Robin Archibald David 'Bob' Bell

M, #4291, b. 1896, d. 12 Jan 1980
Father*Robert Bell b. 1872, d. 8 Aug 1957
Mother*Jane Ann Longstaff b. 1859, d. Nov 1933

World War I

Robin Archibald David 'Bob' Bell enlisted on 20 Aug 1914, when he was 19 years old and working as a clerk. He embarked from Melboourne on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 Oct 1914. He was a Gunner with the 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, Battery 6, and was promoted to Sergeant and returned to Australia on 20 Oct 1918.
Bob, as he was called, was a soldier settler at Dewhurst after the war and also secretary of the Emerald RSL. His name is listed on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.1,2
Note* Henry Arnot Tolley Arnot Tolley lived with the Bell family in his youth. 
Birth*1896 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #B16477 [par Robert BELL & Jane Ann LONGSTAFF].3 
(Tenant) Land-Notebt 1922 - 1923 GEM-E-3D: In the Berwick Shire Rate Book Robert Bell Robin Archibald David 'Bob' Bell are listed as tenants of this property bt 1922 - 1923.4 
Marriage*1924 Spouse: Bronwyn Rose Evans.5
 
Death*12 Jan 1980 Blackburn, VIC, Australia, #D01457 (Age 83) [par Robert BELL & Jenny].6 
Death-Notice*14 Jan 1980BELL, Robin Archibald David. — On 12th January, at Blackburn, beloved husband of Bronwyn Rose, loved father of Betty and Alan, Richard and Norma, Judith and Len, loved papa of Bronwyn, Peter and Alan Growse, David, Christopher and Julie Bell, Philippa and Ross Whelan, loved brother of Arch and Kathleen, dear uncle of Hilary and Pamela.
BELL.—The Funeral of Mr ROBIN ARCHIBALD DAVID BELL will leave our chapel, 1045 White Horse Road, Box Hill, on TUESDAY (January 15th), after a service commencing at 9.10 am for the Boyd Chapel, Springvale Crematorium. Member AFDA.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1919 - 1924Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist.8,9,10,11
1931Wolsley Crescent, Mitcham, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: civil servant. With Bronwyn Rose Bell. With Rosetta Jane Evans.12
bt 1936 - 197719 Wolsley Crescent, Blackburn, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: civil servant. With Bronwyn Rose Bell.13,14,15

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia16

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Oct 1920, A correspondent at Beaconsfield Upper writes:- "A petition has been taken round in the Beaconsfield Riding, requesting R Bell, of North Beaconsfield, to nominate for the impending vacancy in the Berwick Council. The petition has been well supported. Mr R Bell is a returned soldier and secretary of the R.S.A. (Emerald Branch). Since returning from active service he has settled in North Beaconsfield and has taken up a considerable holding in the district. Mr Bell, we feel sure, would prove an active member and a live wire in the council, and would do his best for the district generally. His interests and sympathies would be one with all of us in the district.17

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=19322
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Enlistment Records for World War I.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  4. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Rate Books 1922/23, 116a N40. Also listed as tenants of GEM-E-7 40 acres house N40, Same in 1923/24 - both properties.
  5. [S50] Miscellaneous Source,.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 14 Jan 1980, p21.
  8. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  9. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  10. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  11. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  12. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  13. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  14. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963 "address as 19 Wolsley Crescent."
  15. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  16. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  17. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic. : 1917 - 1918)
    "8 Oct 1920, p3."
Last Edited22 Oct 2014

Edward John Gilbert

M, #4295, b. 13 May 1911
Birth*13 May 1911 Berringa, VIC, Australia, #B8904 [par Edward Francis GILBERT & Kath Emma NYE].1,2 
Military*10 Feb 1941Enlisted for military service: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Royal Australian Air Force Service Number 12965 - Next of Kin GILBERT, JAMES - Date of Discharge 17 Dec 1945 - Rank Corporal - Posting at Discharge 7 OPERATIONAL TRAINING UNIT.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1942Hillside, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer.4

Citations

  1. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Date of Birth 13 May 1911 - Place of Birth BERRINGA, VIC.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      GILBERT, EDWARD JOHN
    Service      Royal Australian Air Force
    Service Number      12965
    Date of Birth      13 May 1911
    Place of Birth      BERRINGA, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      10 Feb 1941
    Locality on Enlistment      BEACONSFIELD UPPER, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      MELBOURNE, VIC
    Next of Kin      GILBERT, JAMES
    Date of Discharge      17 Dec 1945
    Rank      Corporal
    Posting at Discharge      7 OPERATIONAL TRAINING UNIT
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  4. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
Last Edited14 Apr 2012

John Reginald Francis Petersen

M, #4314, b. 1909
Father*Leslie Stewart Petersen b. 1885, d. Jun 1915
Mother*Margaret Eleanor Maloney b. 1883, d. 1955
Birth*1909 Richmond, VIC, Australia, #B14042.1 
Birth16 Jul 1910 Colac, VIC, Australia.2 
Military*23 Feb 1940Enlisted for military service: Dandenong, VIC, Australia, Australian Army Service Number VX17551 - Date of Discharge 11 Oct 1944 - Rank Bombardier - Posting at Discharge HQ AIF BASE AREA - Next of Kin PETERSON, EILEEN.3 

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Date of Birth 16 Jul 1910 - Place of Birth COLAC, VIC.
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      PETERSON, JOHN
    Service      Australian Army
    Service Number      VX17551
    Date of Birth      16 Jul 1910
    Place of Birth      COLAC, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      23 Feb 1940
    Locality on Enlistment UPPER BEACONSFIELD, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      DANDENONG, VIC
    Next of Kin      PETERSON, EILEEN
    Date of Discharge      11 Oct 1944
    Rank      Bombardier
    Posting at Discharge      HQ AIF BASE AREA
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
Last Edited15 Apr 2012

John Reginald Cyril Blanche

M, #4316, b. 1895, d. 12 May 1982
Birth*1895 Fitzroy South, VIC, Australia, #B3367 [par John Wesley Fletcher BLANCHE & Kate BADHAM].1 
Note13 Mar 1919 Death of father: 1919/236. John Wesley F BLANCHE Cause of death: Suicide by throat wound; Location of inquest: Melbourne Morgue; Date of inquest: 13 Mar 1919.2 
Book*1921Mr. Blanche, Architect, a timely helper.
An interesting character now appears on the scene. Mr. Blanche, a City Architect, heard of the problems and offered his services free. At a personal interview with the Committee he presented several schemes, one of which was approved for costing. His plans were approved in August 1922, and he and the building contractor Ron Hayball put forward further suggestions for cost savings. A competing contractor, Leslie Taylor of Dandenong, revised his tender to £851 ($1,702) but Hayball's final offer of £800 ($1,600) was accepted.
From correspondence, Mr. Blanche appears to have been a very capable, honest and conscientious man, though of an excessively retiring disposition. He was so nervous at the dedication ceremony that he developed a severe migraine, and had to rest at "Runnymede" instead of joining in the social celebrations. Poor man! Later, he wrote to the Treasurer asking if the Committee could let him have one or two pounds towards his expenses. He apologised for the request, after offering to give his services free, but the extravagance of his fiancee had left him with no car, no cash and no girl. Reading the correspondence, one feels glad that the Committee awarded him five guineas ($12.50) and brought his name and generous services to the attention of the Archbishop of Melbourne, who had admired and praised his work.3 
Marriage*1926 Spouse: Agnes Evans. VIC, Australia, #M6406.4
 
Marriage*1943 Spouse: Vera Goebel. VIC, Australia, #M6940.4
 
Note*28 Jan 1952 Death of mother: Kate Blanche #D1952/B/36390 [par Thomas William BADHAM & Susan PIPE].5 
Death*12 May 1982 QLD, Australia, #D1982/53424 [par Jack BLANCHE & Kate BADHAM].5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
191922 Percival Street, Preston, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: draughtsman. With parents.6
192622 Percival Street, Preston, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: draftsman.7
1943cr Brighton Road/Sussex Street, Highgate Hill, QLD, AustraliaOccupation: architect.8
195428 Andrew Avenue, Tarragindi, QLD, AustraliaOccupation: architect. With Vera Blanche.9
1972Old Toowomba Road, Laidley, QLD, AustraliaOccupation: architect. With Vera Blanche.10
bt 1977 - 1980Nobby, QLD, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Vera Blanche.11,12

Newspaper-Articles

  • 5 Mar 1919, A Determined Suicide. TRAGEDY AT PRESTON NORTH. John Wesley Fletcher Blanche, 64, an invalid pensioner, living at 22 Percival street, Preston North, committed suicide in a most determined manner in a shed at the rear of his home at 8 p.m. yesterday. According to the local police, deceased, a tall man, hanged himself from a rafter with several belts, and also cut his throat.
    The body will be brought to the City Morgue this morning. Deceased, who leaves a widow and grown-up family, was well known in the district. He had been in ill-health for some time.13
  • 8 Mar 1919, Death of father: BLANCHE.—On the 4th March, at his residence, 22 Percival street, Preston North, John Wesley Fletcher, dearly loved husband of Kate and loving father of Reginald and Bradley, aged 64 years. (Interred privately, Strathallan Cemetery, 7th March.) Long suffering at rest.14,15
  • 11 Dec 1919, ARCHITECT FOUND SHOT.
    Bleeding from a bullet wound in the left breast, John Reginald Blanche, 28 years of age, an architect, was found lying on the floor of a bedroom at his home in Percival street, Preston, last night. A small 22-calibre revolver lay near him. Dr. Denham, of Preston, was called, and after the wounded man had been given preliminary treatment he was taken in an ambulance to the Melbourne Hospital by Constable F. Gillan, of Preston. His condition is rather serious.16
  • 5 Jul 1924, Improvements at Corio. Apparently the future residents of Corio do not intend the industrial portion of the suburb to outgrow the residential area; for Mr. J. R. C. Blanche, architect, of 274 Collins Street, has arranged for the immediate erection of six houses.17

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online).
  2. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 24/ P0 unit 975, item 1919/236.
  3. [S59] John Milligan, Book: The History of St. John's Anglican Church, Upper Beaconsfield, p 11.
  4. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  5. [S8] Queensland Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  6. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  7. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  8. [S143] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1943.
  9. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  10. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  11. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980 "Vera as Vere BLANCHE."
  12. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  13. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Wed 5 Mar 1919, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155221527
  14. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Blanche Family Tree (Vontun).
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 8 Mar 1919, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1441677
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thu 11 Dec 1919, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4639376
  17. [S14] Newspaper - Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929), Sat 5 Jul 1924, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166061235
Last Edited18 Dec 2018

Ernie 'Snowy' Lang

M, #4317, b. 21 Oct 1932, d. 30 May 2009
Father*William John Lang b. 6 Sep 1906, d. 10 Jan 1976
Mother*Margaret Phyllis Fadersen b. 1908, d. Nov 1983
Birth*21 Oct 1932 VIC, Australia. 
Death*30 May 2009 VIC, Australia.1 
Death-Notice*1 Jun 2009LANG. - Ernest (Snowy). Passed away May 30, 2009. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Donald, Barbara and all their families. Now at peace.
LANG. - The Funeral Service for the late Mr Ernest "Snowy" Lang will be held in the Wilson Chapel, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, on WEDNESDAY (June 3, 2009) at 1.15 p.m. No flowers by request, donations to the Cancer Council of Victoria would be appreciated.2 

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia3

Citations

  1. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "1 Jun 2009, viewed online."
  2. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "1 Jun 2009, viewed online Nov 2018."
  3. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
Last Edited8 Nov 2018

Rubina Lillian 'Ruby' Ings

F, #4318, b. Jun 1914, d. 9 Jul 2006
Step-father*Eric Stanley 'Harry' Moore b. 14 Mar 1902, d. 19 Dec 1988
Step-mother*Edith Dorothy Thumwood b. 16 Dec 1877, d. Sep 1962
Name Variation Rubina Lillian 'Ruby' Ings was also known as Ellis. 
Married NamePratt. 
Birth*Jun 1914 Stockport, Cheshire, England, Jun Q [Stockport] 8a 3 (mother's maiden name McKay) - as Lily Rubina.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel1920 Sailing with Frederick George Ings, Lionel Frederick Ings, Edith Dorothy Ings to Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Ship sailed on Orsova leaving London 22 Nov 1919
Age 5 - as Miss R.E. Ings (once crossed out - listed separately.)3 
Marriage*1942 Spouse: John James Norman Pratt. VIC, Australia, #M19506 - as Rubina Lillian ELLIS known as INGS.4
 
Village Bell*Feb 1983The article reads: THE SCRAP BOOK OF THE DEWHURST PROGRESS ASSOCIATION     
This book comprises cuttings from the "Pakenham Gazette" and the "Dandenong Journal". Cuttings in 1957 show that as the original Dewhurst Public Hall was becoming inadequate the Hall Committee applied to the then Berwick Shire for funds. Committee members were George and Jessie Beattie, John and Lorna Hill, Ernest and Hazel Holt, Mirrion Matthews, Eric and Edith Moore, Joseph and Ethel Peart, Rubina Pratt, Stanley and Ursula Stephens, William and Maude Wade, Raymond and Myra Wilson.5 
WidowNov 1984Rubina Lillian 'Ruby' Ings became a widow upon the death of her husband John James Norman Pratt.6 
Land-Note*26 Feb 1985 Rubina Lilian Pratt of 5 Harpfields Road Upper Beaconsfield is now the surviving proprietor.7 
Land-UBeac*a 21 Aug 1989 GEM-D-39 (part) l/p 52181 (Lot 4), 42 St Georges Road. Transfer from Eric Stanley 'Harry' Moore to Rubina Lillian 'Ruby' Pratt. 
Land-Note26 Jun 1991 GEM-D-39 (part) l/p 52181 (Lots 6-8), 3 + 7 Harpfield Road: cancelled as to part l/p 217818C - Lots One to 2 - C/T 10024-366 + 367.8 
Land-Note 1 Harpfield Road = l/p 5/52181 3 Harpfield Road = ps 2/613790 ; 7 Harpfield Road = ps 1/613790 ; these two lots were lots 6-8 l/p 52181 ; 9 Harpfield Road = l/p 9/52181. 
Death*9 Jul 2006 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Death-Notice*10 Jul 2006PRATT. - Rubina Lillian (Ruby) On July 9, 2006, peacefully at home. Dearly loved wife of Jack (dec.) Loved and loving mother of Judy and Terry, loving and devoted Grandma of Sarah and Kenneth, Emily and John, Laura, and Robert; Nathan and Donna. Thank you for always being there for us. You will always be in our hearts.9 
Probate (Will)*2006 1272243 PRATT LILY RUBINE UPPER BEACONSFIELD ARTIST.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
19428 Wanda Road, Caulfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: sales.11
1949Sunnyside, Dewhurst, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John James Norman Pratt.12
bt 1954 - 1967Sunnyside, Dewhurst, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John James Norman Pratt.13,14
1972Harpfield Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John James Norman Pratt.12
1980Harpfield Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With John James Norman Pratt.12

Grave

  • Plot 4-116-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Pratt John James Norman 1984 Age 77 hus/ Ruby. f/ Judith,Terry, RAAF15

Citations

  1. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "as Lily Rubina. Parents married Mar 1911 at Chorlton Joseph Phillip ELLIS & Emily T McKAY 8c 1171. Brother Philip Tozer ELLIS b Dec 1911 Chorlton 8c 1567."
  2. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1911 census Joseph Phillips ELLIS, 20 born Manchester, typewriter traveller, Emily Tozer ELLIS, 18, born Prestwick, living with Joseph's parents."
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK Outward Passenger List.
  4. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942 "listed twice in index 1) as Ellis known as Ings 2) as Ings."
  5. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "028-1983, p6."
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8850-643 - Rubina Lilian Pratt of 5 Harpfields Road Upper Beaconsfield is now the surviving proprietor.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8850-643 - cancelled as to part l/p 217818C - Lots One to 2 - C/T 10024-366 + 367 - titles continued as computer folios
    Lots 5 + 9 remained in title.
  9. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "10 Jul 2006 - viewed online."
  10. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0036/321.
  11. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  12. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  13. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  14. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  15. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-116-B     Pratt John James Norman M 68 22/11/1984 1944
    4-116-B     Pratt Rubina Lillian F 92 14/07/2006 3484
    bw0999.
Last Edited27 Dec 2018

Edith Dorothy Thumwood

F, #4319, b. 16 Dec 1877, d. Sep 1962
Married NameMoore.1 
Married NameIngs. 
(Witness) Related Buried together - unsure of relationship.2 
Birth*16 Dec 1877 Battersea, Surrey, England, Dec Q [Wandsworth] 1d 695.1,3 
Marriage*Jun 1901 Spouse: Frederick George Ings. Wandsworth, London, England, Jun Q [Wandsworth] 1d 1265.3
 
Widow19 Dec 1919Edith Dorothy Thumwood became a widow upon the death of her husband Frederick George Ings.4 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel1920 Sailing with Frederick George Ings, Lionel Frederick Ings, Rubina Lillian 'Ruby' Ings to Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Ship sailed on Orsova leaving London 22 Nov 1919
Age 41 - Housewife - as Mrs E. Ings (once crossed out - listed separately.)5 
Marriage*1925 Spouse: Eric Stanley 'Harry' Moore. VIC, Australia, #M59 - as Edith Dorothy INGS.1,6
 
Death*Sep 1962 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D18995 (age 76) [par Frederick THUMBWOOD & Ellen ASHINGTON].1,7 
Village Bell*Feb 1983The article reads: THE SCRAP BOOK OF THE DEWHURST PROGRESS ASSOCIATION     
This book comprises cuttings from the "Pakenham Gazette" and the "Dandenong Journal". Cuttings in 1957 show that as the original Dewhurst Public Hall was becoming inadequate the Hall Committee applied to the then Berwick Shire for funds. Committee members were George and Jessie Beattie, John and Lorna Hill, Ernest and Hazel Holt, Mirrion Matthews, Eric and Edith Moore, Joseph and Ethel Peart, Rubina Pratt, Stanley and Ursula Stephens, William and Maude Wade, Raymond and Myra Wilson.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 191141 Whitton Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, England(Head of Household) Frederick George Ings;
Age 33 - Shopkeeper (Drapers) - Married 9 years, 2 children 1 living 1 dead
Member(s) of Household: Lionel Frederick Ings9
1949Dewhurst, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Eric Stanley 'Harry' Moore.10
1954Dewhurst, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Eric Stanley 'Harry' Moore.10

Grave

  • Plot 4-110-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Moore Edith Dorothy 1962 76 wife/ Eric Stanley
    Moore Eric Stanley 1988 86 hus/ Edith, f/ Ruby, Lionel (dec), grandfather and great grandfather11

Family

Eric Stanley 'Harry' Moore b. 14 Mar 1902, d. 19 Dec 1988
Child 1.Rubina Lillian 'Ruby' Ings+ b. Jun 1914, d. 9 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  2. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,.
  3. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  4. [S190] Index to Probate Calendar England, viewed at ancestry.com.au, 1858-1966.
  5. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK Outward Passenger List.
  6. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  7. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D18995 born England."
  8. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "028-1983, p6."
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG14; Piece: 6822; Schedule Number: 124
    also in household is Alice Thumwood, 40, shop assistant Drapers (sister-in-law) single."
  10. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  11. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-110-A     Moore Edith Dorothy F 76 19/09/1962
    4-110-A     Moore Eric Stanley M 86 22/12/1988
    4-110-A     Moore F 83 30/11/1969
    bw0852     Moore Edith Dorothy     1962     76     wife/ Eric Stanley
    bw0853     Moore Eric Stanley     1988     86     hus/ Edith, f/ Ruby, Lionel (dec), grandfather and great grandfather.
Last Edited17 Mar 2018

John James Norman Pratt

M, #4320, b. 1 Oct 1907, d. Nov 1984
Birth*1 Oct 1907 Mosgiel, NSW, Australia. 
Military*4 Dec 1940Enlisted for military service: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Royal Australian Air Force SERV 19873 - Discharge 17 Jan 1946 - Corporal 1 STORES DEPOT.1 
Marriage*1942 Spouse: Rubina Lillian 'Ruby' Ings. VIC, Australia, #M19506 - as Rubina Lillian ELLIS known as INGS.2
 
Land-UBeac*4 Mar 1947 GEM-E-17B (part). Transfer from Samuel William Leeming Shanks to John James Norman Pratt. 44a 2r 35p.3 
Land-UBeac*4 Feb 1948 GEM-E-17B (part). Transfer from John James Norman Pratt to Eric Stanley 'Harry' Moore. 44a 2r 35p - now ownership of John James Norman Pratt and Eric Stanley Moore.4 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac12 Aug 1970 GEM-E-17B (part). Transfer from Eric Stanley 'Harry' Moore John James Norman Pratt to Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works. 44a 2r 35p.5 
Death*Nov 1984 Emerald, VIC, Australia, #D27442/1984 & #D16647/1985 (Age 77) [par William John PRATT & Mina].6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949Sunnyside, Dewhurst, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Rubina Lillian 'Ruby' Pratt.7
bt 1954 - 1967Sunnyside, Dewhurst, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Rubina Lillian 'Ruby' Pratt.8,9
1972Harpfield Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Rubina Lillian 'Ruby' Pratt.7
1980Harpfield Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Rubina Lillian 'Ruby' Pratt.7

Grave

  • Plot 4-116-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Pratt John James Norman 1984 Age 77 hus/ Ruby. f/ Judith,Terry, RAAF10

Citations

  1. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      PRATT, JOHN JAMES NORMAN
    Service      Royal Australian Air Force
    Service Number      19873
    Date of Birth      1 Oct 1907
    Place of Birth      MOSGIEL, NSW
    Date of Enlistment      4 Dec 1940
    Locality on Enlistment      CAULFIELD
    Place of Enlistment      MELBOURNE, VIC
    Next of Kin      PRATT, RUBENA
    Date of Discharge      17 Jan 1946
    Rank      Corporal
    Posting at Discharge      1 STORES DEPOT
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  2. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942 "listed twice in index 1) as Ellis known as Ings 2) as Ings."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6979-770 - John James Norman Pratt of 8 Wanda Road Caulfield Farmer.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6979-770 - now John James Norman Pratt and Eric Stanley Moore both of "Sunnyside" Dewhurst Via Emerald Farmers as proprietors as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 7060-858.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7060-858 - Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works (Compulsory Aqyisition dated 25 Jun 1969).
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  8. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  9. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  10. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-116-B     Pratt John James Norman M 68 22/11/1984 1944
    4-116-B     Pratt Rubina Lillian F 92 14/07/2006 3484
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NOTE

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