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Cherilyn Report 5 Feb 2013 23:50



Sheila Report 29 Jan 2013 08:48

Thanks for that yes we have seen the second one. Not sure about the Allan connection we think he was born in South Africa but lived in England before he went to Australia. Thanks again


Cherilyn Report 29 Jan 2013 00:09

Hi Sheila

There is this one at North Rockhampton Cemetery, aged 75 - may be his dad?:
ELPHINSTONE Allan M 75 Wednesday, 26 August 1987 Tuesday, 1 September 1987

Assume you know about this:

and this (lovely photo of Ralph and tribute to him)

It may be worth contacting the council in Rockhampton; it was a very well known event and so they may have some knowledge of his grave's whereabouts.


Sheila Report 28 Jan 2013 17:23

Hi You have helped me before but this is for current information I am looking for the burial place of Ralph F Walker Elphinstone he was killed in 1983 in a aeroplane worked ABC Rockhampton. I know he had a son Scott Walker Elphinstone born 1973 not sure where he was born and his wife as shown in the 1980 Electroll Roll is Paula Mary Elphinstone . I know this is probally impossible so I am sorry if I have wasted you time Thanks Sheila

Tin Fields

Tin Fields Report 26 Jan 2013 07:31

Hi Cherilyn,
Thank you very much for looking for me,
I have exhausted all other options I believe, he got married, had a handful of children and then disappears, the paper trail goes cold, his wife dies in England, the youngest two children end up in the workhouse. When my family were talking about this particular branch, a cousin said 'wasn't he the one that bug_red off to Australia?, at the time (years ago) I brushed it off...but there is an entry on ancestry for a Thomas Pover to NSW, only worldwide membership is needed to view it.
I'll find him eventually, thank you again for your time looking,
Kindest regards


Cherilyn Report 26 Jan 2013 03:28

Hi Lisa

Closest I can find is Thomas POWER in 1865 aboard 'Himalaya' to NSW aged 24, but he is not travelling with a wife (at least she is not named, thought that can happen!

This could be a transcription error, POVER being rather unusual. What makes you think he came to NSW? Do you have his death or chn?

Tin Fields

Tin Fields Report 25 Jan 2013 14:53

Hi Cherilyn,

Fingers crossed,I have been looking for this man for years!... I am looking for immigration details for Thomas Pover to New South Wales on the unassisted passenger lists, sorry I do not have a specific year but it would have been after 1862 when he married in Lambeth, Thomas was born in 1839 in Sussex England. I last have him in Corfu Roads on a HMS Terrible in the 1861 census. After that who know what happened? Any help you can offer is very much appreciated,

Kindest regards


Cherilyn Report 25 Jan 2013 00:21



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Cherilyn Report 21 Jan 2013 10:16

Hi Suzanne

I can see son Norman Fredk Chas b. Qld 1891...and George Herbert in 'Fran' [Frankston?] Victoria in 1893. So they came to Vic around 1892.

Not sure where they might be between then??? sorry :-(


Sylvia Report 21 Jan 2013 07:56

Thank you Cheryl, A little more info to add. I did find from Ancestry that Monica was working as a Secretary 1949 at Cremorne, Warringah, N.S.W.
Do not know if she remarried but not then - still Monica Elaine Harding.
Thank you once again, Sylvia


lee77 Report 21 Jan 2013 06:42

Hi Cheryl,My grandfather George Henry Burgess born 12 Dec 1962 Ipswich Qld died 1944 Mildura vic.He came to Mildura abt 1920-21 I am looking for his where abouts before then, he was married to Alice Brown in 1890, 2 children 1891 & 1893.I have checked electrol rolls no luck ,would love your help .



Cherilyn Report 21 Jan 2013 02:00

Hi Sylvia

It is a bad scan (Trove) but this is the result of his court case:

The Argus, Saturday 20 September 1930
Laurence Henry Harding, aged 23 years, labourer of Myrtleford, had pleaded guilty to a charge of having obtained money at Melbourne on August 3 by means of a valueless cheque. Judge Winneke said that Harding would be sentenced to imprisonment for three months.

Sorry I can't find any remarriage or death for him, nor Monica :-(


Linda Report 20 Jan 2013 23:14

You always go the extra yard Cherilyn!! Thank you so much for that, my friend is on the boat back to vic tonight so shall text her and she can start her own research from home. No doubt she'll need more help but I know she is extremely grateful to you (I found nada!!). Regards Linda :)


zenawarrior Report 20 Jan 2013 11:49

thanks for your help cherilyn
best wishes zena


Sylvia Report 20 Jan 2013 10:43

Hi Cherilyn,
could you possibly find out some info. as to what happened to Laurence Harry Harding b. London 1906. He married 1937 North Sydney to Monica Elaine Webb but papers for divorce 1941 and 1945 NSW State Records.
Laurence joined Australian Army 3rd June 1940 - discharged 2nd June 1941 - 2/29 Battalion.
Enlisted Paddington NSW. I know he had a Court case of Fraud against him 1930 but do not know result of Court case. On Trove.
I would like to know if possible if Laurence remarried and any children and what became of him after Divorce. Any snippet of info. welcome. Many thanks, Sylvia


Cherilyn Report 20 Jan 2013 01:35

Happy to help, Linda :-D

Found Frederick John STEWARD - he did serve in WWII; he enlisted in 1942, served til Nov 1945, and he was a Staff Sergeant. Spelling is a bit different so missed it before, but spotted him on the nominal roll:

STEWARD FREDRICK JOHN : Service Number - VX101939 : Date of birth - 16 Mar 1918 : Place of birth - MELBOURNE VIC : Place of enlistment - BROADMEADOWS VIC : Next of Kin - STEWARD BLANCHE


Cherilyn Report 20 Jan 2013 01:29

Hi Zena

If you order thru NSW registry it will be A$31 for a certificate:

If you use a transcription agent it is less - A$18 (less if you don't need the full cert). See Joy Murrin
OR Marilyn Rowan

The only difference is that it is not a 'legal' document in the courts but all the info is exactly the same! Hope this helps :-)


zenawarrior Report 19 Jan 2013 18:42

hi cherilyn this isnt a look up
can you tell me were i can contact for certificates for new south wales please

david townsend death 1883 sydney n.s.w. reg 1045
birth isabella townsend 1881 glebe n.s.w. reg 5492


Linda Report 19 Jan 2013 08:08

Cherilyn, I could kiss you!!! Thought I hd to tell another dear friend that her saintly grandmother wasn't so saintly!!! Hmm the one in 1942 is at home with Blanche, maybe the WW1 is a forefather, and maybe FJ didn't "serve" but joined up just too late? Thank you again, Linda :)