Eric Cecil Browne

M, #3550, b. 1890, d. 10 Jul 1953
Father*Frederick Cecil Browne b. Sep 1864, d. 16 Feb 1948
Mother*Laura Syringa Marshall b. Jun 1854, d. 23 Nov 1934

World War I

Eric Cecil Browne was an electrical engineer, aged 25, when he enlisted on 14 Oct 1915, SERN 5275. His address at the time was Walker Avenue, Paddington, Sydney. His father's address at this time was Glenmore Crescent, Black Rock. His unit embarked from Melbourne on 5 Jan 1916 on board HMAT A19 Afric. He was a sapper with Signal Troop 3, 13th Reinforcement. During his war service he was promoted to Lieutenant with the 1st Signal Squadron. He returned to Australia on 3 Jul 1919.
The Browne family lived in Upper Beaconsfield until c1909.1
Probate (Will)* Series 4-410406
Eric Cecil Browne - Date of Death 10/07/1953, Granted on 05/11/1953.2 
Birth*1890 East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B14918.3,4 
Marriage*1922 Spouse: Clara Annie Maher Renwick. Sydney, NSW, Australia, #M731/1922.5
 
Death*10 Jul 1953 Chatswood, NSW, Australia, #D19783.5 
Death-Notice*11 Jul 1953BROWNE, Eric Cecil.--July 10, 1953, of 16 Slade Avenue, Lindfield, beloved husband of Dot and dear father of Marjorie and Roger, and father-in-law of John and Nancy.
BROWNE-The Funeral of the late ERIC CECIL BROWNE will leave St Alban s Church Lindfield This (Saturday) Morning after service commencing at 9.45 a.m. Northern Suburbs Crematorium.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914Wendouree Parade, Ballarat, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: engineer (Address as The Lloyd, Wendouree Parade). With Frederick Cecil Browne and Laura Syringa Browne.7
bt 1930 - 1937Claremont, Courtney Road, Rose Bay, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: engineer. With Clara Annie Maher Browne.8,9,10
194316 Slade Avenue, Lindfield, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: engineer. With Clara Annie Maher Browne.11
194916 Slade Avenue, Lindfield, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: engineer. With Clara Annie Maher Browne.12

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=36314
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://search.records.nsw.gov.au/items/835820
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Cronin/Moden Family Tree - Owner: pinehaven31.
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  5. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 11 Jul 1953, p39+40.
  7. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  8. [S130] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1930.
  9. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  10. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  11. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  12. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
Last Edited13 Jun 2015

Archibald Chase Browne

M, #3551, b. 1894, d. 1979
Father*Frederick Cecil Browne b. Sep 1864, d. 16 Feb 1948
Mother*Laura Syringa Marshall b. Jun 1854, d. 23 Nov 1934

World War I

Archibald Chase Browne was an electrical engineer, aged 23, when he enlisted on 19 Jul 1915. SERN 13154. He was living with his parents in Black Rock at that time. He had previously been with the 66th Infantry, but as his unit embarked on RMS Malwa, on 21 Mar 1916 from Melbourne he was with the Field Artillery Brigade 4, 4th Reinforcement. He returned to Australia on 29 May 1919.
The Browne family lived in Upper Beaconsfield until c1909.1
Birth*1894 Surrey Hills, VIC, Australia, #B24680.2,3 
Death*1979 Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, #D23855 (Age 85.)2 

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=36266
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Cronin/Moden Family Tree - Owner: pinehaven31.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
Last Edited14 Dec 2014

Dorothy Laura Syringa Browne

F, #3552, b. 1900, d. 1977
Father*Frederick Cecil Browne b. Sep 1864, d. 16 Feb 1948
Mother*Laura Syringa Marshall b. Jun 1854, d. 23 Nov 1934
Married NameNickels. 
Birth*1900 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #B14663R.1,2 
Marriage-Notice*5 Feb 1938Engagements: Dorothy, only daughter of Mr. F. C. Browne, of England, to Mr. B. A. Nickels, of Kyabram.3 
Marriage* Spouse: Benjamin Aubrey Nickels.
 
Death*1977 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
194920 Unitt Street, Kyambram, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Benjamin Aubrey Nickels.4
1972Rushworth, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Benjamin Aubrey Nickels.5

Grave

  • Grave 138 Section 4 Methodist, Rushworth Cemetery, Rushworth, VIC, Australia6

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Cronin/Moden Family Tree - Owner: pinehaven31.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Feb 1938, p30.
  4. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  5. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  6. [S38] Index of burials in the cemetery of http://www.cemeterymapping.net.au/Rushworth/index.html,.
Last Edited12 Jun 2015

Arthur George Billing

M, #3570, b. 12 Apr 1912, d. 10 Jun 1978
Birth*12 Apr 1912 Streatham, London, England, Jun Q [Wandsworth] 1d 1216 [par George Henry M BILLING & Jane Ann SMITH].1 
Marriage*1940 Spouse: Alison Patricia Josephine Rockett. VIC, Australia, #M325.2
 
Military*15 Sep 1940Enlisted for military service: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Royal Australian Air Force Service Number O36044 (400514) - Discharge 16 Oct 1945 - Flight Lieutenant 7 OTU.3 
Land-UBeac*8 Dec 1949 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 13). Transfer from Keith Stuart Andrews George Pritchard Harvey Wilson to Arthur George Billing. 5a 0r 33 9/10p. The Billings paid £125.4,5 
Land-UBeac*8 Dec 1949 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 14). Transfer from Arthur Francis James Funnell to Arthur George Billing. 5a 0r 36 4/10p.6 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac29 Apr 1954 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 19.20). Transfer from Thomas Brady to Thomas Bibby Guest, Arthur George Billing, James Claude Durie Esdaile. RSL.7 
Residence*b 1960 Split Rock Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.8 
Land-UBeac*22 Apr 1970 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 13). Transfer from Arthur George Billing to Peter Raymond Phillips Kathleen Ann Phillips. 5a 0r 33 9/10p.9 
Death*10 Jun 1978 Mathoura, NSW, Australia, #D14030 [par George & Jane Ann].10 
Village Bell*Jul 1978The article reads: The death in a road accident of Mr. Arthur Billing occurred at Mathoura, New South Wales, on June 10th.
Mr. Billing came from England associated with the Shell Oil Company and was a foundation member of the B.U. Association and closely connected with many local activities.
During the Second World War he served with the R.A.A.F. in South East Asia. After the cessation of hostilities he took up residence in Beaconsfield Upper and was for some time engaged in business in Dandenong.
Subsequently he acquired "Fassifern", in a'Beckett Road and then for some eighteen years was poultry farming.
Early this year he retired to live in Mathoura where, not long after, he met his untimely and tragic death. Our sympathies to his wife and daughter.11 
(Witness) Land-Note15 May 1986 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (Lots 19.20): James Claude Durie Esdaile is now the surviving proprietor.12 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1967 - 1977A'Beckett Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: exe. With Alison Patricia Josephine Billing.13,14

Grave

  • Mathoura Cemetery, Mathoura, NSW, Australia, Pioneer Section15

Newspaper-Articles

  • 7 Apr 1954, NEW FLOOR FOR HALL—The way district organisations have taken up Mr. A. Billings' plan, the hall committee’s No. 1 priority, a new floor, should be started almost immediately.16
  • 6 Apr 1956, Seven hurt in crash; engine flies 60 feet
    SEVEN people were injured-three, seriously—when two cars collided head-on on Princes Highway, at Spring Vale, at 8 a.m. yesterday.
    The force of the collision threw two men out of the smaller car on to grass on each side of the road. Parts of the smaller car were thrown over a wide area. The engine tore through the side of the car and landed 60ft away. The bigger car, a late model sedan, spun off the road into a tree, and the steering wheel was pushed against the driver.
    The injured were taken to Alfred Hospital.
    They were:
    SERIOUS: Hans Gringel, driver of the small car, of Irymple st., St. Kilda, fractured leg and head injuries; Don Wright, 35, of Lalbert cres., Prahran, fractured left arm and internal injuries; John Fleetham, 38, Old Gembrook rd. Upper Beaconsfield, lacerations and fractured skull.
    The following were treated for lacerations and shock and allowed to leave: Arthur Billing, 44, Sugar Loaf rd., Upper Beaconsfield, driver of the big car; John Remington, 42, Wessells rd., Berwick; Alan Halliburton, 15, High st., Malvern; Brian Hogan Taylor, 46, Hark-a-Way, Berwick.17

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "mother's maiden name SMITH
    parents marriage: Sep Q 1908 [Wandsworth] 1d 1064."
  2. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      BILLING, ARTHUR GEORGE
    Service      Royal Australian Air Force
    Service Number      O36044 (400514)
    Date of Birth      12 Apr 1912
    Place of Birth      STREATHAM, LONDON, ENG
    Date of Enlistment      15 Sep 1940
    Locality on Enlistment      MELBOURNE, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      MELBOURNE, VIC
    Next of Kin      BILLING, ALISON
    Date of Discharge      16 Oct 1945
    Rank      Flight Lieutenant
    Posting at Discharge      7 OTU
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7151-071 - Arthur George Billing of 15 Berkeley Street Hawthorn Executive.
  5. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1948-49: NAV £1, sold 18 Aug 1949 to Arthur Billing.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3864-735 - Arthur George Billing of 15 Berkeley Street Hawthorn Executive - C/T 7344-667.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4192-206 - Thomas Bibby Guest, Biscuit Manufacturer Arthur George Billing, Oil Company Executive and James Claude Durie Esdaile, Retired Naval Officer all of Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  8. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7151-071 - Peter Raymond Phillips Contractor and Kathleen Ann Phillips Married Woman both of Stoney Creek Road Upper Beaconsfield - joint proprietors.
  10. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  11. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Jul 1978, p3."
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4192-206 - James Claude Durie Esdaile is now the surviving proprietor.
  13. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  14. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  15. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://members.bordernet.com.au/~denifhg/mathoura.html
  16. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "7 Apr 1954, p12."
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Apr 1956, p6.
Last Edited17 Feb 2017
 

NOTE

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