Charlotte Elizabeth Eades

F, #2403, b. 7 Aug 1862, d. 19 Jul 1903
Father*Richard Eades b. 15 Aug 1809, d. 12 Oct 1867
Mother*Charlotte Eleanor Beere b. 1826, d. 13 Dec 1909
Married NameCommins. 
Birth*7 Aug 1862 164 Collins Street East, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B16186 [par Richard EADES & Charlotte McKEE].1 
Birth-Notice*11 Aug 1862EADES.-On the 7th instant, at 164 Collins-street east, Melbourne, the wife of Dr. Eades of a daughter.2 
Marriage*1894 Spouse: Claud Lilburn Commins. Petersham, NSW, Australia, #M6053.3
 
Death*19 Jul 1903 Warragul, VIC, Australia, #D11713 (Age 39) [par Richard EADES & Elizabeth De BEAR].4 
Death-Notice*21 Jul 1903COMMINS.--On the 19th July, 1903, at her residence, Willow Hill, Lardner, Charlotte, the beloved wife of Claud Lilburn Commins.5 
Death-Notice30 Jul 1903COMMINS.—July 19, at Lardner, Vic., Charlotte Commins.6 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "mother's maiden name was Charlotte Eleanor BEERE."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Aug 1862, p4.
  3. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "#M6053."
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Jul 1903, p1.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Daily News (Perth), 30 Jul 1903, p4.
Last Edited13 Jan 2017

Emilia Christiana Hartley

F, #2419, b. 13 Nov 1881, d. 27 Feb 1923
Married NameSouth. 
Birth*13 Nov 1881 Rockhampton, QLD, Australia. 
Marriage*3 Sep 1906 Spouse: Harold South. QLD, Australia, #MC2231.1
 
Marriage-Notice*15 Sep 1906South—Hartley. The marriage of Mies Chrissie Hartley (eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Hartley, Waterview, Victoria-parade, Rockhampton, and granddaughter of the late Rev. Robert Hartley) and Dr. Harold South, of Boonah, and son of the Rev. George Frederick South, New Zealand, was solemnised at the Hartley Memorial Church, Archer-street, Rockhampton, on September 3. The church was very taste fully decorated by a number of the girl friends of the bride with a profusion of white flowers and greenery. A beautiful bell of asparagus and freezias was sus pended over the bridal couple, and the initials of the bride and bridegroom in white flowers were placed over the pulpit. The bride, "who was given away by her father, wore a very lovely gown of rich ivory Louisine, made with a plain trained skirt. The bodice had a transparent yoke, and was draped with point d'Alencon, and had a long spray of orange blossom. The elbow sleeves were finished with deep frills of accordian-pleated chiffon. She also wore a veil, and a coronet of orange blossom, and carried a shower bouquet of choice white orchids and Eucharis lilies and asparagus fern. The bride was at tended by three bridesmaids—Miss Blanche Tilbury and the Mieses Verney and Leslie Hartley (sisters of the bride). Miss Til bury wore a very dainty and becoming frock of white hailstone muslin trimmed witlh Valenciennes insertion, and a hat of white crinoline, the brim looped, pale blue velvet and autumn leaves, cache peigne of pale pink roses. The two younger bridesmaids also wore pretty and simply made white frocks, and white hats trimmed with autumn leaves and tulle. They all carried bouquets of crimson and pink roses with pale-blue streamers and wore pearl brooches (the gift of the bride groom). Mr. G. H. Baker acted as best man, and Messrs. Lyster and George Hart ley (the bride's brothers) as groomsmen. The Rev. A. E. Fox officiated. The church was crowded with interested spec tators, but the guests were limited to relatives, a few very intimate friends. The bride's mother wore a very graceful gown ... pale-gray cloth trimmed with ivory lace ... a hat of heliotrope crino- line with velvet in a darker shade. The guests included Mrs. W. H. Buzacott and the Misses Buzacott, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. ..., Mrs E. Buzacott (Brisbane)... the Misses Campbell and Marsh, Mr Harold Hartley (Mount Morgan), and Dr. Stuart. After the ceremony at the church the party drove to the residence of the bride's parents, where morning tea was served. The bride and bridegroom left by the midday train for Melbourne, where the honey moon will be spent. The bride travelled in a very becoming gown of fawn checked tweed made with a pleated skirt, and a bolero coat opening over a white silk vest; brown straw hat trimmed with brown velvet and brown wings.2 
Widow9 Sep 1919Emilia Christiana Hartley became a widow upon the death of her husband Harold South.3 
Death*27 Feb 1923 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #D1701/1923 (Age 41) [par Stewart Williamson HARTLEY & Sara BUZACOTT].4,5 
Death-Notice*2 Mar 1923SOUTH. - At Geelong, on February 27, 1923; Emily Christiana, widow of Dr. Harold South, formerly of Boonah, Queensland, who died on active service, 1918, eldest daughter of the late Stewart W. Hartley, and Mrs. Hartley, Rockhampton, Queensland; aged 41 years.4 

Grave

  • EAS-COE-07-807-173, Eastern Cemetery, Geelong, VIC, Australia6

Family

Harold South b. 11 Jun 1875, d. 9 Sep 1919
Children 1.Harold Hartley South b. 4 May 1907, d. 7 Sep 1972
 2.Philip Charles South b. 22 Jun 1909, d. 1965
 3.Emily Verney Hartley South b. 27 May 1912, d. 16 Jan 1986
 4.Arthur Lister South5 b. 25 Nov 1916, d. 8 Aug 1931

Citations

  1. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes "#MC2231."
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Queenslander (Brisbane), 15 Sep 1906, p13.
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Mar 1923, p?
  5. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  6. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of Geelong Cemetery,.
Last Edited22 Jun 2019

Harold Hartley South

M, #2420, b. 4 May 1907, d. 7 Sep 1972
Father*Harold South b. 11 Jun 1875, d. 9 Sep 1919
Mother*Emilia Christiana Hartley b. 13 Nov 1881, d. 27 Feb 1923
Birth*4 May 1907 Boonah, QLD, Australia, #B1907/C/4965.1 
Death*7 Sep 1972 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #D21065/1972 (Age 64) - Cremated at Altona Memorial Park.2,3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
193128 Pleasant Street, Geelong, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Dr Arthur Eustace South and Lilian Kate South.4

Citations

  1. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes "#BC4965."
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "born Boonah Queensland."
  3. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/ "http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search.aspx
    SOUTH Harold Hartley 07/09/1972 Altona Memorial Park Cremation 11/09/1972."
  4. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
Last Edited22 Jun 2019

Philip Charles South

M, #2421, b. 22 Jun 1909, d. 1965
Father*Harold South b. 11 Jun 1875, d. 9 Sep 1919
Mother*Emilia Christiana Hartley b. 13 Nov 1881, d. 27 Feb 1923
Birth*22 Jun 1909 Boonah, QLD, Australia, #B1909/C/9699.1 
Marriage*1937 VIC, Australia, #M7612/1937 to Irene KNEEBONE.2
 
Death*1965 Burwood, VIC, Australia, #D4648/1965 (Age 55.)3
 

Citations

  1. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes "#BC9699."
  2. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "born Boonah Queensland."
Last Edited22 Jun 2019

Emily Verney Hartley South

F, #2422, b. 27 May 1912, d. 16 Jan 1986
Father*Harold South b. 11 Jun 1875, d. 9 Sep 1919
Mother*Emilia Christiana Hartley b. 13 Nov 1881, d. 27 Feb 1923
Probate (Will)* 963/168. Emily Verney H CALLOW Date of grant: 08 Apr 1986; Date of death: 17 Jan 1986; Occupation: Rtd Teacher; Residence: Mirboo Nth.1 
Married NameCallow. 
Birth*27 May 1912 QLD, Australia, #B1912/C/4448.2 
Marriage-Notice*6 Nov 1937SOUTH-CALLOW -The engagement is announced of Emily Verney Hartley only daughter of the late Dr and Mrs Harold South, formerly of Boonah, Queensland to Joseph Royal, only son of Mr and Mrs J H Callow, Mount View, Neerim, Gippsland.3 
Marriage*1939 Spouse: Joseph Royal Callow. VIC, Australia, #M5563/1939.4
 
Widow6 Aug 1947Emily Verney Hartley South became a widow upon the death of her husband Joseph Royal Callow.5 
Death*16 Jan 1986 VIC, Australia. 

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/ P12 unit 15, item 963/168
    VPRS 28/ P16 unit 79, item 963/168.
  2. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes "#BC4448."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 6 Nov 1937, p25
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11121694
  4. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  5. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "born Warragul."
Last Edited22 Jun 2019

Major-General John Stewart Whitelaw CBE(M)

M, #2423, b. 26 Aug 1894, d. 21 Apr 1964
Major-General John Stewart WHITELAW
(1894-1964)
Note An important event in the life of the Church was the death of General Whitelaw. A stained glass window in his memory was approved in September 1964, and a window for his grandson Nigel Whitelaw. His widow, Esther Whitelaw, moved to Langmore Lane, Berwick, but retained her link with Upper Beaconsfield. The General had served with Field Marshal "Bill" Slim, famous for his leadership of the Allied armies that defeated the Japanese in Burmah. He was subsequently a popular Governor-General of Australia. While holding that office, he visited General Whitelaw at the house "Woorinyan" which the latter had built for himself in Red Hill Road, opposite the Beacon Hills Golf Course.1 
Birth*26 Aug 1894 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #B29828.2 
Military14 Aug 1914Enlisted for military service: Occupation Soldier - Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914 - Lieutenant 7th Battalion - Returned to Australia 7 November 1915.3 
Marriage*27 Dec 1916 Spouse: Esther Augusta Norman. St Mark's Church, Camberwell, VIC, Australia, #M9025.4
 
Note*1 Jan 1942 The Order of the British Empire - Commander (Military) CBE(M)
ARMY - Staff Corps - Honours List.5 
Military*27 Aug 1942Enlisted for military service: Caulfield, VIC, Australia, Australian Army Service Number 21 - Discharge 27 Aug 1951 - Major General - GEN LIST STAFF CORPS - WW2 Honours and Gallantry Commander of the Order of the British Empire.6 
Anecdote*1944WHITELAW, Major-Gen. John Stewart, C.B.E. 1942, Master-General Royal Artillery: son of Thomas Whitelaw. Melb., b Aug. 26. 1894, Melb; ed. Wesley Coll., Duntroon; served A.I.F 1914-16. wounded; has held appointments of Chief Instructor. School of Arty., and on Gen. Staff, AHQ., m Dec. 27, 1916, Esther, d. Frederick Thomas Norman, 3s; address, Victoria Barracks, Melb.7 
Death*21 Apr 1964 Berwick Hospital, Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D7395 (Age 69) [par Thomas WHITELAW & Margaret Lawson HUNTER].8 
BeaconhillsGolf*20 Oct 1965 Beaconshills Country Golf Club Committee Meeting 20 Oct 1965. Major-General J. S. Whitelaw Appeal
Mr J Garside moved and Mr J Byrne seconded — that a cheque for £3/3/- be sent to St John's Church of England, Beaconsfield Upper, as a donation to the fund for the late Major-General J.S. Whitelaw Memorial - Carried.9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1954 - 1963"Woorinyan", Old Gembrook Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Esther Augusta Whitelaw.10,11

Grave

  • St John's Church Memorial Garden, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia12,13

Newspaper-Articles

  • 12 Jan 1917, Military Wedding. LIEUTENANT J. L. WHITELAW TO MISS E. NORMAN.
    A pretty wedding took place on Wednesday, December 27, at St. Mark's Church, Camberwell, the Rev. H. A. Brooksbank officiating; when Lieutenant J. L. Whitelaw, only son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Whitelaw, of Hawthorn was married to Miss Esther Norman, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs Fred. Norman, of "Woorinyan," Canterbury. The church was beautifully decorated by the girl friends of the bride, and the "Wedding March' 'was played by Miss E. Beecham. The youthful bride, who was given away by her father, wore a modish frock of white taffeta and net, with wreath and veil smartly arranged, and carried a choice bouquet of white azaleas and clematis. The bridesmaids were Miss F Norman (sister of bride) and Miss M. Whitelaw (sister of bridegroom), who were gowned in smart frocks of pink ninion and taffeta, black tulle hats with crowns of pilk foliage, and carried bouquets of delphiniums and pale pink sweet peas.
    The bridegroom's presents were —To the bride, a gold chain bag; and to the maids, an attache writing case and gold armlet respectively. Corporal L. Milne officiated as best man, and Lieutenant H. Ross Clarke acted as groonmsman. The bride's mother wore mole radium, relieved with saxe blue and silver lace and large mole hat. The dress of the bridegroom's mother was a black taffeta coat dress, with pale pink tagel hat. After the ceremony a reception was held at "Woorinyan," wedding tea being served in the dining room. The table decorations were pale pink carnations and maidenhair fern. The wedding cake was cut with the bridegroom's sword.
    Amongst the many presents received was a travelling clock, presented by the officers from the Training School, Duntroon. The honeymoon was spent at Port Campbell. The bride's travelling dress was a smart Assam coat, over dainty blue ninon frock, with large Tuscan hat en suite.14
  • 18 Jan 1946, Parents and Children Helped by Red Cross Scheme
    Happiness and harmony are the keynotes of the holiday camp arranged at Queenscliff by the Victorian Division of the Red Cross Society to take care of sons and daughters of P. O.W. and internees, while recently united parents have a holiday together.
    Originally occupied by the army, the camp is run on army lines until after inspection at 10.30 a.m. There is, of course, great rivalry between the senior boys in hut No. 12 and the senior girls in hut No. 7, all of whom pride themselves on their ex treme tidiness, but the spirit of fun which predominates is doubt less largely due to the compe tency and understanding of the camp commandant (Senior Re presentative F. C. Stuart) and the camp "Mother" (Miss Grace Logan). Mr. Stuart was for years a prisoner in Changi, Singapore, and Miss Logan has for a long time been in charge of Red Cross Junior, Victorian division.
    Of the 200 kiddies who are at present having two weeks' holi day at Queenscliff, many are the children of internees in Malaya, Java and Hong Kong. One is a Norwegian who was taken to China at the age of two. "See my pretty dress—the Red Cross fairy left it by my bed," said one little girl. It was dis covered that the Red Crass fairy has a habit of visiting the bed sides of those whose wardrobes compares unfavorably with the average girl or boy. This judicious mingling of chil dren born in different parts of the globe has its entertainment as well as its educational value. Derek Kew, from Hong Kong, for instance, delighted small Austra lians by performing the rope trick at a recent camp concert. More important still from the view-point of the rehabilitation of P.O.W. and internees is the valu able opportunity given them to enjoy the peace and quiet of the long-dreamed of holiday with their wives. Parents, nevertheless, are being inundated with letters, as the children buy 25/ worth of 2½d. stamps each day. The Royal Life-Saving Society is giving splendid service to the camp. Nine members of different clubs devote their time to teach-ing the children to swim.
    Among those who visited the camp yesterday were the naval officer in charge, Port Melbourne (Commander P. W. Heriot); the G.O.C., Victorian L. of C. Area (Major-General J. S. Whitelaw) and Mrs. Whitelaw; the senior air staff officer, Southern Area (Group-Captain A. Richards); the chairman of the national council, Red Cross (Dr. J. New man Morris), and the chairman of the Victorian division of the society (Mr. A. N. Barraclough).15
  • 22 Apr 1964, Major-General Whitelaw Dies at 69
    Major-General John Stewart Whitelaw, of Woorinyan, Upper Beaconsfield, died yesterday in Berwick Hospital, aged 69, after a short illness.
    Major-General Whitelaw, who was to have led the 1st Division of the 1st A.I.F. in Saturday's Anzac march, saw service in the first and second world wars.
    As Major-General, Royal Artillery on Land, Headquarters, he was awarded the C.B.E. in 1942 for "outstanding zeal and efficiency."
    He was appointed G.O.C. Western Command in 1946. and in 1951 was made a Commander of the Bath on his retirement.
    Major-General Whitelaw was educated at Wesley College and the Royal Military College, Duntroon. He is survived by his wife and three sons.16

Australian Dictionary of Biography

WHITELAW, JOHN STEWART (1894-1964), soldier, was born on 26 August 1894 at Hawthorn, Melbourne, only son and eldest of three children of Victorian-born parents Thomas Smiley Whitelaw, ironmonger, and his wife Margaret Lawson, née Hunter. Educated at Wesley College, John entered the Royal Military College, Duntroon, Federal Capital Territory, in June 1911. He was appointed lieutenant, Australian Imperial Force, in August 1914 and posted to the 7th Battalion. Two months later he embarked for Egypt. At Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 he suffered a severe bullet-wound to the foot. After recovering in hospitals in Egypt and England, he returned to Melbourne in December 1915. His A.I.F. appointment terminated on 25 July 1916 and he was assigned to the Administrative and Instructional Staff of the 3rd Military District. On 27 December that year at St Mark's Church of England, Camberwell, he married Esther Augusta Norman.
Transferring to the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery in September 1917, Whitelaw performed staff and regimental duties in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. In October 1920 he was allocated to the newly formed Staff Corps as a captain. A student at the School of Gunnery (reorganized as the Artillery Schools of Instruction), Sydney, in 1921, he returned as an instructor in 1927. He completed further gunnery training in England in 1928-30. Becoming chief instructor at the A.S.I. (renamed the School of Artillery) in January 1931, he was promoted major in October. From 1935 he served on the General Staff at Army Headquarters, Melbourne, rising to substantive lieutenant colonel in July 1937.
Following the outbreak of World War II, in November 1939 Whitelaw was promoted colonel and appointed commander, coast defences, Eastern Command (New South Wales). It was an important and demanding position, and during this period Whitelaw made what was probably his most significant contribution to Australian artillery work. The use of radar equipment in target-location and gunlaying was then in its infancy. Both the navy and air force hoped to acquire this new technology from Britain, but Whitelaw pushed hard for the development and domestic manufacture of the equipment. The first coastwatching, or shore defence, radar sets were constructed by the Postmaster-General's Department. This marked the beginning of the serious study of the military application of radar in Australia. Whitelaw travelled to the Netherlands East Indies and Singapore in 1941 to observe trials of coastal artillery. In 1940-42 he was also an aide-de-camp to the governor-general Baron (Earl) Gowrie. Made temporary brigadier in February 1941, he was appointed C.B.E. in 1942.
In April 1942, as the Pacific war reached crisis point, Whitelaw was promoted temporary major general (substantive 1 September) and appointed major general, royal artillery, with responsibility for all gunnery matters within the Australian army. Based at Land Headquarters, Melbourne, he dealt with the technological and supply problems in Australia and visited forward areas in Papua and New Guinea. He approved the development and introduction of a shortened 25-pounder (11 kg) field-gun that could be broken down into relatively light units and deployed in remote jungle or mountainous terrain. As the Japanese advance was first halted, then driven back, his sphere of activity spread across the South-West Pacific Area.
Whitelaw assumed command of the Victoria Lines of Communication Area in June 1945 and of Western Command in March 1946. In March-June 1947 he left his headquarters in Perth to serve as president of the war crimes tribunal at Rabaul, Territory of Papua-New Guinea, where he heard painful accounts of the mistreatment of Australian prisoners of war by the Japanese. On 27 August 1951 he retired from the army. He had been appointed C.B. that year.
Five ft 9 ins (175 cm) tall, Whitelaw had a 'trim, soldierly figure' and black hair. His work had been marked by careful preparation, but he recognized that risks must be taken in time of war. He had a 'fertile mind' and was 'alert to new ideas and possibilities'. Although forthright and stern, he 'showed sympathy and kindness to those in difficulty or trouble'. In retirement he lived at Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria. He was active in Legacy, the Victorian Country Fire Authority and his church, and interested in history, gardening and carpentry. Retaining his links with his old regiment, he was colonel commandant, Royal Australian Artillery, in 1955-61. He died of cardiac infarction on 21 April 1964 at Berwick and was cremated; his wife survived him, as did their three sons, all of whom became artillery officers.17

Citations

  1. [S59] John Milligan, Book: The History of St. John's Anglican Church, Upper Beaconsfield, p21.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B29828."
  3. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, John Stewart WHITELAW
    Religion     Church of England
    Occupation     Soldier
    Address     638 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, Victoria
    Marital status     Single
    Age at embarkation     20
    Next of kin     Father, Thomas Whitelaw, 638 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, Victoria
    Enlistment date     14 August 1914
    Embarkation details     Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
    Rank from Nominal Roll     Lieutenant
    Unit from Nominal Roll     7th Battalion
    Fate     Returned to Australia 7 November 1915.
  4. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M9025."
  5. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au
  6. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      WHITELAW, JOHN STEWART
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      21
    Date of Birth      26 Aug 1894
    Place of Birth      MELB, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      27 Aug 1942
    Locality on Enlistment      CAMBERWEL
    Place of Enlistment      CAULFIELD, VIC
    Next of Kin      WHITELAW, ESTER
    Date of Discharge      27 Aug 1951
    Rank      Major General
    Posting at Discharge      GEN LIST STAFF CORPS
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      Commander of the Order of the British Empire
    Prisoner of War      No.
  7. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Who’s Who in Australia, 1921-1950 (1944), p844.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D7395 (Age 69) [par Thomas WHITELAW & Margaret Lawson HUNTER]."
  9. [S353] Beaconhills Country Golf Club, Beaconhills Minute Books, Committee Meeting 20 Oct 1965.
  10. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  11. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  12. [S352] St John's Church, St John's Memorial Book, John Stewart Whitelaw born 26 Aug 1894 died 21 Apr 1964.
  13. [S352] St John's Church, St John's Memorial Book, Esther Augusta Whitelaw born 28 Jun 1895 died 19 Sep 1983.
  14. [S14] Newspaper - Hawthorn, Kew, Camberwell Citizen (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), Fri 12 Jan 1917, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89319371
  15. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Fri 18 Jan 1946, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206804953
    Photo caption: At the Red Cross camp at Queenscliff yesterday, Major-General J. S. Whitelaw and Mrs. Whitelaw are introduced to the children by Miss G. Logan, camp "mother."
  16. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 22 Apr 1964, p3
    Also in Pakenham Gazette, 24 Apr 1964, p1.
  17. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, Select Bibliography: D. P. Mellor, The Role of Science and Industry (Canb, 1958); C. B. Schedvin, Shaping Science and Industry (Syd, 1987); D. Horner, The Gunners (Syd, 1995); Cannonball, no 31, Dec 1997, p 16; private information.

    Author: Jackson Hughes

    Print Publication Details: Jackson Hughes, 'Whitelaw, John Stewart (1894 - 1964)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 16, Melbourne University Press, 2002, pp 538-539.
Last Edited27 Dec 2018

Esther Augusta Norman

F, #2424, b. 1895, d. 19 Sep 1983
Married NameWhitelaw. 
Birth*1895 Clifton Hill, VIC, Australia, #B19580 [par Frederick William NORMAN & Esther Ann CARTER].1 
Marriage*27 Dec 1916 Spouse: Major-General John Stewart Whitelaw CBE(M). St Mark's Church, Camberwell, VIC, Australia, #M9025.2
 
Widow21 Apr 1964Esther Augusta Norman became a widow upon the death of her husband Major-General John Stewart Whitelaw CBE(M).3 
(Mentioned) Village Bell2Dec 1981 BERWICK LEGACY WIDOWS' CLUB
Formed last May, this is the third club to be founded by Dandenong/West Gippsland group of Melbourne Legacy. Members come from a wide area, including Upper Beaconsfield. Ev Vance, Nell McTaggart, Doris Rudd and Gwen Johnston are locals who are regular attenders.
The President is Annabel Ford, a former resident, and Esther Whitelaw and Mary Sutherland rarely miss a meeting. Others come from Emerald, Beaconsfield, Hallam, Cranbourne and of course, Berwick. Monthly meetings are held and interesting talks and demonstrations, picnics and other outings all help the objective of mutual support and companionship.4 
Death*19 Sep 1983 Bush Nursing Hospital, Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D21565 (Age 88) [par Frederick William NORMAN & Esther Ann CARTER].5,6 
Death-Notice*20 Sep 1983WHITELAW. Esther. - On September 19th at Berwick Bush Nursing Hospital, loving wife of the late John Stewart Whitelaw and mother of Norman, Fred and John.
Please see tomorrow's newspaper for Funeral details.7 
Death-Notice21 Sep 1983WHITELAW. — The Funeral Service for Mrs ESTHER AUGUSTA WHITELAW will be held TODAY WEDNESDAY, 21st September at Christ Church, 6 Palmerston St., Berwick at 2.30 p.m.
Following the Service, the Funeral will leave for Cremation at The Boyd Chapel, The Necropolis, Princes Hwy. Springvale, arriving approx. 3.25 p.m.
Tobin Brothers Pty Ltd Malvern.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1954 - 1963"Woorinyan", Old Gembrook Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Major-General John Stewart Whitelaw CBE(M).9,10
1967"Woorinyan", Old Gembrook Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.11
bt 1968 - 198015 Langmore Lane, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.12,13,14,15

Grave

  • St John's Church Memorial Garden, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia16,6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 12 Jan 1917, Military Wedding. LIEUTENANT J. L. WHITELAW TO MISS E. NORMAN.
    A pretty wedding took place on Wednesday, December 27, at St. Mark's Church, Camberwell, the Rev. H. A. Brooksbank officiating; when Lieutenant J. L. Whitelaw, only son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Whitelaw, of Hawthorn was married to Miss Esther Norman, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs Fred. Norman, of "Woorinyan," Canterbury. The church was beautifully decorated by the girl friends of the bride, and the "Wedding March' 'was played by Miss E. Beecham. The youthful bride, who was given away by her father, wore a modish frock of white taffeta and net, with wreath and veil smartly arranged, and carried a choice bouquet of white azaleas and clematis. The bridesmaids were Miss F Norman (sister of bride) and Miss M. Whitelaw (sister of bridegroom), who were gowned in smart frocks of pink ninion and taffeta, black tulle hats with crowns of pilk foliage, and carried bouquets of delphiniums and pale pink sweet peas.
    The bridegroom's presents were —To the bride, a gold chain bag; and to the maids, an attache writing case and gold armlet respectively. Corporal L. Milne officiated as best man, and Lieutenant H. Ross Clarke acted as groonmsman. The bride's mother wore mole radium, relieved with saxe blue and silver lace and large mole hat. The dress of the bridegroom's mother was a black taffeta coat dress, with pale pink tagel hat. After the ceremony a reception was held at "Woorinyan," wedding tea being served in the dining room. The table decorations were pale pink carnations and maidenhair fern. The wedding cake was cut with the bridegroom's sword.
    Amongst the many presents received was a travelling clock, presented by the officers from the Training School, Duntroon. The honeymoon was spent at Port Campbell. The bride's travelling dress was a smart Assam coat, over dainty blue ninon frock, with large Tuscan hat en suite.17
  • 18 Jan 1946, Parents and Children Helped by Red Cross Scheme
    Happiness and harmony are the keynotes of the holiday camp arranged at Queenscliff by the Victorian Division of the Red Cross Society to take care of sons and daughters of P. O.W. and internees, while recently united parents have a holiday together.
    Originally occupied by the army, the camp is run on army lines until after inspection at 10.30 a.m. There is, of course, great rivalry between the senior boys in hut No. 12 and the senior girls in hut No. 7, all of whom pride themselves on their ex treme tidiness, but the spirit of fun which predominates is doubt less largely due to the compe tency and understanding of the camp commandant (Senior Re presentative F. C. Stuart) and the camp "Mother" (Miss Grace Logan). Mr. Stuart was for years a prisoner in Changi, Singapore, and Miss Logan has for a long time been in charge of Red Cross Junior, Victorian division.
    Of the 200 kiddies who are at present having two weeks' holi day at Queenscliff, many are the children of internees in Malaya, Java and Hong Kong. One is a Norwegian who was taken to China at the age of two. "See my pretty dress—the Red Cross fairy left it by my bed," said one little girl. It was dis covered that the Red Crass fairy has a habit of visiting the bed sides of those whose wardrobes compares unfavorably with the average girl or boy. This judicious mingling of chil dren born in different parts of the globe has its entertainment as well as its educational value. Derek Kew, from Hong Kong, for instance, delighted small Austra lians by performing the rope trick at a recent camp concert. More important still from the view-point of the rehabilitation of P.O.W. and internees is the valu able opportunity given them to enjoy the peace and quiet of the long-dreamed of holiday with their wives. Parents, nevertheless, are being inundated with letters, as the children buy 25/ worth of 2½d. stamps each day. The Royal Life-Saving Society is giving splendid service to the camp. Nine members of different clubs devote their time to teach-ing the children to swim.
    Among those who visited the camp yesterday were the naval officer in charge, Port Melbourne (Commander P. W. Heriot); the G.O.C., Victorian L. of C. Area (Major-General J. S. Whitelaw) and Mrs. Whitelaw; the senior air staff officer, Southern Area (Group-Captain A. Richards); the chairman of the national council, Red Cross (Dr. J. New man Morris), and the chairman of the Victorian division of the society (Mr. A. N. Barraclough).18

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B19580 [par Frederick William NORMAN & Esther Ann CARTER]."
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M9025."
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D7395 (Age 69) [par Thomas WHITELAW & Margaret Lawson HUNTER]."
  4. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "021-1981, p9 by John Bellair."
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D21565/1983 - reg Berwick."
  6. [S352] St John's Church, St John's Memorial Book, Esther Augusta Whitelaw born 28 Jun 1895 died 19 Sep 1983.
  7. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age 20 Sep 1983, p36.
  8. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age 21 Sep 1983, p21.
  9. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  10. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  11. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  12. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  13. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  14. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  15. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
  16. [S352] St John's Church, St John's Memorial Book, John Stewart Whitelaw born 26 Aug 1894 died 21 Apr 1964.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - Hawthorn, Kew, Camberwell Citizen (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), Fri 12 Jan 1917, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89319371
  18. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Fri 18 Jan 1946, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206804953
    Photo caption: At the Red Cross camp at Queenscliff yesterday, Major-General J. S. Whitelaw and Mrs. Whitelaw are introduced to the children by Miss G. Logan, camp "mother."
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Louis Gillam

M, #2428, b. 19 May 1882, d. 1969
Father*Thomas George Gillam b. 1846, d. 22 Nov 1906
Mother*Emma Chambers b. 1844, d. 23 Jun 1919
Birth*19 May 1882 West Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B10803/1882 - as Louis JOHNSON
#B12265/1903 - as Louis GILLAM and Louisa CHAMBERS.1,2,3 
Marriage*1910 Spouse: Beatrice Isabel Renfree. VIC, Australia, #M1916.4
 
Divorce*1927 Divorce No 259.5 
Death*1969 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D2094 (Age 86) [par Thomas George GILLAM & Emma CHAMBERS].6 

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "birth place in #M1916/1910."
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "birth registered in 1903 - together with his brother Oliver (ie consecutive numbers)."
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M1916."
  5. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D2094 (Age 86) [par Thomas George GILLAM & Emma CHAMBERS]."
Last Edited2 Apr 2019
 

NOTE

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