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Herbert Hulme’s Will

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 9 – Herbert Hulme’s Will Herbert Joseph Hulme photo from the album of my maternal grandmother Daisy Fleming nee Morgan. The theme for week 9 of the 52 Ancestors challenge is “Where there’s a Will”. My grandmother’s maternal Uncle Herb was born Herbert Joseph Hulme at Oxley, Victoria …

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Heirloom

Click on the link below to read my contribution to Week 8 of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks challenge. 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 8: Heirloom

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Fine record of service

My maternal Great-Grand-Uncle Thomas Fitzherbert MORGAN and his wife Sarah MCNAY were married in Victoria in 1894. Thomas was born at Euroa in 1868, Sarah at Moonee Ponds in 1873. They had eleven children born between 1895 and 1918, eight boys and three girls who, all except one of the girls who died of Meningitis at the age …

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Private William Finlay FLEMING 1561

On his enlistment into the A.I.F on the 4th of August 1915, at Seymour, William Finlay FLEMING was aged 22 years and 1 month. *above photos used with permission from then owner. He was 5 foot 5 and a half inches tall and weighed 150 lbs. His complexion was ruddy and eyes and hair brown. …

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Trooper David Alexander KING (AHKING)

David Alexander AHKING (surname later changed to KING) was born in 1895 at Wirrimbirchip (now known as Birchip) Victoria, Australia. David was a first cousin of my great great grandmother, Margaret HART. He was the tenth child and sixth son of Euphemia Margaret MASON (1859-1942) and Thomas AHKING.  Thomas was born in Canton, China in …

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The Saxon boys from Euroa WW1

Kylie says “There are over 150 soldiers from the Euroa District cited in this book. A list is available below or simply click on the pdf book link on Kylie’s blog and search the document. There is also an index at the rear of the book. Search by Surname as soldiers often are referred to either by …

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Herbert John OXLEY (1919 – 1943)

Herbert John OXLEY and his twin brother William Reid OXLEY were born in New Zealand on the 5th of April 1919 to Australian-born father Hubert OXLEY and New Zealand-born mother Amelia Beatrice nee BENJAMIN. In the New Zealand Ballot list for 1940, Herbert’s occupation was  listed as process engraving and he lived in Richardson Road, …

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Hubert OXLEY (1882-1969)

Hubert OXLEY was born in Kilmore, Victoria, Australia on the 4th of December 1882, the youngest son of John OXLEY and Emma nee MORGAN.  Emma, my great-great-grand-aunt, born in Abergavenny, Wales was the eldest daughter of my maternal 3rd great-parents, John MORGAN and Sarah nee BLOUNT. By 1914, Hubert was living in New Zealand as …

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Help needed: do you recognise these WWII servicemen?

Originally posted on Shaking the tree:
? Portrait of American serviceman stationed in Warkworth, New Zealand, WWII. Photo: Tudor Collins. Digitized by Auckland Museum. The Auckland Museum has just digitized and released a whole bunch of photographs taken during WWII by a local photographer, Tudor Collins. They all show American servicemen posted to the small…

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September is National Suicide Prevention month.

Read Jeanette’s informative blog post – R U OK? Source: R U OK?

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