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.9
  • 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.11

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, 1 Jan 1914, p3.
  10. [S19] Newspaper - Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette "28 Apr 1915, p3."
  11. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "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.13

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 1 May 1913, p2.
  12. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 30 Sep 1915, p3.
  13. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 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 
Marriage* Spouse: Violet Adelaide Bailey.
 
Death*24 Jun 1969 Edithvale, VIC, Australia, #D16031 (Age 70.)3 

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia4

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. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [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.
Last Edited21 Apr 2014

William George Johnson

M, #4337, b. 1894, 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*1894 Surrey, England. 
Marriage*2 Feb 1918 Spouse: Elizabeth Ellen Carter. Parish Church St Mary of Eton, Hackney Wick, London, England, #137 [par Wm Edw JOHNSON, Printer & Wm Francis CARTER, Packing-case maker].3
 
Land-UBeac*15 Oct 1920 GEM-D-29 (part). Transfer from Ivy Marion Anderson to William George Johnson. 9a 2r 36p.4 
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.5 
Residence*12 Mar 1923 Hamerton, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.3 
Land-UBeac*29 Jul 1932 GEM-D-29 (part). Transfer from William George Johnson to Herbert Spencer Thorogood. 9a 11 4/10p.6 
Residence1967 Frankston, VIC, Australia.3 
Death*10 Feb 1975 Frankston, VIC, Australia, #D3760 (Age 81) [par William Thomas JOHNSON & Alice Maud Mary LOUVEL].7 

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.8,9,10,11,12,13,14

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. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4310-804 - William Johnson of Beaconsfield Upper Orchardist.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4310-804 - Transfer as to part to Shire of Berwick - C/T 4669-710.
  6. [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.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  9. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  10. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  11. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  12. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  13. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  14. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
Last Edited29 Jan 2016

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 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 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.7

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, 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] Online index to the UK census "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

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. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  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 - Argus 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 
(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.2 
Death*6 Nov 2003 SA, Australia.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1954'Lyndhurst', Split Rock Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher.4
1963Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher (address: Lyndhurst, Split Rock Road). With Eva Letitia Dowling.5
bt 1968 - 1980698 Nepean Highway, Carrum, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Eva Letitia Dowling.6,7

Grave

  • Cape Bridgewater, nr Portland, VIC, Australia8,9

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. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Feb 1940, p8.
  3. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://home.vicnet.net.au/~marr/CAPEBR1.HTM
  4. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954 "might be a typo, as 'Lyndhurst' is on Salisbury Road/Armstrong Road."
  5. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  6. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
  7. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  8. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://mountgambier.dcw.lga.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?c=28687
  9. [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 Edited9 Apr 2016

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 - Argus 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
 

NOTE

Many family sections show only the children who were associated with Upper Beaconsfield.