 Oct 1945
Mother*Eva Letitia Haughton b. 13 Apr 1898, d. Feb 1986
Birth*5 Sep 1925 Possible birth: Sep Q [Dublin North] 2 354.1 
Land-UBeac*10 Nov 1949 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 38 part), Armstrong Road. Transfer from Florence Evelyn Savory to Robert Henry H Dowling. 3a 2r 25p.2 
Land-UBeac*8 Nov 1955 PAK-60 l/p 1137 (Lot 38 part), Armstrong Road. Transfer from Robert Henry H Dowling to Thomas Brady. 3a 2r 25p.3 
Death*14 Jul 2003 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1954Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: fitter & turner. With Eva Letitia Dowling.4
1980698 Nepean Highway, Carrum, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manager.5

Grave

  • Cape Bridgewater, nr Portland, VIC, Australia6,7

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Jun 1949: Engagements: WAKLEY — DOWLING. —Kathleen Olivia, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Wakley. Officer, to Robert Henry, only son of Mrs. E. Dowling, Upper Beaconsfield, and the late Mr. J. Dowling.8

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5622-318 - Robert Henry Dowling of Upper Beaconsfield Engineer.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5622-318 - Thomas Brady of Upper Beaconsfield Garage Proprietor.
  4. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  5. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
  6. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://mountgambier.dcw.lga.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?c=28687
  7. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://home.vicnet.net.au/~marr/CAPEBR1.HTM
    189 DOWLING, Murial Letitia 1 May 1922 6 Nov 2003 81 Dtr of Eva & Joseph; sis of Robert; aunt of Ross, Victor & Jennifer
    190 DOWLING, Robert Henry 5 Sep 1925 14 Jul 2003 77 Hus of Kay; fthr of Ross, Victor (191) & Jennifer; fthr-n-law of Ken & Aija; g/fthr of Coel, Jorja, Ross, Aiden & Keogh
    191 DOWLING, Victor S.      Aug 1955 26 Oct 1955 7w Son of Robert (190) & Kay.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 25 Jun 1949, p9.
Last Edited7 Apr 2016

Muriel Letitia Dowling

F, #4345, b. 1 May 1922, d. 6 Nov 2003
Father*Joseph Henry Dowling b. 28 Nov 1875, d. 12 Oct 1945
Mother*Eva Letitia Haughton b. 13 Apr 1898, d. Feb 1986
Birth*1 May 1922 Dublin North, Ireland, possible birth: Jun Q [Dublin North] 2 348 (as Female DOWLING.)1 
Occupation*1939 Dowling, Muriel Letitia.
Teacher ID: 33883; Approximate year of registration: 1939; TRB unit no : 103.2 
(Bridesmaid) Marriage5 Feb 1940Muriel Letitia Dowling was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Sheila Kathleen Murfett and John Glismann on 5 Feb 1940 at St John's Church, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.3 
Death*6 Nov 2003 SA, Australia.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1954'Lyndhurst', Split Rock Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher.5
1963Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher (address: Lyndhurst, Split Rock Road). With Eva Letitia Dowling.6
bt 1968 - 1980698 Nepean Highway, Carrum, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Eva Letitia Dowling.7,8

Grave

  • Cape Bridgewater, nr Portland, VIC, Australia9,10

Citations

  1. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  2. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Database Index to Teacher Record Books.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 6 Feb 1940, p8.
  4. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://home.vicnet.net.au/~marr/CAPEBR1.HTM
  5. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954 "might be a typo, as 'Lyndhurst' is on Salisbury Road/Armstrong Road."
  6. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  7. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  8. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
  9. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://mountgambier.dcw.lga.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?c=28687
  10. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://home.vicnet.net.au/~marr/CAPEBR1.HTM
    189 DOWLING, Murial Letitia 1 May 1922 6 Nov 2003 81 Dtr of Eva & Joseph; sis of Robert; aunt of Ross, Victor & Jennifer
    190 DOWLING, Robert Henry 5 Sep 1925 14 Jul 2003 77 Hus of Kay; fthr of Ross, Victor (191) & Jennifer; fthr-n-law of Ken & Aija; g/fthr of Coel, Jorja, Ross, Aiden & Keogh
    191 DOWLING, Victor S.      Aug 1955 26 Oct 1955 7w Son of Robert (190) & Kay.
Last Edited11 May 2020

Blanche Fowler

F, #4346, b. 1874, d. 20 Aug 1897
Father*John Fowler b. 1840, d. 1 Sep 1897
Mother*Hannah Milne b. 1847, d. 28 Jul 1903
Birth*1874 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B11263.1 
Death*20 Aug 1897 Carlton, VIC, Australia, #D8190 (age 23.)2 
Death-Notice*23 Aug 1897FOWLER.—On the 20th August, Blanche, third daughter of John and Hannah Fowler, The Oaks, Riversdale-road, Camberwell, aged 23.3 
Death-Notice*4 Sep 1897FOWLER.—On the 1st September, John Fowler, of The Oaks, Camberwell, aged 57 also, on 20th August his daughter (nurse), Blanche Fowler, of the Children's Hospital.4 

Grave

  • Cof E Monumental Comp C Grave 873, 874 & 874A, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Henry MILNE D. 16 Aug 1880 62 years
    also the above S.H. MILNE D. 1 May 1885 63 years
    John FOWLER, son in law of above D. 1 Sep 1897 57 years
    Hannah FOWLER, daughter of above D 28 Jul 1903 56 years
    also their grand-daughters :
    Marion FOWLER D. 2 Mar 1873 4 months
    Blanche FOWLER D. 20 Aug 1897 23 years5

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 23 Aug 1897, p1.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 4 Sep 1897, p1.
  5. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    CHURCH OF ENGLAND, MONUMENTAL, COMPARTMENT C GRAVE 873 & 874A
    a Christina McLean was buried with them on 28 May 1896. Reg #D5177/1896 (Age 33) at Camberwell, parents unknown. Possibly a servant?
Last Edited24 Apr 2020

Rose Fowler

F, #4347, b. 1870, d. 1950
Father*John Fowler b. 1840, d. 1 Sep 1897
Mother*Hannah Milne b. 1847, d. 28 Jul 1903
Married NameWithrington. 
Birth*1870 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B25470.1 
Marriage*13 Jul 1895 Spouse: Thomas Joseph Withrington. St John's, Camberwell, VIC, Australia, #M3738/1895.2
 
Marriage-Notice*20 Jul 1895WITHRINGTON—FOWLER.—On the 13th inst., at St. John's, Camberwell, by Rev. A. W. Creswell, Thomas Joseph, youngest son of John Withrington, of Auburn, to Rose, eldest daughter of John Fowler, of Camberwell.3 
Widow8 Apr 1930Rose Fowler became a widow upon the death of her husband Thomas Joseph Withrington.4 
Death*1950 Hornsby, NSW, Australia, #D24553/1950 [par John & Hannah].4 
Note*1953 Son Max WITHRINGTON died #D28603/1953 at Nowra.4 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 20 Jul 1895, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9367110
  4. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
Last Edited25 Apr 2020

Marion Fowler

F, #4348, b. 1872, d. 2 Mar 1873
Father*John Fowler b. 1840, d. 1 Sep 1897
Mother*Hannah Milne b. 1847, d. 28 Jul 1903
Birth*1872 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #B25559.1 
Death*2 Mar 1873 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D2232 (Age 4M.)1 

Grave

  • Cof E Monumental Comp C Grave 873, 874 & 874A, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Henry MILNE D. 16 Aug 1880 62 years
    also the above S.H. MILNE D. 1 May 1885 63 years
    John FOWLER, son in law of above D. 1 Sep 1897 57 years
    Hannah FOWLER, daughter of above D 28 Jul 1903 56 years
    also their grand-daughters :
    Marion FOWLER D. 2 Mar 1873 4 months
    Blanche FOWLER D. 20 Aug 1897 23 years2

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    CHURCH OF ENGLAND, MONUMENTAL, COMPARTMENT C GRAVE 873 & 874A
    a Christina McLean was buried with them on 28 May 1896. Reg #D5177/1896 (Age 33) at Camberwell, parents unknown. Possibly a servant?
Last Edited24 Apr 2020

Samuel Henry Milne Fowler

M, #4349, b. 1881, d. 22 Dec 1955
Father*John Fowler b. 1840, d. 1 Sep 1897
Mother*Hannah Milne b. 1847, d. 28 Jul 1903

World War I

Samuel Henry Milne Fowler was a munitions worker during the war. Munitions Worker Number 677.
He is listed on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.
His sisters were operating the Kanoona and the Kyogle guesthouse for some years.1
Birth*1881 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B11707.2 
Death*22 Dec 1955 Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #D8/1956 (age 75.)3 
Death-Notice*29 Dec 1955FOWLER-On December 22, Samuel Henry Milne Fowler, loved father of Jonathan and Christopher, loved brother of Miriam (Mrs. Anderson), father-in-law of Nancy, and grandfather of Kent, aged. 75 years. -At rest.
FOWLER.-The Funeral of the late Mr. SAMUEL HENRY MILNE FOWLER will leave Tobins' chapel Flemington road, Melbourne, THIS DAY (Thursday), at 2 p.m., for the Fawkner Crematorium.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: mechanical engineer. With Ellen Elizabeth Fowler and Florence Kate Fowler Miriam Fowler.5
1915Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: mechanical engineer. With Ellen Elizabeth Fowler and Florence Kate Fowler.6

Grave

  • Fawkner Cemetery, Fawkner, VIC, Australia, Rose Garden No.2 Comp. Roses Bed Y Rose 561.7

Citations

  1. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, MT1139/1.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 29 Dec 1955, p13.
  5. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  6. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  7. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/.
Last Edited2 Oct 2014

Samuel Henry Milne

M, #4350, b. 1822, d. 1 May 1885
Birth*1822 
Marriage* Spouse: Elizabeth Sutcliffe.1
 
Widower16 Aug 1880Samuel Henry Milne became a widower upon the death of his wife Elizabeth Sutcliffe.1 
Marriage*31 Aug 1882 Spouse: Ellen Biddle.2
 
Death*1 May 1885 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #D5368 (age 63) [par Henry MILNE & Sarah STOTT].1 
Death-Notice*2 May 1885MILNE.—On the 1st inst., at his residence, Fernshaw-villa, Riversdale road, Camberwell, S. H. Milne, in his 64th year (late of Milne Bros., Brunswick-street, Fitzroy).
THE Friends of the late SAMUEL H. MILNE are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the St. Kilda Cemetery.
The funeral will leave his late residence, Fernshaw-villa, Riversdale road, Camberwell, THIS DAY (Saturday, the 2nd of May), at 2 o'clock.3 
Probate (Will)*28 May 1885 29/763 Gentleman - to John Fowler.4 

Grave

  • Cof E Monumental Comp C Grave 873, 874 & 874A, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Henry MILNE D. 16 Aug 1880 62 years
    also the above S.H. MILNE D. 1 May 1885 63 years
    John FOWLER, son in law of above D. 1 Sep 1897 57 years
    Hannah FOWLER, daughter of above D 28 Jul 1903 56 years
    also their grand-daughters :
    Marion FOWLER D. 2 Mar 1873 4 months
    Blanche FOWLER D. 20 Aug 1897 23 years5

Family

Elizabeth Sutcliffe b. 1817, d. 16 Aug 1880
Child 1.Hannah Milne+ b. 1847, d. 28 Jul 1903

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 29/763.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 2 May 1885, p1.
  4. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  5. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,
    CHURCH OF ENGLAND, MONUMENTAL, COMPARTMENT C GRAVE 873 & 874A
    a Christina McLean was buried with them on 28 May 1896. Reg #D5177/1896 (Age 33) at Camberwell, parents unknown. Possibly a servant?
Last Edited24 Apr 2020
 

NOTE

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Some individuals may be featured because members of their family were associated with the Upper Beaconsfield area, even though they themselves never lived here.