Tag Archives: Australia

Peter Webster MASON

A further confirmation of the details and death of my 3rd great-grandfather, Peter Webster MASON, was found this week by his great-great-grandson Steve Wakely. Thanks Steve. (1892, April 4). The Bendigo Independent (Vic. : 1891 – 1918), p. 2. from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article174510836 Advertisements

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A nasty experience for young Elizabeth Mason of Myer’s Creek

Elizabeth MASON was born about 1845 in Cupar, Fife, Scotland. She was the second eldest daughter of my 3rd great grandparents, Peter Webster MASON and Margaret Leslie nee CARSTAIRS. Peter and Margaret Mason sailed from Plymouth, UK aboard  the “Cheapside”  on the 21st of May 1848. They reached Port Phillip on the 18th of August …

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My first foray into DNA for genealogy

I have recently had an autosomal DNA test done by FTDNA. I was so excited when my results came back the other day. What a huge learning curve! I uploaded the raw DNA data to GEDmatch and waited for those results to come through. Once they had, the third highest match shown in my results …

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Private William John BEATON

William John BEATON was a first cousin of my maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Ann PIKE (1847-1933). He was born in Euroa, Victoria in 1877, first son, the third of ten children of Peter and Catherine BEATON. William enlisted as a Private, service number 1912, on the 15th of January 1915.   He was 35 years of age, …

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Lance Corporal William Arthur MITCHELL

William Arthur MITCHELL was the son of James MITCHELL  and Janet “Jessie” nee MASON.  He was born at Stawell in 1896, the second youngest child of five siblings and eight half-siblings. Jessie MASON was a younger sister of my maternal great-great grandmother, Agnes MASON. He enlisted as a private in the 5th Battalion, 2nd reinforcements at Broadmeadows, Victoria on …

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Private John Michael Crooke

John Michael Crooke enlisted in the A.I.F at Victoria Barracks, New South Wales on the 11th of September 1916.   He joined the 36th Battalion. John had served for 6 months in the Citizen Forces.  His postal address given was 56 Taylor Street, Annandale, Sydney, NSW. John was 21 years and 1 month old and …

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Private Edward James King (Edmund James AhKing)

Born Edmund James AhKing in 1889 at Wirrumbirchip, (now known as Birchip) Victoria, Australia. The seventh of eleven children (fourth son) of Thomas AhKing and Euphemia Mason. He married Caroline nee Penny in 1911.  They had no children Private Edward James King, of Warracknabeal, Vic enlisted in the 22nd Battalion on 1 March 1915 and was killed in …

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Private George Forsyth

My contribution to the  2013 Trans Tasman ANZAC Day Blog Challenge   by the Auckland Libraries’ Kintalk Whānau Kōrero: family history blog    This is a re-post of my tribute to George Forsyth who enlisted in the 47th Infantry Battalion of the Australian Imperial Forces on the 24th of January 1916.  His rank was Private, service number 1654. On …

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