John McDonald Ellis

M, #4411, b. 8 Dec 1872, d. 2 Jul 1945
John McDonald ELLIS
(1882-1945)
Anecdote*Ellis, John McDonald Born 8 December 1872 (Bendigo, Victoria) Died 2 July 1945. (East Melbourne St Kilda cemetery)
Parents: Thomas, miner, b. England, and Isabella McLean, b. Scotland
Marriage: 29 Nov 1899 Alice Rose Saunders; 2s. 1d.
Occupation: Building contractor
Religion: Presbyterian
Career: Lived Melbourne from c1887; carpenter; with brother established building contracting firm, Prahran 1907, retired 1930, Chairman Melbourne Boys High School Council; Member Prahran Technical School committee, Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind board; President Prahran Traders Association. Prahran City Councillor 1926-1945, Mayor 1930-1932,1944-1945
Party: United Australia Party; Liberal Party
House Electorate Start * End *
MLA for Prahran     May 1932-July 1945
Appointments: Widow's Pensions committee 1936. Child Endowment committee 1940. Public Works committee 1943-1945.1 
Probate (Will)* John McD Ellis. Member Of The Legislative Assembly. Toorak. 02 Jul 1945. 376/069.2       
Birth*8 Dec 1872 Bendigo, VIC, Australia. 
Marriage29 Nov 1899 Spouse: Alice Rose Saunders. VIC, Australia, #M7357.3
 
Land-UBeac*10 Dec 1918 PAK-68 (part). Transfer from Kate Amelia Croker to John McDonald Ellis. 2a 1r 13p (road frontage 151 1/2 ft.)4 
Land-UBeac23 Dec 1920 PAK-68 (part). Transfer from Kate Amelia Croker to John McDonald Ellis. (added 7 1/2 ft to previous holding.)5 
Death*2 Jul 1945 East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D6796 (Age 73) [par Thomas John Jobe ELLIS & Isabella Mary McLEAN].6 
Death-Notice*3 Jul 1945ELLIS.-On July 2, at private hospital, John McDonald Ellis, beloved husband of Alice Rose, and loved father of Violet, John, and Thomas.
ELLIS.-On July 2, at private hospital, J. McD. Ellis, loving brother of T. J. Ellis.
ELLIS. - On July 2, Cr. J. McD., M.L.A. (Prahran), -Deeply mourned. (Inserted by the president and members of the Hawksburn branch of the Liberal party.)
ELLIS.-A tribute to the memory of Cr. J. McDonald Ellis, M.L.A., from the members of the Hawksburn Branch A.W.N.L.
ELLIS. - The Funeral of the late Mr. JOHN McDONALD ELLIS, M.L.A., will leave the chapel of B, Matthews Pty. Ltd., 102 Toorak road, South Yarra, THIS DAY (Tuesday), at 3 p.m., for the St. Kilda Cemetery. B. MATTHEWS PTY. LTD. Windsor 66.7 
Land-Note*17 Jul 1947 John McDonald Ellis died on 2 July 1945. Probate of his will has been granted to John Hayman Thomas Ellis of 32 Verdana Avenue Toorak Civil Servant and Phillip Windmiller Ettelson of 395 Collins Street Melbourne Solicitor.8 
Land-UBeac*22 Feb 1962 PAK-68 (part). Transfer from John McDonald Ellis to John Hayman Thomas Ellis, Alice Violet Ellis, Thomas William Ellis. Transferred by estate of John McDonald Ellis after the death of his widow.9 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 3 Jul 1945, MR ELLIS, MLA, DIES
    Mr John McDonald Ellis, Mayor of Prahran City, and MLA for Prahran, died in private hospital yesterday at the age of 72. Mr Ellis suffered an attack of bronchitis recently, and pneumonia supervened.
    Mr Ellis was Mayor of Prahran four times, in 1930-1, 1931-2, 1934-5, and 1944-5. He was a member of the council for 19 years. He had represented Prahran electorate jn the Legislative Assembly since 1932.
    Born in Bendigo, Mr Ellis had lived in Prahran for 58 years. He established a successful building and contracting business, from which he retired in 1930 to devote himself entirely to municipal administration. He was well liked in his municipality, and during the depression his handling of unemployed relief there increased his popularity among the unemployed. He won the Prahran seat from the sitting Labour member, Mr A. R. Jackson, in 1932.10
  • 9 Jul 1945, JOHN MCDONALD ELLIS, Formerly of 2 Winifred Crescent, Toorak, In the State of Victoria. But Late of 32 Verdant Avenue, Toorak Aforesaid, Member of the Legislative Assembly, Deceased.-After fourteen clear days John Hayman Thomas Ellis, formerly of 52 Clara street, South Yarra, in the said State, contractor, now of 1 Aust. C.R.E. Works, A.I.F., abroad, but temporarily of 32 Verdant avenue, Toorak aforesaid, a member of His Majesty's Forces, and Phillip Windmiller Ettelson, of 395 Collins street, Melbourne, in the said State, solicitor, the executors appointed by the will, dated the thirteenth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-seven, will APPLY to the Supreme Court for a grant of PROBATE of the said WILL. UPTON, ETTELSON, & OWEN, solicitors, 395 Collins street. Melbourne._11
  • 15 Mar 1946, Estate of Former M L A Mr John McDonald Ellis, late of Verdant avenue, Toorak, formerly member of the Legislative Assembly for Prahran, by his will, left £2,570 realty and £12,147 personalty to his widow and children.12

Citations

  1. [S186] Website Victorian Parliament Re-member (http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/re-member/) "http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/re-member/bioregfull.cfm
    References: Argus 10 May 1932, 3 July 1945
    Initial data source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985."
  2. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 4311; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1319.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1125-814 - Kate Amelia Croker to John McDonald Ellis of 260 Toorak Road South Yarra Contractor - C/T 4171-070.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1125-814 - Kate Amelia Croker to John McDonald Ellis - C/T 4406-106 size of land not defined.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Jul 1945, p2.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4171-070 - John McDonald Ellis died on 2 July 1945. Probate of his will has been granted to John Hayman Thomas Ellis of 32 Verdana Avenue Toorak Civil Servant and Phillip Windmiller Ettelson of 395 Collins Street Melbourne Solicitor.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4171-070 + 4406-106 - John Hayman Thomas Ellis of 2 Winifred Crescent Toorak Civil Servant, Thomas William Ellis of 28 Saturn Street Caulfield Merchant and Alice Violet Groves of 3 Berenice Terrace Toorak Married Woman are now proprietors as Tenants in Common in Equal Shares.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Jul 1945, p3.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Jul 1945, p13.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Mar 1946, p3.
Last Edited23 Jan 2019

Henry Hensman Gibbs

M, #4419, b. 1889, d. 2 Jul 1931
Father*Edward Gibbs b. 1854, d. 7 Oct 1942
Mother*Elizabeth Ann Wathen b. 1856, d. 24 Jul 1920
Birth*1889 Castlemaine, VIC, Australia, #B10825.1 
Land-UBeac29 Apr 1918 PAK-221 (part). Transfer from Sarah Maria 'Marie' Elms Arthur William Elms to Henry Hensman Gibbs. 18a 2r 27p.2 
Marriage*12 Sep 1923 Spouse: Amelia Florence Bullock. Methodist Church, North Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M9288.3
 
Death*2 Jul 1931 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D11145 (age 41.)4 
Death-Notice*4 Jul 1931GIBBS.—On the 2nd July 1931 Henry Hensman Gibbs of 39 Harp road East Kew, the dearly loved husband of Millie, and loving father of Frances, aged 41 years.
GIBBS.—The friends of the late Mr HENRY HENSMAN GIBBS are invited to follow his remains to the Lilydale Cemetery.
The funeral is appointed to leave his residence, 39 Harp road, East Kew, THIS DAY (Saturday, July 4, 1931), at 3 p.m., arriving at the cemetery at 3 p.m.5 
Land-Note*1 Dec 1939 PAK-221 (part): Henry Hensman Gibbs (herein called Henry Gibbs) died on 2nd July 1931. Probate of his will has been granted to Amelia Florence Gibbs of 39 Harp Road East Kew Widow.6 
Land-UBeac*1 Dec 1939 PAK-221 (part). Transfer from Henry Hensman Gibbs to Alfred Philip Cruthers. 18a 2r 27p.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1916 - 1917Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Edward Gibbs and Elizabeth Ann Gibbs and Winifred Elizabeth Gibbs.8,9
1918Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Edward Gibbs and Elizabeth Ann Gibbs.10
192439 Harp Road, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: bricklayer. With Edward Gibbs and Amelia Florence Gibbs Edith Sarah Gibbs.11

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1164-607 - Henry Gibbs (Henry Hensman Gibbs) of 39 Harp Road East Kew Bricklayer - C/T 4116-086.
  3. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Jul 1931, p15.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4116-086 - Henry Hensman Gibbs (herein called Henry Gibbs) died on 2nd July 1931. Probate of his will has been granted to Amelia Florence Gibbs of 39 Harp Road East Kew Widow.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4116-086 - Alfred Philip Cruthers of Upper Beaconsfield Master Printer.
  8. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  9. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  10. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  11. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
Last Edited19 Jan 2019

Edward Gibbs

M, #4420, b. 1854, d. 7 Oct 1942
Birth*1854 Williamstown, VIC, Australia, #B3385 [par Edward GIBBS & Thamasine MOSS].1 
Marriage*1875 Spouse: Elizabeth Ann Wathen. VIC, Australia, #M2182.1
 
Land-Note*1915 GEM-E-3D: In the Berwick Shire Rate Book Edward Gibbs is listed as owner of this property in 1915/16.2 
Widower24 Jul 1920He became a widower upon the death of his wife Elizabeth Ann Wathen.3 
Death*7 Oct 1942 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D11039 (Age 88) [par GIBBS & Thanasin MOSS].4 
Death-Notice*8 Oct 1942GIBBS.—On October 7, at a private hospital, Kew, Edward, loved husband of the late Elizabeth Gibbs, and loved father of Percy, Charlie, Edith, Elsie, Winnie, Harry (deceased) and Daisy, aged 88 years.
At rest.
GIBBS.—The Funeral of the late Mr. EDWARD GIBBS will leave 25 Derby-street. Kew. THIS DAY. at 3.30 p.m., for the Kew Cemetery. A. W. PADBURY and Co. Kew. Haw., 31.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1916 - 1917Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Elizabeth Ann Gibbs. With Henry Hensman Gibbs Winifred Elizabeth Gibbs.6,7
1918Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Elizabeth Ann Gibbs. With Henry Hensman Gibbs.8
191939 Harp Road, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: retired carrier. With Elizabeth Ann Gibbs. With Edith Sarah Gibbs, Kathleen Daisy Gibbs, Winifred Elizabeth Gibbs.9
192439 Harp Road, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Henry Hensman Gibbs, Amelia Florence Gibbs, Edith Sarah Gibbs.10

Grave

  • BAPT A 0108, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of Elizabeth Ann, Wife of Edward Gibbs 1855—192011,12

Family

Elizabeth Ann Wathen b. 1856, d. 24 Jul 1920
Children 1.Elsie Kezia Gibbs+ b. 1882, d. 1966
 2.Henry Hensman Gibbs+ b. 1889, d. 2 Jul 1931

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Rate Books 1915/16.
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Thu 8 Oct 1942, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206836210
  6. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  7. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  8. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  9. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  10. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  11. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,.
  12. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Memorial Inscriptions of Boroondara Cemetery, transcribed by Port Phillip Pioneers Group Inc 1993."
Last Edited14 Dec 2018

Elizabeth Ann Wathen

F, #4421, b. 1856, d. 24 Jul 1920
Married NameGibbs. 
Birth*1856 London, England. 
Marriage*1875 Spouse: Edward Gibbs. VIC, Australia, #M2182.1
 
Death*24 Jul 1920 Harp Road, Kew, VIC, Australia, #D10787 (age 64) [par Edward WATHEN & Kezia HENSMAN].2 
Death-Notice*27 Jul 1920GIBBS.-Oa the 24th July, at her residence, Harp road, Kew, Elizabeth Ann, beloved wife of Edward Gibbs, and loving mother of Percy, Charles, Edith, Elsie, Winnie, Daisy, and Harry, aged 64 years (Interred Kew Cemetery, 26th July.)3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1916 - 1917Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Edward Gibbs. With Henry Hensman Gibbs Winifred Elizabeth Gibbs.4,5
1918Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Edward Gibbs. With Henry Hensman Gibbs.6
191939 Harp Road, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Edward Gibbs. With Edith Sarah Gibbs, Kathleen Daisy Gibbs, Winifred Elizabeth Gibbs.7

Grave

  • BAPT A 0108, Boroondara Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of Elizabeth Ann, Wife of Edward Gibbs 1855—19208,9

Family

Edward Gibbs b. 1854, d. 7 Oct 1942
Children 1.Elsie Kezia Gibbs+ b. 1882, d. 1966
 2.Henry Hensman Gibbs+ b. 1889, d. 2 Jul 1931

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Jul 1920, p1.
  4. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  5. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  6. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  7. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  8. [S46] Index of burials in the cemetery of Boroondara, Kew,.
  9. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Memorial Inscriptions of Boroondara Cemetery, transcribed by Port Phillip Pioneers Group Inc 1993."
Last Edited17 Sep 2017

Elsie Kezia Gibbs

F, #4426, b. 1882, d. 1966
Father*Edward Gibbs b. 1854, d. 7 Oct 1942
Mother*Elizabeth Ann Wathen b. 1856, d. 24 Jul 1920
Married NameBullock.1 
Birth*1882 Kew, VIC, Australia, #B17165.2 
Marriage*27 Jul 1910 Spouse: Frank Garnet Bullock. Kew, VIC, Australia, #M6905.1
 
Marriage-Notice*1 Oct 1910BULLOCK-GIBBS.-On the 27th July, at Kew, by the Rev. W. H. Holdsworth. Frank, second son of W. H. Bullock, to Elsie, second daughter of Edward Gibbs. Address, 37 Brinsley-road, East, Camberwell.3 
Widow3 Jun 1936Elsie Kezia Gibbs became a widow upon the death of her husband Frank Garnet Bullock.4 
Death*1966 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D11489 (Age 83) - as BULLOCK.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1910Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.5

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Oct 1910, p13.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S110] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1910.
Last Edited14 Dec 2018

Amelia Florence Bullock

F, #4429, b. 29 Jul 1885, d. 19 Jun 1948
Father*Walter Herbert Bullock b. 1851, d. 31 Oct 1921
Mother*Frances Amelia Buncle b. Sep 1851, d. 9 Jun 1919
Married NameGibbs. 
Birth*29 Jul 1885 Clifton Hill, VIC, Australia, #B24317.1 
Birth-Notice4 Aug 1885BULLOCK.—On the 29th ult., at Bennett-street, North Fitzroy, the wife of Walter H. Bullock, of a daughter.2 
Marriage*12 Sep 1923 Spouse: Henry Hensman Gibbs. Methodist Church, North Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M9288.3
 
Marriage-Notice*20 Oct 1923GIBBS—BULLOCK.—On the 12th September, at Methodist Church, North Melbourne, by Rev. L. J. Rowlands, Henry Hinsman, youngest son of Mr. Edward and late Mrs. E. Gibbs, of Kew, to Amelia Florence, second daughter of late Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bullock, of Kew.4 
Widow2 Jul 1931Amelia Florence Bullock became a widow upon the death of her husband Henry Hensman Gibbs.5 
Death*19 Jun 1948 14 Kitchener St, East Kew, VIC, Australia, #D6159 (age 62) [par Walter Herbert BULLOCK & Frances Amelia BUNCLE].5 
Death-Notice*21 Jun 1948GIBBS. - On June 19, at her residence, 14 Kitchener street, East Kew, Amelia Florence, dearly loved wife of the late Harry, loved and loving mother of Frances.
GIBBS. - On June 19. at her residence, 14 Kitchener street. East Kew. Amelia Florence, loved sister of W. B. Bullock (deceased), F. G. Bullock (deceased). Lillian H Bullock, and Gertrude V. Ket.
GIBBS.-The funeral of the late Mrs AMELIA FLORENCE GIBBS will leave Padbury s chapel 13 Gotham road Kew TOMORROW (Tuesday) after a service commencing at 10.30 am for Lilydale Cemetery.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
192439 Harp Road, Kew, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Edward Gibbs and Henry Hensman Gibbs Edith Sarah Gibbs.7

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 4 Aug 1885, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6089481
  3. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 20 Oct 1923, p17
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1985781
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Jun 1948, p2+8.
  7. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
Last Edited13 Dec 2018

John William Henry 'Bill' Toon

M, #4439, b. 12 Dec 1920, d. 13 Apr 2007
c1969
Birth*12 Dec 1920 Ashby Z, Leicestershire, England, Mar Q 1921 [Ashby Z] 7a 182 [mother POTTER].1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel4 Oct 1923 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship S.S. Banranald
Age 2 - travelling with father, age 25, Coal Miner, mother Beatrice, age 26 and sister Pearl B age 1.2 
Military*5 Jun 1940Enlisted for military service: Australian Army VX30397 - Discharge 5 Dec 1945 Private 2 COY 8 DIV AASC - Prisoner of War Yes.3 
Marriage*c 1946 Spouse: Betty Mary Rose Potter.4
 
Land-UBeac*16 Apr 1971 GEM--39A. Transfer from John William Henry 'Bill' Toon Betty Mary Rose Toon to B & R Nominees Pty Ltd. 156a 1r 32p.5 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac15 May 1986 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 19.20). Transfer from James Claude Durie Esdaile to Francis Geoffrey Conn, John William Henry 'Bill' Toon, Leo James 'Lee' Welch. RSL.6 
Land-Note*21 Feb 1994 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 19.20): Surviving joint proprietors.7 
Note*1995 Hellfire : the story of one man's survival on the Burma-Thailand death railway / John W.H. 'Bill' Toon.8 
Honour*26 Jan 2000John William Henry 'Bill' Toon was bestowed an honour; Medal of the Order of Australia OAM
Citation: For service to veterans and their families, particularly in contributing to the establishment of a memorial at Hellfire Pass in Thailand, and to the community of Dandenong.9 
Death*13 Apr 2007 Berwick, VIC, Australia.4 
Death-Notice*14 Apr 2007TOON. - J. W. H. (Bill). OAM Ex POW Dec. 12, 1920 - Apr. 13, 2007 Passed away peacefully in the company of his family at Villa Maria, Berwick. A loving husband of Betty, much loved father of Robert, Bill, Margaret, Andrew and their partners. A loving and caring Pato his grandchildren. A driven personality with passionate commitment to many causes particularly to the memory of WWII POW's who never returned. Funeral notice in later papers.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1949 - 195494 Weston Street, Carlton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: electrician. With Betty Mary Rose Toon.11,12
1968Reservoir Road, Narre Warren North, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: sales. With Betty Mary Rose Toon.13
1972Ladd Road, Dewhurst, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Betty Mary Rose Toon.14
197711 Lloyd Avenue, Narre Warren, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Betty Mary Rose Toon.15
198011 Lloyd Avenue, Narre Warren, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Betty Mary Rose Toon.16

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia17

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Apr 2007, City mourns a ‘treasure’ GREATER Dandenong identity and ex-prisoner of war (PoW) Bill Toon has died just days before he and fellow veterans were set to remember Australia’s fallen soldiers on Anzac Day.
    Mr Toon died last Friday, aged 86.
    He owned a textiles business in Dandenong for 32 years but his broadest influence was felt nationwide when he played a key role in establishing a Hellfire Pass memorial at the Thai-Burma Railway in honour of the 12,000 PoWs and Asian labourers buried along its route.
    Mr Toon was born in Leicestershire, England, in 1920 and migrated to Australia at a young age with his parents.
    He served with the Australian army in 1940 and saw combat in World War II where he was taken prisoner by opposition forces and spent time in Changi prison in Singapore.
    Following a short stint in Changi, Mr Toon worked as a PoW on the infamous Thai-Burma Railway.
    He returned to Australia in 1945 and by 1950 moved to Narre Warren with his family.
    He began a retail business, Toons Fabrics, which operated prominently in Dandenong for 32 years.
    Mr Toon joined the Dandenong Chamber of Commerce in 1956, and in the same year founded the Dandenong Hockey Club, of which he was inaugural president, and later a life member.
    In 1958 Mr Toon joined the Ex-POW and Relatives Association which he devoted much time and effort to, was secretary of, and in return was given life membership.
    The City of Greater Dandenong declared Mr Toon a ‘Living Treasure’ in 1998, immortalising him in the city’s history.
    In 2000, Mr Toon was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia.
    During his post-war years he has served in prominent positions with a plethora of community service groups, including Legacy, Rotary, the RSL, and the Jaycees.
    He was good mates with Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop, and was leader of a pilgrimage to scatter part of his old friend’s ashes along the Hellfire Pass.
    State RSL president Major-General David McLachlan told Star that Mr Toon was ‘truly one of nature’s gentlemen’.
    “Bill was a tremendous stalwart of the RSL and was one of the most gracious people in terms of support to his fellow man, and we will sadly miss him,” he said.
    Maj Gen McLachlan said the RSL would in time commemorate Mr Toon because of his significant contribution.
    “That will happen, we don’t immediately rush out and do those things, but Bill was a life member at the RSL and I am sure somewhere down the track there will be something to commemorate Bill in our system.
    “At the moment our sympathy goes out to the family – and that includes a quite extended family - and we are very conscious of the tremendous work Bill did not only for PoWs but for all veterans in a whole range of areas.”
    Mr Toon’s funeral will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 1pm at Dandenong’s Drum Theatre. It will be followed by a private cremation.18

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960.
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      TOON, JOHN WILLIAM HENRY
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      VX30397
    Date of Birth      12 Dec 1918
    Place of Birth      LEICESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND
    Date of Enlistment      5 Jun 1940
    Locality on Enlistment      MELBOURNE, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      ROYAL PARK, VIC
    Next of Kin      TOON, WILLIAM
    Date of Discharge      5 Dec 1945
    Rank      Private
    Posting at Discharge      2 COY 8 DIV AASC
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      Yes.
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, TOON Family Tree Owner: bcljwal.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7234-602 - B & R Nominees Pty Ltd of 120 William Street Melbourne.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4192-206 - James Claude Durie Esdaile of Emerald Road Upper Beaconsfield Francis Geoffrey Conn of Armstrong Road Upper Beaconsfield John William Henry Toon of 11 Lloyd Ave Narre Warren & Leo James Welch of Cnr Lye Road and Dixon Road Ripplebrook - joint proprietors.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4192-206 - Francis Geoffrey Conn of 9 Armstrong Road Upper Beaconsfield John William Henry Toon of 11 Lloyd Ave Narre Warren & Leo James Welch of 51 Fox rd Narre Warren north - surviving joint proprietors.
  8. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, PUBLISHER: World Holidays,                
    SUBJECT: World War, 1939-1945 - Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.;World War, 1939-1945 - Prisoners and prisons, Australian.;World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives, Australian.;Burma-Siam Railroad.; Monograph YEAR: 1995. PAGINATION: iv, 26 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 30 cm. CITATION: abn95285843.
  9. [S183] Website It's an honour (www.itsanhonour.gov.au/).
  10. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "14 Apr 2007 - viewed online."
  11. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949 "Edward Electoral District."
  12. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  13. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  14. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  15. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977 "also William Stewart Toon, manager ; Adele Josefa Toon, hd ; Margaret Dianne Toon, teller ;."
  16. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980 "also Andrew John Toon, cabinet maker."
  17. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  18. [S14] Newspaper - Dandenong Star, 18 Apr 2007, By Shaun Inguanzo - viewed online.
Last Edited12 Dec 2017

Betty Mary Rose Potter

F, #4440, b. 21 Oct 1923, d. 16 Nov 2013
c1969
Married NameToon. 
Birth*21 Oct 1923 VIC, Australia. 
Marriage*c 1946 Spouse: John William Henry 'Bill' Toon.1
 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac16 Apr 1971 GEM--39A. Transfer from John William Henry 'Bill' Toon Betty Mary Rose Toon to B & R Nominees Pty Ltd. 156a 1r 32p.2 
Widow13 Apr 2007Betty Mary Rose Potter became a widow upon the death of her husband John William Henry 'Bill' Toon.1 
Death*16 Nov 2013 VIC, Australia.3 
Death-Notice*18 Nov 2013TOON. Betty Mary Rose. 21.10.1923 - 16.11.2013 Betty passed away on Saturday Aged 90 Much loved wife of Bill (dec.) Loving and devoted mother of Robert, Bill, Margaret and Andrew and their partners. A proud grandmother and great grandmother. We will forever hold you close in our hearts.
TOON. A Celebration of the Life of Betty Toon will be held in the Renowden Chapel at Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Princes Hwy, Springvale, on FRIDAY (Nov. 22, 2013) at 11.00 a. m. Private Cremation.4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1949 - 195494 Weston Street, Carlton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John William Henry 'Bill' Toon.5,6
1968Reservoir Road, Narre Warren North, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John William Henry 'Bill' Toon.7
1972Ladd Road, Dewhurst, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John William Henry 'Bill' Toon.8
197711 Lloyd Avenue, Narre Warren, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John William Henry 'Bill' Toon.9
198011 Lloyd Avenue, Narre Warren, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John William Henry 'Bill' Toon.10

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, TOON Family Tree Owner: bcljwal.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7234-602 - B & R Nominees Pty Ltd of 120 William Street Melbourne.
  3. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    Garden of No Distant Place, May, Date 13.
  4. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "18+19 Nov 2013 - viewed online 22 Jul 2017."
  5. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949 "Edward Electoral District."
  6. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  7. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  8. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  9. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977 "also William Stewart Toon, manager ; Adele Josefa Toon, hd ; Margaret Dianne Toon, teller ;."
  10. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980 "also Andrew John Toon, cabinet maker."
Last Edited22 Jul 2017
 

NOTE

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