Archibald David (Arch) Graham

M, ID7, (22 Dec 1910-3 Feb 1999)
Last Edited14 Nov 2021
RelationshipFather of Lindsay David Graham
ChartsDescendant Chart -- Hammond GRAHAM
Descendant Chart -- George WALKER
FatherDavid (Dave) Graham b. 29 Nov 1874, d. 27 Jun 1956
MotherEmily Jane Durham b. 5 Jul 1878, d. 23 Nov 1957
Birth22 Dec 1910Grenfell, NSW 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Dec 1910 - Mar 1912David (Dave) Graham, Emily Jane Durham; 'Hopefield', Quondong District, Grenfell, NSW; >
Parents and 3 children. 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Mar 1912 - Dec 1913David (Dave) Graham, Emily Jane Durham; 'Hopefield', Quondong District, Grenfell, NSW; >
Parents and 4 children.1 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Dec 1913 - Mar 1917David (Dave) Graham, Emily Jane Durham; 'Hopefield', Quondong District, Grenfell, NSW; >
Parents and 5 children. 
Educationfr 1917 - 1924Primary education, Grenfell, NSW2 
(Resident) AddressOldfrom Mar 1919David (Dave) Graham, Emily Jane Durham; 'Hopefield', Quondong District, Grenfell, NSW; >
Parents and 6 children.
Hopefield homestead built about 1925.3 
Occupationfr 1925 - 1966Farmer & Grazier; Various properties:>
                - Jan 1935     'Hopefield' father's ???? acre wheat and sheep property.
     Jan 1935 - Dec 1949     'Dewrang' 1,182 acre wheat and sheep property owned by father and worked by ADG on a profit share basis; ownership transferred to ADG ca 1945.
     Jan 1950 - Apr 1954     'Bellevue' 2,517 acre sheep and cattle property.
     Apr 1954 - Dec 1966     'Eden Park' 770 acre mixed vegetables (potatoes, peas etc.) and sheep property. 
Property: Hopefield, Quondong District, Grenfell, NSW (Location)
Property: Bellevue, Yarrowyck, NSW (Location)
Property: Eden Park, Robertson, NSW (Location)
Recreationfrom ca 1928 to ca 1935Cricket, Grenfell, NSW; >
     It is believed that Arch Graham played cricket regularly in his younger days. He was primarily a left-hand slow bowler, and may have played in a Country vs City match at some stage.
     Extract from Mitton 'A History of Grenfell and the Weddin Shire': Cricket Club. Grenfell representative teams have a very proud record of competing successfully against the larger surrounding towns. This enviable record is best epitomised by the mighty Grenfell Juniors formed in the early 1920s to benefit local cricketers and subsequently developed into one of the best known country cricket teams. This team dominated area cricket around 1930 and even played a representative match against NSW Colts on the SCG during a Sydney Tour.
     Intertown cricket consisted mostly of challenge matches, the most famous being the Grinsted Cup, instigated in 1919. Grenfell have two of the longest sequences of Grinsted Cup victories which they first won in 1921.
     Local matches were originally played on matting, concrete, ant beds and other such wickets. The first turf pitch was at the Showground, now [1988] unused. ...
     One of the hardships of cricket in the earlier years was the long distances travelled over poorly-made dirt roads and creek crossings with the possible danger of floods; however, this was accepted as a part of country life. In these times, cricket, football and tennis were practically the only sports played and as such were a major social occasion in comparison to latter day diversity of sporting and entertainment interests. Many of the earlier cricket teams were centred on outlying communities.4,5 
AddressOldfr Jan 1935 - Oct 1938'Dewrang', Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW6 
Residence: Dewrang, Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW (Location)
Militaryfr 1936 - 1941Grenfell, NSW; Trooper, Light Horse Reserves.7 
NoteDec 1937Margaret Grace Walker; Grenfell, NSW; >
Arch and Margaret met in Grenfell when Margaret was holidaying there in Dec 1937.8 
Engagement14 May 1938Margaret Grace Walker; >
Caption of picture of MGW in For Women section, Sydney Morning Herald 14 May 1938, page 19: Miss Margaret Grace Walker, youngest daughter of the Rev. and Mrs E. Walker of St Michael's Rectory, Wollongong whose engagement is announced to Mr Archibald David Graham, elder son of Mr and Mrs D. Graham of Hopefield, Grenfell.9
Marriage15 Oct 1938Margaret Grace Walker; St Michael's Anglican Church, Wollongong, NSW; >
ADG's first marriage, MGW's first marriage.10 
Church: St Michael's Anglican Church, Wollongong, NSW (Church)
AddressOldfr Oct 1938 - May 1941Margaret Grace Graham; 'Dewrang', Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW; >
With spouse. Margaret lived elsewhere for some time while Arch was away during WW2. For at least part of 1941, Margaret stayed with her sister Kathleen at St John's Rectory, Ashfield, NSW.11 
Residence: Dewrang, Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW (Location)
(Best Man & Bro of Gr) Marriage29 Jul 1939Gordon Milton Graham, Sylvia E (Gus) Jones; Holy Trinity [Anglican] Church, Grenfell, NSW; >
Extracts from Grenfell Record article 31 Jul 1939:
     A quiet wedding was celebrated at Holy Trinity, Grenfell on Saturday, 29th inst., the contracting parties being Gordon, younger son of Mr and Mrs D. Graham, "Hopefield", Grenfell, and Sylvia, third daughter of Mr and Mrs A. A. Jones, "Aroma", Warraderry.
     ...
     Miss Ethel Jones, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid ...
     Mr A. Graham, brother of the bridegroom, was best man.
     After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of Mr and Mrs R.H. Darch, after which the happy couple left by car for the Mountains and Sydney.12
Militaryfr 1941 - 1945[:TAB:Enlisted (early 1941?) as Trooper in 7th Light Horse Regiment, which was disbanded after ca 6 months, became 7th Motorised Regiment.
[:TAB:Transferred to AIF, Tank Regiment in 2/4th Armoured Division.
:TAB:Mostly training in Australia (eg, Narrabri, Wingham, Kolodong, Bribie Island, Murgon 1yr) then Madang (late 43) and Bougainville. Spent some time in canteen.
:TAB:Discharged as Gunner Operator just before war ended.13 
AddressOldfr May 1941 - Jan 1944Margaret Grace Graham; 'Dewrang', Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW; >
     Parents and 1 child, living on the parents' 1,182 acre wheat and sheep property.
     MGW lived in Sydney (and elsewhere?) for some time while ADG was away during WW2.
     For at least part of 1941, MGW stayed with her sister Kathleen at St John's Rectory, Ashfield, NSW (and was there when LDG was born in May 1941).
     Commencing in 1942, MGW was in a bed sitter at Cremorne Point (but not known for how long).14 
Witness: Kathleen Huntingdon (Kath) Sutton
Illnessc 1943Colitis and dysentery.
Started in Australia 1943, several spells in hospital, finally colitis & dysentery for which discharged from Army.13 
Birth of son17 Jan 1944Kerry Edward Neil Graham; Grenfell, NSW 
AddressOldfr Jan 1944 - Dec 1946Margaret Grace Graham; 'Dewrang', Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW; >
     Parents and 2 children.
     Margaret lived in Sydney (and elsewhere?) for some time while Arch was away during WW2. However, she was at Dewrang (and Arch was away) when the Cowra breakout occurred on 5 August 1944. 1,104 Japanese prisoners of war attempted to escape from a prisoner of war camp near Cowra (about 70km from Dewrang). It was the largest prison escape of WW2, and one of the bloodiest. During the escape and ensuing manhunt, 4 Australian soldiers and 231 Japanese soldiers were killed. Within 10 days, the remaining escapees were re-captured and imprisoned.
     From July 1944, Margaret was at Appin (with the 2 children) for about 6 months. Then she was with her parents at All Saints Rectory, Parramatta for about 6 months.15,16 
Residence: Dewrang, Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW (Location)
Resident: Kerry Edward Neil Graham
Witness: Rev. Edward (Pat) Walker
Witness: Nettie Huntingdon Walker
AddressOldfr Dec 1946 - Oct 1948Margaret Grace Graham; 'Dewrang', Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW; >
Parents and 3 children.17 
Residence: Dewrang, Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW (Location)
Resident: Kerry Edward Neil Graham
AddressOldfr Oct 1948 - Dec 1949Margaret Grace Graham; 'Dewrang', Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW; >
Parents and 4 children.18 
Residence: Dewrang, Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW (Location)
Resident: Kerry Edward Neil Graham
AddressOldfr Jan 1950 - Jun 1951Margaret Grace Graham; 'Bellevue', Yarrowyck, via Armidale, NSW; >
Parents and 4 children.19 
Residence: Bellevue, Yarrowyck, NSW (Location)
Resident: Kerry Edward Neil Graham
AddressOldfr Jun 1951 - Jan 1954Margaret Grace Graham; 'Bellevue', Yarrowyck, via Armidale, NSW; >
     Parents and 5 children.
     Eldest son, LDG, boarded at Barker College, Hornsby, NSW during school terms from Feb 1952 to Dec 1953.20 
Residence: Bellevue, Yarrowyck, NSW (Location)
Resident: Kerry Edward Neil Graham
Birth of daughter18 Jan 1954Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham; St Luke's Hospital, Sydney, NSW 
AddressOldfr Jan 1954 - Apr 1954Margaret Grace Graham; 'Bellevue', Yarrowyck, via Armidale, NSW; >
     Parents and 6 children.
     Eldest son, LDG, boarded at Barker College, Hornsby, NSW during school term from Feb to Apr 1954.20 
Residence: Bellevue, Yarrowyck, NSW (Location)
Resident: Kerry Edward Neil Graham
Resident: Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham
AddressOldfr Apr 1954 - Feb 1958Margaret Grace Graham; 'Eden Park', Belmore Falls Road, Robertson, NSW; >
     Parents and 6 children.
     MGG away nursing training or working at various times.20 
Residence: Eden Park, Robertson, NSW (Location)
Resident: Kerry Edward Neil Graham
Resident: Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham
(Son of deceased) Death27 Jun 1956David (Dave) Graham; Grenfell District Hospital, Grenfell, NSW; >
Death Notice in Sydney Morning Herald, 29 Jun 1956, page 24:
     GRAHAM, David -- 27 Jun 1956, at Grenfell District Hospital, loved husband of Emily and father of Rene (Mrs. R. H. Darch), Gert (Mrs. S. Mackay), Arch, Doris (Mrs. W. Lane), Gordon, Win (Mrs. Floyd), aged 81 years.
Extract from Obituary in Grenfell Record 29 Jun 1956 'Passing of Prominent Grenfell Man':
     The sudden death on Wednesday [27 Jun 1956] of Mr. David Graham, one of Grenfell's most well known and respected residents, came as a shock to his many friends and associates.
     Despite his 81 years the late Mr. Graham was very active, and on Saturday last played his usual bowls game. He attended church service on Sunday last.
     He took ill on Monday [25 Jun 1956], and after being admitted to Grenfell Hospital on Tuesday died early on Wednesday morning.21,22,23
(Uncle of Groom) Marriage13 Oct 1956Graham Frederick Darch, Joyce Mary (Joy) Hart; St Paul's Church of England, Chatswood, NSW; >
Reception at Mandalay, Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove.24,25 
(Son of deceased) Death23 Nov 1957Emily Jane Durham; private hospital, Sydney, NSW; >
Death Notice in Sydney Morning Herald 25 Nov 1957, page 24:
GRAHAM, Emily Jane -- 23 Nov 1957, at private hospital, late of Grenfell, dearly loved wife of the late David Graham, loved mother of Rene (Mrs Darch), Gert (Mrs Mackay), Arch, Doris (Mrs Lane), Gordon and Wynn [actually Win] (Mrs Floyd), and loved sister of Louie (Mrs Robinson) and Edie (Mrs Tidswell, of NZ), aged 79 years. At rest. ...21,26,27
AddressOldfr Feb 1958 - Sep 1966Margaret Grace Graham; 'Eden Park', Belmore Falls Road, Robertson, NSW; >
     Parents and <=5 children.
     MGW away nursing training or working at various times.
     Property sold because of financial difficulties.28 
Residence: Eden Park, Robertson, NSW (Location)
Resident: Kerry Edward Neil Graham
Resident: Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham
AddressOldfr Sep 1966 - Jan 1968Margaret Grace Graham; 'Town House', Belmore Falls Road, Robertson, NSW; >
Parents and <=2 children (Michael from Feb 1967), although Arch in hospital in Sydney for almost all of 1967.
Temporary (rented) home with 40 acres of land about 1 km S of Robertson.29 
Resident: Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham
Illnessfr Feb 1967 - Sep 1967Lady Davidson Home, Bobbin Head Road, North Turramurra, NSW; >
Lady Davidson Home was a convalescent hospital for chronically ill servicemen.30 
Illnessfr Sep 1967 - Jan 1968Repatriation Hospital, Concord, NSW; >
Ileostomy late 1967.31 
AddressOldJan 1968Margaret Grace Walker; 'Willow Grange', Berrima Road, Moss Vale, NSW; >
Parents and <=2 children. MGW away working for some (much?) of this period. 
Residence: Willow Grange, Moss Vale, NSW (Location)
Resident: Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham
Separationc 1971Margaret Grace Graham; Moss Vale, NSW 
AddressOldfr 1973 - Nov 1976'Willow Grange', Berrima Road, Moss Vale, NSW 
Residence: Willow Grange, Moss Vale, NSW (Location)
DivorceDec 1973Margaret Grace Graham32 
Marriage18 Nov 1976Isabella Elizabeth (Peg) Bunker; Moss Vale, NSW; >
ADG's second marriage; IEB's third marriage.33 
AddressOldfrom Nov 1976Isabella Elizabeth (Peg) Graham; 45 Browley Street, Moss Vale, NSW; >
     With spouse.
     IEB's house prior to marriage.
     Willow Grange retained by ADG and rented (to son KENG and Laurie Rayment from ???); sold 8/90. 
Illness1985Repatriation Hospital, Concord, NSW; >
Heart bypass.34 
Illness1 Oct 1989Moss Vale, NSW; >
Stroke while arriving at Senior Citizens' Club.35 
AddressOld28 Sep 1990Isabella Elizabeth (Peg) Graham; 54 Kennedy Close, Moss Vale, NSW; >
With spouse. House purchased by Arch and Peg as tenants in common.36 
Will29 Nov 1990Will made on this date.37
IllnessDec 1992Goulburn Base Hospital, Goulburn, NSW; >
Emergency operation for peptic ulcer after being taken off Moss Vale/Melbourne train at Goulburn.38 
AddressOldHarbison Nursing Home, Charles Street, Burradoo, NSW 
Death3 Feb 1999Harbison Nursing Home, Charles Street, Burradoo, NSW; >
     1. Cause of death: "(1a) Cerebrovascular accident, 4 days (1b) Renal failure, 6 months (1c) Hepatic failure, 6 months (2) Ulcerative colitis with ileostomy, ? years; Coronary artery bypass graft - arteriosclerosis, 10 years; Gout, ? years."
     2. In reality, death was brought on by the shock from the death of his son, Kerry, during Jan 1999.

3. Identical Death Notices in Canberra Times, 6 Feb 1999; Illawarra Mercury, 6 Feb 1999, p26; Sydney Morning Herald, 6 Feb 1999, p90 and 9 Feb 1999; Grenfell Record, 10 Feb 1999, p29:
     GRAHAM, Archibald David -- 3 Feb 1999. Peacefully at Harbison Village Nursing Home, Bowral. Previously of Moss Vale, Robertson, Armidale and Grenfell. Dearly beloved husband of Peg (Isabel). Former husband of Margaret Noakes (Canberra). Much loved father and father-in-law of Lindsay and Penny (Canberra), Kerry (deceased), Mike (Figtree), Ralph and Karen (Sydney), Geoffrey and Rose (Bendigo), Rosemarie and Craig Croxton (Clarence Town) and grandfather and great grandfather to their families.
     Aged 88 years. A good innings. ...

4. Obituary in Grenfell Record, 10 Feb 1999, p2:
     OBITUARY: Archibald David Graham
     Archibald David Graham was born in Grenfell on 22 Dec 1910 and will come home to his final resting place today.
     Arch's parents [actually grandparents], William Graham and Sarah Cairnworth [actually Carnwath] were both born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, he in 1827 and she in 1833.
     They married at Arty Garvan [actually Artigravan] in February 1855 and almost immediately sailed for Australia, arriving in Moreton Bay on 1 Aug 1855.
     At this stage, William could not read or write, although Sarah was able to do both.
     William and Sarah spent a year in Queensland before travelling down through the NSW goldfields. Their first child, William, was born while his father was a gold digger at Rocky River, only 30 kilometres from where his grandson Arch was to live 95 years later.
     In the 1860s the family moved to Grenfell and a few years later, William turned to farming in the Quondong area east of Grenfell and was the first person to grow wheat commercially in the Grenfell area.
     William Snr died in 1895 and Sarah lived until 1914.
     They had 13 children, although not all of them survived to adulthood.
     The second youngest child, David, was born in November 1874 and lived on his parents’ farm until the early 1900s when he moved to Hopefield, south east of Grenfell.
     David married Emily Durham in 1904 and they had seven children between 1905 and 1917 [actually 1919]. The pair built a more substantial house in 1925, which still stands today.
     Dave and Emily's two sons Arch (born 22/12/10) and Gordon (born 27/12/13), worked Hopefield with their father and then they [actually Dave] acquired Dewrang, 1182 acres on the slopes of Weddin Mountains, south of Grenfell.
     Arch moved to Dewrang in January 1935 and worked it on his own until his marriage in 1938.
     In 1936 Arch donned an army uniform, joining the Light Horse Brigade as a reservist and trained in various parts of Australia and Bouganville [actually Bougainville, and Arch did not go there until 1944] and eventually joined the 7th light horse regiment in 1941.
     In October 1938, Arch married Margaret Walker, daughter of a local Church of England Irish minister, and apart from interruptions of the war, worked on Dewrang until they decided to move to Armidale in 1950.
     Due to distances from schools and with a young family, it was time to move again, this time to Robertson.
     The wheat fields were a long way away, but Arch persevered with growing spuds, pigs, cabbages and so on.
     By 1966, caught by years of heavy rainfall, unrelenting bank managers and illness, Arch was forced to sell up and move to a 40 acre block on the outskirts of Robertson.
     A few years later they moved to Berrima Road, Moss Vale.
     Arch and Margaret eventually divorced and in 1983 , Arch married Peg Jeffery, a local lady, and they lived in Moss Vale until further illness lead them to Harbison Homes in Bowral, where Arch’s kidneys finally let him down.
     From 1945, Arch suffered a variety of ailments including colitis, a heart attack, strokes, nephritis and so on, but rarely ever complained.
     Arch loved farming and horses. He was proud of his kids and doted on his grandchildren. He loved cricket and was an avid bush poetry reciter. Many regarded Arch as simple, practical, down to earth, no airs or graces, honest, a hard worker and most of all a real battler.
     Arch is survived by his wife Peg at Harbison Homes, Bowral; sons and daughters-in-law Lindsay and Penny (Canberra), Michael (Figtree), Ralph and Karen (Epping), Geoffrey and Rose (Bendigo) and daughter and son-in-law Rosemarie and Craig (Clarence Town ). A son, Kerry, pre-deceased him.
     A graveside burial for Arch will be held at Grenfell Cemetery from 2pm today.
     Contributed.39,40,41,42,43,44
Widow: Isabella Elizabeth (Peg) Graham
First wife of dec'd: Margaret Grace Noakes
Deceased son: Kerry Edward Neil Graham
Daughter of deceased: Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Croxton
Funeral9 Feb 1999St John's Anglican Church, cnr Berrima Road & Browley Street, Moss Vale, NSW; Identical Death Notices in Canberra Times, 6 Feb 1999; Illawarra Mercury, 6 Feb 1999, p26; Sydney Morning Herald, 6 Feb 1999, p90 and 9 Feb 1999 included:
     ... The relatives and friends of Arch Graham are invited to attend his funeral service to be held in St John's Anglican Church, cnr Berrima Road and Browley Street, Moss Vale on Tuesday next, 9 Feb 1999, commencing at 11am.

Death Notice in Grenfell Record, 10 Feb 1999, p29 included:
     Arch Graham's funeral service was held in St John's Anglican Church, Moss Vale, yesterday 9 Feb 1999.45,46,47,48
Burial10 Feb 1999Grenfell Cemetery, Young Road, Grenfell, NSW; >
Death Notices in Canberra Times, 6 Feb 1999; Illawarra Mercury, 6 Feb 1999, p26; SMH 6 Feb 1999, p90 and 9 Feb 1999 included:
     ... Interment will take place on Wednesday, 10 Feb 1999, after a graveside service commencing at 2pm in the Grenfell Cemetery, Young Road, Grenfell. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
     Southern Highlands Funerals, 226 Argyle Street, Moss Vale 02 4869 2888.

Death Notice in Grenfell Record, 10 Feb 1999, p29 included:
     ... Interment will take place today Wednesday, 10 Feb 1999, after a graveside service commencing at 2pm in the Grenfell Cemetery, Young Road, Grenfell. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
     Southern Highlands Funerals, 226 Argyle Street, Moss Vale 02 4869 2888.

Coffin carried by his 5 living children and their families from Moss Vale to Grenfell.

Buried beside his parents in the Anglican section of Grenfell Cemetery.49,50,51,52,53,54
Cemetery: Grenfell, NSW (Cemetery)
Probate26 Mar 1999Probate Notice in Southern Highland News 26 Mar 1999 p34 foreshadowed an application in 14 days for Probate of AD Graham's [late of Burradoo, formerly of MossVale, retired] Will dated 29 Nov 1990 by the named Executor, Lindsay David Graham. Claims on the Estate to be sent to Wilkinson, Throsby & Edwards, Solicitors, 52 Wingecarribee Street, Bowral NSW 2576.55

Family 1

Margaret Grace Walker b. 9 Mar 1916, d. 21 Aug 2000
Children 1.Kerry Edward Neil Graham b. 17 Jan 1944, d. 7 Jan 1999
 2.Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham+ b. 18 Jan 1954, d. 21 Mar 2011

Family 2

Isabella Elizabeth (Peg) Bunker b. 26 Aug 1905, d. 5 Oct 2003

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  4. Graham LD, Personal knowledge: Memo1 reflects my memory of what my father told me many years ago.
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Margaret Grace Walker

F, ID8, (9 Mar 1916-21 Aug 2000)
Last Edited2 Nov 2021
RelationshipMother of Lindsay David Graham
ChartsDescendant Chart -- Hammond GRAHAM
Descendant Chart -- George WALKER
FatherRev. Edward (Pat) Walker b. 28 May 1873, d. 11 Jun 1966
MotherNettie Huntingdon Harris b. 31 Oct 1883, d. 13 Jul 1976
Birth9 Mar 1916Rectory, Holy Trinity Church, Grenfell, NSW1,2 
Residence: Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Middle Street, Grenfell (Church)
(Resident) AddressOldfr Mar 1916 - Jun 1917Rev. Edward (Pat) Walker, Nettie Huntingdon Walker; Rectory, Holy Trinity Church, Grenfell, NSW; >
Parents and 7 living children.3,4,5 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Aug 1917 - Jun 1924Rev. Edward (Pat) Walker, Nettie Huntingdon Walker; Rectory, St Paul's Church, Chatswood, NSW; >
Parents and 7 living children.
Aug 1917 - ??? 1918 'Bezwada', cnr Fuller's Road & Anglo Street, Chatswood
??? 1918 - ??? 1919 'Erinveine', Tessa Street, Chatswood
??? 1919 - Jun 1924 View Street, Chatswood.6 
Educationfr 1922 - Dec 1924Primary education, Astrea Church of England Girls' School, Chatswood, NSW; >
Kindergarten (1922) to Second Class (1924).7 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Jun 1924 - Nov 1924Rev. Edward (Pat) Walker, Nettie Huntingdon Walker; St Paul's Rectory, View Street, Chatswood, NSW; >
Parents and 8 living children.8 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Dec 1924 - Jun 1926Rev. Edward (Pat) Walker, Nettie Huntingdon Walker; Rectory, St Michael's Anglican Church, Market Street, Wollongong, NSW; >
Parents and 8 living children.9 
Educationfr 1925 - 1928Primary education, Wollongong Primary School, Wollongong, NSW; >
Third Class (1925) to Sixth Class (1928).7 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Jun 1926 - Aug 1930Rev. Edward (Pat) Walker, Nettie Huntingdon Walker; Rectory, St Michael's Anglican Church, Market Street, Wollongong, NSW; >
Parents and 9 living children, assuming Kathleen lived at home until her marriage. Date1 = Geoffrey's DOB, Date2 = Kathleen's DOM. 
Educationfr Feb 1929 - Dec 1932Secondary education, Wollongong High School, Wollongong, NSW; >
First Year (1929) to Third Year (1932), repeated Second Year in 1931.10 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Sep 1930 - 1941Rev. Edward (Pat) Walker, Nettie Huntingdon Walker; Rectory, St Michael's Anglican Church, Market Street, Wollongong, NSW; >
Parents and 8 living children, although some of the older children may have left home before Kathleen's marriage. Date1 = Kathleen's DOM.
Date2 before Easter 1941.11,12 
Educationfr Feb 1933 - Dec 1933Secondary education, St Catherine's Anglican Girls' School, Waverley, NSW; >
Boarder during 1933 while parents overseas. Repeated Third Year.10 
AddressOldfr Aug 1934 - Dec 1937Sydney, NSW; >
Various short stays, mainly live-in jobs (details incomplete):
Aug 1934 - 1934 With LCN's parents temporarily
1934 - 1935 Berilda Private Hospital, Summer Hill: live-in nursing aide for 12 months
1935 - 193? Pacific Hospital, Brighton-le-Sands: ca 3 weeks
1935 - 193? Cooinda Private Hospital, Summer Hill: ? months
1935 - 193? ??? Nursing Home, Chatswood: 1 month
1935 - 193? Otama Private Hospital, Petersham: ? months
1935 - 193? ???: home nursing job, 1 month
1935 - 193? Linton Private Hospital, North Sydney: ???
1935 - 193? ???, Paddington: looking after widower with 6 children.

[MGW 12/90]13 
Illnessfr 1936 - 2000Paroxysmal tachycardia; >
First diagnosed ca 1936.14 
NoteDec 1937Archibald David (Arch) Graham; Grenfell, NSW; >
Arch and Margaret met in Grenfell when Margaret was holidaying there in Dec 1937.15 
Employmentfr 17 Jan 1938 - Oct 1938Prince Henry Hospital, Sydney, NSW; >
Nurse in training: began training on probation 17 Jan 1938.16,17 
Engagement14 May 1938Archibald David (Arch) Graham; >
Caption of picture of MGW in For Women section, Sydney Morning Herald 14 May 1938, page 19: Miss Margaret Grace Walker, youngest daughter of the Rev. and Mrs E. Walker of St Michael's Rectory, Wollongong whose engagement is announced to Mr Archibald David Graham, elder son of Mr and Mrs D. Graham of Hopefield, Grenfell.18
Marriage15 Oct 1938Archibald David (Arch) Graham; St Michael's Anglican Church, Wollongong, NSW; >
ADG's first marriage, MGW's first marriage.19 
Church: St Michael's Anglican Church, Wollongong, NSW (Church)
Married NameGraham 
AddressOldfr Oct 1938 - May 1941Archibald David (Arch) Graham; 'Dewrang', Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW; >
With spouse. Margaret lived elsewhere for some time while Arch was away during WW2. For at least part of 1941, Margaret stayed with her sister Kathleen at St John's Rectory, Ashfield, NSW.20 
Residence: Dewrang, Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW (Location)
AddressOldfr May 1941 - Jan 1944Archibald David (Arch) Graham; 'Dewrang', Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW; >
     Parents and 1 child, living on the parents' 1,182 acre wheat and sheep property.
     MGW lived in Sydney (and elsewhere?) for some time while ADG was away during WW2.
     For at least part of 1941, MGW stayed with her sister Kathleen at St John's Rectory, Ashfield, NSW (and was there when LDG was born in May 1941).
     Commencing in 1942, MGW was in a bed sitter at Cremorne Point (but not known for how long).21 
Witness: Kathleen Huntingdon (Kath) Sutton
Birth of son17 Jan 1944Kerry Edward Neil Graham; Grenfell, NSW 
AddressOldfr Jan 1944 - Dec 1946Archibald David (Arch) Graham; 'Dewrang', Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW; >
     Parents and 2 children.
     Margaret lived in Sydney (and elsewhere?) for some time while Arch was away during WW2. However, she was at Dewrang (and Arch was away) when the Cowra breakout occurred on 5 August 1944. 1,104 Japanese prisoners of war attempted to escape from a prisoner of war camp near Cowra (about 70km from Dewrang). It was the largest prison escape of WW2, and one of the bloodiest. During the escape and ensuing manhunt, 4 Australian soldiers and 231 Japanese soldiers were killed. Within 10 days, the remaining escapees were re-captured and imprisoned.
     From July 1944, Margaret was at Appin (with the 2 children) for about 6 months. Then she was with her parents at All Saints Rectory, Parramatta for about 6 months.22,23 
Residence: Dewrang, Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW (Location)
Resident: Kerry Edward Neil Graham
Witness: Rev. Edward (Pat) Walker
Witness: Nettie Huntingdon Walker
AddressOldfr Dec 1946 - Oct 1948Archibald David (Arch) Graham; 'Dewrang', Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW; >
Parents and 3 children.24 
Residence: Dewrang, Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW (Location)
Resident: Kerry Edward Neil Graham
AddressOldfr Oct 1948 - Dec 1949Archibald David (Arch) Graham; 'Dewrang', Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW; >
Parents and 4 children.25 
Residence: Dewrang, Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW (Location)
Resident: Kerry Edward Neil Graham
AddressOldfr Jan 1950 - Jun 1951Archibald David (Arch) Graham; 'Bellevue', Yarrowyck, via Armidale, NSW; >
Parents and 4 children.26 
Residence: Bellevue, Yarrowyck, NSW (Location)
Resident: Kerry Edward Neil Graham
Illness1951 or 1952Acute nephritis, Armidale, NSW; >
Contracted while at Armidale.27,28 
AddressOldfr Jun 1951 - Jan 1954Archibald David (Arch) Graham; 'Bellevue', Yarrowyck, via Armidale, NSW; >
     Parents and 5 children.
     Eldest son, LDG, boarded at Barker College, Hornsby, NSW during school terms from Feb 1952 to Dec 1953.29 
Residence: Bellevue, Yarrowyck, NSW (Location)
Resident: Kerry Edward Neil Graham
Employment1 Jul 1953 to ca 21 Jul 1953Dr Robert Steiner, Bellevue Hill, NSW; >
3 weeks job looking after 7-months baby Gayle.30 
Birth of daughter18 Jan 1954Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham; St Luke's Hospital, Sydney, NSW 
AddressOldfr Jan 1954 - Apr 1954Archibald David (Arch) Graham; 'Bellevue', Yarrowyck, via Armidale, NSW; >
     Parents and 6 children.
     Eldest son, LDG, boarded at Barker College, Hornsby, NSW during school term from Feb to Apr 1954.29 
Residence: Bellevue, Yarrowyck, NSW (Location)
Resident: Kerry Edward Neil Graham
Resident: Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham
AddressOldfr Apr 1954 - Feb 1958Archibald David (Arch) Graham; 'Eden Park', Belmore Falls Road, Robertson, NSW; >
     Parents and 6 children.
     MGG away nursing training or working at various times.29 
Residence: Eden Park, Robertson, NSW (Location)
Resident: Kerry Edward Neil Graham
Resident: Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham
Educationfr Nov 1954 - Mar 1957Midwifery Certificate, Crown Street Women's Hospital, Sydney (incl. 6 mths hepatitis 1955)31 
IllnessJun 1955Hepatitis; >
6 months (while training at Crown Street), resulting in severe liver damage.32 
(Aunt-il of Groom) Marriage13 Oct 1956Graham Frederick Darch, Joyce Mary (Joy) Hart; St Paul's Church of England, Chatswood, NSW; >
Reception at Mandalay, Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove.33,34 
Employmentfr Jul 1957 - Jan 1958Wingecarribee Private Hospital, Bowral, NSW; Nursing Sister.35 
Educationfr Jan 1958 - May 1961General Nursing Certificate, Wollongong Hospital.36 
AddressOldfr Feb 1958 - Sep 1966Archibald David (Arch) Graham; 'Eden Park', Belmore Falls Road, Robertson, NSW; >
     Parents and <=5 children.
     MGW away nursing training or working at various times.
     Property sold because of financial difficulties.37 
Residence: Eden Park, Robertson, NSW (Location)
Resident: Kerry Edward Neil Graham
Resident: Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham
Educationfr Nov 1961 - Mar 1962Mothercraft Certificate, Tresilian Mothercraft Home, Petersham, NSW38 
Employmentfr May 1962 - 1966Bowral & District Hospital, Bowral, NSW; Midwifery Sister.39 
Occupationfr Nov 1963 - Dec 1965Aboriginal Missions; Relieving Nursing Sister
Nov 1963 - Dec 1963 Mitchell River Mission, Gulf of Carpentaria: relieving for 5 weeks
Nov 1964 - Dec 1964 Mitchell River Mission, Gulf of Carpentaria: relieving for 5 weeks (w/daughter Rosemary)
Apr 1965 - Jul 1965 Lockhart River Mission, NE Queensland: 3½ months (dates are estimates)
Nov 1965 - Dec 1965 St Paul's Mission, Moa Island, Torres Strait: one month.40 
Employmentfr 1966 - Dec 1974Bush Nursing Association, Various as shown, NSW; >
Bush Nursing Sister.
1966 Eulong, NSW (relieving for 5 weeks)
Jul 1966 - ??? 1966 Bemboka, NSW (relieving for 7 weeks)
??? 1966 - Dec 1967 Bemboka, NSW
Jul 1973 - Dec 1974 Quambone, NSW41 
(Daughter of deceased) Death11 Jun 1966Rev. Edward (Pat) Walker; 117 Kissing Point Road, Dundas, NSW; >
Death Notices in Sydney Morning Herald, 14 Jun 1966, page 22:
     WALKER, Edward (Pat) Rev. -- 11 Jun 1966, at his residence, 117 Kissing Point Road, Dundas, dearly loved husband of Nettie, and loved father of Kathleen (Mrs Sutton), Noel, Dorothy (Mrs Swinson), Hamlyn, Russell, Joan (deceased), Lois, Margaret (Mrs Graham), Geoffrey and David, loving grandfather and great-grandfather, aged 93 years.
     WALKER, Rev. Edward -- 11 Jun 1966, loved twin brother of the late Captain James Walker, and much loved uncle of Ruth, Muriel, Kathleen, Ted and John.42,43,44 
AddressOldfr Sep 1966 - Jan 1968Archibald David (Arch) Graham; 'Town House', Belmore Falls Road, Robertson, NSW; >
Parents and <=2 children (Michael from Feb 1967), although Arch in hospital in Sydney for almost all of 1967.
Temporary (rented) home with 40 acres of land about 1 km S of Robertson.45 
Resident: Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham
Occupationfr 1968 - 1970Night Sister, Clifton Lodge, Crow's Nest, NSW; >
Clifton Lodge was a half way house of House of the Helping Hand, Sydney City Mission hostel for rehabilitation of alcoholics.46,47 
AddressOldJan 1968Archibald David (Arch) Graham; 'Willow Grange', Berrima Road, Moss Vale, NSW; >
Parents and <=2 children. MGW away working for some (much?) of this period. 
Residence: Willow Grange, Moss Vale, NSW (Location)
Resident: Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham
AddressOldfr 1970 - Jan 1975NSW; >
See addresses in Employment tag48 
Illness1970Hysterectomy/Cardiac arrest, Parramatta Hospital, Parramatta, NSW49 
Employmentfr 1970 - May 1973Anglican Homes, NSW; Retirement Village Warden
1970 - 1972 Deputy Warden, Mowll Vi llage, Castle Hill, NSW
1972 - 1973 Warden, St Luke's Village, Dapto, NSW
1973 - May 1973 Warden, Woodberry Village, Winston Hills, NSW50 
Separationc 1971Archibald David (Arch) Graham; Moss Vale, NSW 
AddressOldc Apr 1973117 Kissing Point Road, Dundas, NSW; >
Stayed at Dundas for some weeks to look after her mother and give her sister Lois a break? 
Resident: Nettie Huntingdon Walker
Resident: Lois Helen Walker
Employmentfr 18 May 1973 - 23 Jun 1973Ashfield Community Mobile Nursing Service; >
Nurse. 
DivorceDec 1973Archibald David (Arch) Graham51 
AddressOldfr Jan 1975 - Mar 1976Burnside Homes, North Parramatta, NSW 
Employmentfr 19 Jan 1975 - 31 Mar 1976Margaret Harris Hospital, Burnside Homes, North Parramatta, NSW; >
Matron.52 
Marriage of daughter31 May 1975Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham, Vince Bonello; Moss Vale, NSW53 
Marriage6 Apr 1976Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; All Saints Anglican Church, Parramatta, NSW; >
LCN's second marriage; MGW's second marriage. 
Church: All Saints Anglican Church, Parramatta, NSW (Church)
Married Name6 Apr 1976Noakes 
Travel8 Apr 1976 to ca 17 Apr 1976Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; FIJI; >
Honeymoon trip.
Arrived Fiji 8 Apr 1976; Fiji 17 Apr 1976.54 
AddressOldfr Apr 1976 - Jun 1990Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; 15 Beagle Street, Red Hill, ACT; >
With spouse.
Lyndon Noakes' house prior to marriage.29 
(Daughter of deceased) Death13 Jul 1976Nettie Huntingdon Walker; Community Hospital, Wentworthville, NSW; >
Death Notice in Sydney Morning Herald, 15 Jul 1976, page 28:
     WALKER, Nettie Huntingdon -- 13 Jul 1976, at hospital, of 117 Kissing Point Road, Dundas, dearly loved wife of the late Rev Edward Walker (Pat), loved mother of Kathleen Sutton, Noel, Dorothy Swinson, Hamlyn, Russell, Joan (twin deceased), Lois, Margaret Noakes, Geoffrey and David, loving mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother of their families, loved sister of Mrs Bertha Hamlyn-Harris of Brisbane, aged 92 years.55,56
Travelfrom < 18 to > 20 Nov 1976Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; SINGAPORE/MALAYSIA; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip; presumably MGN accompanied him on a business trip.
Jakarta 18 Nov 1976; arrived Singapore 20 Nov 1976; arrived Kuala Lumpur 20 Nov 1976;54 
Illnesssay late 1970sCystocele (bladder prolapse)49 
Travelfrom < 3 to > 7 Oct 1977Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; PHILIPPINES/PAPUA NEW GUINEA; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip; presumably MGN accompanied him on a business trip.
Departed Philippines 3 Oct 1977; departed Port Moresby 7 Oct 1977.54 
Travel< 12 Oct to > 12 Nov 1978Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; SINGAPORE/INDONESIA/SINGAPORE/THAILAND; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip; presumably MGN accompanied him on a business trip.
Darwin/Singapore 12 Oct 1978; Singapore/Jakarta 13 Oct 1978; arrrived ???, Indonesia 23 Oct 1978; arrived Singapore 23 Oct 1978; Singapore 6 Nov 1978; Singapore/Bangkok 8 Nov 1978; Bangkok 12 Nov 1978.54 
Travelfrom 5 Apr 1979 to > 18 Aug 1Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; GREECE/ENGLAND/CANADA; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip; presumably LCN's post-retirement trip.
Departed Sydney 5 Apr 1979; shore leave pass (Arab country?) 29? Apr 1979; Greece? 2 May 1979; Greece? 13 May 1979; arrived Dover, England 28 Jun 1979; departed London 1 Aug 1979; Montreal 13 Aug 1979; arrived Vancouver 18 Aug 1979.54 
IllnessMay 1980Right hip replacement, Royal Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT; >
Deep venous thrombosis in L leg.57 
Travelfrom 5 Oct 1980 to > 18 Nov 1Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; HONG KONG/CHINA/HONG KONG/THAILAND; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip; presumably MGN accompanied him on a business trip.
Sydney/Hong Kong 5-6 Oct 1980; Hong Kong/China? 13 Oct 1980; China?/Hong Kong 2 Nov 1980; Hong Kong/Bangkok 3 Nov 1980; departed Bangkok 18 Nov 1980.54 
Marriage of daughter17 Oct 1980Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham, John Frederick Clarke; Wollongong?, NSW; >
RAG's second marriage; JFC's second marriage.
Living together from 4/79? [MRG 1/92]; separated 3/87 [my estimate]; divorced??. 
Travelfr 12 Aug 1981 - 26 Aug 1981Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; FIJI; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip.
Sydney/Nadi, Fiji 12 Aug 1981; Nadi, Fiji/Sydney 26 Aug 1981.58 
Educationfr Feb 1982 - Nov 1985Bachelor of Arts (BA), Australian National University, Canberra, ACT; >
1982 Religious Studies P, Australian History P, English P, Prehistory Cr.
1983 English P, Prehistory P, Australian History F.
1984 English P, Anthropology P, French F.
1985 Women's Studies P.59 
Travelfr 1 May 1982 - 25 May 1982Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; SOUTH AFRICA/SWAZILAND/SOUTH AFRICA; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip; presumably MGN accompanied him on a business trip.
Sydney, Australia/Johannesburg, South Africa 1 May 1982; arrived Lavumisa, Swaziland 12 May 1982; departed Bulembu, Swaziland 13 May 1982; arrived Josefsdal, South Africa 13 May 1982; Johannesburg, South Africa (assumed)/Sydney, Australia 24-25 May 1982.58 
Travelfr 30 Jun 1982 - 11 Jul 1982Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; FIJI; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip.
Sydney/Nadi, Fiji 30 Juin 1982; Nadi, Fiji/Sydney 11 Jul 1982.58 
OccupationFeb 1983Canberra, ACT; >
Part-time positions:
Feb 1983 - ca 1990 Care At Home Agency. 
Travelfr 27 Jun 1983 - 11 Jul 1983Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; FIJI; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip.
Sydney/Fiji 27 Jun 1983; Fiji/Sydney 11 Jul 1983.58 
Travelfr 14 Dec 1983 - 28 Dec 1983Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; USA?; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip; presumably MGN accompanied him on a business trip. No intermediate stamps in the passport, but a visa for the USA had been issued in October 1983.
Departed Sydney, Australia 14 Dec 1983; arrrived Sydney, Australia 28 Dec 1983.58 
Travelfr 18 Jun 1984 - 1 Jul 1984Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; FIJI; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip.
Sydney/Fiji 18 Jun 1984; Nadi, Fiji/Sydney 1 Jul 1984.58 
Travelfr 24 Jun 1985 - 14 Jul 1985Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; FIJI; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip.
Sydney/Nadi, Fiji 24 Jun 1985; Nadi, Fiji/Sydney 14 Jul 1985.58 
Travelfr 17 Dec 1986 - 21 Jan 1987Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; SINGAPORE/MALAYSIA/INDIA; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip.
Sydney/Singapore 17 Dec 1986; arrived Johor Bahru, Malaysia 27 Dec 1986; in Keluar, Malaysia 30 Dec 1986; arrived Singapore 30 Dec 1986; arrived Bombay ?? Jan 1987; Delhi/Singapore 17-18 Jan 1987; Singapore/Sydney 20-21 Jan 1987.60 
Travelfr 27 Jun 1987 - 11 Jul 1987Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; FIJI; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip.
Sydney/Nadi, Fiji 27 Jun 1987; Nadi, Fiji/Sydney 11 Jul 1987.60 
Travelfr 20 Jun 1988 - 4 Jul 1988Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; FIJI; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip.
Sydney/Nadi, Fiji 20 Jun 1988; Nadi, Fiji/Sydney 4 Jul 1988.60 
IllnessSep 1988Left hip replacement, Royal Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT61 
Travelfr 12 Jun 1989 - 26 Jun 1989Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; FIJI; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip.
Sydney/Nadi, Fiji 12 Jun 1989; Nadi, Fiji/Sydney 26 Jun 1989.60 
Travelfr 8 Jun 1990 - 25 Jun 1990GERMANY + ???; >
For Oberammagau in Germany.
Departed Sydney 8 Jun 1990; arrived Sydney 25 Jun 1990.60 
(Widow) Death29 Jun 1990Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; Canberra Hospital, Garran, ACT; >
Time of death 8:40 am. 
AddressOldJul 199015 Beagle Street, Red Hill, ACT; >
Alone in the house left by LCN for MGN's use during her lifetime.29 
Travelfr 1 Jun 1991 - 14 Jun 1991FIJI; >
Sydney/Nadi, Fiji 1 Jun 1991; Nadi, Fiji/Sydney 14 Jun 1991.62 
Travel19 Oct 1991 to > 1 Nov 1991CHINA; >
Sydney/China19 Oct 1991; China 1 Nov 1991.62 
Illnessfrom ca 1992Parkinson's Disease, ACT49 
Travelfr 10 Aug 1992 - 25 Aug 1992FIJI; >
Sydney/Nadi, Fiji 10 Aug 1992; Nadi, Fiji/Sydney 25 Aug 1992.62 
Travelfr 13 Jun 1993 - 22 Jun 1993FIJI; >
Arrived Nadi, Fiji 13 Jun 1992; Nadi, Fiji/Sydney 22 Jun 1993.62 
Travelfr 15 Jun 1994 - 29 Jun 1994FIJI; >
Sydney/Nadi, Fiji 15 Jun 1994; Nadi, Fiji/Sydney 29 Jun 1994.62 
(First wife of dec'd) Death3 Feb 1999Archibald David (Arch) Graham; Harbison Nursing Home, Charles Street, Burradoo, NSW; >
     1. Cause of death: "(1a) Cerebrovascular accident, 4 days (1b) Renal failure, 6 months (1c) Hepatic failure, 6 months (2) Ulcerative colitis with ileostomy, ? years; Coronary artery bypass graft - arteriosclerosis, 10 years; Gout, ? years."
     2. In reality, death was brought on by the shock from the death of his son, Kerry, during Jan 1999.

3. Identical Death Notices in Canberra Times, 6 Feb 1999; Illawarra Mercury, 6 Feb 1999, p26; Sydney Morning Herald, 6 Feb 1999, p90 and 9 Feb 1999; Grenfell Record, 10 Feb 1999, p29:
     GRAHAM, Archibald David -- 3 Feb 1999. Peacefully at Harbison Village Nursing Home, Bowral. Previously of Moss Vale, Robertson, Armidale and Grenfell. Dearly beloved husband of Peg (Isabel). Former husband of Margaret Noakes (Canberra). Much loved father and father-in-law of Lindsay and Penny (Canberra), Kerry (deceased), Mike (Figtree), Ralph and Karen (Sydney), Geoffrey and Rose (Bendigo), Rosemarie and Craig Croxton (Clarence Town) and grandfather and great grandfather to their families.
     Aged 88 years. A good innings. ...

4. Obituary in Grenfell Record, 10 Feb 1999, p2:
     OBITUARY: Archibald David Graham
     Archibald David Graham was born in Grenfell on 22 Dec 1910 and will come home to his final resting place today.
     Arch's parents [actually grandparents], William Graham and Sarah Cairnworth [actually Carnwath] were both born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, he in 1827 and she in 1833.
     They married at Arty Garvan [actually Artigravan] in February 1855 and almost immediately sailed for Australia, arriving in Moreton Bay on 1 Aug 1855.
     At this stage, William could not read or write, although Sarah was able to do both.
     William and Sarah spent a year in Queensland before travelling down through the NSW goldfields. Their first child, William, was born while his father was a gold digger at Rocky River, only 30 kilometres from where his grandson Arch was to live 95 years later.
     In the 1860s the family moved to Grenfell and a few years later, William turned to farming in the Quondong area east of Grenfell and was the first person to grow wheat commercially in the Grenfell area.
     William Snr died in 1895 and Sarah lived until 1914.
     They had 13 children, although not all of them survived to adulthood.
     The second youngest child, David, was born in November 1874 and lived on his parents’ farm until the early 1900s when he moved to Hopefield, south east of Grenfell.
     David married Emily Durham in 1904 and they had seven children between 1905 and 1917 [actually 1919]. The pair built a more substantial house in 1925, which still stands today.
     Dave and Emily's two sons Arch (born 22/12/10) and Gordon (born 27/12/13), worked Hopefield with their father and then they [actually Dave] acquired Dewrang, 1182 acres on the slopes of Weddin Mountains, south of Grenfell.
     Arch moved to Dewrang in January 1935 and worked it on his own until his marriage in 1938.
     In 1936 Arch donned an army uniform, joining the Light Horse Brigade as a reservist and trained in various parts of Australia and Bouganville [actually Bougainville, and Arch did not go there until 1944] and eventually joined the 7th light horse regiment in 1941.
     In October 1938, Arch married Margaret Walker, daughter of a local Church of England Irish minister, and apart from interruptions of the war, worked on Dewrang until they decided to move to Armidale in 1950.
     Due to distances from schools and with a young family, it was time to move again, this time to Robertson.
     The wheat fields were a long way away, but Arch persevered with growing spuds, pigs, cabbages and so on.
     By 1966, caught by years of heavy rainfall, unrelenting bank managers and illness, Arch was forced to sell up and move to a 40 acre block on the outskirts of Robertson.
     A few years later they moved to Berrima Road, Moss Vale.
     Arch and Margaret eventually divorced and in 1983 , Arch married Peg Jeffery, a local lady, and they lived in Moss Vale until further illness lead them to Harbison Homes in Bowral, where Arch’s kidneys finally let him down.
     From 1945, Arch suffered a variety of ailments including colitis, a heart attack, strokes, nephritis and so on, but rarely ever complained.
     Arch loved farming and horses. He was proud of his kids and doted on his grandchildren. He loved cricket and was an avid bush poetry reciter. Many regarded Arch as simple, practical, down to earth, no airs or graces, honest, a hard worker and most of all a real battler.
     Arch is survived by his wife Peg at Harbison Homes, Bowral; sons and daughters-in-law Lindsay and Penny (Canberra), Michael (Figtree), Ralph and Karen (Epping), Geoffrey and Rose (Bendigo) and daughter and son-in-law Rosemarie and Craig (Clarence Town ). A son, Kerry, pre-deceased him.
     A graveside burial for Arch will be held at Grenfell Cemetery from 2pm today.
     Contributed.63,64,65,66,67,68
(Sister of deceased) Death24 Dec 1999James Russell (Rusty) Walker; Sydney, NSW; >
Died at 9:40 am.
Death & Funeral Notice in Sydney Morning Herald, 30 Dec 1999, page 21:
WALKER, Russell -- 24 Dec 1999, peacefully, late of North Rocks, beloved husband of Esme, devoted father and father-in-law of Christine and Kerry, Marilyn (deceased), Helen and Jim, devoted Pa to Christopher, Stephen, Adam, Lyndon, Rachel, Natalie and Jessica, loved brother of Kathleen, Margaret, Geoffrey and David.
Death Notice in Sydney Morning Herald, 30 Dec 1999, page 21:
WALKER, Russell -- 24 Dec 1999, Esteemed Comrade of All members of the 2/15 Field Regiment, AIF.69,70 
Death21 Aug 2000Morling Lodge, Red Hill, ACT 
Daughter of deceased: Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Croxton

Family 1

Archibald David (Arch) Graham b. 22 Dec 1910, d. 3 Feb 1999
Children 1.Kerry Edward Neil Graham b. 17 Jan 1944, d. 7 Jan 1999
 2.Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham+ b. 18 Jan 1954, d. 21 Mar 2011

Family 2

Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE b. 9 Mar 1914, d. 29 Jun 1990

Citations

  1. Swinson (nee Walker), Dorothy E, List of Family Birthdays prepared late 1981 or early 1982. Photocopy of the original handwritten list was acquired from Pat Davidson 18 Oct 2006 and is held in Researcher's family history papers. Hereafter called Swinson DE, List. DOB, TownOB.
  2. Birth Certificate: Walker, Margaret G, Registration No. 6563, issued on 3 Feb 1986 by Principal Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, New South Wales; copy in Researcher's family history papers: DOB, POB.
  3. N. Hancock & S. Griffin, The Parish of Holy Trinity Church, Grenfell, 1877-1977 (Published by Holy Trinity Church, Grenfell, 1977), hereafter called Hancock & Griffin, Holy Trinity Church; copy in Researcher's Library. Page Page 12: Date2.
  4. Anglican Newspaper, (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date). Year2.
  5. Noakes (nee Walker/Graham), Margaret G, Oral, hereafter called Noakes MG, Oral. Jun 1988: MGW was 15 months old when the family left Grenfell.
  6. Lesley Hicks, A City On A Hill: A History of St Paul's Anglican Church Chatswood 1901-1991 (Published by St Paul's Chatswood Parish Council, Chatswood NSW, 1991), hereafter called Hicks City on a Hill; copy in Researcher's Library. Page piii, 21-25: Dates, Addresses as in Memo.
  7. Noakes MG, Oral. Dec 1990: Dates, School, Memo.
  8. Lesley Hicks City on a Hill, ppiii, 21-25: Date2, Address.
  9. Noakes MG, Oral. Dec 1990: Date1, Date2 = David's DOB.
  10. Noakes MG, Oral. Dec 1990: Dates, School, Memo.
  11. Walker, David W [0151], Oral, hereafter called Walker DW, Oral. 12 Jan 2000: Memo3 -- family left Wollongong when DWW was about 14½ years old.
  12. Walker, David W [0151], Notes (date unknown, but probably soon after May 1992) on and about LDG's family history notes given to DWW in May 1992, and passed on by DWW to Pat Davidson, hereafter called Walker DW, Notes; copy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0088. Date2 before Easter.
  13. Noakes MG, Oral. Dec 1990: Dates, Memos.
  14. Noakes MG, Oral. Nov 1994: Dates, Illness, Memo.
  15. Noakes MG, Oral. Dec 1990: Memo.
  16. Walker (nee Harris), Nettie H, Diary, temporarily held in trust in Researcher's Library. 17 Jan 1938: Date1, Employer, Address, Memo1.
  17. Noakes MG, Oral. Dec 1990: Nurse in training at Prince Henry Hospital from Jan to Oct 1938.
  18. Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, published by John Fairfax & Sons Ltd, Sydney, NSW, accessed via National Library of Australia Trove website at http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper; hereafter called SMH/Trove; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records at ID0007. 14 May 1938, p19: DOEngagement, Memo..
  19. Marriage Certificate: Graham, Archibald & Walker, Margaret G, 15 Oct 1938, NSW Marriage Act, C467186.
  20. Noakes MG, Oral. Mar 1990: Dates, Memo.
  21. Noakes MG, Oral. Mar 1990: Dates, Address, Memos.
  22. Noakes MG, Oral. Mar 1990: Place, Memo1, Memo3.
  23. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, URL http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/; hereafter called Wikipedia. Cowra breakout, sighted 11 Feb 2021: Memo2.
  24. Noakes MG, Oral. Mar 1990.
  25. Noakes MG, Oral. Mar 1990: Dates, Address, Memo.
  26. Graham, Lindsay D, Personal knowledge; hereafter called Graham LD, Personal knowledge: Dates, Address, Memo.
  27. Noakes MG, Oral. Say 1992: Illness, Memo.
  28. Steiner, Dr Robert, Letter, hereafter called Steiner R, Letter; original in MG Noakes' personal papers held by LD Graham. To Margaret Graham 26 Jul 1953: refers to MGG's acute nephritis 2 years ago.
  29. Graham LD, Personal knowledge: unknown cd.
  30. Noakes (nee Walker/Graham), Margaret G, Diary; hereafter called Noakes MG, Diary; held in Researcher's Library. 1 Jul 1953: Dates, Employer, Memo.
  31. Noakes MG, Oral. Jul 1988 & Apr 1990.
  32. Noakes MG, Oral. Jul 1988: Date, Illness, Memo.
  33. NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, On-line Marriages Index, URL http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/FamilyHistory/search.htm, hereafter called NSW BDM Registry, Marriages Index; copy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0060. Registration No. 22669/1956 [Graham Frederick Darch + Joyce Mary Hart], viewed 18 Oct 2008: YOM, Registration District.
  34. Noakes MG, Diary. 13 Oct 1956: DOM, POM, Memo, Witnesses 7/8, 63/67, 64/68 -- others assumed.
  35. Noakes MG, Oral. Jul 1988, Apr 1990: Dates, Employer, Memo.
  36. Noakes MG, Oral. July 1988 & Apr 1990.
  37. Graham, Archibald D, Oral, hereafter called Graham AD, Oral. Dec 1991: Date2.
  38. Noakes MG, Oral. Jul 1988 & Apr 1990: Dates, Education details.
  39. Noakes MG, Oral. Apr 1990: Dates (guesstimates), Employer, Memo.
  40. Noakes MG, Oral. Apr 1990: Dates, Employer, Memos.
  41. Noakes MG, Oral. Apr 1990, Dec 1990: Dates, Employer, Memos.
  42. Death Notices, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 Jun 1966 [Rev. Edward (Pat) Walker], hereafter called DN/SMH, Walker E; acquired 27 Apr 2010 from National Library of Australia, Canberra, image in Researcher's computer records and photocopy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0088. DOD, POD, Memos.
  43. Swinson DE, List. MOD, YOD.
  44. Walker DW, Oral. May 1992: POD.
  45. Graham, Geoffrey W, Email, hereafter called Graham GW, Email; original in Researcher's personal correspondence, GW Graham. 7 Feb 1999: 40 acres.
  46. Noakes (nee Walker/Graham), Margaret G, Letter. Letter to MGW at House of Helping Hand Dec 1969.
  47. Noakes MG, Oral. 1988.
  48. Noakes MG, Oral. Dec 1990: Dates, Addresses.
  49. Noakes MG, Oral. Nov 1994: Date, Illness.
  50. Noakes MG, Oral. Dec 1990: Dates, Employer, Memos.
  51. Graham, Lindsay D, Diary, hereafter called Graham LD, Diary; held in Researcher's Library. 1973 diary entry.
  52. Noakes MG, Oral. Dec 1990: Position, Employer. Dates from Group Certificates.
  53. Family history chart, Harris family, compiled by John Michael Cottee, Canberra, March 1980 "from available information"; hereafter called FH chart, Harris-JMC; copy in Researcher's Family History records: DOM.
  54. Passport: Noakes, Margaret G. [0008], 1976, No. K267457 issued 6 Apr 1976 by Commonwealth of Australia, Sydney, hereafter called Passport NoMG 1976; original in MG Noakes' personal papers held by LD Graham. Dates, Memo2.
  55. FH chart, Harris-JMC: YOD.
  56. Death Notice, Sydney Morning Herald, 15 Jul 1976 [Nettie Huntingdon Walker], hereafter called DN/SMH, Walker NH; acquired 28 Apr 2010 from National Library of Australia, Canberra, image in Researcher's computer records and photocopy in Researcher's Family History papers, ID0087. DOD, POD at hospital, Memo.
  57. Noakes MG, Oral. Jun 1991: Date, operation, hospital, Memo.
  58. Passport: Noakes, Margaret G. [0008], 1981, No. M549395 issued 21 Feb 1981 by Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, hereafter called Passport NoMG 1981; original in MG Noakes' personal papers held by LD Graham. Dates, Memo2.
  59. Noakes MG, Oral. Mar 1991: Degree, Memo.
  60. Passport: Noakes, Margaret G. [0008], 1986, No. G425232 issued 21 Mar 1986 by Commonwealth of Australia, hereafter called Passport NoMG 1986; original in MG Noakes' personal papers held by LD Graham. Dates, Memo2.
  61. Noakes MG, Oral. Dec 1990: Date, operation, hospital.
  62. Passport: Noakes, Margaret G. [0008], 1991, No. K0625333 issued 19 Apr 1991 by Commonwealth of Australia, hereafter called Passport NoMG 1991; original in MG Noakes' personal papers held by LD Graham. Dates, Memo.
  63. Death Certificate: Graham, Archibald D, 20 Feb 1999. DOD, POD, Memo1.
  64. Graham LD, Personal knowledge: Feb 1999 -- Memo2.
  65. The Canberra Times newspaper, published by Fairfax Media/Australian Community Media, Canberra, ACT, accessed via National Library of Australia newspaper files; hereafter called Canberra Times/NLA; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records at ID0007. 6 Feb 1999, accessed 9 Feb 2021: DOD, POD Harbison Village Nursing Home, Bowral, Memo3.
  66. Illawarra Mercury newspaper, published by Australia Community Media, then Fairfax Media, then Nine Entertainment, Wollongong, NSW, accessed via National Library of Australia newspaper files; hereafter called Canberra Times/NLA; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records at ID0007. 6 Feb 1999, p26, accessed 16 Feb 2021: DOD, POD Harbison Village Nursing Home, Bowral, Memo3.
  67. Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, published by John Fairfax & Sons, Sydney, NSW, accessed via National Library of Australia newspaper files; hereafter called SMH/NLA; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records at 6 Feb 1999, p90 & 9 Feb 1999: DOD, POD Harbison Village Nursing Home, Bowral, Memo3.
  68. Grenfell Record newspaper, published by WB Howarth, Grenfell, NSW, accessed via National Library of Australia newspaper files; hereafter called Grenfell Record/NLA; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records at ID0007. 10 Feb 1999, p29, accessed 16 Feb 2021: DOD, POD Harbison Village Nursing Home, Bowral, Memo3.
    and 10 Feb 1999, p2, accessed 16 Feb 2021: Memo4.
  69. Walker DW, Oral. Jan 2000: DOD, POD Sydney, Memo1.
  70. Death Notice, Sydney Morning Herald, 30 Dec 1999 [Russell Walker], hereafter called DN/SMH, Walker JR; acquired 5 Nov 2009 from National Library of Australia, Canberra, copy in Researcher's Family History papers, ID0137. DOD, Memo2, Memo3.

Kerry Edward Neil Graham

M, ID9, (17 Jan 1944-7 Jan 1999)
Last Edited16 Apr 2020
RelationshipBrother of Lindsay David Graham
ChartsDescendant Chart -- Hammond GRAHAM
Descendant Chart -- George WALKER
FatherArchibald David (Arch) Graham b. 22 Dec 1910, d. 3 Feb 1999
MotherMargaret Grace Walker b. 9 Mar 1916, d. 21 Aug 2000
Birth17 Jan 1944Grenfell, NSW 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Jan 1944 - Dec 1946Archibald David (Arch) Graham, Margaret Grace Graham; 'Dewrang', Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW; >
     Parents and 2 children.
     Margaret lived in Sydney (and elsewhere?) for some time while Arch was away during WW2. However, she was at Dewrang (and Arch was away) when the Cowra breakout occurred on 5 August 1944. 1,104 Japanese prisoners of war attempted to escape from a prisoner of war camp near Cowra (about 70km from Dewrang). It was the largest prison escape of WW2, and one of the bloodiest. During the escape and ensuing manhunt, 4 Australian soldiers and 231 Japanese soldiers were killed. Within 10 days, the remaining escapees were re-captured and imprisoned.
     From July 1944, Margaret was at Appin (with the 2 children) for about 6 months. Then she was with her parents at All Saints Rectory, Parramatta for about 6 months.1,2 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Dec 1946 - Oct 1948Archibald David (Arch) Graham, Margaret Grace Graham; 'Dewrang', Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW; >
Parents and 3 children.3 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Oct 1948 - Dec 1949Archibald David (Arch) Graham, Margaret Grace Graham; 'Dewrang', Bimbi Road, Grenfell, NSW; >
Parents and 4 children.4 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Jan 1950 - Jun 1951Archibald David (Arch) Graham, Margaret Grace Graham; 'Bellevue', Yarrowyck, via Armidale, NSW; >
Parents and 4 children.5 
(Witness) HistoryFeb 1950Yarrowyck Provisional School, via Armidale, NSW; Yarrowyck Provisional School was established in Sep 1885 and closed in Dec 1954.
Provisional schools in NSW first emerged in 1867, and were established in areas where there were between 15 and 25 children (although the lower limit had been progressively reduced to 9 by 1945). Initially, the parents provided the building and furniture, and the Dept of Education paid the teacher and provided books and equipment. By the late 19C or early 20C, however, part or all of the building costs were met by the Dept of Education. Provisional schools were generally staffed by untrained teachers or by teachers of the lowest classification.6 
Educationfr Feb 1950 - Apr 1954Primary education, Yarrowyck Provisional School, via Armidale, NSW; >
First Class (1950) to Fourth Class (to Apr 1954). 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Jun 1951 - Jan 1954Archibald David (Arch) Graham, Margaret Grace Graham; 'Bellevue', Yarrowyck, via Armidale, NSW; >
     Parents and 5 children.
     Eldest son, LDG, boarded at Barker College, Hornsby, NSW during school terms from Feb 1952 to Dec 1953.7 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Jan 1954 - Apr 1954Archibald David (Arch) Graham, Margaret Grace Graham; 'Bellevue', Yarrowyck, via Armidale, NSW; >
     Parents and 6 children.
     Eldest son, LDG, boarded at Barker College, Hornsby, NSW during school term from Feb to Apr 1954.7 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Apr 1954 - Feb 1958Archibald David (Arch) Graham, Margaret Grace Graham; 'Eden Park', Belmore Falls Road, Robertson, NSW; >
     Parents and 6 children.
     MGG away nursing training or working at various times.7 
Educationfr Apr 1954 - Dec 1956Primary education, Robertson Public School, Robertson, NSW 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Feb 1958 - Sep 1966Archibald David (Arch) Graham, Margaret Grace Graham; 'Eden Park', Belmore Falls Road, Robertson, NSW; >
     Parents and <=5 children.
     MGW away nursing training or working at various times.
     Property sold because of financial difficulties.8 
Educationfr Feb 1957 - 1959Secondary education, Bowral High School, Bowral, NSW; >
Intermediate Certificate 1959?
First Year (1957) to Third Year (1959). 
AddressOldfr Jan 1967 - 13 Apr 1968Long Bay Gaol, Sydney, NSW9 
Occupationfr 1970 - 1984Hotel worker; >
Worked in various NSW hotels as barman etc including (dates are guesses):
1972 Masonic Hotel, Petersham
1974 Lakes & Ocean Hotel, Forster
1975 Mount Kembla Hotel, Mount Kembla
1976 Birkenhead Hotel, Lyons Road, Five Dock
1977 Tilbury Hotel, Woolloomooloo
1978 Mansions Hotel, Kings Cross 
AddressOldfrom ca 1972 to ca 1973Masonic Hotel, Petersham, NSW10 
AddressOldfrom ca 1973 to Jan 19749/55 The Boulevarde, Lewisham, NSW11 
AddressOldfr Jul 1974 - Jan 1975The Lakes & Ocean Hotel, Forster, NSW; >
Car accident near Forster on his way to sister Rosemary's 21st birthday party in Jan 1975, then to Brisbane.12 
AddressOldfr Jan 1975 - May 1975Brisbane, QLD; >
Address unknown -- about 3 months.13 
Occupationfr Jan 1975 - Apr 1975Cleaner; >
Working at girls' school while in Brisbane.14 
AddressOldfr Apr 1975 - May 1976Wollongong area, NSW; >
* Dates GeFSPO [LDG A/Book, MRG 1/92]:
* 04/75-09/75 49 Smith Street, WOLLONGONG NSW 2500. Sharing with brother MRG c. 6 months [MRG 1/92].
A 09/75-01/76 39 Robson Road, KEIRAVILLE NSW 2500. c. 4 months [MRG 1/92]
A 01/76-05/76 Mount Kembla Hotel, MOUNT KEMBLA NSW 2526. c. 4 months [MRG 1/92]. 
AddressOldfr May 1976 - 1982Sydney, NSW; >
Various flats mainly in inner Sydney. A Dates GFSPO [LDG A/Book] unless otherwise shown:
05/76-10/76 55 Macleay Street, POTTS POINT NSW 2010.
10/76-03/77 5/36A Therry Street, DRUMMOYNE NSW 2047.
03/77-06/77 57 Macleay Street, POTTS POINT NSW 2010.
06/77-11/77 Flat 7, 2 Evans Road, ELIZABETH BAY NSW 2011. Ph (02) 358 5339.
11/77-05/78 Room 6, 57 Macleay Street, POTTS POINT NSW 2010.
05/78-__/80 3/275 Forbes Street, DARLINGHURST NSW 2010. Date1<=5/78 [LDG A/Book].
__/80-__/82 3/10 Clapton Place, DARLINGHURST NSW 2010.
NB At 7/2 Evans Road on 16 Jul 1976 [NHW's Visitors' Book] 
Partnerc 1982Laurence Charles (Laurie) Rayment 
AddressOldfr 1982 - Dec 1984Laurence Charles (Laurie) Rayment; 3/265 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst, NSW; >
* Living together from when? Date1 GFSPO [LDG A/Book]. 
AddressOldfr Dec 1984 - May 1990Laurence Charles (Laurie) Rayment; 'Willow Grange', Berrima Road, Moss Vale, NSW; >
With partner.
Date1 [KENG 4/90] or 12/83? [KENG 12/90]. House rented from KENG's father. 
Occupationfrom Dec 1984Various gardening jobs around Moss Vale. 
AddressOldfrom May 1990Laurence Charles (Laurie) Rayment; 4/11 Mack Street, Moss Vale, NSW; >
LCR was in a nursing home several times (eg, from Jun 1991 for at least 6 months) during this period.15 
AddressOldat May 1998Unit 1, 8 Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale, NSW16 
Death7 Jan 1999Bowral District Hospital, Bowral, NSW17 
Burial14 Jan 1999Christ Church, Bong Bong Hill, Moss Vale, NSW; >
Cremated; ashes placed in a garden wall in the church grounds.17 
(Deceased son) Death3 Feb 1999Archibald David (Arch) Graham; Harbison Nursing Home, Charles Street, Burradoo, NSW; >
     1. Cause of death: "(1a) Cerebrovascular accident, 4 days (1b) Renal failure, 6 months (1c) Hepatic failure, 6 months (2) Ulcerative colitis with ileostomy, ? years; Coronary artery bypass graft - arteriosclerosis, 10 years; Gout, ? years."
     2. In reality, death was brought on by the shock from the death of his son, Kerry, during Jan 1999.

3. Identical Death Notices in Canberra Times, 6 Feb 1999; Illawarra Mercury, 6 Feb 1999, p26; Sydney Morning Herald, 6 Feb 1999, p90 and 9 Feb 1999; Grenfell Record, 10 Feb 1999, p29:
     GRAHAM, Archibald David -- 3 Feb 1999. Peacefully at Harbison Village Nursing Home, Bowral. Previously of Moss Vale, Robertson, Armidale and Grenfell. Dearly beloved husband of Peg (Isabel). Former husband of Margaret Noakes (Canberra). Much loved father and father-in-law of Lindsay and Penny (Canberra), Kerry (deceased), Mike (Figtree), Ralph and Karen (Sydney), Geoffrey and Rose (Bendigo), Rosemarie and Craig Croxton (Clarence Town) and grandfather and great grandfather to their families.
     Aged 88 years. A good innings. ...

4. Obituary in Grenfell Record, 10 Feb 1999, p2:
     OBITUARY: Archibald David Graham
     Archibald David Graham was born in Grenfell on 22 Dec 1910 and will come home to his final resting place today.
     Arch's parents [actually grandparents], William Graham and Sarah Cairnworth [actually Carnwath] were both born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, he in 1827 and she in 1833.
     They married at Arty Garvan [actually Artigravan] in February 1855 and almost immediately sailed for Australia, arriving in Moreton Bay on 1 Aug 1855.
     At this stage, William could not read or write, although Sarah was able to do both.
     William and Sarah spent a year in Queensland before travelling down through the NSW goldfields. Their first child, William, was born while his father was a gold digger at Rocky River, only 30 kilometres from where his grandson Arch was to live 95 years later.
     In the 1860s the family moved to Grenfell and a few years later, William turned to farming in the Quondong area east of Grenfell and was the first person to grow wheat commercially in the Grenfell area.
     William Snr died in 1895 and Sarah lived until 1914.
     They had 13 children, although not all of them survived to adulthood.
     The second youngest child, David, was born in November 1874 and lived on his parents’ farm until the early 1900s when he moved to Hopefield, south east of Grenfell.
     David married Emily Durham in 1904 and they had seven children between 1905 and 1917 [actually 1919]. The pair built a more substantial house in 1925, which still stands today.
     Dave and Emily's two sons Arch (born 22/12/10) and Gordon (born 27/12/13), worked Hopefield with their father and then they [actually Dave] acquired Dewrang, 1182 acres on the slopes of Weddin Mountains, south of Grenfell.
     Arch moved to Dewrang in January 1935 and worked it on his own until his marriage in 1938.
     In 1936 Arch donned an army uniform, joining the Light Horse Brigade as a reservist and trained in various parts of Australia and Bouganville [actually Bougainville, and Arch did not go there until 1944] and eventually joined the 7th light horse regiment in 1941.
     In October 1938, Arch married Margaret Walker, daughter of a local Church of England Irish minister, and apart from interruptions of the war, worked on Dewrang until they decided to move to Armidale in 1950.
     Due to distances from schools and with a young family, it was time to move again, this time to Robertson.
     The wheat fields were a long way away, but Arch persevered with growing spuds, pigs, cabbages and so on.
     By 1966, caught by years of heavy rainfall, unrelenting bank managers and illness, Arch was forced to sell up and move to a 40 acre block on the outskirts of Robertson.
     A few years later they moved to Berrima Road, Moss Vale.
     Arch and Margaret eventually divorced and in 1983 , Arch married Peg Jeffery, a local lady, and they lived in Moss Vale until further illness lead them to Harbison Homes in Bowral, where Arch’s kidneys finally let him down.
     From 1945, Arch suffered a variety of ailments including colitis, a heart attack, strokes, nephritis and so on, but rarely ever complained.
     Arch loved farming and horses. He was proud of his kids and doted on his grandchildren. He loved cricket and was an avid bush poetry reciter. Many regarded Arch as simple, practical, down to earth, no airs or graces, honest, a hard worker and most of all a real battler.
     Arch is survived by his wife Peg at Harbison Homes, Bowral; sons and daughters-in-law Lindsay and Penny (Canberra), Michael (Figtree), Ralph and Karen (Epping), Geoffrey and Rose (Bendigo) and daughter and son-in-law Rosemarie and Craig (Clarence Town ). A son, Kerry, pre-deceased him.
     A graveside burial for Arch will be held at Grenfell Cemetery from 2pm today.
     Contributed.18,19,20,21,22,23

Family

Laurence Charles (Laurie) Rayment b. 14 Feb 1930, d. 11 Mar 1999

Citations

  1. Noakes (nee Walker/Graham), Margaret G, Oral, hereafter called Noakes MG, Oral. Mar 1990: Place, Memo1, Memo3.
  2. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, URL http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/; hereafter called Wikipedia. Cowra breakout, sighted 11 Feb 2021: Memo2.
  3. Noakes MG, Oral. Mar 1990.
  4. Noakes MG, Oral. Mar 1990: Dates, Address, Memo.
  5. Graham, Lindsay D, Personal knowledge; hereafter called Graham LD, Personal knowledge: Dates, Address, Memo.
  6. NSW Department of School Education, Government Schools of New South Wales 1848 to 1993 (Published by NSW Department of School Education, Sydney, 1993), hereafter called NSW DSE, Government Schools of NSW; accessed on 16 Dec 2008 at National Library of Australia, Canberra, Call No. NLq 371.0109944 F613-4. Page Page 156: Memo1. Page 17: Memo2.
  7. Graham LD, Personal knowledge: unknown cd.
  8. Graham, Archibald D, Oral, hereafter called Graham AD, Oral. Dec 1991: Date2.
  9. Graham, Michael R, Papers and documents at 1 Pacific Street, Kiama accessed by the Researcher during 2019 and 2020; hereafter called Graham MR, Papers; copies not retained: sighted 13 Mar 2020 (letter 8 Apr 1968 from Kerry to Mike) -- Dates, Address.
  10. Graham, Lindsay D [0001], Address Book, hereafter called Graham LD, Address Book; held in Researcher's Library. Date guesstimates, Address.
  11. Graham LD, Address Book. Date1 guesstimates, Date2 = DOM, Address.
  12. Noakes MG, Oral. Jan 1994: Memo.
  13. Noakes MG, Oral. Jan 1994: Date1, Brisbane, Memo.
  14. Noakes MG, Oral. Jan 1994: Memo, Occupation.
  15. Graham, Kerry EN, Oral. Dec 1991: Date 1.
  16. Graham MR, Papers: sighted 16 Apr 2020 (letter to Mike from Kerry, postmark 12 May 1998) -- Date, Address.
  17. Graham LD, Personal knowledge: jAN 1999.
  18. Death Certificate: Graham, Archibald D, 20 Feb 1999. DOD, POD, Memo1.
  19. Graham LD, Personal knowledge: Feb 1999 -- Memo2.
  20. The Canberra Times newspaper, published by Fairfax Media/Australian Community Media, Canberra, ACT, accessed via National Library of Australia newspaper files; hereafter called Canberra Times/NLA; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records at ID0007. 6 Feb 1999, accessed 9 Feb 2021: DOD, POD Harbison Village Nursing Home, Bowral, Memo3.
  21. Illawarra Mercury newspaper, published by Australia Community Media, then Fairfax Media, then Nine Entertainment, Wollongong, NSW, accessed via National Library of Australia newspaper files; hereafter called Canberra Times/NLA; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records at ID0007. 6 Feb 1999, p26, accessed 16 Feb 2021: DOD, POD Harbison Village Nursing Home, Bowral, Memo3.
  22. Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, published by John Fairfax & Sons, Sydney, NSW, accessed via National Library of Australia newspaper files; hereafter called SMH/NLA; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records at 6 Feb 1999, p90 & 9 Feb 1999: DOD, POD Harbison Village Nursing Home, Bowral, Memo3.
  23. Grenfell Record newspaper, published by WB Howarth, Grenfell, NSW, accessed via National Library of Australia newspaper files; hereafter called Grenfell Record/NLA; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records at ID0007. 10 Feb 1999, p29, accessed 16 Feb 2021: DOD, POD Harbison Village Nursing Home, Bowral, Memo3.
    and 10 Feb 1999, p2, accessed 16 Feb 2021: Memo4.

Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham

F, ID13, (18 Jan 1954-21 Mar 2011)
Last Edited16 Apr 2020
RelationshipSister of Lindsay David Graham
ChartsDescendant Chart -- Hammond GRAHAM
Descendant Chart -- George WALKER
FatherArchibald David (Arch) Graham b. 22 Dec 1910, d. 3 Feb 1999
MotherMargaret Grace Walker b. 9 Mar 1916, d. 21 Aug 2000
Birth18 Jan 1954St Luke's Hospital, Sydney, NSW 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Jan 1954 - Apr 1954Archibald David (Arch) Graham, Margaret Grace Graham; 'Bellevue', Yarrowyck, via Armidale, NSW; >
     Parents and 6 children.
     Eldest son, LDG, boarded at Barker College, Hornsby, NSW during school term from Feb to Apr 1954.1 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Apr 1954 - Feb 1958Archibald David (Arch) Graham, Margaret Grace Graham; 'Eden Park', Belmore Falls Road, Robertson, NSW; >
     Parents and 6 children.
     MGG away nursing training or working at various times.1 
Christening31 Oct 1954Anglican Church, Robertson, NSW; >
Guests included Rev. Pat & Nettie Walker, Santy Lilley, Pat Seyfort, Roger & Mary Bailey, Beasleys, Alec & Gwyn Cameron and Rod Hedberg.2 
Minister: Rev. Edward (Pat) Walker
(Resident) AddressOldfr Feb 1958 - Sep 1966Archibald David (Arch) Graham, Margaret Grace Graham; 'Eden Park', Belmore Falls Road, Robertson, NSW; >
     Parents and <=5 children.
     MGW away nursing training or working at various times.
     Property sold because of financial difficulties.3 
Educationfr 1959 - 1965Primary education, Robertson Public School, Robertson, NSW; >
Kindergarten in 1959 to Year 6 in 1965. 
Educationfr Feb 1966 - Dec 1967Secondary education, Tara Anglican School for Girls, Masons Drive, North Parramatta, NSW; >
Boarder -- Year 7 in 1966 and Year 8 in 1967.4 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Sep 1966 - Jan 1968Archibald David (Arch) Graham, Margaret Grace Graham; 'Town House', Belmore Falls Road, Robertson, NSW; >
Parents and <=2 children (Michael from Feb 1967), although Arch in hospital in Sydney for almost all of 1967.
Temporary (rented) home with 40 acres of land about 1 km S of Robertson.5 
(Resident) AddressOldJan 1968Archibald David (Arch) Graham, Margaret Grace Walker; 'Willow Grange', Berrima Road, Moss Vale, NSW; >
Parents and <=2 children. MGW away working for some (much?) of this period. 
Educationfr Feb 1968 - Dec 1969Secondary education, Moss Vale High School, Moss Vale, NSW; >
Year 9 in 1968 and Year 10 in 1969.6,7 
Employmentfrom ca Jan 1970 to ca Dec 19Hardware store, Moss Vale, NSW; >
Shop assistant for 2 years; first job after leaving school.8 
AddressOldca Jan 1972 to ca Dec 1972c/- Mrs T Hudson, 150 Manuroa Road, Takanini, NEW ZEALAND; >
Went to NZ with her mother for a holiday, and decided to stay. Unsure about the dates, but she was there for about 12 months, including Jun 1972 (as she missed her brother Geoffrey's 21st birthday then), and returned just before Christmas, presumably Dec 1972.
For the first few months of her stay in New Zealand, she was living-in where she was working, but she then changed jobs and was boarding with Mrs Hudson for the rest of the time she was in New Zealand.9,10 
Employmentca Jan 1972 to ca Dec 1972Horse trainers, near Takanini, NEW ZEALAND; >
Employed as a track worker for two horse trainers. The first position lasted for several months (?) and was terminated by the employer after Rosemarie declined his sexual advances. The second position commenced immediately and lasted until Rosemary's return to Australia.11 
AddressOldfr 1973 - May 1975'Willow Grange', Berrima Road, Moss Vale, NSW; >
F TBV. 
AddressOldfr Mar 1975 - May 1975Vince Bonello; Avenel, VIC; >
Living together for some months.12 
Marriage31 May 1975Vince Bonello; Moss Vale, NSW13 
Married NameBonello 
AddressOld__ Jun 1975 to say1976Vince Bonello; Mittagong, NSW 
AddressOldfrom say 1976 to say early 19Vince Bonello; 'Willow Grange', Berrima Road, Moss Vale, NSW14,15 
Separations 1977Vince Bonello 
AddressOldfrom 1977c/- Mr R Murchison, Cobbadah Station, Cobbadah, NSW; A [LDG A/Book]. Date1 GFSPO. 
AddressOldFrom 1978Flat 3, 165 Hudson Road, Wooloowin, QLD; >
A [LDG ABook]. Date GFSPO. 
Employmentfrom 1978Royal Exchange Hotel, QLD16 
Divorce1978?Vince Bonello 
Occupationfr Jan 1979 - Apr 1979Piccadilly West End Motel, Wollongong, NSW; >
Assistant Motel Manager (brother MRG was Manager).17 
AddressOldfr Jan 1979 - Apr 1979Piccadilly West End Motel, 349 Crown Street, Wollongong, NSW; >
* With brother MRG [MRG 1/92]. 
AddressOldfr Apr 1979 - 21 Nov 1980John Frederick Clarke; 97 Nottingham Street, Berkeley, NSW; >
With partner/spouse.
HOUSE OWNED BY JFC?18 
Marriage17 Oct 1980John Frederick Clarke; Wollongong?, NSW; >
RAG's second marriage; JFC's second marriage.
Living together from 4/79? [MRG 1/92]; separated 3/87 [my estimate]; divorced??. 
Married NameClarke 
AddressOldfr 22 Nov 1980 - 24 Feb 1982John Frederick Clarke; 97 Nottingham Street, Berkeley, NSW; >
Parents and 1 child.19 
Educationsay 1980sTertiary education; Horticulture at TAFE. 
AddressOldfr 25 Feb 1982 - 1984John Frederick Clarke; 97 Nottingham Street, Berkeley, NSW; >
Parents and 2 children.20 
AddressOldfr 1984 - Mar 1987John Frederick Clarke; 25 Conifer Street, Albion Park Rail, NSW; >
Parents and 2 children. House owned by parents.
Date2 is researcher's estimate.18 
Separations Mar 1987John Frederick Clarke 
AddressOldfr Mar 1987 - Jun 1987c/- Julie Orgill, 19 Koona Street, Albion Park Rail, NSW; >
Mother and 2 children, staying temporarily with a friend after the parents' separation.21 
AddressOldfr Jun 1987 - Feb 1988Flat 1, 6 Central Avenue, Oak Flats, NSW; >
Mother and 2 children in rented flat.22 
Illnessc 1988Cerebral haemorrhage 
Divorces 1989John Frederick Clarke 
Married NameCroxton 
(Daughter of deceased) Death3 Feb 1999Archibald David (Arch) Graham; Harbison Nursing Home, Charles Street, Burradoo, NSW; >
     1. Cause of death: "(1a) Cerebrovascular accident, 4 days (1b) Renal failure, 6 months (1c) Hepatic failure, 6 months (2) Ulcerative colitis with ileostomy, ? years; Coronary artery bypass graft - arteriosclerosis, 10 years; Gout, ? years."
     2. In reality, death was brought on by the shock from the death of his son, Kerry, during Jan 1999.

3. Identical Death Notices in Canberra Times, 6 Feb 1999; Illawarra Mercury, 6 Feb 1999, p26; Sydney Morning Herald, 6 Feb 1999, p90 and 9 Feb 1999; Grenfell Record, 10 Feb 1999, p29:
     GRAHAM, Archibald David -- 3 Feb 1999. Peacefully at Harbison Village Nursing Home, Bowral. Previously of Moss Vale, Robertson, Armidale and Grenfell. Dearly beloved husband of Peg (Isabel). Former husband of Margaret Noakes (Canberra). Much loved father and father-in-law of Lindsay and Penny (Canberra), Kerry (deceased), Mike (Figtree), Ralph and Karen (Sydney), Geoffrey and Rose (Bendigo), Rosemarie and Craig Croxton (Clarence Town) and grandfather and great grandfather to their families.
     Aged 88 years. A good innings. ...

4. Obituary in Grenfell Record, 10 Feb 1999, p2:
     OBITUARY: Archibald David Graham
     Archibald David Graham was born in Grenfell on 22 Dec 1910 and will come home to his final resting place today.
     Arch's parents [actually grandparents], William Graham and Sarah Cairnworth [actually Carnwath] were both born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, he in 1827 and she in 1833.
     They married at Arty Garvan [actually Artigravan] in February 1855 and almost immediately sailed for Australia, arriving in Moreton Bay on 1 Aug 1855.
     At this stage, William could not read or write, although Sarah was able to do both.
     William and Sarah spent a year in Queensland before travelling down through the NSW goldfields. Their first child, William, was born while his father was a gold digger at Rocky River, only 30 kilometres from where his grandson Arch was to live 95 years later.
     In the 1860s the family moved to Grenfell and a few years later, William turned to farming in the Quondong area east of Grenfell and was the first person to grow wheat commercially in the Grenfell area.
     William Snr died in 1895 and Sarah lived until 1914.
     They had 13 children, although not all of them survived to adulthood.
     The second youngest child, David, was born in November 1874 and lived on his parents’ farm until the early 1900s when he moved to Hopefield, south east of Grenfell.
     David married Emily Durham in 1904 and they had seven children between 1905 and 1917 [actually 1919]. The pair built a more substantial house in 1925, which still stands today.
     Dave and Emily's two sons Arch (born 22/12/10) and Gordon (born 27/12/13), worked Hopefield with their father and then they [actually Dave] acquired Dewrang, 1182 acres on the slopes of Weddin Mountains, south of Grenfell.
     Arch moved to Dewrang in January 1935 and worked it on his own until his marriage in 1938.
     In 1936 Arch donned an army uniform, joining the Light Horse Brigade as a reservist and trained in various parts of Australia and Bouganville [actually Bougainville, and Arch did not go there until 1944] and eventually joined the 7th light horse regiment in 1941.
     In October 1938, Arch married Margaret Walker, daughter of a local Church of England Irish minister, and apart from interruptions of the war, worked on Dewrang until they decided to move to Armidale in 1950.
     Due to distances from schools and with a young family, it was time to move again, this time to Robertson.
     The wheat fields were a long way away, but Arch persevered with growing spuds, pigs, cabbages and so on.
     By 1966, caught by years of heavy rainfall, unrelenting bank managers and illness, Arch was forced to sell up and move to a 40 acre block on the outskirts of Robertson.
     A few years later they moved to Berrima Road, Moss Vale.
     Arch and Margaret eventually divorced and in 1983 , Arch married Peg Jeffery, a local lady, and they lived in Moss Vale until further illness lead them to Harbison Homes in Bowral, where Arch’s kidneys finally let him down.
     From 1945, Arch suffered a variety of ailments including colitis, a heart attack, strokes, nephritis and so on, but rarely ever complained.
     Arch loved farming and horses. He was proud of his kids and doted on his grandchildren. He loved cricket and was an avid bush poetry reciter. Many regarded Arch as simple, practical, down to earth, no airs or graces, honest, a hard worker and most of all a real battler.
     Arch is survived by his wife Peg at Harbison Homes, Bowral; sons and daughters-in-law Lindsay and Penny (Canberra), Michael (Figtree), Ralph and Karen (Epping), Geoffrey and Rose (Bendigo) and daughter and son-in-law Rosemarie and Craig (Clarence Town ). A son, Kerry, pre-deceased him.
     A graveside burial for Arch will be held at Grenfell Cemetery from 2pm today.
     Contributed.23,24,25,26,27,28
(Daughter of deceased) Death21 Aug 2000Margaret Grace Walker; Morling Lodge, Red Hill, ACT 
Death21 Mar 2011John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW; >
After a horse riding accident early afternoon on 20 Mar 2011, she was taken by helicopter ambulance to hospital, but she had suffered irreparable brain damage and was pronounced dead Monday afternoon, 21 Mar 2011.29 
Funeral29 Mar 2011Christ Church Anglican Church, Cnr Myles & Dowlings streets, Dungog, NSW; >
Funeral service at 11:00am. 
Burial29 Mar 2011Cemetery, Clarence Town, NSW 

Family 1

Vince Bonello d. say 2000s

Family 2

John Frederick Clarke b. 24 Sep 1942, d. 21 Apr 2020

Citations

  1. Graham, Lindsay D, Personal knowledge; hereafter called Graham LD, Personal knowledge: unknown cd.
  2. Noakes (nee Walker/Graham), Margaret G, Diary; hereafter called Noakes MG, Diary; held in Researcher's Library. 31 Oct 1954: Date, Place inferred, Memo.
  3. Graham, Archibald D, Oral, hereafter called Graham AD, Oral. Dec 1991: Date2.
  4. Croxton (nee Graham, was Clarke), Rosemary A, Oral, hereafter called Croxton RA, Oral: 22 Feb 2009: Years 7-8 at Tara.
  5. Graham, Geoffrey W, Email, hereafter called Graham GW, Email; original in Researcher's personal correspondence, GW Graham. 7 Feb 1999: 40 acres.
  6. Graham, Michael R, Oral, hereafter called Graham MR, Oral. Mar 1990: School.
  7. Croxton RA, Oral: 22 Feb 2009: Years 9-10 at MVHS.
  8. Croxton RA, Oral: 22 Feb 2009: Memo.
  9. Graham, Lindsay D [0001], Address Book, hereafter called Graham LD, Address Book; held in Researcher's Library. Address.
  10. Croxton RA, Oral: Sep 2004, May 2007: Memo1, Memo2.
  11. Croxton RA, Oral: May 2007: Place, Memo1.
  12. Noakes (nee Walker/Graham), Margaret G, Oral, hereafter called Noakes MG, Oral. Jan 1994: Location, Memo.
  13. Family history chart, Harris family, compiled by John Michael Cottee, Canberra, March 1980 "from available information"; hereafter called FH chart, Harris-JMC; copy in Researcher's Family History records: DOM.
  14. Graham MR, Oral. Dec 1993 -- Address.
  15. Noakes MG, Oral. Jan 1994 -- Address.
  16. Graham MR, Oral. Dec 1993 -- working at REHotel while living in QLD?
  17. Graham MR, Oral. Jan 1992 -- Position/Memo, Employer.
  18. Graham MR, Oral. Jan 1992: Date1.
  19. Graham MR, Oral. Jan 1982.
  20. Graham MR, Oral. Jan 1982: Date2.
  21. Graham LD, Personal knowledge: 1992: Estimates.
  22. Graham LD, Personal knowledge: 1992: Dates are estimates.
  23. Death Certificate: Graham, Archibald D, 20 Feb 1999. DOD, POD, Memo1.
  24. Graham LD, Personal knowledge: Feb 1999 -- Memo2.
  25. The Canberra Times newspaper, published by Fairfax Media/Australian Community Media, Canberra, ACT, accessed via National Library of Australia newspaper files; hereafter called Canberra Times/NLA; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records at ID0007. 6 Feb 1999, accessed 9 Feb 2021: DOD, POD Harbison Village Nursing Home, Bowral, Memo3.
  26. Illawarra Mercury newspaper, published by Australia Community Media, then Fairfax Media, then Nine Entertainment, Wollongong, NSW, accessed via National Library of Australia newspaper files; hereafter called Canberra Times/NLA; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records at ID0007. 6 Feb 1999, p26, accessed 16 Feb 2021: DOD, POD Harbison Village Nursing Home, Bowral, Memo3.
  27. Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, published by John Fairfax & Sons, Sydney, NSW, accessed via National Library of Australia newspaper files; hereafter called SMH/NLA; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records at 6 Feb 1999, p90 & 9 Feb 1999: DOD, POD Harbison Village Nursing Home, Bowral, Memo3.
  28. Grenfell Record newspaper, published by WB Howarth, Grenfell, NSW, accessed via National Library of Australia newspaper files; hereafter called Grenfell Record/NLA; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records at ID0007. 10 Feb 1999, p29, accessed 16 Feb 2021: DOD, POD Harbison Village Nursing Home, Bowral, Memo3.
    and 10 Feb 1999, p2, accessed 16 Feb 2021: Memo4.
  29. Graham LD, Personal knowledge: DOD, POD, Memo.

Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott1

M, ID15, (11 Nov 1937-8 Apr 2005)
Last Edited10 Feb 2021
RelationshipBrother of Penny Graham (nee Emerson-Elliott)
ChartsDescendant Chart -- Thomas EMERSON
Descendant Chart -- Samuel BATTEN
Descendant Chart -- Mikhail ORLOV
FatherLeslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott b. 20 Apr 1905, d. 4 Mar 1997
MotherNona/Norma Brayer b. 9 Aug 1918, d. 21 Dec 1952
(Witness) NoteLeslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Nona/Norma Brayer; Addresses 1942 to 1952 for parents and 3 children: Addresses from 1942 (Penny's birth) to 1952 (Nona's death) are in the order advised by ADEE in Jan 1989. Dates and periods (and some revisions to the order advised earlier) as shown, are based on PFEE's recollections or, more often, on ADEE's advice in Apr 1994, Nov 1994, 17 Dec 2003 and in his timeline chart prepared 23 Nov 2004. Some further revisions to dates and periods have been made following the addition of ship travel information from passenger lists as shown in the relevant Travel tags. [19 Apr 2013] 
(Witness) NoteLeslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Addresses 1952 to 1955 for father and 3 children: Addresses from 1952 (Nona's death) to 1955 (the family's return to Australia) are in the order advised by ADEE in Jan 1989. Dates and periods (and some revisions to the order advised earlier) as shown, are based on PFEE's recollections or, more often, on ADEE's advice in Apr 1994, Nov 1994, 17 Dec 2003 and in his timeline chart prepared 23 Nov 2004. Some further revisions to dates and periods have been made following the addition of ship travel information from passenger lists as shown in the relevant Travel tags. [19 Apr 2013] 
Birth11 Nov 193716 Rifle Range Lane, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYA; >
Anthony Denis Emerson-Elliott, born 8:40 pm on 11 November 1937 at 16 Rifle Raze [actually Range] Lane, Kuala Lumpur to Leslie Denis Emerson-Elliott and Norma Roberts, both of British race. Birth was registered by the father on 23 Nov 1937. All other data provided for on the certificate (eg, Status of Citizenship and Religion of child; Identity Card, Status of Citizenship, Status of Residence, Residence Address, Age and Religion of parents) was marked 'No information received'.2 
(Resident) AddressOldat Nov 1937 to ca mid-1939Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Nona/Norma Brayer; 16 Rifle Range Lane, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYA; >
Parents and one child. Rented bungalow.
ADEE was born here (Nov 1937), but it is not known how long his father and mother had lived here prior to his birth.
LDEE's papers include a letter agreeing to lease the bungalow to him for 18 months from 1 Nov 1938. The 'Manhattan' passenger list (Mar 1939) quotes this address.
As the next son DSEE was born in Aug 1939 in Singapore, it is assumed the family left here soon after LDEE's return from overseas in Apr 1939.3 
(Resident) AddressOldto 15 Aug 1939Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Nona/Norma Brayer; 1 Holland Hill, Singapore; >
Parents and 1 child.4 
(Resident) AddressOldfrom 15 Aug 1939Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Nona/Norma Brayer; 1 Holland Hill, Singapore; >
Parents and 2 children.5 
(Resident) AddressOldat Jan 1940 to Feb 1942Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Nona/Norma Brayer; 'Whitelawns', 38 Tanah Merak Besar Road, Changi, SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 2 children.6 
(Resident) Travelfr 12 Feb 1942 - 23 Feb 1942Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Nona/Norma Brayer; SS Empire Star, Blue Star Line, Singapore/Batavia/Fremantle, SINGAPORE/INONESIA/AUSTRALIA; >
Parents and 2 children in First Class.
MV Empire Star left Singapore before dawn on 12 Feb 1942 in the last convoy to depart before the fall of Singapore to the Japanese Army 3 days later.
Passenger List on arrival at at Fremantle 23 Feb 1942 shows: Passengers = ELLIOTT-EMERSON [sic], Leslie Denis, Norma Felece [sic], Anthony Denis, Derek St John; Port of Embarkation = Singapore; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Lt RNVR, Home-Duties, Infant, Infant; Age = 33 [actually 36], 23, 4, 2; Country of Last Permanent Residence = Singapore; Nationality = British; Race (specifying Country) = British; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = Australia; Address in Australia = c/o S.N.O., Sydney, NSW.
On this voyage, Master = Selwyn N. Capon, Total Passengers = 33, being 30 adults [8M, 22F) and 3 children [2M, 1F]. No Births or Deaths on the voyage.
However, from contemporary accounts, there were at least 2,000 people on board, some 15 people died when the ship was attacked by Japanese planes and some people disembarked at Batavia -- it is not known why only 33 names were on the Passenger List at Fremantle, or why that List contains no reference to those who died.
MV Empire Star (12,656 tons gross), owned by the Union Cold Storage Company, was the second of 3 ships of that name. Built in Belfast in 1935, she was torpedoed and sunk off the Azores later in 1942 with the loss of 42 lives.
MEMORIES OF A CHILD PASSENGER Submitted by Derek Emerson-Elliott
I was aboard the Empire Star when she left Singapore just before the surrender. I was two-and-a-half at the time, but have three, possibly four memories of the voyage. The probable memory is of seeing an ack ack gun firing, and then going into a sandbagged shelter with my mother and brother, and sitting on the floor listening to the sound of diving aircraft. I remember all the women in the shelter were fanning themselves with Chinese paper fans. They all looked frightened except my mother, who smiled at me. I was told that this happened on No. 4 wharf just before we boarded the vessel, but otherwise cannot connect it with the Empire Star.
I am certain that the other three memories are of the Empire Star. One is of my brother Tony and I sitting on the floor with other children in a darkened cabin. There was a lady (not my mother) lying on a bed looking at me. The occasion was the giving of Christmas presents to children on the ship, and someone (I understood it to be the Captain) opened a sack and handed out little presents. The only present I recall was a comb that I was very proud of. My understanding is that the Empire Star had brought Christmas toys to Singapore in its cargo but had not unloaded them in Singapore, and that the Captain had decided to give some of them to the children on board. My next memory was of looking over the rail and seeing the ship towing a large flat raft. This may have been in Batavia harbour during repairs, but at the time I thought we were under way.
The last memory is of my mother, father (who was a lieutenant in the RNVR seconded to the ship as an 'additional officer'), Tony and I going to dinner and finding the dining room absolutely packed out, with tables and chairs full of people in the lobby outside the dining room.
My mother, Tony and I had been put on Empire Star by Bishop Wilson, the Bishop of Singapore. Father - who had been a rubber planter and then businessman in Malaya before the war - had been the First Lieutenant of a minesweeper which was sunk, and had been given orders to join Empire Star by his CO, Captain Mulock, RN, Head of Extended Defences. Father was in Naval Intelligence, ending the war as Personal Assistant and Chief of Staff to the Australian Director of Naval Intelligence, Commander RBM Long.
We remained with Empire Star until disembarking in Fremantle on 23 February 1942.7,8,9
(Resident) AddressOldat Mar 1942Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; 2 Swan Road, Bicton, WA; >
Parents and 2 children. Presumably temporary accommodation provided by RAN.10 
(Resident) AddressOldto 14 Apr 1942Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; 55 Louise Street, Nedlands, WA; >
Parents and 2 children.11 
(Resident) AddressOld15 Apr 1942 to ca Jun 1943Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; 55 Louise Street, Nedlands, WA; >
Parents and 3 children.
In Perth until Jun 1943 (or a little earlier?), assumed to be at this address.12,13 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Jun 1943 - Aug 1943Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; c/- Batten family, 39 Glenferrie Road, Kew, VIC; >
Parents and 3 children.14,15 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Aug 1943 - Jun 1946Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; 9 Alto Avenue, Croydon, VIC; >
Parents and 3 children.
Family living here at Christmas 1946 [not correct, perhaps he meant Christmas 1945].16,17 
(Passenger) Travelfr Jun 1946 - 27 Jun 1946Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Train & MV Charon, Melbourne/Perth/Singapore, AUSTRALIA/SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 3 children. By train from Melbourne to Perth, and on board MV Charon from Fremantle to Singapore.
Item in Straits Times 28 Jun 1946:
The following passengers arrived in Singapore yesterday on the Charon from Fremantle, Australia: ... Mr L. D. Emerson-Elliott, Mrs N. F. Emerson-Elliott, Master A. D. Emerson-Elliott, Miss P. F. Emerson-Elliott, ...18,19,20,21 
(Passenger) ImageLeslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Nona/Norma Brayer; >
Parents and 3 children.
MV Charon, taken about 1950. 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Jul 1946 - 19 Sep 1946Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; 'Casuarinas', Changi, SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 3 children. Assumed to have moved here shortly after arrival in Singapore.22,23 
(Passenger) Travelfr 19 Sep 1946 - 3 Oct 1946Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; MV Charon, Blue Funnel Line, Singapore/Derby/Perth; >
Parents and 3 children in First Class.
Newspaper shipping report says that the ship berthed in Fremantle at 1310 on 2 Oct 1946 (from Singapore and the North West with passengers, stock and general cargo), although the Passenger List and the Passports all say 3 Oct 1946 -- perhaps there were quarantine and/or customs requirements so that passengers did not disembark until the following day.
+ Passenger List and Quarantine List at Fremantle 3 Oct 1946 show Port of Embarkation = Singapore; Country of Last Permanent Residence = Australia; Nationality = British; Race (specifying country) = England x 2, Malaya x 2, Australia; Occupation = Naval Officer, Housewife, Student x 3; Age = 38 [actually 41], 28, 8/9, 7, 4/6 [second age for ADEE and PFEE shown incorrectly on Quarantine List]; Address at Destination = c/- Naval Intelligence Office, Fremantle; Country of Intended Permanent Future Residence = Singapore. On this trip, Master = E. Marriott; Total passengers = 71, being 68 adults (52M, 16F) and 3 children (2M, 1F).
+ SS Charon (3,703 tons gross), owned by the Ocean Steam Ship Company Limited, was the second of 3 ships of that name. She was built in 1936 and sailed regularly between SE Asia and Fremantle, with up to 10 trips pa. She was sold for scrap in 1964, but became the Panamanian owned Seng Kong No. 1.24,25,26,27,28 
(Passenger) Travelfr Oct 1946 - 5 Nov 1946Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Marella, Burns Philp line, Perth?/Singapore, AUSTRALIA/SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 1 child. It is assumed that the child was the daughter Penelope, with the older brothers Tony and Derek staying at school in Perth.29,30 
(Resident) AddressOld__ Nov 1946 to ca 1948Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; 'Casuarinas', Changi, SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 3 children, although the 2 sons were at boarding school or elsewhere in Melbourne from early Nov 1946 to Jan 1947.
Parents and daughter were here for Christmas 1947, 2 sons were with the Battens in Melbourne.
4 Sep 2008: Assumed to have moved back here after visit to WA in Oct 1946. How long were they here? Check ADEE's timeline chart.
4 Sep 2008: Check period at school with DSEE?31,17 
(Resident) AddressOldfrom 1947? to 1947?Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Perth, WA; >
Parents and 3 children.
No listing in Perth Telephone Directory Aug 1947.
3 Sep 2008: Address and duration unknown -- check ADEE's timeline chart (and DSEE?).32,33 
(Passenger) Travelca 4 Sep 1947 to 17 Sep 1947Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; TSS Marella, Burns Philp, Singapore/Fremantle/Melbourne; >
Parents and 3 children in First Class.
+ Passenger List at Fremantle 14 Sep 1947 shows passengers Mr LD, Mrs NF, Master AD, Master DSJ, Miss PN Emerson-Elliott, Port of Embarkation = Singapore, Port of Intended Disembarkation = Melbourne, Address at Destination = 39 Glenferrie Road, Kew, Melbourne.
On this voyage, Master = A. Donaldson; Total crew and passengers = 204.
+ TSS Marella (7,475 tons gross), 34,35,36 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Sep 1947 - Oct 1947Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; with Batten family, 39 Glenferrie Road, Kew, VIC; >
Parents and 3 children.
Duration probably only a few weeks.37 
(Resident) AddressOldfrom Oct 1947Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Heyington Place, Toorak, VIC; >
Parents and 3 children. Moved here after living with the Battens briefly. While living here, Tony and Derek went to Glamorgan School nearby.
Duration unknown -- around a year?38 
(Passenger) Travelca 30 Jan 1948 to 2 Feb 1948Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Trans-Australia train, Melbourne/Perth, VIC/WA; >
Kalgoorlie Miner newspaper 2 Feb 1948: LDEE arrived in Kalgoorlie yesterday from Eastern States en route to Perth. Only LDEE is shown (twice, as are several other passengers) in the passenger list, but all the family was on board.39,40
(Passenger) Travel21 Feb 1948Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Perth, WA; >
Parents [Passports stamped 'Seen at Immigration Office 21/2/48'] and 3 children (assumed) appear to have left Perth for Singapore.41,42 
(Resident) AddressOldca Mar 1948 to ca Aug 1948Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Cameron Highlands & Penang, MALAYA; >
Parents and 3 children.
Moved from Cameron Highlands to Penang with the Ryders.43,44,45 
(Passenger) Travelca Aug 1948 to 28 Sep 1948Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Singapore?/Durban, SINGAPORE?/SOUTH AFRICA46,47 
(Resident) AddressOldca Oct 1948 to ca Dec 1948Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Cato Ridge, SOUTH AFRICA; >
Parents and 3 children.
Paying guests at a farm for about 6 months.
Cato Ridge is about 2/3 of the way from Durban to Pietermaritzburg, adjacent to the route of the Comrades Marathon, the world's oldest and largest ultra marathon run every year since 1921 (except WW2) over 90km between Durban and Pietermaritzburg.48,49,50 
(Resident) AddressOldca Dec 1948 to ca Mar 1949Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Singapore, SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 3 children.43 
(Passenger) Travelto 17 Dec 1948Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; MV Umtali, Natal Line, Durban/Plymouth, SOUTH AFRICA/ENGLAND; >
Parents and 3 children.
Passenger List on arrival at Plymouth on 17 Dec 1948 shows: Departure Port = Durban; Arrival Port = Plymouth; Names = Mt. L. D. Emerson-Elliott, Mrs. N. Emerson-Elliott, Master A. Emerson-Elliott, Master D. Emerson-Elliott, Miss P. Emerson-Elliott; Class = Saloon; Ages = 40 [actually 43], 30, 11, 9, 6; Proposed Address in UK = co Hongkong & Shanghai Bank Corp., E.C.3; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Merchant, Housewife, Nil x3; Country of Last Permanent Residence = Malaya x5; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = British Empire outside UK x5.
On this voyage, the ship (Registered tonnage 5,033) sailed from Beira, Mozambique via South African ports (including Durban and Cape Town) to Plymouth, the Master being F. J. O'Hea. 75 passengers were shown in the Passenger List.
SS Umtali (ca 8,300 tons), a Bullard King & Company Natal Line ship owned by the Union-Castle Line, was the second of 3 ships of this name. She was built in 1936, sold to Elder Dempster & Co. in 1957, renamed Calabar and scrapped in 1962.51,52,53,54 
(Resident) AddressOldJan 1949Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; London, ENGLAND; >
Parents and 3 children.
Temporary accommodation after arrival from Durban and before the move to Almer Manor -- probably not more than 1 month in total:
* Regent's Palace Hotel, London.
* Caravan in Amersham (it is believed that the family ran out of money temporarily, as 'Anthony Pang was doing the wrong thing in Singapore', and they had to move out of their hotel in London).
* Swan Inn.55 
(Resident) AddressOldca Feb 1949 to ca Aug 1949Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Almer Manor, Dorset, ENGLAND; >
Parents and 3 children.
Rented property.56,57 
(Passenger) Travelto 15 Sep 1949Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; SS Antenor, Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool/Capetown/Fremantle; >
Parents and 3 children in First Class.
+Passenger List shows Port where Embarked = Liverpool; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Agriculturalist, Housewife, Scholar x 3; Age = 41 [actually 38], 31, 11, 10, 7; Country of Last Permanent Residence = England; Race (specifying Country) = English; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = Australia. On this voyage, Master = JE Cooper, OBE; Total passengers = 38, being 32 adults (17M, 15F) and 6 children 1-12 (4M, 2F).
+SS Antenor (ca 11,200 tons gross), a Blue Funnel Line ship owned by the China Mutual Steam Navigation Company, was the third of 5 ships of this name. She was built in 1924, and scrapped in 1953.58,59,60 
(Resident) AddressOld16 Sep 1949 to ca Nov 1949Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Fremantle area, WA; >
The 3 children stayed with the Rycrofts (he was a friend of LDEE's from the war years) probably somewhere in the Fremantle area, while their parents were in the quarantine station on the coast south of Fremantle.61 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Nov 1949 - Oct 1950Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; 259 Balaclava Road, Caulfield, VIC; >
     On arrival in Melbourne, the parents and 3 children probably stayed with the Battens for a while. Then they were in Rosebud briefly, while LDEE was looking for land to buy (it is possible, but probably unlikely, that he did buy land somewhere on the Mornington Peninsula then or during 1950).
     Then the family rented the house in Balaclava Road, although the children were at boarding school for most of the time, due to their mother's illness. Family was here for Christmas 1949.
     PFEE's Prayer Book suggests 64 Balaclava Road, but 259 seems more likely to be correct.62,63 
Educationca Jan 1950 to ca Oct 1950Primary education, Trinity Grammar School, Kew, VIC; >
Attended as a boarder, probably for most of 1950, while the family lived at Balaclava Road. Used to visit Aunt Batten, who lived close to the school.64,65 
(Passenger) Travelfr Oct 1950 - 26 Oct 1950Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Himalaya, Melbourne/Perth, VIC/WA; >
P&O liner Himalaya.
Parents and 3 children. Moved to Perth in the hope that the climate would be better for mother's health.66 
(Resident) AddressOldlate Oct to late Nov 1950Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; 80 Williams Road, Nedlands, WA; >
Parents and 3 children. Rented house.
Date2 = date mother admitted to Wooroloo Sanatorium.67,68 
(Resident) AddressOldlate Nov 1950 to ca Jan 1951Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 80 Williams Road, Nedlands, WA; >
     Father and 3 children, while mother in sanatorium. Rented house.
     Father and children were living here at Christmas 1950, which was celebrated at the home of Jack and Vera Ryder (and children Georgette and Jock).69,68,70 
(Resident) AddressOldca Jan 1951 to ca May 1951Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; __ Labouchere Road, South Perth, WA; >
Father and 3 children, while mother in sanatorium. Rented house.71,68 
(Resident) AddressOldca May 1951 to ca Aug 1952Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 64 Bay View Terrace, Mosman Park, WA; >
Father and 3 children. Rented house.
Mother still in Wooroloo Sanatorium, came home 2-3 months after the move to Mosman Park.
Address correct, and mother still in sanatorium, at 19 Jun 1951.72,73,74 
(Resident) AddressOldca Aug 1951 to ca Feb 1952Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; 64 Bay View Terrace, Mosman Park, WA; >
Parents and 3 children. Rented house.
Mother returned from Wooroloo Sanatorium 2-3 months after the move to Mosman Park.
Family spent Christmas 1951 in this house.75,68 
(Passenger) Travelfr Feb 1952 - 7 Mar 1952Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Perth/Colombo, AUSTRALIA/CEYLON; >
Parents and 3 children (assumed).
17 Aug 2008: What ship? Check WA newspapers for passenger lists -- did the ship travel via Singapore? Check these dates against other data and adjust others as needed.76 
(Resident) AddressOldca 8 Mar1952 to Mar 1952Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, CEYLON; >
Parents and 3 children.
Stayed in this hotel for about 3 months, that is, for all of their stay in Ceylon.
About 6 months [Feb 1989], or more likely, much less, say 2-3 months [Jul 2005].
But return to Singapore on 30 Mar 1952 indicates that the family only stayed in Ceylon for 1-2 weeks.77,78 
(Witness) ImageMar 1952Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, CEYLON; >
Parents and 3 children.
Photo taken about 1921. 
(Passenger) Travelfr Mar 1952 - 30 Mar 1952Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Colombo?/Singapore, CEYLON?/SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 3 children (assumed).79 
(Passenger) Travelfr May 1952 - Jun 1952Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; >
Parents and 3 children (assumed).
Entered Singapore 27 May 1952 and again 18 Jun 1952. Singapore ID card issued 12 Jul 1952.80 
(Resident) AddressOldca Jun 1952 to ca Aug 1952Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Balmoral Road, Singapore, SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 3 children. Rented house (known as the "pink house"), after some days or weeks at the Seaview Hotel in Singapore.81 
(Passenger) Travelto 11 Aug 1952Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; SS Charon, Singapore/Broome/Derby/Fremantle, SINGAPORE/AUSTRALIA; >
Parents and 3 children in Cabin Class. Ship started from Singapore (date not stated), called at Broome (date not stated) and Derby on 4 Aug 1952, and arrived in Fremantle 11 Aug 1952.
+ Passenger List and Quarantine List show Port of Embarkation = Singapore; Nationality (as shown on Passport) = British; Racial Origin = European; Age = 44, 33, 14, 12, 10 [LDEE based on 1908, otherwise all correct]; Occupation = Merchant, Home Duties, Student x 3; Country of Last Permanent Residence = Australia; State of intended Future Permanent Residence = W. Aust.; Purpose of Journey = Australian Resident Returning; Proposed Length of Stay in Australia = Indef.; Address at Destination in Australia = 40, Vincent Street, Nedlands, Perth. On this voyage, Master = A. McDonald; Total passengers = 81, being 73 adults (34M, 39F) and 8 children 0-12 (3M, 5F).
+ For SS Charon background, see Oct 1946 Singapore/Fremantle trip above.
R/Log Jan 2007, 15 Aug 2008: Check elsewhere for Date1. Check Log of Logs for any relevant information.
7 Sep 2008: Check WA newspapers for any report of arrival.82,60 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Aug 1952 - Dec 1952Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott, Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; 25 Alexander Road, Dalkeith, WA; >
Parents and 3 children. Rented house.
At this address for ADEE's birthday 11 Nov 1952.
Address current at 22 Dec 1952.83,84,85 
Educationca Sep 1952 to ca Dec 1952Secondary education, Scotch College, Claremont, WA; >
Attended for 2.5-3 months while the family lived at Alexander Road.
31 Aug 2008: Check details w/Derek -- what year would Tony have been in? Was he a day boy or boarder?86,87 
(Living named child) Death21 Dec 1952Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Infectious Diseases Hospital, Subiaco, WA; >
Death Certificate details:
+Deceased: Norma Felicia Emerson-Elliott; Home Duties; Late of 25 Alexander Road, Dalkeith WA; Female; 33 years.
+Date & Place of Death: 21 Dec 1952; Infectious Diseases Hospital, Subiaco.
+Cause of Death: a. Inhalation broncho-pneumonia, Left side (1 week); b. Pulmonary Tuberculosis (Years); c. Chicken Pox (1 week).
+Certifiying Medical Practitioner: M. Sadka MB, BCh; Last seen 20 Dec 1952.
+Place of birth: Somerset, England [actually Astrakhan, Russia].
+Years lived in Australian States: Western Australia - 3 years [actually VIC 3 years, WA 3 years].
+Parents: Theodore Brayer-Roberts [actually Gustav Braier]; Business Proprietor [actually Unknown]; Julia Unknown [actually Orlova].
+Conjugal status: Married in Singapore in January 1937 to Leslie Denis Emerson-Elliott [actually 19 Jan 1940].
+Children: Anthony D. 15 years; Derek St. J. 11 years [actually 13 years]; Penelope F. 10 years.
+Informant: Donald John Chipper, Funeral Director, 1023 Hay Street, Perth WA.
+Registered: 23rd December 1952, Perth.88 
(Resident) AddressOldDec 1952 to ca Jan 1953Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 25 Alexander Road, Dalkeith, WA; >
Father and 3 children, after mother's death 22 Dec 1952.
At this address for Christmas 1952, celebrated at the Ryders' home.89,72 
(Resident) AddressOld__ Jan 1953 to ca Feb 1953Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Greystone Stud, York Road, Greenmount, WA; >
Father and 3 children. Owned home -- LDEE had earlier (when NFEE came out of the sanatorium in 1951) bought adjacent land, Richelieu Park.
Duration probably longer than 1-2 months shown.90,91,92 
(Resident) AddressOldca Feb 1953 to ca May 1953Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Studio flat by the sea, Singapore, SINGAPORE; >
Father and 3 children.
WHY DID LDEE SELL GREENMOUNT SO QUICKLY AND RETURN TO SINGAPORE? LOCATION AND DURATION IN SINGAPORE UNCERTAIN.93 
(Resident) AddressOldca May 1953 to ca Aug 1953Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 'Greenmount', Greenmount, WA; >
Father and 3 children.
Family returned from Singapore as the sale of the Greenmount house fell through.
31 Aug 2008: The following dates appear to be too early, as ADEE said 17 Dec 2003 that the family were at Greenmount for Christmas 1953 (dinner at the Aitkins). Check w/Penny and timeline.
8/53-10/53     Seaview Hotel, Singapore -- about 2 months [PFEE 2/89].
     11/53-3/54     Purley?, London.
     4/54-6/54     Lisbon, Portugal -- about 2-3 months; Penny turned 12 within the first few weeks PFEE 2/89.43,94 
(Passenger) Travelc Jan 1954Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Charon, Perth/Singapore, AUSTRALIA/SINGAPORE; >
Father and 3 children.
25 Aug 2008: Check Perth newspapers for sailing dates and passenger lists.95 
(Passenger) Travelfr 6 Feb 1954 - 1 Mar 1954Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; SS Chusan, P. & O. S. N. Company, Singapore/London, SINGAPORE/ENGLAND; >
Father and 3 children.
Passenger List of London arrivals shows: Departure port = Singapore; Arrival Port = London; Names = Leslie Emerson-Elliott, Anthony D. Emerson-Elliott, Derek St.J. Emerson-Elliott, Penelope Emerson-Elliott; Class = Tourist; Ages = 46 [actually 48], 16, 14, 11; Proposed Address in UK = H. K. & Shanghai Bank, 9 Gracechurch St., E.C.3; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Merchant, Student, Student, Student; Country of Last Permanent Residence = Australia; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = England.
No information on passenger numbers or intermediate ports of call is provided in the Passenger List of London arrivals. There were no passenger lists published in Singapore newspapers at the time of departure from Singapore.96,97,98 
(Resident) AddressOldfr 2 Mar 1954 - 25 Mar 1954Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; ENGLAND; >
Father and 3 children.
It is assumed that, on arrival in and departure from London, they stayed in the Regent Park Hotel (as per Paraguay Star Passenger List).
They also spent about a week of this 3-week period looking at boats in Salcombe, Devon and other places. LDEE was thinking of buying a boat in which the family could sail back to Australia.99,100 
(Witness) Travelfrom 26 March 1954Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; SS Paraguay Star, Blue Star Line, London/Lisbon, ENGLAND/PORTUGAL; >
Father and 3 children.
Passenger List on departure from London shows: Departure port = London; Names = Leslie Emerson-Elliott, Anthony Emerson-Elliott, Derek Emerson-Elliott, Penelope Emerson-Elliott; Last Address in UK = Regent Palace Hotel, London W.1; Class = First; Destination Port = Lisbon; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Merchant, Student, Student, Student; Ages = 43 [actually 48], 16, 14, 11; Country of Last Permanent Residence = British Possession; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = Portugal.
On this voyage, the ship sailed from London for South America via Lisbon, Madeira and Teneriffe, the Master being D. R Macfarlane. There were 44 passengers, being 38 Adults incl. Children 12+ (22M, 16F), 2 Children 1-11 (1M, 1F) and 4 Infants (3M, 1F).101,102 
(Resident) AddressOldlate Mar 1954 to Apr 1954Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Hotel Miraparque, Lisbon, PORTUGAL; >
Father and 3 children. Hotel overlooks Edward VII Park.
LDEE wanted to move to Portugal on the advice of the Aitkins, who were also going to move there, but did not do so.103 
(Passenger) Travelto 13 Apr 1954Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Andes, Royal Mail Lines Ltd, Lisbon/Southampton, PORTUGAL/ENGLAND; >
Father and 3 children.
Passenger List on arrival at Southampton 13 Apr 1954 shows: Departure port = Lisbon; Arrival Port = Southampton; Names = Leslie Denis Emerson-Elliott, Anthony Denis Emerson-Elliott, Derek St.John Emerson-Elliott, Penelope Frances Emerson-Elliott; Class = Second; Ages = 45 [actually 48], 16, 14, 12 [actually 11]; Proposed Address in UK = Hongkong Shanghai Bk, 9 Gracechurch St., E.C.; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Retired, Student, Student, Student; Country of Last Permanent Residence = England; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = England.
On this voyage, the ship sailed from South America via Lisbon to Southampton. No information on passenger numbers was provided in the Passenger List.104,105 
(Resident) AddressOldca Jun 1954 to ca Jul 1954Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Purley, London, ENGLAND; >
Father and 3 children. Rented house.
Penny broke her arm in the last day or two of the stay here, and was in hospital for the move to Henley-on-Thames.106,107,44 
(Resident) AddressOldca Aug 1954 to ca Sep 1954Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; "Green Trees", Peppard, near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND; >
Father and 3 children. Guest house.
At this address 15 Aug 1954 and 10 Sep 1954.
31 Aug 2008: LDEE persuaded the cook at Green Trees to leave and accompany the family to Burley [ADEE 17 Dec 2003]. What was the story? Was there another staff member who went with the EEs?108,109,44,110,111 
(Resident) AddressOldca Sep 1954 to ca Feb 1955Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Queen's Close, Burley, Hampshire, ENGLAND; >
Father and 3 children. Rented house.
Here for Christmas 1954.112,113,44 
Educationca Sep 1954 to ca Dec 1954Secondary education, Queen's Close, Burley, Hampshire, ENGLAND; >
Tutored by Miss Heppinstall, while the family was living at Burley.
1 Sep 2008: For how long? What subjects? Secondary equivalent?114 
(Passenger) Travelfr 19 Mar 1955 - 10 Apr 1955Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Iberia, P. & O. S. N. Company, London/Perth, ENGLAND/AUSTRALIA; >
Father and 3 children.
Passenger List of London departures shows: Departure port = London; Arrival Port = Fremantle; Names = Leslie Emerson-Elliott, Anthony Emerson-Elliott, Derek Emerson-Elliott, Penelope Emerson-Elliott; Class = First; Dates of birth = 20.4.08 [actually 20.4.08], 11.11.37, 14.8.39 [actually 15.8.39], 14.4.42; Address in UK = Queens Close, Burley x4; Occupation = Stud Master, ---, ---, ---; Country of Citizenship/Country of Passport Issue = UK/UK x4; Country of Last Permanent Residence = Australia x4; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = Australia x4.
On this voyage, the Iberia sailed from London via Fremantle and Melbourne to Sydney with 1,098 passengers (830 adults, 241 children 1-12 and 18 infants), the Master being W. Pollitt (sp?).115,116 
Educationfr Apr 1955 - Dec 1958Secondary education, Leederville Technical School, Leederville, WA; >
Sat for Matriculation in 1956 and 1957, but did not pass until 1958.86 
(Resident) AddressOldca 10 Apr 1955 to ca May 1955Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Captain Stirling Hotel, Nedlands, WA; >
Father and 3 children.
Stayed here for about 1 month after arrival on the Iberia, while looking for a suitable home. PFEE turned 13 while they were in the hotel.43,117 
(Resident) AddressOldca May 1955 to early 1959Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 17 Caporn Street, Nedlands, WA; >
Father and 3 children. Owned home. Lived here for 2-3 years.
Date2 = date moved to Lawnbrook Park.43,117,118 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Jan 1959 - May 1962Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 'Lawnbrook Park', Lawnbrook Road, Bickley, WA; >
Father and 3 children. Property owned by father LDEE -- citrus orchard and poultry farm.
Date1 = date moved from Caporn Street, based on the entry in Aug 1959 Telephone Directory (closing date for entries in all directories cited was probably Jun 1959) and PFEE's recollection that the move was after she left MLC and before she started at LTS.
Date2 = date ADEE moved to Canberra.119,120 
Travelfr May 1962 - 17 May 1962Train, Perth/Canberra, WA/ACT121,122 
(Resident) AddressOldfr 1963 - Dec 1964Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Lawley House, Barton, ACT; >
Father and 3 children. 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Jan 1965 - 13 Feb 1965Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; ?? Gellibrand Street, Campbell, Canberra, ACT; >
Father and 3 children. Rented house for Penny's wedding.
Date1 estimated as Dec 1964 by ADEE in Jan 1989, but an inscription in the book by Mary Renault 'The Bull from the Sea' indicates the family was still in Lawley House for Christmas 1964. 
(Resident) AddressOldfr 14 Feb 1965 - 1965Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; ?? Gellibrand Street, Campbell, Canberra, ACT; >
Father and 2 sons. Rented house.
For some time after Mar 1965(?), LDEE was in Perth and ADEE & DSEE shared the house. 
(Resident) AddressOldfr 1966 - 1970Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 1A Haddon Court, Hackett, ACT; >
Father and 2 sons. Rented flat.
* Dates are guesstimates [and based on ADEE 1/89].
Date1 <= Aug 1966 (see 0018 1966-08-27 Cba Times p4 Australian Party.jpg. 
(Resident) AddressOldfr 1968 - 1980Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 1A Haddon Court, Hackett, ACT; >
Father and son. Dates are LDG's guesses. 
(Witness) Miscellaneous1960s/1970sLeslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Investors Club of Australia, ACT; >
     During the 1960s, there was occasional discussion within the Emerson-Elliott family about the 'Golden Bough Investment Lottery', where the proceeds from ticket purchases (ie, the capital) would be invested and regular lottery prizes paid out of the investment income, with ticket purchases being refundable in full on request. Initially, it was thought to sell the idea to government which could use the capital for the public benefit, eg, for home and land purchases.
     During the late 1960s and 1970 (ie, when REFC was operating), the proposal morphed into the 'Investors Club of Australia' to be operated by the Emerson-Elliotts, the capital being placed by contract with a finance corporation (presumably REFC) and used for property mortgages and building projects. It was said that the finance corporation would guarantee a minimum return of 12½% pa. Some work was done on the design of brochures and a syndicate name may have been registered in Aug 1970, but it seems unlikely that the venture would have been financially viable, even at the optimistic rate of return that was forecast. Perhaps the apparent lack of further progress was brought about by LDEE's marriage to Jean Denley in Oct 1970 and the family's involvement in the 'Ivan Franko' project in early 1971.123 
(Resident) AddressOldca Jul1971 to ca Feb 1972Leslie Denis Emerson-Elliott; 1A Haddon Court, Hackett, ACT; >
Father and 2 sons.124 
(Witness) Miscellaneousfr 1971 - 1972Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 'Ivan Franko' Project, ACT; >
     In Jan 1971, REFC entered into an agreement with the Soviet Maritime Passenger Agency, Morpasflot, to charter the Russian cruise liner Ivan Franko (sister ship of the Shota Rustaveli, which had been competing successfully against established shipping lines in the North Atlantic and the Pacific), or a sister ship, from Nov 1971 to May 1972. REFC advertised the availability of cruises and sought staff during Jan 1971, and continued to explore financial costings through Mar/Apr 1971.
     However, early in Feb 1971, Morpasflot advised REFC that the Ivan Franko had to be in dock for repairs early in 1972, and no other ship would be available. In Jun 1971, the Australian Trade Commissioner for Eastern Europe, acting on behalf of REFC, had discussed the impasse with the relevant authorities in Moscow, but no resolution had been reached.
     In Jan 1972, REFC announced that it would sue the Soviet Government Agency Morpasflot for breaching the charter agreement. Morpasflot denied that a binding contract had been signed, describing it as a memorandum of agreement that would be confirmed in a charter agreement including details of sailing schedules etc. After further discussions with representatives of the commercial counsellor at the Russian Embassy, REFC confirmed that it would issue a writ out of the ACT Supreme Court on 2 Feb 1972 if Morpasflot had not clarified its position by then.
     Media reports later in Feb 1972 indicated that no writ had been issued and, as Morpasflot is apparently not within the jurisdiction of the ACT Supreme Court, no writ could be issued until an application was made to the ACT Supreme Court and leave granted in the matter.
     It is not known whether there was any further activity, but there were no press reports after that, and it is assumed that no writ was ever issued. This may have been affected by LDEE's separation from his wife Jean Denley and the action brought by her in the ACT Supreme Court in Feb 1972, by DSEE's Pacific cruise and marriage in Mar 1972 and by DSEE's practice issues which would require him to give up private practice later in 1972.125 
(Resident) AddressOldca Feb 1972 to 28 Sep 1980Leslie Denis Emerson-Elliott; 1A Haddon Court, Hackett, ACT; >
Father and son.126 
Politics18 May 1974ACT; >
Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam called a double dissolution election for 18 May 1974 
Travel1978Travelled in Europe, returning to Australia on MV Galileo via Genova and Malaga (48 hours).127 
(Resident) Addressfr 29 Sep 1980 - Dec 1996Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 13 MacIntyre Place, Charnwood, ACT; >
Father and son, until LDEE admitted to hospital in Dec 1996.128 
AddressOldfrom Dec 199613 MacIntyre Place, Charnwood, ACT; Alone, after his father's final admission to hospital.129 
(Living named child) Death4 Mar 1997(Deceased) Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Canberra Hospital, Garran, ACT; >
Time of death 9:20 pm.
+Name, Occupation, Usual Residence: Leslie Denis Emerson-Elliott [actually born Leonard Emerson, aka Leslie Denis Elliott]; Retired; 13 MacIntyre Place, Charnwood ACT.
+Date and Place of Death: 4 March 1997; Canberra Hospital, Canberra ACT.
+Sex, Age & POB: Male; 88 years [actually 91]; Taunton, England [actually Vauxhall, Lambeth, London, England].
+Length of Residence in Australia: 54 years.
+Conjugal status: Widowed.
+First Marriage -- POM, Age, Spouse: England, 21 years, Doris Rathbone.
+Second Marriage -- POM, Age, Spouse: England, 29 years, Norma Felice Brayer-Roberts [actually Singapore, 34 years, Nona Braier].
+Third Marriage -- POM, Age, Spouse: Nil shown [actually Canberra ACT, 65, Annie Jean Denley].
+Names & ages of children: Patricia [actually Patricia Doris], 70; Anthony Denis, 59; Derek St John, 57; Penelope Frances, 54.
+Number of deceased children: Male Nil [actually 3], Female Nil.
+Cause of Death, Duration of Fatal Illness: Renal failure (days), Metabolic encephalopathy (days).
+Medical Practitioner who certified death, When deceased last seen: Dr Zurauskas, 4 Mar 1997.
+Deceased's Father -- Full Name, Former Surname, Occupation: Thomas William Emerson, -, Unknown [actually Rubber Cutter].
+Deceased's Mother -- Full Name, Maiden Surname, Occupation: Frances Sarah Emerson, Rumens, Home Duties.
+Informant -- Full Name, Occupation, Place of Residence: Derek Emerson-Elliott; Public Servant; 8 Budden Crescent, Theodore ACT.
Note: In Dec 2010, all incorrect information on the Death Certificate issued in Mar 1997 (as shown above) was amended by the ACT authorities following the production of all relevant documentary evidence by his daughter Penny Graham. The only correction not made was the number of deceased children. A new certificate, based on the corrected information, was issued in Dec 2010.130,131,132 
(Witness) Funeral7 Mar 1997Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Chapel, Norwood Park Crematorium, Sandford Street, Mitchell, ACT; >
Ceremony conducted by Rev. Brian Carter (Anglican).
Attended by Tony E-E, Derek & Anne E-E, Julian & Libby E-E, David E-E, Cameron E-E, Richard E-E, Penny & Lindsay Graham, Brian & Carolyn Carter and a few others.133,134 
(Witness) Cremation7 Mar 1997Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Norwood Park Crematorium, Sandford Street, Mitchell, ACT; >
Cremated by H K McLean.
Witnesses P J Dinn, C E Finch.
Attended by Tony E-E, Derek & Anne E-E, Julian & Libby E-E, David E-E, Cameron E-E, Richard E-E, Penny & Lindsay Graham, Brian & Carolyn Carter and a few others.135,136 
Travelc Apr 2003Hobart, TAS137 
IllnessJan 2004Haemochromatosis, Calvary Hospital, ACT; >
Will be going to Calvary on 4 Jan 2004 for tests, and expects to be in hospital for a few days.138 
Death8 Apr 2005Cnr Limestone Avenue & Chisholm Street, Ainslie, ACT; >
ca 11:30pm.
Death Notice in Canberra Times 12 Apr 2005:
     EMERSON-ELLIOTT, Anthony Denis -- 1937-2005
     Beloved and loving brother of Derek and his sisters Pat and Penny.
     Deeply missed by all the families.139
Funeral13 Apr 2005Norwood Park Crematorium, Sandford Street, Mitchell, ACT; Death Notice in Canberra Times, 12 Apr 2005:
     The funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the Norwood Park Crematorium, Sandford Street, Mitchell, on Wednesday 13 Apr 2005, commencing at 12 noon.
     Tobin Brothers Funerals
     Kingston 6295 2799
     Australian Owned140

Citations

  1. Birth Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, Anthony D [0015], Register No. 940620 issued by Registrar General, Births & Deaths, Malaysia on 13 July 2010, hereafter called Birth Certificate EEAD; original in Researcher's family history papers, ID0015. Given names, surname.
  2. Birth Certificate EEAD. DOB, POB, Memo.
  3. Birth Certificate EEAD. Date1, Address.
  4. Birth Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, Derek St J [0018], Register No. 75313 issued by Registrar of Births & Deaths, Republic of Singapore on 18 Jun 2011, hereafter called Birth Certificate EEDS; original in Researcher's family history papers, ID0018. Address.
  5. Birth Certificate EEDS. Address at 15 Aug 1939.
  6. Marriage Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, L Denis & Briar-Roberts, Norma F, Registration No. 1070, Certified Copy No. 1992 issued 23 Nov 1983 by Registrar of Marriages, Republic of Singapore, hereafter called Marriage Certificate EELD+BrNF; photocopy held in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Address at Jan 1940.
  7. Passenger List 'Empire Star' in Inward Passenger Manifests for Ships and Aircraft arriving at Fremantle and Perth Airport, 23 Feb 1942, Microfilm CRS K269, Roll 91, 11 Feb 1941 to 23 Apr 1942, hereafter called Passenger List 'Empire Star' Feb 1942; original sighted at National Archives of Australia, Canberra, photocopy in Researcher's Family History papers, ID0016. Dates, Route, Memo3, Memo4.
  8. Passport; Emerson-Elliott, Leslie D. [0016], No. 8534 issued 20 Jan 1939 by Federated Malay States, Kuala Lumpur, hereafter called Passport EELD 1939; photocopy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Passport valid to 20 Jan 1944, renewed to 20 Jan 1949 and includes the notes "British Subject by birth" and "Bearer previously travelled on Foreign Office passport, number unknown, issued in 1934, now stated as lost". Arrived Fremantle Date2.
  9. TheShipsList web site, URL www.theshipslist.com, hereafter called TheShipsList; web page sighted 20 Aug 2008, copy held in Researcher's computer records, file TSL Blue Funnel Line 20080820.mht. Memo6.
  10. Graham (nee Emerson-Elliott), Penelope F [0002], Oral, hereafter called Graham PF, Oral. Jan 2007, Aug 2008: Date, Address Bicton, Memo1.
  11. Birth Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, Penelope F. [0002], Certified Copy of Entry 1758/42 in Perth Registry District by Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Western Australia on 11 Jan 1984, hereafter called Birth Certificate EEPF; original in Researcher's family history papers, ID0002: Current address as shown on certificate.
  12. Birth Certificate EEPF: Address at Apr 1942.
  13. Emerson-Elliott, Anthony D. [0015], Oral, hereafter called Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Nov 1994, 17 Dec 2003: Dates and Memo2.
  14. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Nov 1994: Dates, with Batten family.
  15. Telephone Directory, Victoria, White Pages, hereafter called Telephone Directory VIC, NLA; Accessed in National Library of Australia, Canberra, Call No. N 919.451 AUS. Feb 1944 directory (would normally have been issued Nov 1943, but deferred to conserve manpower and paper; entry date unknown) sighted 9 Sep 2008: Address for CW Batten.
  16. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Nov 1994: Dates, Address.
  17. Emerson-Elliott, Derek St J. [0018], Oral, hereafter called Emerson-Elliott DStJ, Oral. 3 Sep 2008: Memo2.
  18. Passport EELD 1939. Date2.
  19. Passport: Emerson-Elliott (nee Beayer-Robert), Norma F. [0017], No. A241571 issued 27 May 1946 by Commonwealth of Australia, Melbourne, VIC, hereafter called Passport EENF 1946; photocopy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Passport valid to 27 May 1951, renewed to 27 May 1956 and includes the notes "British Subject by birth", "Wife of a British Subject by birth" and "Bearer states that passport issued by Foreign Office was lost when Singapore fell". Date2.
  20. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989, Nov 1994: Approx. dates, Memo1.
  21. The Straits Times, Singapore, hereafter called Straits Times; accessed via Singapore National Library web site at www.singapore.nl.sg; copy in Researcher's family history papers, 28 Jun 1946, Page 3: Memo2. Image and copy in Researcher's FH records, ID0016.
  22. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989 and Dec 2003: Address.
  23. Passport EELD 1939. Departed from Singapore on Date2.
  24. Passport EELD 1939. Date1 permitted to leave Singapore for Australia by 'Charon' on 19 Sep 1946.
  25. Passport EENF 1946. Date1 permitted to leave Singapore for Australia by 'Charon' on 19 Sep 1946.
  26. Passenger List 'Charon' in Inward Passenger Manifests for Ships and Aircraft arriving at Fremantle and Perth Airport 6 Jul 1952 to 26 Aug 1952, hereafter called Passenger List 'Charon' Oct 1946; original in National Archives of Australia, Canberra, Microfilm CRS K269, Roll 125; photocopy in Researcher's Family History papers. Dates, Route, Memo1, Memo3.
  27. TheShipsList. Sighted 2 Aug 2004: Memo4.
  28. The West Australian newspaper, published in Perth, WA, hereafter called West Australian; accessed via National Library of Australia Trove web site at http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records, Memo2..
  29. Passport EELD 1939. Date2 permitted to land in Singapore.
  30. Passport EENF 1946. Date2 permitted to land in Singapore.
  31. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address.
  32. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: 1946-1947? in Perth.
  33. Telephone Directory, Western Australia, White Pages, hereafter called Telephone Directory WA, NLA; Accessed in National Library of Australia, Canberra, Call No. NL 919.41 AUS. 1947 directory (entry and release dates unknown) sighted 9 Sep 2008: Memo2 (no entry for LD Elliott, Emerson-Elliott or Emerson).
  34. Passenger List 'TSS Marella': Arrivals by ships and aircraft at Fremantle and Perth Airport, Microfilm 18 Jun 1947 to 19 Nov 1947, JS Battye Library of West Australian History, Perth, Date at Fremantle, Route, Memo1, Memo2.
  35. Passport EENF 1946. Arrived Fremantle 14 Sep 1947.
  36. Passport EELD 1939. Arrived Fremantle 14 Sep 1947.
  37. Graham PF, Oral. Jan 2007: Address on TSS Marella Passenger List was Batten family. Memo2.
  38. Graham PF, Oral. Jan 2007, Aug 2008: Address, Memo1.
  39. Kalgoorlie Miner newspaper, Kalgoorlie, WA, hereafter called Kalgoorlie Miner; accessed via National Library of Australia Trove web site at www.trove.nla.gov.au; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records, ID0016. 2 Feb 1948, page 3: Date, Train, Memo1.1.
  40. Graham PF, Oral. 30 Dec 2012: Memo1.2.
  41. Passport EELD 1939. Date, Place, Memo1.
  42. Passport EENF 1946. Date, Place, Memo1.
  43. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address, Memo1.
  44. Timeline chart, Emerson-Elliott family, compiled by Anthony D. Emerson-Elliott [0015], Canberra, 23 Nov 2004, hereafter called Timeline chart, Emerson-Elliott; copy held in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Date estimates, Address.
  45. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Memo2.
  46. Passport EELD 1939. Arrived Durban 28 Sep 1948.
  47. Passport EENF 1946. Arrived Durban 28 Sep 1948.
  48. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Country, Memo1. 17 Dec 2003: Address.
  49. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989, Jun 2005: City, Memo1, Memo2 (must have been less than 6 months, as arrived Durban 28 Sep 1948, and in London for Christmas 1948).
  50. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, URL http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/; hereafter called Wikipedia. Article 'Comrades Marathon' sighted 23 Aug 2008: Memo3.
  51. Passenger List 'Umtali' arriving Plymouth 17 Dec 1948, from the records of The National Archives, London, England, Inwards Passenger Lists, Class BT26, Piece 1238, Item 219 digitised by Ancestry.com Operations Inc. in 2008 and accessed at ancestry.com on 21 Apr 2013, hereafter called Passenger List 'Umtali' 1948; image and paper copy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Date2, Travel info, Memos.
  52. Passport EENF 1946. Arrived London 10 Jan 1949.
  53. Passport EELD 1939. Arrived London 10 Jan 1949.
  54. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Ship name, route.
  55. Timeline chart, Emerson-Elliott. Memo2 (ADEE's chart says that the family was in Regent's Park Hotel for Christmas 1948, but it must have been a late celebration, as they arrived in London on the Umtali 10 Jan 1949).
  56. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address, Memo1. Apr 1994: Dates Autumn 1948 to Summer 1949, ca 9 months (but must have arrived later and stayed for shorter period, as Umtali arrived London 10 Jan 1949 and Antenor arrived Australia 15 Sep 1949). 17 Dec 2003: Date2 ca Oct 1949 (but must have been earlier, as Antenor arrived Australia 15 Sep 1949), Memo2.
  57. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989, Jun 2005: Address, Memo1, Memo2.
  58. Passenger List 'SS Antenor' in Inward Passenger Manifests for Ships and Aircraft arriving at Fremantle and Perth Airport, Sep 1949, Microfilm CRS K269, Roll 105, 9 Sep 1949 to 30 Oct 1949, hereafter called Passenger List 'SS Antenor' Sep 1949; original in National Archives of Australia, Canberra. Date2, Route, Memo1 and Memo3.
  59. TheShipsList. Sighted 2 Aug 2004: Memo2.
  60. Passport EENF 1946. Arrived Fremantle Date2.
  61. Graham PF, Oral. 2 Oct 2011: Dates, Address, Memo.
  62. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Address, Dates, Memo2.
  63. Graham PF, Oral. 2 Oct 2011: Dates, Address, Memo1.
  64. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: School, Dates, Memo1.
  65. Timeline chart, Emerson-Elliott. School, Dates.
  66. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date2, Ship, Memo1.
  67. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address, Memo1. 17 Dec 2003: Date1, Date2, Memo1.
  68. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989, Jun 2005: Address, Memo1.
  69. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date1, Date2, Address, Memo1, Memo2.
  70. Emerson-Elliott, L Denis [0016], Letter to Norma F Emerson-Elliott, hereafter called Emerson-Elliott LD, Letter to NFEE; photocopy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. 14 Dec 1950: Current address, names of Ryder parents and children.
  71. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: City, Memo1. 17 Dec 2003: Address, Date1, Date2, Memo1.
  72. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address, Memo1. 17 Dec 2003: Memo2.
  73. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989, Jun 2005, 30 Aug 2008: Address, Memo1.
  74. Emerson-Elliott LD, Letter to NFEE. 19 Jun 1951: Memo3.
  75. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address, Memo1. 17 Dec 2003: Memo2, Memo3.
  76. Passport EENF 1946. In Perth 12 Feb 1952 (passport validity entered) and 26 Feb 1952 (authority to travel to Ceylon within 1 month for a visit of 3 months). Permitted to land, Colombo Port, Ceylon, 7 Mar 1952.
  77. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Country, Memo1. 17 Dec 2003: Memo2.
  78. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989, Jul 2005: Address, Memo1, Memo3.
  79. Passport EENF 1946. Arrived Singapore 30 Mar 1952.
  80. Passport EENF 1946. Memo2.
  81. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989, 17 Dec 2003: Dates (say 4-5 months), Address, Memo1.
  82. Passenger List 'SS Charon' in Inward Passenger Manifests for Ships and Aircraft arriving at Fremantle and Perth Airport, Aug 1952, Microfilm CRS K269, Roll 125, 6 Jul 1952 to 26 Aug 1952, National Archives of Australia, Canberra. Date2, Route, Memo1, Memo2.
  83. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address, Memo1.1, Memo2.
  84. Emerson-Elliott LD, Letter to NFEE. 22 Dec 1952: Address, Memo3 (letter written the day NFEE died).
  85. Graham PF, Oral. 1 Oct 2009: Memo1.2.
  86. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: School, Date1, Date2, Memo1.
  87. Timeline chart, Emerson-Elliott. School, Dates, Memo1.
  88. Death Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, Norma F [0017], issued by District Registrar for Perth, Western Australia, Registration No. 2981/52, Registered 23 Dec 1952, True copy issued 17 Apr 1953, hereafter called Death Certificate EENF; photocopy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0017. DOD, POD, Memos.
  89. Emerson-Elliott LD, Letter to NFEE. 22 Dec 1952: Address, Memo2.
  90. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989, 17 Dec 2003: Address = 'Greenmount', Greenmount; Memo1.
  91. Graham PF, Oral. Jul 2005: Memo2.
  92. Telephone Directory, Western Australia, White Pages, hereafter called Telephone Directory WA, Battye; Accessed in JS Battye Library of West Australian History, Perth. Aug 1952 and Aug 1953 (entries closed ca 15 Jun 1952 and 15 Jun 1953), sighted 8 Feb 2007: Address.
  93. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989, 17 Dec 2003: Address, Memo1.
  94. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989: Memo2.
  95. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date, Ship, Route, Memo1.
  96. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date2 = Feb/Mar 1954, Ship, Route, Memo1, Chusan was P&O ship.
  97. Passenger List 'Chusan' arriving London 1 Mar 1954, from the records of The National Archives, London, England, digitised by Ancestry and accessed at ancestry.co.uk on 13 Nov 2010, hereafter called Passenger List 'Chusan' 1954; images and paper copies in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Date2, Ship & travel details, Memo2.
  98. Straits Times; copy in Researcher's FH papers, 6 Feb 1954, p10: Date1. [Copy not retained]
  99. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date estimates, Memo3.
  100. Passenger List 'Paraguay Star' departing London 26 Mar 1954, from the records of The National Archives, London, England, digitised by FindMyPast and accessed at findmypast.com on 13 Nov 2010, hereafter called Passenger List 'Paraguay Star' 1954; images and paper copies in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Date2, Memo2.
  101. Passenger List 'Paraguay Star' 1954. Date1, Travel info, Memo2, Memo3.
  102. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date ca Apr 1954, Route?, Memo1.
  103. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date2 ca Jun 1954; Address; Memo1 -- stayed here for about 2 months, and Penny's 12th birthday was celebrated here on 14 Apr 1954; Memo2.
  104. Passenger List 'Andes' arriving Southampton 14 Apr 1954, from the records of The National Archives, London, England, Inwards Passenger Lists, Class BT26, Piece 1309, Item 200 digitised by Ancestry and accessed at ancestry.com on 18 Apr 2013, hereafter called Passenger List 'Andes' 1954; images and paper copies in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Date2, Travel info, Memo2, Memo3.
  105. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date ca Jun 1954, Shaw Savill Line ship Andes, Lisbon/London?, Memo1.
  106. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Dates, Address, Memo1, Memo2.
  107. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989: Address. Aug 2008: Stayed for perhaps 2 months, Memo2.
  108. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Dates, Address, Memo1.
  109. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989, Aug 2008: Address, lived here for about 2 months, Memo1.
  110. William Harrison Ainsworth, Old Saint Paul's (Originally published 1841, this edition by Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd, London, England, 1954), hereafter called Ainsworth, Old Saint Paul's; held in Researcher's Library. Page Inscription: Memo2 first date.
  111. National Health Service Medical Card: Emerson-Elliott, Penelope F. [0002], issued by Oxford County and City Executive Council, 73 George Street, Oxford on 10 Sep 1954, hereafter called NHS Medical Card EEPF 1954; original held in PF Graham's Personal papers. Memo2 second date.
  112. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date1, Address, Memo1, Memo2.
  113. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989: Address, lived here for about 6 months.
  114. Graham PF, Oral. Dec 2003: Memo1.
  115. Passenger List 'Iberia' departing London 19 Mar 1955, from the records of The National Archives, London, England, Outwards Passenger Lists, Class BT26 or BT27 digitised by Ancestry.com Operations Inc. in 2012 and accessed at ancestry.com on 19 Apr 2013, hereafter called Passenger List 'Iberia' 1955; images and paper copies in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Date1, Travel info, Memos.
  116. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date2 Apr 1955, Ship, Memo1.
  117. Graham PF, Oral. Jun 1991, Jun 2005: Memo1, Memo2.
  118. Telephone Directory WA, Battye. Aug 1955, Aug 1956, Aug 1957, Aug 1958, sighted Feb 2007: Address, Date1 inferred, Date2 inferred.
  119. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address, Memo1, Memo2..
  120. Telephone Directory WA, Battye. Aug 1959, Aug 1960, Aug 1961, Aug 1962 (all Lesmurdie Exchange), sighted Feb 2007: Address, Memo2, Memo3.
  121. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date2.
  122. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 2019: Travel by train.
  123. Emerson-Elliott papers on Investors Club of Australia from late 1960s and 1970, hereafter called EE ICA papers; copies (given to Researcher by LDEE and/or ADEE late in 1970) in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Memo = summary of source papers.
  124. Graham, Lindsay D, Personal knowledge; hereafter called Graham LD, Personal knowledge: Date1 is my guesstimate, based on the guesstimated date of separation of LDEE & AJD. Date2 is when DSEE left on his marriage.
  125. Emerson-Elliott papers on Ivan Franko project from 1971 and early 1972, hereafter called EE Ivan Franko papers; copies (including correspondence from LDEE, ADEE and DSEE to the Researcher in 1971, and articles from the Canberra Times in early 1971 and early 1972) in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Memo = summary of source papers.
  126. Graham LD, Personal knowledge: Date1 is when DSEE left prior to his marriage.
  127. Emerson-Elliott, Anthony D, Email, hereafter called Emerson-Elliott AD, Email; original in unknown repository. 8 Oct 2003.
  128. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Nov 1993: Date1.
  129. Graham, Lindsay D & Penelope F, Personal knowledge, hereafter called Graham LD&PF, Personal knowledge: 1996/1997: Address, Date1, Memo.
  130. Graham (nee Emerson-Elliott), Penelope F, Personal knowledge, hereafter called Graham PF, Personal knowledge: DOD, POD, Memo1.
  131. Death Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, Leslie D [0016], Issued by ACT Registrar-General of Births Deaths and Marriages, Registration No. 1997/282, Registered 11 Mar 1997, True copy issued 11 Mar 1997, hereafter called Death Certificate EELD1; photocopy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. DOD, POD, Memo2+.
  132. Death Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, Leslie D [0016], Issued by Registrar-General, Office of Regulatory Services, ACT, Registration No. 20033779, Registered 11 Mar 1997, Certified copy issued 15 Dec 2010, hereafter called Death Certificate EELD2; original in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. DOD, POD, Memo2+.
  133. Death Certificate EELD1. DOFuneral, POFuneral, Memo1.
  134. Graham LD&PF, Personal knowledge: Memo2.
  135. Death Certificate EELD1. DOCremation, POCremation, Cremated by, Witnesses (Memo1, Memo2).
  136. Graham LD&PF, Personal knowledge: Memo3.
  137. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Hobart trip about 6 months ago.
  138. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Illness, Hospital, Memo1.
  139. The Canberra Times newspaper, published by Fairfax Media/Australian Community Media, Canberra, ACT, accessed via National Library of Australia newspaper files; hereafter called Canberra Times/NLA; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records at ID0015. 12 Apr 2005, accessed 9 Feb 2021: YOD, Memo.
  140. Canberra Times/NLA; copies in Researcher's FH records at ID0015. 12 Apr 2005, accessed 9 Feb 2021: POFuneral, Memo.

Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott1,2

M, ID16, (20 Apr 1905-4 Mar 1997)
Last Edited28 Oct 2021
RelationshipFather of Penny Graham (nee Emerson-Elliott)
ChartsAncestor Chart -- Penny GRAHAM (nee EMERSON-ELLIOTT)
Descendant Chart -- Thomas EMERSON
Descendant Chart -- Samuel BATTEN
Descendant Chart -- Mikhail ORLOV
Photograph by Picasa
FatherThomas William Emerson b. 28 Aug 1858, d. 21 Nov 1937
MotherFrances Sarah (Fanny) Rumens b. 7 Jun 1862, d. 1 Jan 1946
NoteIncorrect family information: The following information, almost all subsequently found to be untrue, was provided in 1983 by Denis Emerson-Elliott (LDEE) to his daughter Penny and son-in-law Lindsay, when they said they would like to research the family background while living in England in 1984. Some (or perhaps most) of this information had been given by LDEE to his children in earlier years. After much fruitless research by Penny and Lindsay in England in 1984 and over the next few years in Australia, the location of the real families of NFBR (in 1989) and of LDEE (in 1992) and subsequent research brought out the truth. A summary of the truth is shown below in square brackets following the false information provided -- for most items, more complete (and correct) information is shown in later events below or in the record for the other family members mentioned.
+Born Leslie Denis Emerson-Elliott on 20 Apr 1908 in Milverton, Somerset, England. [Born Leonard EMERSON on 20 Apr 1905 in Vauxhall, London, England.]
+Father Theodore Stacy Emerson-Elliott, born 15 May 1880, died before 1937. Architect and Member of Parliament. [Thomas William EMERSON, born 28 Aug 1858, died 21 Nov 1937. General labourer, slater, rubber worker.]
+Mother Rosemary Frances Francis, born 26 Mar 1885. [Frances Sarah RUMENS, born 7 Jun 1862.]
+LDEE had 4 siblings only [13 siblings, 10 brothers and 3 sisters], being --
1. Brother John Edward E-E, born 1897, married Lillian; 2 children (Denis and Dorothy), both of whom are possibly in the UK; John died about 1936 in a car accident in Florida, USA. [Ernest John Emerson, born 1888, married Lillian; 3 children (John, Denis and Lily); died 1972 in Somerset]
2. Brother Derek St John E-E, born 1899, not married, joined the RAF and was killed in action on his 19th birthday in 1918. [Henry (Nen) Emerson, born 1891, emigrated to Australia, Australian Light Horse in WW1, married with 3 children, died in Canberra early 1970s.]
3. Sister Helen Rosemary E-E, born 1903, married Frederick Dyble (Solicitor-General, Northern Ireland) in Ireland in 1932 (no children) and died about 1933 in a horse-riding accident in Ireland. [Helen Rosemary Emerson, born 1897, married Frederick Dibble (railway worker) in 1925 (2 children, Daphne and Alan), died in 1985 in Canterbury, Kent.]
4. Brother Lawrence Horace E-E, born 26 Mar 1906, married (his wife's sister married a friend of LDEE's); one son Anthony Peter? born in 1933?; RAF Wellington pilot in WW2, died in 1940 in an attack on Sylt in Holland or Belgium in which 50 bombers went and none returned. [Horace (Lol) Emerson, born 26 Mar 1902, died May 1984 in Norfolk. His wife's sister married John Henry Emerson, the nephew of Lol and LDEE. 3 children, one being Anthony Rex born 20 Aug 1933. Sylt is a German island off Denmark. The RAF retaliated against the Luftwaffe's bombing of Scapa Flow by attacking the German seaplane base at Hornum on the island of Sylt with 50 bombers on 19 Mar 1940. Very few, if any, bombers were lost and photo reconnaissance revealed little damage to the target.]
+In Jun 1995, LDEE said that John Henry (George) Emerson, LDEE's nephew, was a partner in a stockbroking firm. [2010: Not researched]
+Aunt Grace from the North Country has a very extensive tapestry family tree. [Grace Emerson was LDEE's sister. She married Bill Callon and lived in London until she moved to Nottinghamshire early in WW2. Her children have no knowledge of a tapestry family tree.]
+"Uncle Batten" (with whom LDEE, and his wife and children, lived in Melbourne for a while during WW2) was related to LDEE's mother's family. [Uncle Batten's family and LDEE's family have been traced back to the late 18th Century, but no link has been found]
+Wife Norma Felice Brayer-Roberts, born 8 Aug 1920 in Milverton, Somerset, England. [Born Nona BRAYER, daughter of Gustav BRAYER (probably Polish) and Julia ORLOVA (Russian), on 9 Aug 1918 in Astrakhan, Russia.]
+LDEE & NFBR were married on 13 Jan 1936 in the Cathedral, Singapore. [Married 19 Jan 1940 in St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore.]
+NFBR's father was a musician and composer (cellist), and a coffee broker in Mincing Lane in the late 1920s/early 1930s. He died in England before WW2. [It appears that he was an itinerant circus worker/performer from Astrakhan and he played some simple musical instruments. He left his wife and children in the Far East in the late 1920s, and there is some suggestion that he may have gone to Paris. Nothing more is known about what became of him.]
+NFBR's mother (and NFBR's 2 unmarried sisters) were killed in a WW2 bombing raid in London. [They were living in England for a few years after being repatriated from Singapore just before that city fell to the Japanese. However, the mother then lived in Perth until her death in 1975. The 2 sisters both married and lived with their families in Perth -- Daisy died in 1999, and Irene in 2009.]
+LDEE spent some years at a boarding school before studying Medicine for one year at King's College, London University. He left following problems with his family who agreed with the Dean, although the latter had treated LDEE unjustly. In 1930, he completed the degree Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Tropical) [BAgSc] at University of Aberdeen in Scotland. [Family members in England say that LDEE attended nearby St Peter's School in Lambeth until he left at age 14. No attempt has been made to research possible attendance at London University. There is no record of Elliott, Emerson or Emerson-Elliott as a graduate of the University of Aberdeen 1926-1955. No reference to LD Elliott as a candidate for the degree of BSc (Agriculture) in the years 1926-29 at the University of Aberdeen. There was no degree at that time entitled Agricultural Science (Tropical).]3,4,5,6 
NoteNona/Norma Brayer; Addresses 1942 to 1952 for parents and 3 children: Addresses from 1942 (Penny's birth) to 1952 (Nona's death) are in the order advised by ADEE in Jan 1989. Dates and periods (and some revisions to the order advised earlier) as shown, are based on PFEE's recollections or, more often, on ADEE's advice in Apr 1994, Nov 1994, 17 Dec 2003 and in his timeline chart prepared 23 Nov 2004. Some further revisions to dates and periods have been made following the addition of ship travel information from passenger lists as shown in the relevant Travel tags. [19 Apr 2013] 
Witness: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
NoteAddresses 1952 to 1955 for father and 3 children: Addresses from 1952 (Nona's death) to 1955 (the family's return to Australia) are in the order advised by ADEE in Jan 1989. Dates and periods (and some revisions to the order advised earlier) as shown, are based on PFEE's recollections or, more often, on ADEE's advice in Apr 1994, Nov 1994, 17 Dec 2003 and in his timeline chart prepared 23 Nov 2004. Some further revisions to dates and periods have been made following the addition of ship travel information from passenger lists as shown in the relevant Travel tags. [19 Apr 2013] 
Witness: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Birth20 Apr 190524 Neville Street, Vauxhall, London, ENGLAND; >
Birth Certificate details:
+Birth: Leonard Emerson on 20 Apr 1905 at 24 Neville Street.
+Father: Thomas William Emerson, General Labourer.
+Mother: Frances Sarah Emerson, formerly Rumens.
+Informant: TW Emerson, Father, 24 Neville Street, Vauxhall.
+Registered: 29 May 1905 by WB Smith, Registrar.7
Father & Informant: Thomas William Emerson
Mother: Frances Sarah (Fanny) Rumens
Name Variation20 Apr 1905Leonard Emerson8 
(Resident) AddressOldfrom Apr 1905Thomas William Emerson, Frances Sarah (Fanny) Rumens; 24 Neville Street, Vauxhall, London, ENGLAND; >
Parents and 7 children (assumed). It seems very likely that some of the older children, in addition to Bertram, would have left home before or soon after Leonard's birth.9 
(Resident) AddressOldfrom say 1906 to say 1920Thomas William Emerson, Frances Sarah (Fanny) Rumens; 145 Tyers Street, Vauxhall, London, ENGLAND; >
Parents and 6 children (assumed). Some of the older children (eg, Ernest John in early 1914) would have left home during this period.10,11,12,13 
Baptism14 Feb 1906St Peter, Vauxhall, London, ENGLAND; >
Register: Baptism solemnised in Parish of St Peter Vauxhall in the County of London on 14 Feb 1906, Christian name Leonard, Parents Thomas William & Frances Emerson, Abode 145 Tyers Street, Quality, Trade or Profession Slater, Ceremony performed by H. Burdon.14 
Father: Thomas William Emerson
Mother: Frances Sarah (Fanny) Rumens
Educationfrom say 1911 to ca 1919Primary education, St Peter's School, London, ENGLAND; >
Attended school to age 14.15,16 
(Son) Census2 Apr 1911(Head of Household) Thomas William Emerson, (Wife) Frances Sarah (Fanny) Emerson; 145 Tyers Street, Vauxhall or Kennington, London; >
Dwelling of 5 rooms -- address shown as Vauxhall by the Head of Household on the Schedule, Kennington by the Enumerator on the Address page.
Headings: Name and Surname; Relationship to Head of Family; Sex and Age; Marital Status; For Married Woman this marriage: years married, children born/living/died; Personal Occupation; Industry or Service; Employer, Worker or Own Account; Whether working at Home; Birth place; Nationality if born in Foreign Country.
= Thomas W. Emerson, Head, Male, 52; Married; Factory Hand, India Rubber, Engine Pucking? Making?, Worker, ---; Lambeth, London.
= Francis S. Emerson, Wife, Female, 48; Married 29 years, 13 children (8 living, 5 dead) [actually 14 born, 6 dead]); ---, ---, ---, ---; Lambeth, London.
= Maud E. Emerson, Daughter, Female, 25; Single; Labeller Jam Factory, ---, Worker, ---; Lambeth, London.
= Ernest J. Emerson, Son, Male, 22; Single; Office Porter, ---, Worker, ---; Lambeth, London.
= Grace Emerson, Daughter, Female, 14; Single; Confectioners Hand, Pascals, Worker, ---; Lambeth, London.
= Helen Emerson, Daughter, Female, 13; Single; School, ---, ---, ---; Lambeth, London.
= Horace Emerson, Son, Male, 9; Single; School, ---, ---, ---; Lambeth, London.
= Leonard Emerson, Son, Male, 5; Single; School, ---, ---, ---; Lambeth, London.
= George Emerson, Brother, Male, 43; Single; Druggist Warehouseman, ---, Worker, ---; Lambeth, London.17
Employment1920London, ENGLAND; >
"His first job was working for [his uncle Ernest] Redding and she [Ernest's daughter Eileen Redding] remembers amusing things like his keeping chickens, selling the eggs and meticulously entering every egg in an account book ... like a teenage business tycoon."18 
(Resident) AddressOldfrom ca 1920Thomas William Emerson, Frances Sarah (Fanny) Rumens; 81 Brixton Road, London, ENGLAND; >
Parents, 3 youngest children and TWE's brother George. Above the electrical shop operated by TWE's sons.19 
(Resident) AddressOldfr Apr 1925 - Apr 1926Thomas William Emerson, Frances Sarah (Fanny) Rumens; 81 Brixton Road, London, ENGLAND; >
Parents, 3 youngest children, Helen's husband FWD and TWE's brother George. Above the electrical shop operated by TWE's sons.20,21,22 
(Resident) AddressOldfrom 23 Apr 1926Thomas William Emerson, Frances Sarah (Fanny) Rumens; 81 Brixton Road, London, ENGLAND; >
Parents, 2 youngest children, daughter Helen and husband and their daughter, and TWE's brother George. Above the electrical shop operated by TWE's sons.23,22 
Occupationat Jun 1926Electrical Engineer/Merchant/Sports Outfitters Manager, ENGLAND; >
     The occupations of both LDEE and his father were shown on LDEE's marriage certificate in Jun 1926 as 'Electrical Engineer'. There is no evidence that either of them did any electrical or engineering training, but presumably LDEE (and maybe his father) worked with LDEE's brothers in the electrical business at 81 Brixton Road.
     Just a few weeks later, LDEE gave his occupation as 'Merchant' on the Kalyan Passenger List. Perhaps this just sounded more appropriate for someone travelling to the Far East, or perhaps it was an indication that he had secured the job with John Little & Co. before leaving London.
     When LDEE's daughter was born in Oct 1926, LDEE's wife Doris gave his occupation as Sports Outfitters Manager. It is possible that he worked in the retail trade in London, but there is no other evidence to support that. Whilst prior retail experience may have helped him to get the job with John Little & Co. (a retail store) in Singapore from Aug 1926, his change of name at this time means that he would not have been able to use any written references from English employers. Perhaps Doris' description of his occupation referred to his new job in Singapore and is what LDEE told her (or what she thought) he was going to there. We can only guess as to whether "Manager" was added by Doris or by LDEE.24,25,26 
Marriage12 Jun 1926Doris (Wackie) Rathbone; Register Office, Lambeth, London, ENGLAND; >
LDEE's first marriage; DR's only marriage.
It is believed that DR continued to live at home after her marriage and that LDEE/DR never lived together as a married couple.
Marriage Certificate details:
+Married: 12 Jun 1926 at the Register Office, District of Lambeth, County of London.
+Groom: Leonard Emerson, Age 21, Bachelor, Electrical Engineer, 81 Brixton Road SW.
+Bride: Doris Rathbone, Age 21, Spinster, 23 Kennington Oval.
+Groom's Father: Thomas William Emerson, Electrical Engineer.
+Bride's Father: Henry William Rathbone (deceased), Potter.
+Married: by Certificate before H. E. Grist, Registrar and Edward D. L. Wilmot, Superintendent Registrar.
+Witnesses:
Thomas Rathbone, Sylvia Rathbone.27,28 
Witness: Thomas (Tom) Rathbone
Witness: Sylvia Edith Rathbone
AddressOldto Jun 192644 Devereux Road, Clapham, London, ENGLAND; >
     This is the "Last Address in the UK" given by LDEE in the Passenger List for the Kalyan, on which he sailed from London on 1 Jul 1926.
     There is a Devereux Road in that area, but it is not known whether he actually lived there or not. The 1901 and 1911 Censuses show the Ridley family living there, but as the parents were 59 and 56 in 1911, it is quite possible that they had moved out before 1926.29 
Name VariationJun 1926Leslie Denis Elliott; >
This is the name he used when leaving England in Jul 1926, but it is not known why or how he came to change his name. 
SeparationJun 1926Doris (Wackie) Emerson; London, ENGLAND; >
The separation occurred prior to his departure for Singapore on 1 Jul 1926, and it seems likely that they never lived together.30 
Travelfrom 1 Jul 1926Kalyan, P&O Steam Navigation Company, London/Singapore, ENGLAND/SINGAPORE; >
     Went to Malaya after his marriage in Jun 1926, before his daughter's birth in Oct 1926.
     Passenger List on departure from London 1 Jul 1926 shows Name = Leslie D. Elliott; Port at which Passenger contracted to land = Singapore; Last address in UK = 44 Devereux rd, Clapham; Class = Second; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Merchant; Age = 22 [actually 21]; Country of Last Permanent Residence = England; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = Straits Settlements.
     On this voyage, the ship was bound for Yokohama, the Master being R. Mallalue. Total passengers = 60, being 57 adults (8 couples, 35M, 6F) and 3 children (1M, 2F).
     The Kalyan (tonnage 5,680 on this passenger manifest, but 9,118 on TSL web site) was operated by the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O). She was built in 1914 and scrapped in Japan in 1932.31,32,33 
Employmentfr 1926 - 1929John Little & Company Limited, Raffles Square, Singapore, SINGAPORE; >
Assistant. 
Birth of daughter22 Oct 1926Patricia Doris (Pat) Emerson; Charing Cross Hospital, London, ENGLAND; >
Birth Certificate particulars:
+Birth: Patricia Doris Emerson on 22 Oct 1926 at Charing Cross Hospital.
+Father: Leonard Emerson, Sports Outfitters Manager, 23 The Oval, Kennington S.E.
+Mother: Doris Emerson, formerly Rathbone.
+Informant: Doris Emerson, Mother, 23 The Oval, Kennington S.E.
+Registered: 8 Nov 1926.34,35,36,37 
Recreationfr Dec 1926 - Feb 1929Sporting activities, Singapore, SINGAPORE; >
     From Singapore newspaper reports during this period, it is evident that LDEE was an active and competent sportsman.
     In his first winter season (1926/27), he played football (soccer) for the John Little & Co. team. In Feb 1927, he represented Little's at a meeting of the Singapore Football Association to establish the rules for the Singapore Inter-Commercial Cup Competition. In several games for Little's in that competition, he was favourably mentioned in news reports, and he was team captain on at least one occasion.
     During the summer of 1927, he played cricket for the YMCA team in the Framroz Cup competition, with occasional games for the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC). He appears to have been both batsman and bowler, although did not really shine in either department.
     In the winter of 1927/28, he played rugby for the Singapore Cricket Club, and this appears to have been his preferred sport from that time on. He played with the SCC Colours or Whites in many practice and trial games, and in SCC representative teams on a number of occasions. Late in the season, he rejoined the Little's football team for several games.
     In the summer of 1928, he played a few football games with Little's and in a six-a-side competition. He also played lacrosse for the SCC (primarily trial games of Whites vs Colours and Merchants vs The Rest). Demonstrating his versatility, he also competed in an SCC Sports Competition in the 220 yards heats and the 440 yards relay team.
     In the 1928/29 winter season, he again played an occasional football game for Little's, but his first love was rugby. He played for the SCC in many representative games against teams from surrounding areas (eg, The Islands and South Johore) and the British Army regiments stationed in Singapore. He also played in SCC matches for Scotland vs The Rest, and for The Rest vs England. Perhaps this was an early indication of his claim to have lived and studied in Scotland.38,39 
Recreation18 Nov 1927SS Association, Singapore, SINGAPORE; >
     Elected a member of the Straits Settlements (Singapore) Association.
     From contemporary press reports, this association appears to have been influential in municipal affairs, although its role and powers have not been researched.40 
Travelfr 2 Aug 1929 - 4 Sep 1929SS Suwa Maru, NYK (Nippon Yusen Kaisha) Line, Singapore/London, SINGAPORE/ENGLAND; >
Passenger List on arrival in London shows:
Port of Departure = Singapore; Port of Arrival = London; Class = Second; Name = Mr L. David Elliott; Proposed Address in UK = John Little & Co., 9 Pancias [sic] Lane, London; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Merchant; Age = 25 [actually 24]; Country of Last Permanent Residence = England; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = England.
On this voyage, SS Suwa Maru, gross tonnage 10,672 tons, sailed from Yokohama to London, the Master being M. Gotch.41,42 
Imagec Sep 1929Taunton, Somerset, ENGLAND 
Witness: Daphne Helen Curtis
Employment18 Nov 1929Dunlop Plantations, Limited, 32 Osnaburgh Street, London, ENGLAND; >
     Assistant's Memorandum of Agreement between Dunlop Plantations, Limited and Leslie Denis Elliott (LDEE) (of c/o Mrs Helen Dibble, Cyril Street West, Taunton) in which Dunlop agrees to:
* take the Assistant (LDEE) into its employment in the Malay Peninsula for 4 years from the date on which he presents himself to the Dunlop office in Malacca or at the Estate to which he may have been posted;
* provide LDEE with a Second Class passage by P&O Mail Steamer;
* pay to LDEE before he sails £10 to cover incidental expenses on the voyage and on his arrival at the Estate will provide a further £10 for the purchase of Bungalow necessaries not furnished by Dunlop.
     The Agreement was signed on 18 Nov 1929 by Dunlop (signature not legible) and LDEE, and their signatures were witnessed by D. Glynn Griffith (of St James's House, St James's Street, SW1) and F. W. Dibble (of Cyril Street West, Taunton) respectively.
     A further Agreement dated 18 Nov 1929 between the Guarantors, Horace Emerson (of 81, Brixton Road, SW9) and Ernest Reginald Redding [spelt Reading in the contract] (of 17, Holland Grove, Brixton, SW9), and Dunlop provides that, in consideration of Dunlop at the request of the Guarantors entering into a Contract with LDEE for service and paying for his passage to Malaya, the Guarantors agree that, if the Contract is determined by Dunlop or LDEE before LDEE has served 2 years, the Guarantors will refund to Dunlop the cost of passage and incidental expenses referred to in the Contract.
     This second Agreement was signed on 18 Nov 1929 by Dunlop (same signature), H. Emerson and E. R. Redding, and their signatures were witnessed by D. Glynn Griffith (as above) and W. Holbrook (of 79 Brixton Road, SW9) and H. Rickard (of 22 Blackwater Street, SE22) respectively.
43 
Guarantor: Horace (Lol) Emerson
Guarantor: Ernest Reginald Redding
Witness: Frederick William Dibble
Travelfr 29 Nov 1929 - 29 Dec 1929SS Mantua, P&O Steam Navigation Co., London/Singapore, ENGLAND/SINGAPORE; >
From contemporary press reports, letter from the National Maritime Museum 12 Jul 1991 and the Mantua passenger list, it appears that:
* SS Mantua left Gravesend London 29 Nov 1929, Southampton 30 Nov 1929, Gibraltar 4 Dec 1929, Tangier??, Marseilles 6/7 Dec 1929, Malta??, Aden/Port Said 11 Dec 1929, Bombay??, Colombo??, Penang 26 Dec 1929 and Singapore 28 Dec 1929; and
* LD Elliott arrived Singapore on P&O SS Mantua 29 Dec 1929.
Passenger List shows Name = Leslie Denis Elliot [sic]; Port of Embarkation = London; Class = Second; Last Address in the UK = c/o Mrs Dibble, Cyril St, West Taunton; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Planter; Age = 24; Country of Last Permanent Residence = England; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = Malaya.
On this voyage, the ship sailed from London (Gravesend), called at ports as shown above and, after Singapore, continued to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kobe and Yokohama; Master = AH Hignett; Total passengers = 261, being 226 adults (30 couples, 98M, 68F), 32 children 1-12 (16M, 16F) and 3 infants (1M, 2F).44,45,46 
Ship: Mantua (Ship)
Employmentfr Jan 1930 - Jan 1934Dunlop Plantations (Malaya) Ltd; >
New clearings and mature Estate experience. 
Travelfr 15 Sep 1933 - 12 Oct 1933SS Carthage, Singapore/Plymouth, SINGAPORE/ENGLAND; >
Articles on 15 Sep 1933 in The Straits Times (page 3) and in The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (page 12) both list passengers on the SS Carthage which sailed from Singapore today for Penang, Colombo, Bombay and Europe, including Mr L. D. Elliott.
Passenger List on arrival in London shows Name = Leslie D. Elliott; Port of Embarkation = Singapore; Class = Second; Port at which Passenger landed = Plymouth; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Planter; Age = 28; Country of Last Permanent Residence = Malaya; Proposed Address in the UK = "Brackley", Deeside, Aberdeenshire.
On this voyage, the ship sailed from Yokohama and called at Kobe, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Penang, Colombo, Bombay, Port Said, Malta, Marseilles, Gibraltar, Tangier, Plymouth and London; Master = Hugh Morton Jack; >>>Total passengers = 389, being 350 adults (62 couples, 122M, 100F), 36 children 1-12 (20M, 16F) and 3 infants (1M, 2F).<<<
SS Carthage (14,304 gross tonnage), operated by the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O), was the second of 2 ships of that name. She was built in 1931 and scrapped in 1961 in Japan.47,48,49,50 
AddressOldfr Oct 1933 - Jan 1934"Brackley", Deeside, Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND; >
     This is the "Proposed Address in the UK" given by LDEE in the Passenger List for SS Carthage, from which he disembarked in Plymouth on 12 Oct 1933. It is not known whether, or for how long, he stayed in Scotland.
     The extent to which he made contact with his parents and/or siblings during his stay in England is not known.
     However, it is known that, during this period, he reached an agreement with his first wife that he would provide grounds (ie, adultery) for her to secure a divorce.51,52 
Travelfrom 2 Feb 1934SS Ranchi, London/Singapore, ENGLAND/SINGAPORE; >
Passenger List shows Name = Denis Elliott; Port of Embarkation = London; Class = Second; Last Address in the UK = 24, Holland Grove, S.W.; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Planter; Age = 27 [actually 28]; Country of Last Permanent Residence = Other parts of the British Empire (ie, other than England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Irish Free State); Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = Malaya.
On this voyage, the ship sailed from London and called at Gibraltar, Tangier, Marseilles, Malta, Port Said, Aden, Bombay, Colombo, Penang, Singapore, Shanghai and Yokohama; Master = AH Hignett; Total passengers = 389, being 350 adults (62 couples, 122M, 100F), 36 children 1-12 (20M, 16F) and 3 infants (1M, 2F).
SS Ranchi (16,650 gross tonnage) was operated by the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O). She was built at Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1925, used as an armed merchant cruiser during WW2 and scrapped in 1953 at Newport, Monmouthshire.53,54,55 
Employmentfr Mar 1934 - Dec 1934Anglo-Malayan Agencies Limited, Importers & Exporters, Laidlaw Building, Singapore, SINGAPORE; >
Importers & Manufacturers' Representatives, Managing Director L. D. Emerson-Elliott, Book-keeper S. C. Liat, Salesman S. Y. Sam. Stenographer Miss I. Galistan, Storekeeper M. Saah.
The business had been carried on by (having presumably been established by) LDEE under the name 'Anglo-Malayan Agencies'. It was acquired as a going concern when Anglo-Malayan Agencies Limited (AMAL) was formed in June 1934. At that time, AMAL's directors were LDEE (Merchant, "Braeside", Temmonggong Road, Keppel Harbour, Singapore), Yeoh Cheow Beng (Labour Contractor, 36 Tras Street, Singapore), Tan Chong Kew (Labour Contractor, 154 Neil Road, Singapore) and Saw Chee Liat (Merchant, 41 Tras Street, Singapore). Of the nominal capital of 30,000 $1 shares, 17,562 shares were allotted, the initial shareholders being LDEE (37.4%), Yeoh CB (17.1%), Saw CL (17.1%), Tan CK (11.4%), Shum Yue Sam (11.4%, Merchant, 14-C Keng Siak Road, Singapore) and Tan Thean Hock (5.7%, Merchant, 9 Seong Lim Park, Singapore).
The only AMAL advertising located in contemporary Singapore newspapers was 3 ads for "Clerc" toothbrushes in Jul 1934. It is not known what other goods were traded by AMAL.
At Extraordinary General Meetings of AMAL on 9 Sep 1935 and 24 Sep 1935, it was resolved that AMAL be wound up voluntarily and that V. I. Evan Wong be appointed Liquidator. The record of this Resolution lodged under the Companies Ordinance was signed by Tan Chong Kew, Director & Chairman, on 2 Oct 1935. The final accounts also lodged at that time showed Liabilities of $22,260 (issued capital $16,225, creditors $6,035) and Assets of $22,260 (goodwill $5,764, stock and fixtures $3,539, debtors $5,181 [including LDEE $20], cash $2,057 and accumulated losses $5,719).
On 1 Oct 1935, the Liquidator advertised for creditors to provide details of claims, and invited them to a meeting of creditors on 14 Oct 1935.
At the Final General Meeting of AMAL on 12 Apr 1938, it was resolved that all books, accounts and documents be destroyed after 3 months. The record of this Resolution lodged under the Companies Ordinance was signed by Tan Chong Kew, Chairman, on 20 Apr 1938. The final statement of Receipts and Payments lodged at that time showed Receipts of $5,958 (cash $2,057, sale of stock $218, debtors $3,587, other $96) and Payments of $5,958 (creditors $3,197, dividend to shareholders $2,109, liquidator's fee $450, other $202).
LDEE's résumé dated Dec 1938 says he ran the business for approx. 2 years (1933-1934) and sold it as a going concern before joining Guthrie & Co. Ltd in Nov 1934. However, he worked with Dunlop in Malaya until Sep 1933 and, after leave in England, did not arrive in Singapore until Mar 1934. It seems likely that he operated as an unincorporated business from Mar 1934, formed AMAL in Jun 1934, and commenced employment with Guthrie & Co. on 1 Jan 1935. Whether he severed his connection with AMAL before joining Guthrie & Co. or continued to operate (or be involved in) AMAL while working at Guthrie, is not known.56,57,58,59,60,61 
Divorce Nisi1 Jun 1934Doris (Wackie) Emerson; London, ENGLAND; >
See details under Divorce Absolute 17 Dec 1934.62 
Name VariationJun 1934Leslie Denis Emerson-Elliott; >
This is the name he used when Anglo-Malayan Agencies, Ltd was formed in Jun 1934, but it is not known why he decided to add Emerson back to his name. 
Divorce Absolute17 Dec 1934Doris (Wackie) Emerson; London, ENGLAND; >
On 1 Jun 1934 it was decreed that the marriage solemnised on 12 Jun 1926 at the Register Office, District of Lambeth, County of London between the Petitioner [Doris EMERSON (then RATHBONE, Spinster)] and the Respondent [Leonard EMERSON] be dissolved unless sufficient cause be shown to the court within 6 months why the decree should not be made absolute, and no cause having been shown, the decree was made final and absolute on 17 Dec 1934 and the marriage was thereby dissolved.
The divorce papers (reference J77/3272/9989) are closed until 2035 [oral advice from the Public Record Office Apr 1993].63 
Employmentfr 1 Jan 1935 - 31 Dec 1938Guthrie & Company Ltd, General Merchants, Agents and Engineers, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYA; >
Assistant, Import Department.64,65,66 
(Witness) Notec 1936Julia Orlova; >
Julia inherited some money from her late husband, EA Roberts. She gave it to LDEE, who then took off with Nona and most of the money.67 
(Witness) NoteMar 1936Ernest John (Jack) Emerson, Lily Rose Ellen Whitehead; >
Notice
in the Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 10 Mar 1936, Page 6:
Cable news has been received from the U.S.A., announcing the tragic death following a motor accident of the Rev. and Mrs E. J. Emerson-Elliott, who were on a tour. The Rev. E. J. Emerson-Elliott was the brother of Mr. L. D. E. Elliott of Messrs. Guthrie & Co., Ltd, Kuala Lumpur.
Notice in the Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 16 Mar 1936, Page 7:
News has been received from Florida, U.S.A., announcing the death, following a motor accident, of the Rev. and Mrs E. J. Emerson-Elliott, the former being a brother of Mr. L. D. E. Elliott of Guthrie and Co., Ltd, Kuala Lumpur.
Comment: The information in these notices is consistent with information provided by LDEE in later years (eg, 1983 as per the Note at ID0016) but is clearly fictitious, as LDEE's brother EJ Emerson and his wife lived for many years after 1936. So, how and why did the notices appear? Given that there could not have been any cable news received from the USA by the newspaper, the information must have been provided by LDEE. Perhaps the word of a reputable Englishman was accepted by the newspaper without question. Perhaps the appearance of 2 notices within a week confirms a degree of sloppiness on the part of the paper. There were no reports of these deaths in the Straits Times -- perhaps that paper required a higher standard of proof.
Later in the month of Mar 1936, notices appeared in both local newspapers of the engagement of LDEE and Bunty Melville. In those notices, LDEE's parents were referred to as 'the late', although both were alive at that time. It seems likely that LDEE was making it appear that he had no living relatives who might be expected to attend his wedding in the Far East.68 
Engagedc Mar 1936Bethia Lamb (Betty or Bunty) Melville; MALAYA; >
Notice in The Straits Times, 19 Mar 1936:
The engagement is announced between Leslie Denis Elliott, youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tracey W. Emerson-Elliott, of Milverton, Somerset, and Bunty, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Melville, Carey Island, Selangor.
Notice in The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 23 Mar 1936:
The engagement is announced between Mr. L. D. Elliott and Miss 'Bunty' Melville, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Melville, of Carey Island, Selangor.69,70 
Birth of sons 1936(?) Emerson-Elliott71 
Birth of son11 Nov 1937Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott; 16 Rifle Range Lane, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYA; >
Anthony Denis Emerson-Elliott, born 8:40 pm on 11 November 1937 at 16 Rifle Raze [actually Range] Lane, Kuala Lumpur to Leslie Denis Emerson-Elliott and Norma Roberts, both of British race. Birth was registered by the father on 23 Nov 1937. All other data provided for on the certificate (eg, Status of Citizenship and Religion of child; Identity Card, Status of Citizenship, Status of Residence, Residence Address, Age and Religion of parents) was marked 'No information received'.72 
AddressOldat Nov 1937 to ca mid-1939Nona/Norma Brayer; 16 Rifle Range Lane, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYA; >
Parents and one child. Rented bungalow.
ADEE was born here (Nov 1937), but it is not known how long his father and mother had lived here prior to his birth.
LDEE's papers include a letter agreeing to lease the bungalow to him for 18 months from 1 Nov 1938. The 'Manhattan' passenger list (Mar 1939) quotes this address.
As the next son DSEE was born in Aug 1939 in Singapore, it is assumed the family left here soon after LDEE's return from overseas in Apr 1939.73 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
OccupationJan 1939Merchant/Importer; >
In shipping passenger lists in early 1939, he described himself as Merchant or, less often, Importer. 
Travel27 Jan 1939 to ca 19 Feb 1939SS Carthage and overland, Singapore/Colombo/Marseilles/Calais/London, SINGAPORE/CEYLON/FRANCE/ENGLAND; >
Article in The Straits Times, 27 Jan 1939, Page 4:
The following passengers for Europe left in the Carthage this morning or will join the ship at Penang tomorrow morning: ... Mr. D. E. Elliott, ...
Passport indicates the following ports of call: 1 Feb 1939 Colombo, Ceylon; 3 Feb 1939 ?? Passenger; 17 Feb 1939 Marseilles, France; 18 Feb 1939 Calais, France; 23 Feb 1939 in London, England. It appears likely that he disembarked in Marseilles, travelled overland to Calais and then by passenger ferry to London, arriving about 19 Feb 1939.
On this voyage, Carthage travelled from Yokohama to London, arriving in Plymouth on 23 Feb 1939 and London on 24 Feb 1939. The Master was H. Williams. The passenger lists for arrivals in Plymouth and London do not show any Emerson or Elliott or similar.
See Travel tag Oct 1933 for information on SS Carthage.74,75,76 
AddressOldca 19 Feb 1939 to 24 Feb 1939ENGLAND; >
Assuming that he arrived from Calais on 19 Feb 1939, he was in England for no more than 5 days. It is surprising that, after a long voyage, he would stay for such a short period in his home country. It is possible that his wife's pregnancy (which he may have found out about only after arriving in England) had an effect on his plans.
Towards the end of his short stay in England (on 23 Feb), he obtained a visa to transit through the USA (via New York on 2 Mar and San Francisco on 10 March) to Hong Kong.
No information has been located on where he stayed while in England.77 
Travelfr 24 Feb 1939 - 10 Mar 1939SS Manhattan and overland, United States Line, Southampton/New York/San Francisco, ENGLAND/USA; >
Passport indicates the following ports of call: 23 Feb 1939 in London, England; visa approved for arrival on 2 Mar 1939 New York, USA and overland transit to 10 Mar 1939 San Francisco, USA.
Passenger List on departure from Southampton 24 Feb 1939 includes Les EE out of order as almost the last entry, suggesting that his passage was booked at the last minute. The Passenger List shows: Contracted Port of Arrival = New York; Name = Les Emerson Elliott; Class = Tourist; Last Address in UK = Amexico SZ [possibly a forwarding address in London]; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Merchant; Age = 30 [actually 33]; Country of last Permanent Residence = England; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = Straits Settlements.
Passenger List on arrival (via Cobh, Ireland) in New York 3 Mar 1939 shows: Port of Departure = Southampton; Name = Leslie Davis Emerson Elliott [sic]; Age = 30 [actually 33]; Married; Calling or Occupation = Merchant; Able to Read and Write English; Nationality/Race = England/English; Born = Taunton, England [actually London]; Visa = Trans 204 issued 23 Feb 1939 at London; Last Permanent Residence = Kuala [Lumpur], Malay States; Nearest relative = Wife, Mrs N. Emerson Elliott, 16 Rifle Range Road, Kuala [Lumpur], Straits Settlement; Ever before in USA? = No; Joining relative or friend? = Getz Bros, San Francisco [handwritten California St]; Length of stay in USA = 8 days [handwritten fm San Francisco 10 Mar 1939 Pres Coolidge]; Health = Good; Height = 5' 11" [180 cm]; Complexion = Fair; Hair = Brown; Eyes = Blu; plus other irrelevant questions.
On this voyage, Master = Albert B Randall; Total passengers at Southampton = 272, being 251 adults (53 couples, 90M, 55F), 19 children 1-12 (9M, 10F) and 2 infants (1M, 1F).
SS Manhattan (24,289 gross tonnage) was built at Camden, New Jersey in 1930/31 and was, at that time, the largest liner built in the USA. In 1941, she became the troopship USS Wakefield. She was decommissioned in 1946 but was not used again, being sold for scrap in 1965 at Kearny, New Jersey.78,79,80,81,82
Travelfr 17 Mar 1939 - 22 Mar 1939SS Lurline, Los Angeles/Honolulu, USA; >
The 'Manhattan' passenger list indicates that he was to be in the USA for 8 days and would leave from San Francisco on the President Coolidge on 10 Mar 1939. Similarly, his USA transit certificate shows that he would leave from San Francisco on 10 Mar bound for Hong Kong. However, he left from Los Angeles on SS Lurline on 17 Mar 1939 bound for Honolulu. It is not known what brought about the apparent change of plans.
Passenger List on departure from Los Angeles 17 Mar 1939 shows: Port of Departure = Los Angeles; Name in Full = Leslie Emerson-Elliot [sic]; Age = 30y, 11m [actually 33y, 11m]; Marital status = Married; Calling or Occupation = Importer; Able to Read and Write English; Country of Citizenship = England; Place of Birth = Taunton, England [actually London]; Last Permanent Residence = Kuala Lumper, Malaga [actually Kuala Lumpur, Malaya]; Name and address of nearest relative = Mrs Norma Emerson, Wife, 16 Rifle Lane, Malaga [actually Nona Brayer, De facto wife, 16 Rifle Range Lane, Kuala Lumpur, Malaya]; Final destination = Kuala Lumper, Selangar [actually Kuala Lumpur, Selangor]; Whether having a ticket to such final destination = Yes; Whether ever before in USA = No; Time intended to remain in USA = 1 month; Mental and physical health = Good; Height = 5'11" [180cm]; Complexion = Fair; Hair = Brown; Eyes = Blue; Marks of identification = Scar on waist; plus other irrelevant questions.
SS Lurline, 18,021 gross tons, was built in 1932 by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, Quincy, USA for Matson Nav. Co., San Francisco. After an initial round-the-world cruise, she did the San Francisco/Honolulu service. She was taken over as a troopship in 1942 and completely refitted 5 years later. After further service on the San Francisco/Los Angeles/Honolulu run, she was sold to Dimitri Chandris, Piraeus in 1963 and renamed Ellinis. After another 16 years of round-the-world service and cruising, she was laid up at Piraeus in 1980 and scrapped in Taiwan in 1986.83,84,85,86
Travelfr 24 Mar 1939 - 8 Apr 1939SS Empress of Canada, Honolulu/Yokohama/Kobe/Shanghai/Hong Kong, USA/JAPAN/CHINA/HONG KONG; >
His passport was stamped in Shanghai (date unknown), Hong Kong (8 Apr 1939) and Singapore (13 Apr 1939). It is not known how he travelled from Hong Kong to Singapore.
Passenger List on departure from Honolulu 24 Mar 1939 shows: Port of Departure = Honolulu; Passenger disembarking at Hong Kong 7 Apr 1939; Name in Full = Leslie Denis Emerson-Elliott; Age = 30 [actually 33]; Country of Citizenship = Great Britain; Country of future permanent residence = Federated Malay States; Country of Birth = England; Country last lived = Federated Malay States; Last arrival in USA = 22 Mar 1939, Honolulu; Last permanent residence in USA = In transit; Race = English; Marital status = Married; Able to read and write = Yes.
SS Empress of Canada, 21,517 gross tons, was built by Farfield SB & Eng. Co., Govan and launched in 1920 for Canadian Pacific SS Co. She was used mainly on the transpacific route, and then as a troopship from 1939 until torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic in Mar 1943.87,86
Employmentfr Apr 1939 - Jan 1940Getz Bros. & Co., Importers, Exporters & Engineers, 53 Robinson Road, Singapore, SINGAPORE; >
Assistant Manager, Import & Export Office.88,89 
Militaryfr Jul 1939 - Feb 1942Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, SINGAPORE; >
Straits Settlements RNVR or Malayan RNVR (both terms used in different documents).
Naval Liaison duties with Commander Fixed Defences Changi.
Data from RAN Service Record, combining (and interpreting) information from the 3 different cards to Mar 1942. RAN file nos follow in square brackets.
Jul 1939: Date of entry to Malayan/Straits Settlements RNVR
24 Aug 1939: Acting Sub-Lieutenant
1 Feb 1940: Mobilised in SSRNVR
24 Aug 1940: Sub-Lieutenant
1 Sep 1940 or 22 Aug 1941: Acting Lieutenant (dates shown on different pages of RAN Service Records). 1 Sep 1940 [559/201/1006], 22 Aug 1941 [592/201/1181]90,91
AddressOldto 15 Aug 1939Nona/Norma Brayer; 1 Holland Hill, Singapore; >
Parents and 1 child.92 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldfrom 15 Aug 1939Nona/Norma Brayer; 1 Holland Hill, Singapore; >
Parents and 2 children.93 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Employmentfr Aug 1934 - Sep 1939Emerson Elliott & Co., East India Merchants (Importers & Exporters), Union Building, Singapore, SINGAPORE; >
1. Details of employer, dates and address came from an employment reference and a business card, the former dated 29 Sep 1939. The letterhead used for the reference describes Emerson Elliott & Co. as East India Merchants, Importers of Commercial and Pharmaceutical Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Fresh Fruits, Preserved Foodstuffs, Motor Car Accessories, Pumps & Heavy Machinery, Aluminium and Enamelled Holloware, Surgical Instruments, Estate Supplies and General Merchandise, and Exporters of Rubber, Timber, Pepper, Copra, Tuba, Gambier, Etc., Etc. However, a search of the Singapore newspapers for that period did not locate any adveertising by the business.
2. The street address is shown as Union Building, Singapore (telephone 7369, Cables & Telegrams "Ellsonite Singapore"), postal address PO Box 23, Singapore, with a Branch Office & Store at 107-109, Anson Road, Singapore.
3. The reference appears to be fictitious (being signed by A. G. Emerson-Elliott in what could be LDEE's handwriting) as does the joining date (see earlier Employment tags for details of employers in 1934 and subsequently). It seems likely that the business did exist in 1939 (and it is possible that the business name was registered earlier), was carried on in some form before and during WW2 and was re-established at the same addresses in 1946 (see Employment tag 1946-1947 Emerson Elliott & Co.).
4. In Nov 1989, the Researcher could find no trace of Emerson Elliott & Co. in Singapore company records or directories.
5. The reference reads:
To whom it may concern
Mr. L. D. Emerson-Elliott joined this Company in August 1934 and since then has applied himself diligently and wholeheartedly to his duties. He has travelled throughout the Malayan Peninsular [sic], Java, Sumatra, Thailand and the Far East generally on behalf of the Company and has acquired a sound and comprehensive knowledge of trading activities. He speaks Malay and Tamil fluently and has a good working knowledge of Cantonese. He has a most pleasing personality and mixes well.
Mr. Emerson-Elliott leaves us to take up his duties with the Navy and every member of this Company takes this opportunity to wish him God Speed and a safe and early return.94,95 
Occupationat Jan 1940Merchant96 
AddressOldat Jan 1940 to Feb 1942Nona/Norma Brayer; 'Whitelawns', 38 Tanah Merak Besar Road, Changi, SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 2 children.97 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Marriage19 Jan 1940Nona/Norma Brayer; St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore, SINGAPORE; >
LDEE's 2nd marriage, NB's first marriage.
Date of Marriage: 19th January 1940.
Full Names of Parties: Leslie Denis Emerson-Elliott & Norma Brayer.
Ages: 32 [actually 34] & 21.
Occupation or Profession: Merchant; Nil.
Residence: 38 Tanah Merah Road, Singapore.
Marriage by Licence.
Groom's father: Theodore Stracey Emerson-Elliott [actually Thomas William Emerson].
Bride's father: Gustar Brayer.
Minister: Graham White.
Witnesses: Georgina White, C R Nair.98 
Officiating Minister: Ven. Archdeacon Graham White OBE
Witness: Georgina White
Birth of sons 1941(?) Emerson-Elliott 
Travelfr 12 Feb 1942 - 23 Feb 1942Nona/Norma Brayer; SS Empire Star, Blue Star Line, Singapore/Batavia/Fremantle, SINGAPORE/INONESIA/AUSTRALIA; >
Parents and 2 children in First Class.
MV Empire Star left Singapore before dawn on 12 Feb 1942 in the last convoy to depart before the fall of Singapore to the Japanese Army 3 days later.
Passenger List on arrival at at Fremantle 23 Feb 1942 shows: Passengers = ELLIOTT-EMERSON [sic], Leslie Denis, Norma Felece [sic], Anthony Denis, Derek St John; Port of Embarkation = Singapore; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Lt RNVR, Home-Duties, Infant, Infant; Age = 33 [actually 36], 23, 4, 2; Country of Last Permanent Residence = Singapore; Nationality = British; Race (specifying Country) = British; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = Australia; Address in Australia = c/o S.N.O., Sydney, NSW.
On this voyage, Master = Selwyn N. Capon, Total Passengers = 33, being 30 adults [8M, 22F) and 3 children [2M, 1F]. No Births or Deaths on the voyage.
However, from contemporary accounts, there were at least 2,000 people on board, some 15 people died when the ship was attacked by Japanese planes and some people disembarked at Batavia -- it is not known why only 33 names were on the Passenger List at Fremantle, or why that List contains no reference to those who died.
MV Empire Star (12,656 tons gross), owned by the Union Cold Storage Company, was the second of 3 ships of that name. Built in Belfast in 1935, she was torpedoed and sunk off the Azores later in 1942 with the loss of 42 lives.
MEMORIES OF A CHILD PASSENGER Submitted by Derek Emerson-Elliott
I was aboard the Empire Star when she left Singapore just before the surrender. I was two-and-a-half at the time, but have three, possibly four memories of the voyage. The probable memory is of seeing an ack ack gun firing, and then going into a sandbagged shelter with my mother and brother, and sitting on the floor listening to the sound of diving aircraft. I remember all the women in the shelter were fanning themselves with Chinese paper fans. They all looked frightened except my mother, who smiled at me. I was told that this happened on No. 4 wharf just before we boarded the vessel, but otherwise cannot connect it with the Empire Star.
I am certain that the other three memories are of the Empire Star. One is of my brother Tony and I sitting on the floor with other children in a darkened cabin. There was a lady (not my mother) lying on a bed looking at me. The occasion was the giving of Christmas presents to children on the ship, and someone (I understood it to be the Captain) opened a sack and handed out little presents. The only present I recall was a comb that I was very proud of. My understanding is that the Empire Star had brought Christmas toys to Singapore in its cargo but had not unloaded them in Singapore, and that the Captain had decided to give some of them to the children on board. My next memory was of looking over the rail and seeing the ship towing a large flat raft. This may have been in Batavia harbour during repairs, but at the time I thought we were under way.
The last memory is of my mother, father (who was a lieutenant in the RNVR seconded to the ship as an 'additional officer'), Tony and I going to dinner and finding the dining room absolutely packed out, with tables and chairs full of people in the lobby outside the dining room.
My mother, Tony and I had been put on Empire Star by Bishop Wilson, the Bishop of Singapore. Father - who had been a rubber planter and then businessman in Malaya before the war - had been the First Lieutenant of a minesweeper which was sunk, and had been given orders to join Empire Star by his CO, Captain Mulock, RN, Head of Extended Defences. Father was in Naval Intelligence, ending the war as Personal Assistant and Chief of Staff to the Australian Director of Naval Intelligence, Commander RBM Long.
We remained with Empire Star until disembarking in Fremantle on 23 February 1942.99,100,101
Ship: Empire Star (Ship)
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Militaryfr Mar 1942 - Dec 1942Royal Australian Navy, Fremantle, WA; >
Data from RAN Service Record, combining (and interpreting) information from the 3 different cards from Mar 1942 onwards (see earlier tag for RNVR data) -- interpretation was sometimes difficult, so that incorrect assumptions are possible. File nos follow in square brackets.
1 Mar 1942: Leeuwin, Perth
5 Mar 1942: Evacuated to Australia & retained for service in RAN. Pay & allowances accepted as Cwlth liability until date prior to reversion to RN or on ceasing duty in RAN if demobilised in Australia. Cost of passage, pay etc on passage from Australia or on leave prior to demobilisation Admiralty liability. [592/201/1291]
5 Mar 1942: Appointed on loan to RANVR, Gaz. No. 130 of 17/6/43 Page 1263* Ex. Min. 37. RNVR seniority 1 Sep 1940. [592/201/1291]
5 Mar 1942: Appointed to 'Leeuwin' (add'l) vide memo [A42/484]
1942: Appointed to 'Leeuwin' (Intelligence Duties) Amending terms [A42/984]
: Application for Interpreter Allowance in Malay language not approved [600/216/96]
: Paid £50 on a/c compensation for loss of uniform [466/201/9(?)]
14 Dec 1942: Request route for this officer from Fremantle to Thursday Is [02132/14.12]
20 Dec 1942: Magnetic addl as NOIC Thursday Is as convenient [1021/12.12]
27 Dec 1942: Proceeding by train from Melbourne to Townsville. Request onward passage to Thursday Is by quickest route.

Confidential Report S.206
Lieutenant RNVR, Leslie Denis EMERSON-ELLIOTT, 20 Apr 1908, 1 Sep 1940.
Occasion for Report: On relief of Commodore
Ship & Station: HMAS Leeuwin, Australian
Period of Report: From 9 Mar 1942 to 8 Oct 1942, Intelligence Staff
I (a) General conduct: Satisfactory Unsatisfactory (b) Of temperate habit: Yes No
II (c) Professional Ability 5
(d) Personal Qualities 6
(e) Leadership 5
(f) Intellectual Ability 6
(g) Administrative Ability 5
IV General opinion of Officer: Is performing valuable work through his knowledge of Chinese and Malay in handling shipping problems. A zealous officer with a good presence.
S450: Entirely to my satisfaction. A good intelligence officer.
V Suitable to Specialise: Yes No. (k) In what capacity: ---
VI (l) Whether recommended for promotion: Immediate, Accelerated, In Ordinary Course, No.
Date: 8 Oct 1942 Reporting Officer: JA Collins.
For use at the Admiralty: Noted 2nd N.M. 22 Oct 1942.

* Commonwealth Gazette No. 130 17 Jun 1943, page 1263: Acting Lieutenant Leslie Denis Emerson-Elliott appointed Temporary Lieutenant (Special Branch) on loan from Royal Naval Voluteer Reserve, seniority 1 Sep 1940, date of appointment 5 Mar 1942.
102 
Supervisor: John Augustine Collins
AddressOldat Mar 1942Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; 2 Swan Road, Bicton, WA; >
Parents and 2 children. Presumably temporary accommodation provided by RAN.103 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldto 14 Apr 1942Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; 55 Louise Street, Nedlands, WA; >
Parents and 2 children.104 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOld15 Apr 1942 to ca Jun 1943Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; 55 Louise Street, Nedlands, WA; >
Parents and 3 children.
In Perth until Jun 1943 (or a little earlier?), assumed to be at this address.105,106 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Militaryfr Jan 1943 - Apr 1943Royal Australian Navy, Thursday Island; >
Data from RAN Service Record, combining (and interpreting) information from the 3 different cards (see earlier tag for RNVR data) -- interpretation was sometimes difficult, so that incorrect assumptions are possible. File nos follow in square brackets.
5 Jan 1943: Appointed 'Magnetic' add'l for BS Thursday Is (NIO) [A42/2321]
31 Mar 1943: Paid £5 O.G. Magnetic.
18 Apr 1943: to 31 Dec 1943. Appointed 'Cerberus' add'l for Navy Office (CLO), on relief dtbr [07/1016, A43/742] Cancelled by 43/144
Jun 1943: Appointed 'Huon' (SO(I)) [A43/1114]
Jun 1943: Appointed 'Cerberus' add'l for Navy Office (Intelligence) [A43/1266]
13 Mar 1945: Cerberus Hosp. [Lons 6569, Cer 56060]
27 Mar 1945: Navy Office [?Cer S 3101?]
May 1945: Appointed 'Lonsdale' (SO(I)) [A45/1070]
11 Jun 1945: Lonsdale [?NBS 3101?]
9 Jul 1945: 115 A.G.H. [Lons 58613]
13 Aug 1945: Lonsdale [Lons 16805]
31 Aug 1945: Appointed Cerberus addl for N.O. (Intell) [45/1873]
31 Aug 1945: Navy Office [Lons S 6968, ?NBS 370, Lons 25324]
Oct 1945: To revert to service in RN as from date of taking passage to UK [NB 240321, 592/203/26]
Nov 1945: Appointed 'Cerberus' add'l for passage & reversion to RN [A45/2447] Cancelled by No 46/921
Dec 1945: Cerberus Ledger - paid to 31 Dec
21 Mar 1946: Available for demob. but request this be done in UK. Intended that officer should be accompanied by wife & 3 children, but no transport available until May. Has applied for position in Malaya & in event of application being approved, would appreciate demob in Singapore, to which port transport is available [NB 2341]
11 Apr 1946: Crown Agents for Colonies unable to state whether this officer has been accepted. If officer elects return to UK for release, no further passage rights to Singapore will exist. Further signal will be made when result of application can be ascertained. [Admty to NB 2354]
22 Apr 1946: Ineligible by reason of age for permanent post with Crown Agents but has been offered contract appointment Africa, only if he accepts will have to return to UK. [Admty 1213]
2 May 1946: Now desires demob in Singapore pending detailed reply from Crown Agents. Passages for officer & family being arranged, departing approx 20 May [N.B. 03W 2/5/46]
18 Jun 1946: Reversion to RN (Sultan add'l for Cl: "A" release in Singapore) [A46/921]
18 Jun 1946: Embarked SS Charon at Fremantle for Singapore [NB 260731/646, 1632/205/300]
: RN Loan -- No accrued H.S or W.S. Leave Due
: Correspondence to Chartered Bank, Singapore
13 Feb 1948: Before paying any monies due to this officer, please refer to Allotments Section re overpayment £480

Confidential Report S.206
Rank Lieutenant MRNVR, Name Leslie D.EMERSON-ELLIOTT, DOB ---, Seniority 1 Sep 1940.
Occasion for Report: Appointed to "Cerberus" add'l for Navy Office (CLO)
Ship & Station: "Magnetic" add'l, Thursday Island.
Period of Report: From 9 Jan 1943 to 18 Apr 1943, Naval Intelligence Officer
I (a) General conduct: Satisfactory Unsatisfactory (b) Of temperate habit: Yes No
II (c) Professional Ability
(d) Personal Qualities
(e) Leadership
(f) Intellectual Ability
(g) Administrative Ability
IV General opinion of Officer: During the three months at Thursday Island, this Officer suffer[ed] continuous attacks of malaria. This appeared to affect his memory to a dangerous degree, and one might almost say that he had no memory. During the period he worked, he seemed energetic, but these periods were of short duration. Under the circumstances, it would be unfair to complete Section II. Generally speaking, I would say that (c), (e) and (g) are not very high, (d) is average. No opinion is offered regarding (f).
Extract from S450: 'to my satisfaction'.
V Suitable to Specialise: Yes No. (k) In what capacity: ---
VI (l) Whether recommended for promotion: Immediate, Accelerated, In Ordinary Course, No.
Date: 25 Apr 1943 Reporting Officer: WH Roulston, Lt Cmdr RANR.
For use at the Admiralty: Noted 2nd N.M. 29 May 1943.107 
Militaryfr Apr 1943 - Mar 1944Royal Australian Navy, Melbourne, VIC; >
Data from RAN Service Record, combining (and interpreting) information from the 3 different cards (see earlier tag for RNVR data) -- interpretation was sometimes difficult, so that incorrect assumptions are possible. File nos follow in square brackets.
18 Apr 1943: to 31 Dec 1943. Appointed 'Cerberus' add'l for Navy Office (CLO), on relief dtbr [07/1016, A43/742] Cancelled by 43/144
Jun 1943: Appointed 'Huon' (SO(I)) [A43/1114]
Jun 1943: Appointed 'Cerberus' add'l for Navy Office (Intelligence) [A43/1266]
13 Mar 1945: Cerberus Hosp. [Lons 6569, Cer 56060]
27 Mar 1945: Navy Office [?Cer S 3101?]
May 1945: Appointed 'Lonsdale' (SO(I)) [A45/1070]
11 Jun 1945: Lonsdale [?NBS 3101?]
9 Jul 1945: 115 A.G.H. [Lons 58613]
13 Aug 1945: Lonsdale [Lons 16805]
31 Aug 1945: Appointed Cerberus addl for N.O. (Intell) [45/1873]
31 Aug 1945: Navy Office [Lons S 6968, ?NBS 370, Lons 25324]
Oct 1945: To revert to service in RN as from date of taking passage to UK [NB 240321, 592/203/26]
Nov 1945: Appointed 'Cerberus' add'l for passage & reversion to RN [A45/2447] Cancelled by No 46/921
Dec 1945: Cerberus Ledger - paid to 31 Dec
21 Mar 1946: Available for demob. but request this be done in UK. Intended that officer should be accompanied by wife & 3 children, but no transport available until May. Has applied for position in Malaya & in event of application being approved, would appreciate demob in Singapore, to which port transport is available [NB 2341]
11 Apr 1946: Crown Agents for Colonies unable to state whether this officer has been accepted. If officer elects return to UK for release, no further passage rights to Singapore will exist. Further signal will be made when result of application can be ascertained. [Admty to NB 2354]
22 Apr 1946: Ineligible by reason of age for permanent post with Crown Agents but has been offered contract appointment Africa, only if he accepts will have to return to UK. [Admty 1213]
2 May 1946: Now desires demob in Singapore pending detailed reply from Crown Agents. Passages for officer & family being arranged, departing approx 20 May [N.B. 03W 2/5/46]
18 Jun 1946: Reversion to RN (Sultan add'l for Cl: "A" release in Singapore) [A46/921]
18 Jun 1946: Embarked SS Charon at Fremantle for Singapore [NB 260731/646, 1632/205/300]
: RN Loan -- No accrued H.S or W.S. Leave Due
: Correspondence to Chartered Bank, Singapore
13 Feb 1948: Before paying any monies due to this officer, please refer to Allotments Section re overpayment £480107 
AddressOldfr Jun 1943 - Aug 1943Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; c/- Batten family, 39 Glenferrie Road, Kew, VIC; >
Parents and 3 children.108,109 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldfr Aug 1943 - Jun 1946Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; 9 Alto Avenue, Croydon, VIC; >
Parents and 3 children.
Family living here at Christmas 1946 [not correct, perhaps he meant Christmas 1945].110,111 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Birth of sons 1944David Emerson-Elliott; Melbourne, VIC; >
Born in hospital.112 
Militaryfr Aug 1944 - Oct 1945Royal Australian Navy, Melbourne, VIC; >
Data from RAN Service Record, combining (and interpreting) information from the 3 different cards (see earlier tag for RNVR data) -- interpretation was sometimes difficult, so that incorrect assumptions are possible. File nos follow in square brackets.
Jun 1943: Appointed 'Huon' (SO(I)) [A43/1114]
Jun 1943: Appointed 'Cerberus' add'l for Navy Office (Intelligence) [A43/1266]
13 Mar 1945: Cerberus Hosp. [Lons 6569, Cer 56060]
27 Mar 1945: Navy Office [?Cer S 3101?]
May 1945: Appointed 'Lonsdale' (SO(I)) [A45/1070]
11 Jun 1945: Lonsdale [?NBS 3101?]
9 Jul 1945: 115 A.G.H. [Lons 58613]
13 Aug 1945: Lonsdale [Lons 16805]
31 Aug 1945: Appointed Cerberus addl for N.O. (Intell) [45/1873]
31 Aug 1945: Navy Office [Lons S 6968, ?NBS 370, Lons 25324]
Oct 1945: To revert to service in RN as from date of taking passage to UK [NB 240321, 592/203/26]
Nov 1945: Appointed 'Cerberus' add'l for passage & reversion to RN [A45/2447] Cancelled by No 46/921
Dec 1945: Cerberus Ledger - paid to 31 Dec
21 Mar 1946: Available for demob. but request this be done in UK. Intended that officer should be accompanied by wife & 3 children, but no transport available until May. Has applied for position in Malaya & in event of application being approved, would appreciate demob in Singapore, to which port transport is available [NB 2341]
11 Apr 1946: Crown Agents for Colonies unable to state whether this officer has been accepted. If officer elects return to UK for release, no further passage rights to Singapore will exist. Further signal will be made when result of application can be ascertained. [Admty to NB 2354]
22 Apr 1946: Ineligible by reason of age for permanent post with Crown Agents but has been offered contract appointment Africa, only if he accepts will have to return to UK. [Admty 1213]
2 May 1946: Now desires demob in Singapore pending detailed reply from Crown Agents. Passages for officer & family being arranged, departing approx 20 May [N.B. 03W 2/5/46]
18 Jun 1946: Reversion to RN (Sultan add'l for Cl: "A" release in Singapore) [A46/921]
18 Jun 1946: Embarked SS Charon at Fremantle for Singapore [NB 260731/646, 1632/205/300]
: RN Loan -- No accrued H.S or W.S. Leave Due
: Correspondence to Chartered Bank, Singapore
13 Feb 1948: Before paying any monies due to this officer, please refer to Allotments Section re overpayment £480107 
Militaryfr Oct 1945 - Jun 1946Royal Australian Navy, Melbourne, VIC; >
Data from RAN Service Record, combining (and interpreting) information from the 3 different cards (see earlier tag for RNVR data) -- interpretation was sometimes difficult, so that incorrect assumptions are possible. File nos follow in square brackets.
Jun 1943: Appointed 'Huon' (SO(I)) [A43/1114]
Jun 1943: Appointed 'Cerberus' add'l for Navy Office (Intelligence) [A43/1266]
13 Mar 1945: Cerberus Hosp. [Lons 6569, Cer 56060]
27 Mar 1945: Navy Office [?Cer S 3101?]
May 1945: Appointed 'Lonsdale' (SO(I)) [A45/1070]
11 Jun 1945: Lonsdale [?NBS 3101?]
9 Jul 1945: 115 A.G.H. [Lons 58613]
13 Aug 1945: Lonsdale [Lons 16805]
31 Aug 1945: Appointed Cerberus addl for N.O. (Intell) [45/1873]
31 Aug 1945: Navy Office [Lons S 6968, ?NBS 370, Lons 25324]
Oct 1945: To revert to service in RN as from date of taking passage to UK [NB 240321, 592/203/26]
Nov 1945: Appointed 'Cerberus' add'l for passage & reversion to RN [A45/2447] Cancelled by No 46/921
Dec 1945: Cerberus Ledger - paid to 31 Dec
21 Mar 1946: Available for demob. but request this be done in UK. Intended that officer should be accompanied by wife & 3 children, but no transport available until May. Has applied for position in Malaya & in event of application being approved, would appreciate demob in Singapore, to which port transport is available [NB 2341]
11 Apr 1946: Crown Agents for Colonies unable to state whether this officer has been accepted. If officer elects return to UK for release, no further passage rights to Singapore will exist. Further signal will be made when result of application can be ascertained. [Admty to NB 2354]
22 Apr 1946: Ineligible by reason of age for permanent post with Crown Agents but has been offered contract appointment Africa, only if he accepts will have to return to UK. [Admty 1213]
2 May 1946: Now desires demob in Singapore pending detailed reply from Crown Agents. Passages for officer & family being arranged, departing approx 20 May [N.B. 03W 2/5/46]
18 Jun 1946: Reversion to RN (Sultan add'l for Cl: "A" release in Singapore) [A46/921]
18 Jun 1946: Embarked SS Charon at Fremantle for Singapore [NB 260731/646, 1632/205/300]
: RN Loan -- No accrued H.S or W.S. Leave Due
: Correspondence to Chartered Bank, Singapore
13 Feb 1948: Before paying any monies due to this officer, please refer to Allotments Section re overpayment £480

Data from Crown Agents application Feb 1946:
Mar 1942 to Dec 1942: Staff of Commodore J Collins, Fremantle.
Dec 1942 to Jun 1943: Staff of Naval Officer-in-Charge, Thursday Island.
Jun 1943 to May 1946: Private Secretary to Director of Naval Intelligence, Melbourne.
Feb 1946: DNI asked him to complete 'certain duties of a confidential nature which will detain me in Australia until approximately June. ... The special duties that I am about to undertake will necessitate my travelling extensively in Australia, with Canberra as my focal point.'107 
Employmentfr Feb 1946 - May 1946Crown Agents for the Colonies; >
In Feb 1946 (while still with the DNI in Melbourne), LDEE applied to the Crown Agents for the Colonies in London for a Colonial Service position in Malaya. Three referees (normally required to be resident in the UK) appear to have been:
* Dr Thomas Wood, Parsonage, Bures, Suffolk -- English composer and author, who was sponsored by the British government to visit Australia in 1944 to give a series of popular talks and broadcasts about wartime Britain;
* Captain Alan Hillgarth, Royal Navy, Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, DNI's representative in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, head of MI6 in the Far East; and
* Commander RBM Long, RAN, Director of Naval Intelligence.
Subsequent relevant notes on LDEE's RAN Service Record are:
* ... Has applied for position in Malaya and in event of application being approved would appreciate demob in Singapore to which port transport is available. [NB 2341 21/3/46]
* Crown Agents for Colonies unable to state whether this officer has been accepted. If officer elects return to UK for release, no further passage rights to Singapore will exist. Further signal will be made when result of application can be ascertained. [Admty to NB 2354 11/4/46]
* Ineligible by reason of age for permanent post with Crown Agents but has been offered contract appointment Africa, only if he accepts will have to return to UK. [Admty 1213 22/4/46]
* Now desires demob in Singapore pending detailed reply from Crown Agents. ... [N.B. 03W 2/5/46]113,114 
Referee: Commander Rupert Basil Michel (Cocky or Von) Long
Referee: Captain Alan Hugh Hillgarth
Referee: Dr Thomas (Tommy) Wood
Travelfr Jun 1946 - 27 Jun 1946Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Train & MV Charon, Melbourne/Perth/Singapore, AUSTRALIA/SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 3 children. By train from Melbourne to Perth, and on board MV Charon from Fremantle to Singapore.
Item in Straits Times 28 Jun 1946:
The following passengers arrived in Singapore yesterday on the Charon from Fremantle, Australia: ... Mr L. D. Emerson-Elliott, Mrs N. F. Emerson-Elliott, Master A. D. Emerson-Elliott, Miss P. F. Emerson-Elliott, ...115,116,117,118 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
ImageNona/Norma Brayer; >
Parents and 3 children.
MV Charon, taken about 1950. 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Employmentfr Jul 1946 - Aug 1947Emerson Elliott & Co., Union Building, Singapore, SINGAPORE; >
1. The 1939 business of the same name (see Employment tag 1934-1939 Emerson Elliott & Co.) appears to have been maintained in some form before and during WW2 and was re-established (at the same addresses) immediately after LDEE's return to Singapore in late Jun 1946.
2. Advertisements in the Singapore Straits Times in Jul 1946 gave the address as Chop Choy Kong Buildings, 107-109 Anson Road (Branch Office and Store in 1939) and after that as Union Building (Office in 1939). The telephone number was the same as the 1939 number.
3. During 1946 and 1947, the business advertised a wide range of goods (primarily from Australia) for importers and wholesalers, including foodstuffs (fresh, tinned and frozen), fruit juices, vegetable seeds, medicines (including penicillin), surgical instruments, kitchenware, tableware, office requisites, electrical appliances, small ships (up to 75') and ships stores.
4. On a trip to Australia in Oct 1946, LDEE was reported in the Australian press as referring to the "colossal shortages of every conceivable item" in Singapore and Malaya and the good reputation that Australian exporters had in those countries. However, he expressed concern about "petty brokers" in Australia, who were shipping inferior goods at inflated prices and endangering Australia's reputation.
5. It appears that LDEE assigned (sold?) the business to Joseph Anthony Pang in Aug 1947 for $S230,000, just before the Emerson-Elliotts left Singapore early in Sep 1947.
6. According to subsequent reports in the Singapore press, "the business began to fail in Mar 1948, after heavy losses had been made in some contracts". In Aug and Sep 1948, a Bankruptcy Notice and a Bankruptcy Petition were issued against the business in the Singapore High Court -- the latter foreshadowed a hearing on 8 Oct 1948.
7. In a Bankruptcy Court examination before the Chief Justice in Feb 1949, the total liabilities of the business were given as $177,000 and the credit balance at the bank was $121. Pang admitted that, in Aug and Sep 1947, he had withdrawn $203,000 from the businesss and spent it on his salary and allowances, houses and motor cars. He'd bought 6 cars including, he said, one for LDEE in Australia. The examination was closed, and no subsequent press reports have been located.
8. About Jan 1949, when the Emerson-Elliotts had just arrived in England from South Africa, they ran out of money apparently due to 'problems with Anthony Pang' -- perhaps Pang had been paying LDEE for the business over a period, and was temporarily unable to continue the payments.119,120,121,122
AddressOldfr Jul 1946 - 19 Sep 1946Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; 'Casuarinas', Changi, SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 3 children. Assumed to have moved here shortly after arrival in Singapore.123,124 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelfr 19 Sep 1946 - 3 Oct 1946Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; MV Charon, Blue Funnel Line, Singapore/Derby/Perth; >
Parents and 3 children in First Class.
Newspaper shipping report says that the ship berthed in Fremantle at 1310 on 2 Oct 1946 (from Singapore and the North West with passengers, stock and general cargo), although the Passenger List and the Passports all say 3 Oct 1946 -- perhaps there were quarantine and/or customs requirements so that passengers did not disembark until the following day.
+ Passenger List and Quarantine List at Fremantle 3 Oct 1946 show Port of Embarkation = Singapore; Country of Last Permanent Residence = Australia; Nationality = British; Race (specifying country) = England x 2, Malaya x 2, Australia; Occupation = Naval Officer, Housewife, Student x 3; Age = 38 [actually 41], 28, 8/9, 7, 4/6 [second age for ADEE and PFEE shown incorrectly on Quarantine List]; Address at Destination = c/- Naval Intelligence Office, Fremantle; Country of Intended Permanent Future Residence = Singapore. On this trip, Master = E. Marriott; Total passengers = 71, being 68 adults (52M, 16F) and 3 children (2M, 1F).
+ SS Charon (3,703 tons gross), owned by the Ocean Steam Ship Company Limited, was the second of 3 ships of that name. She was built in 1936 and sailed regularly between SE Asia and Fremantle, with up to 10 trips pa. She was sold for scrap in 1964, but became the Panamanian owned Seng Kong No. 1.125,126,127,128,129 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
OccupationOct 1946Naval Officer & Merchant; >
     Passenger list on arrival at Fremantle 3 Oct 1946 gives his occupation as Naval Officer, and address at destination as c/- Naval Intelligence Office, Fremantle.
     Newspaper articles 3 Oct 1946 describe him as "a principal of Emerson-Elliott & Co., merchants, of Singapore ... on a business trip to Australia" [West Australian] and "Singapore businessman" [Daily News].130,131 
Travelfr Oct 1946 - 5 Nov 1946Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Marella, Burns Philp line, Perth?/Singapore, AUSTRALIA/SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 1 child. It is assumed that the child was the daughter Penelope, with the older brothers Tony and Derek staying at school in Perth.132,133 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOld__ Nov 1946 to ca 1948Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; 'Casuarinas', Changi, SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 3 children, although the 2 sons were at boarding school or elsewhere in Melbourne from early Nov 1946 to Jan 1947.
Parents and daughter were here for Christmas 1947, 2 sons were with the Battens in Melbourne.
4 Sep 2008: Assumed to have moved back here after visit to WA in Oct 1946. How long were they here? Check ADEE's timeline chart.
4 Sep 2008: Check period at school with DSEE?134,111 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldfrom 1947? to 1947?Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Perth, WA; >
Parents and 3 children.
No listing in Perth Telephone Directory Aug 1947.
3 Sep 2008: Address and duration unknown -- check ADEE's timeline chart (and DSEE?).135,136 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelca 4 Sep 1947 to 17 Sep 1947Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; TSS Marella, Burns Philp, Singapore/Fremantle/Melbourne; >
Parents and 3 children in First Class.
+ Passenger List at Fremantle 14 Sep 1947 shows passengers Mr LD, Mrs NF, Master AD, Master DSJ, Miss PN Emerson-Elliott, Port of Embarkation = Singapore, Port of Intended Disembarkation = Melbourne, Address at Destination = 39 Glenferrie Road, Kew, Melbourne.
On this voyage, Master = A. Donaldson; Total crew and passengers = 204.
+ TSS Marella (7,475 tons gross), 137,138,139 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldfr Sep 1947 - Oct 1947Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; with Batten family, 39 Glenferrie Road, Kew, VIC; >
Parents and 3 children.
Duration probably only a few weeks.140 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldfrom Oct 1947Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Heyington Place, Toorak, VIC; >
Parents and 3 children. Moved here after living with the Battens briefly. While living here, Tony and Derek went to Glamorgan School nearby.
Duration unknown -- around a year?141 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelca 30 Jan 1948 to 2 Feb 1948Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Trans-Australia train, Melbourne/Perth, VIC/WA; >
Kalgoorlie Miner newspaper 2 Feb 1948: LDEE arrived in Kalgoorlie yesterday from Eastern States en route to Perth. Only LDEE is shown (twice, as are several other passengers) in the passenger list, but all the family was on board.142,143
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travel21 Feb 1948Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Perth, WA; >
Parents [Passports stamped 'Seen at Immigration Office 21/2/48'] and 3 children (assumed) appear to have left Perth for Singapore.144,145 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldca Mar 1948 to ca Aug 1948Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Cameron Highlands & Penang, MALAYA; >
Parents and 3 children.
Moved from Cameron Highlands to Penang with the Ryders.146,147,148 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelca Aug 1948 to 28 Sep 1948Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Singapore?/Durban, SINGAPORE?/SOUTH AFRICA149,150 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldca Oct 1948 to ca Dec 1948Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Cato Ridge, SOUTH AFRICA; >
Parents and 3 children.
Paying guests at a farm for about 6 months.
Cato Ridge is about 2/3 of the way from Durban to Pietermaritzburg, adjacent to the route of the Comrades Marathon, the world's oldest and largest ultra marathon run every year since 1921 (except WW2) over 90km between Durban and Pietermaritzburg.151,152,153 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Occupationat Dec 1948Merchant154 
AddressOldca Dec 1948 to ca Mar 1949Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Singapore, SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 3 children.146 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelto 17 Dec 1948Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; MV Umtali, Natal Line, Durban/Plymouth, SOUTH AFRICA/ENGLAND; >
Parents and 3 children.
Passenger List on arrival at Plymouth on 17 Dec 1948 shows: Departure Port = Durban; Arrival Port = Plymouth; Names = Mt. L. D. Emerson-Elliott, Mrs. N. Emerson-Elliott, Master A. Emerson-Elliott, Master D. Emerson-Elliott, Miss P. Emerson-Elliott; Class = Saloon; Ages = 40 [actually 43], 30, 11, 9, 6; Proposed Address in UK = co Hongkong & Shanghai Bank Corp., E.C.3; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Merchant, Housewife, Nil x3; Country of Last Permanent Residence = Malaya x5; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = British Empire outside UK x5.
On this voyage, the ship (Registered tonnage 5,033) sailed from Beira, Mozambique via South African ports (including Durban and Cape Town) to Plymouth, the Master being F. J. O'Hea. 75 passengers were shown in the Passenger List.
SS Umtali (ca 8,300 tons), a Bullard King & Company Natal Line ship owned by the Union-Castle Line, was the second of 3 ships of this name. She was built in 1936, sold to Elder Dempster & Co. in 1957, renamed Calabar and scrapped in 1962.155,156,157,158 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldJan 1949Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; London, ENGLAND; >
Parents and 3 children.
Temporary accommodation after arrival from Durban and before the move to Almer Manor -- probably not more than 1 month in total:
* Regent's Palace Hotel, London.
* Caravan in Amersham (it is believed that the family ran out of money temporarily, as 'Anthony Pang was doing the wrong thing in Singapore', and they had to move out of their hotel in London).
* Swan Inn.159 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldca Feb 1949 to ca Aug 1949Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Almer Manor, Dorset, ENGLAND; >
Parents and 3 children.
Rented property.160,161 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Occupationat Sep 1949Agriculturalist162 
Travelto 15 Sep 1949Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; SS Antenor, Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool/Capetown/Fremantle; >
Parents and 3 children in First Class.
+Passenger List shows Port where Embarked = Liverpool; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Agriculturalist, Housewife, Scholar x 3; Age = 41 [actually 38], 31, 11, 10, 7; Country of Last Permanent Residence = England; Race (specifying Country) = English; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = Australia. On this voyage, Master = JE Cooper, OBE; Total passengers = 38, being 32 adults (17M, 15F) and 6 children 1-12 (4M, 2F).
+SS Antenor (ca 11,200 tons gross), a Blue Funnel Line ship owned by the China Mutual Steam Navigation Company, was the third of 5 ships of this name. She was built in 1924, and scrapped in 1953.163,164,165 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOld16 Sep 1949 to ca Nov 1949Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Fremantle area, WA; >
The 3 children stayed with the Rycrofts (he was a friend of LDEE's from the war years) probably somewhere in the Fremantle area, while their parents were in the quarantine station on the coast south of Fremantle.166 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldfr Nov 1949 - Oct 1950Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; 259 Balaclava Road, Caulfield, VIC; >
     On arrival in Melbourne, the parents and 3 children probably stayed with the Battens for a while. Then they were in Rosebud briefly, while LDEE was looking for land to buy (it is possible, but probably unlikely, that he did buy land somewhere on the Mornington Peninsula then or during 1950).
     Then the family rented the house in Balaclava Road, although the children were at boarding school for most of the time, due to their mother's illness. Family was here for Christmas 1949.
     PFEE's Prayer Book suggests 64 Balaclava Road, but 259 seems more likely to be correct.167,168 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelfr Oct 1950 - 26 Oct 1950Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Himalaya, Melbourne/Perth, VIC/WA; >
P&O liner Himalaya.
Parents and 3 children. Moved to Perth in the hope that the climate would be better for mother's health.169 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldlate Oct to late Nov 1950Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; 80 Williams Road, Nedlands, WA; >
Parents and 3 children. Rented house.
Date2 = date mother admitted to Wooroloo Sanatorium.170,171 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldlate Nov 1950 to ca Jan 195180 Williams Road, Nedlands, WA; >
     Father and 3 children, while mother in sanatorium. Rented house.
     Father and children were living here at Christmas 1950, which was celebrated at the home of Jack and Vera Ryder (and children Georgette and Jock).172,171,173 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldca Jan 1951 to ca May 1951__ Labouchere Road, South Perth, WA; >
Father and 3 children, while mother in sanatorium. Rented house.174,171 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldca May 1951 to ca Aug 195264 Bay View Terrace, Mosman Park, WA; >
Father and 3 children. Rented house.
Mother still in Wooroloo Sanatorium, came home 2-3 months after the move to Mosman Park.
Address correct, and mother still in sanatorium, at 19 Jun 1951.175,176,177 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldca Aug 1951 to ca Feb 1952Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; 64 Bay View Terrace, Mosman Park, WA; >
Parents and 3 children. Rented house.
Mother returned from Wooroloo Sanatorium 2-3 months after the move to Mosman Park.
Family spent Christmas 1951 in this house.178,171 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelfr Feb 1952 - 7 Mar 1952Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Perth/Colombo, AUSTRALIA/CEYLON; >
Parents and 3 children (assumed).
17 Aug 2008: What ship? Check WA newspapers for passenger lists -- did the ship travel via Singapore? Check these dates against other data and adjust others as needed.179 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldca 8 Mar1952 to Mar 1952Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, CEYLON; >
Parents and 3 children.
Stayed in this hotel for about 3 months, that is, for all of their stay in Ceylon.
About 6 months [Feb 1989], or more likely, much less, say 2-3 months [Jul 2005].
But return to Singapore on 30 Mar 1952 indicates that the family only stayed in Ceylon for 1-2 weeks.180,181 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
ImageMar 1952Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, CEYLON; >
Parents and 3 children.
Photo taken about 1921. 
Witness: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelfr Mar 1952 - 30 Mar 1952Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Colombo?/Singapore, CEYLON?/SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 3 children (assumed).182 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelfr May 1952 - Jun 1952Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; >
Parents and 3 children (assumed).
Entered Singapore 27 May 1952 and again 18 Jun 1952. Singapore ID card issued 12 Jul 1952.183 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldca Jun 1952 to ca Aug 1952Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Balmoral Road, Singapore, SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 3 children. Rented house (known as the "pink house"), after some days or weeks at the Seaview Hotel in Singapore.184 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Occupationat Aug 1952Merchant185 
Travelto 11 Aug 1952Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; SS Charon, Singapore/Broome/Derby/Fremantle, SINGAPORE/AUSTRALIA; >
Parents and 3 children in Cabin Class. Ship started from Singapore (date not stated), called at Broome (date not stated) and Derby on 4 Aug 1952, and arrived in Fremantle 11 Aug 1952.
+ Passenger List and Quarantine List show Port of Embarkation = Singapore; Nationality (as shown on Passport) = British; Racial Origin = European; Age = 44, 33, 14, 12, 10 [LDEE based on 1908, otherwise all correct]; Occupation = Merchant, Home Duties, Student x 3; Country of Last Permanent Residence = Australia; State of intended Future Permanent Residence = W. Aust.; Purpose of Journey = Australian Resident Returning; Proposed Length of Stay in Australia = Indef.; Address at Destination in Australia = 40, Vincent Street, Nedlands, Perth. On this voyage, Master = A. McDonald; Total passengers = 81, being 73 adults (34M, 39F) and 8 children 0-12 (3M, 5F).
+ For SS Charon background, see Oct 1946 Singapore/Fremantle trip above.
R/Log Jan 2007, 15 Aug 2008: Check elsewhere for Date1. Check Log of Logs for any relevant information.
7 Sep 2008: Check WA newspapers for any report of arrival.186,165 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldfr Aug 1952 - Dec 1952Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; 25 Alexander Road, Dalkeith, WA; >
Parents and 3 children. Rented house.
At this address for ADEE's birthday 11 Nov 1952.
Address current at 22 Dec 1952.187,188,189 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
(Widower) Death21 Dec 1952Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; Infectious Diseases Hospital, Subiaco, WA; >
Death Certificate details:
+Deceased: Norma Felicia Emerson-Elliott; Home Duties; Late of 25 Alexander Road, Dalkeith WA; Female; 33 years.
+Date & Place of Death: 21 Dec 1952; Infectious Diseases Hospital, Subiaco.
+Cause of Death: a. Inhalation broncho-pneumonia, Left side (1 week); b. Pulmonary Tuberculosis (Years); c. Chicken Pox (1 week).
+Certifiying Medical Practitioner: M. Sadka MB, BCh; Last seen 20 Dec 1952.
+Place of birth: Somerset, England [actually Astrakhan, Russia].
+Years lived in Australian States: Western Australia - 3 years [actually VIC 3 years, WA 3 years].
+Parents: Theodore Brayer-Roberts [actually Gustav Braier]; Business Proprietor [actually Unknown]; Julia Unknown [actually Orlova].
+Conjugal status: Married in Singapore in January 1937 to Leslie Denis Emerson-Elliott [actually 19 Jan 1940].
+Children: Anthony D. 15 years; Derek St. J. 11 years [actually 13 years]; Penelope F. 10 years.
+Informant: Donald John Chipper, Funeral Director, 1023 Hay Street, Perth WA.
+Registered: 23rd December 1952, Perth.190 
AddressOldDec 1952 to ca Jan 195325 Alexander Road, Dalkeith, WA; >
Father and 3 children, after mother's death 22 Dec 1952.
At this address for Christmas 1952, celebrated at the Ryders' home.191,175 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOld__ Jan 1953 to ca Feb 1953Greystone Stud, York Road, Greenmount, WA; >
Father and 3 children. Owned home -- LDEE had earlier (when NFEE came out of the sanatorium in 1951) bought adjacent land, Richelieu Park.
Duration probably longer than 1-2 months shown.192,193,194 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldca Feb 1953 to ca May 1953Studio flat by the sea, Singapore, SINGAPORE; >
Father and 3 children.
WHY DID LDEE SELL GREENMOUNT SO QUICKLY AND RETURN TO SINGAPORE? LOCATION AND DURATION IN SINGAPORE UNCERTAIN.195 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldca May 1953 to ca Aug 1953'Greenmount', Greenmount, WA; >
Father and 3 children.
Family returned from Singapore as the sale of the Greenmount house fell through.
31 Aug 2008: The following dates appear to be too early, as ADEE said 17 Dec 2003 that the family were at Greenmount for Christmas 1953 (dinner at the Aitkins). Check w/Penny and timeline.
8/53-10/53     Seaview Hotel, Singapore -- about 2 months [PFEE 2/89].
     11/53-3/54     Purley?, London.
     4/54-6/54     Lisbon, Portugal -- about 2-3 months; Penny turned 12 within the first few weeks PFEE 2/89.146,196 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelc Jan 1954Charon, Perth/Singapore, AUSTRALIA/SINGAPORE; >
Father and 3 children.
25 Aug 2008: Check Perth newspapers for sailing dates and passenger lists.197 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelfr 6 Feb 1954 - 1 Mar 1954SS Chusan, P. & O. S. N. Company, Singapore/London, SINGAPORE/ENGLAND; >
Father and 3 children.
Passenger List of London arrivals shows: Departure port = Singapore; Arrival Port = London; Names = Leslie Emerson-Elliott, Anthony D. Emerson-Elliott, Derek St.J. Emerson-Elliott, Penelope Emerson-Elliott; Class = Tourist; Ages = 46 [actually 48], 16, 14, 11; Proposed Address in UK = H. K. & Shanghai Bank, 9 Gracechurch St., E.C.3; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Merchant, Student, Student, Student; Country of Last Permanent Residence = Australia; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = England.
No information on passenger numbers or intermediate ports of call is provided in the Passenger List of London arrivals. There were no passenger lists published in Singapore newspapers at the time of departure from Singapore.198,199,200 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Occupationat Feb/Mar 1954Merchant201,202 
AddressOldfr 2 Mar 1954 - 25 Mar 1954ENGLAND; >
Father and 3 children.
It is assumed that, on arrival in and departure from London, they stayed in the Regent Park Hotel (as per Paraguay Star Passenger List).
They also spent about a week of this 3-week period looking at boats in Salcombe, Devon and other places. LDEE was thinking of buying a boat in which the family could sail back to Australia.203,204 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelfrom 26 March 1954SS Paraguay Star, Blue Star Line, London/Lisbon, ENGLAND/PORTUGAL; >
Father and 3 children.
Passenger List on departure from London shows: Departure port = London; Names = Leslie Emerson-Elliott, Anthony Emerson-Elliott, Derek Emerson-Elliott, Penelope Emerson-Elliott; Last Address in UK = Regent Palace Hotel, London W.1; Class = First; Destination Port = Lisbon; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Merchant, Student, Student, Student; Ages = 43 [actually 48], 16, 14, 11; Country of Last Permanent Residence = British Possession; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = Portugal.
On this voyage, the ship sailed from London for South America via Lisbon, Madeira and Teneriffe, the Master being D. R Macfarlane. There were 44 passengers, being 38 Adults incl. Children 12+ (22M, 16F), 2 Children 1-11 (1M, 1F) and 4 Infants (3M, 1F).205,206 
Witness: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldlate Mar 1954 to Apr 1954Hotel Miraparque, Lisbon, PORTUGAL; >
Father and 3 children. Hotel overlooks Edward VII Park.
LDEE wanted to move to Portugal on the advice of the Aitkins, who were also going to move there, but did not do so.207 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelto 13 Apr 1954Andes, Royal Mail Lines Ltd, Lisbon/Southampton, PORTUGAL/ENGLAND; >
Father and 3 children.
Passenger List on arrival at Southampton 13 Apr 1954 shows: Departure port = Lisbon; Arrival Port = Southampton; Names = Leslie Denis Emerson-Elliott, Anthony Denis Emerson-Elliott, Derek St.John Emerson-Elliott, Penelope Frances Emerson-Elliott; Class = Second; Ages = 45 [actually 48], 16, 14, 12 [actually 11]; Proposed Address in UK = Hongkong Shanghai Bk, 9 Gracechurch St., E.C.; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Retired, Student, Student, Student; Country of Last Permanent Residence = England; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = England.
On this voyage, the ship sailed from South America via Lisbon to Southampton. No information on passenger numbers was provided in the Passenger List.208,209 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Occupationat Apr 1954Retired210 
AddressOldca Jun 1954 to ca Jul 1954Purley, London, ENGLAND; >
Father and 3 children. Rented house.
Penny broke her arm in the last day or two of the stay here, and was in hospital for the move to Henley-on-Thames.211,212,147 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldca Aug 1954 to ca Sep 1954"Green Trees", Peppard, near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND; >
Father and 3 children. Guest house.
At this address 15 Aug 1954 and 10 Sep 1954.
31 Aug 2008: LDEE persuaded the cook at Green Trees to leave and accompany the family to Burley [ADEE 17 Dec 2003]. What was the story? Was there another staff member who went with the EEs?213,214,147,215,216 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldca Sep 1954 to ca Feb 1955Queen's Close, Burley, Hampshire, ENGLAND; >
Father and 3 children. Rented house.
Here for Christmas 1954.217,218,147 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelfr 19 Mar 1955 - 10 Apr 1955Iberia, P. & O. S. N. Company, London/Perth, ENGLAND/AUSTRALIA; >
Father and 3 children.
Passenger List of London departures shows: Departure port = London; Arrival Port = Fremantle; Names = Leslie Emerson-Elliott, Anthony Emerson-Elliott, Derek Emerson-Elliott, Penelope Emerson-Elliott; Class = First; Dates of birth = 20.4.08 [actually 20.4.08], 11.11.37, 14.8.39 [actually 15.8.39], 14.4.42; Address in UK = Queens Close, Burley x4; Occupation = Stud Master, ---, ---, ---; Country of Citizenship/Country of Passport Issue = UK/UK x4; Country of Last Permanent Residence = Australia x4; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = Australia x4.
On this voyage, the Iberia sailed from London via Fremantle and Melbourne to Sydney with 1,098 passengers (830 adults, 241 children 1-12 and 18 infants), the Master being W. Pollitt (sp?).219,220 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Occupationat Mar 1955Stud Master221 
AddressOldca 10 Apr 1955 to ca May 1955Captain Stirling Hotel, Nedlands, WA; >
Father and 3 children.
Stayed here for about 1 month after arrival on the Iberia, while looking for a suitable home. PFEE turned 13 while they were in the hotel.146,222 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldca May 1955 to early 195917 Caporn Street, Nedlands, WA; >
Father and 3 children. Owned home. Lived here for 2-3 years.
Date2 = date moved to Lawnbrook Park.146,222,223 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldfr Jan 1959 - May 1962'Lawnbrook Park', Lawnbrook Road, Bickley, WA; >
Father and 3 children. Property owned by father LDEE -- citrus orchard and poultry farm.
Date1 = date moved from Caporn Street, based on the entry in Aug 1959 Telephone Directory (closing date for entries in all directories cited was probably Jun 1959) and PFEE's recollection that the move was after she left MLC and before she started at LTS.
Date2 = date ADEE moved to Canberra.224,225 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOld__ May 1962 to ca Aug 1962'Lawnbrook Park', Lawnbrook Road, Bickley, WA; >
Father and 2 children. Property owned by father LDEE -- citrus orchard and poultry farm.
Date1 = date ADEE moved to Canberra, Date2 = date PFEE moved to Canberra.224,226 
AddressOldca Aug 1962 to ca Nov 1962'Lawnbrook Park', Lawnbrook Road, Bickley, WA; >
Father and 1 child. Property owned by father LDEE -- citrus orchard and poultry farm.
Date1 = date PFEE moved to Canberra, Date2 = date LDEE and DSEE moved to Nedlands.
By Jun 1963, Christian Fayd'herbe was living at Lawnbrook Park.224,227 
AddressOldfrom ca Nov 1962 to Feb 1963Nedlands, WA; >
Father and 1 child. Rented house. 
AddressOldfr 1963 - Dec 1964Lawley House, Barton, ACT; >
Father and 3 children. 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Employment1964National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT228 
AddressOldfr Jan 1965 - 13 Feb 1965?? Gellibrand Street, Campbell, Canberra, ACT; >
Father and 3 children. Rented house for Penny's wedding.
Date1 estimated as Dec 1964 by ADEE in Jan 1989, but an inscription in the book by Mary Renault 'The Bull from the Sea' indicates the family was still in Lawley House for Christmas 1964. 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldfr 14 Feb 1965 - 1965?? Gellibrand Street, Campbell, Canberra, ACT; >
Father and 2 sons. Rented house.
For some time after Mar 1965(?), LDEE was in Perth and ADEE & DSEE shared the house. 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldfr 1966 - 19701A Haddon Court, Hackett, ACT; >
Father and 2 sons. Rented flat.
* Dates are guesstimates [and based on ADEE 1/89].
Date1 <= Aug 1966 (see 0018 1966-08-27 Cba Times p4 Australian Party.jpg. 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldfr 1968 - 19801A Haddon Court, Hackett, ACT; >
Father and son. Dates are LDG's guesses. 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Employment1970Real Estate & Finance Corporation, Canberra, ACT228 
Miscellaneous1960s/1970sInvestors Club of Australia, ACT; >
     During the 1960s, there was occasional discussion within the Emerson-Elliott family about the 'Golden Bough Investment Lottery', where the proceeds from ticket purchases (ie, the capital) would be invested and regular lottery prizes paid out of the investment income, with ticket purchases being refundable in full on request. Initially, it was thought to sell the idea to government which could use the capital for the public benefit, eg, for home and land purchases.
     During the late 1960s and 1970 (ie, when REFC was operating), the proposal morphed into the 'Investors Club of Australia' to be operated by the Emerson-Elliotts, the capital being placed by contract with a finance corporation (presumably REFC) and used for property mortgages and building projects. It was said that the finance corporation would guarantee a minimum return of 12½% pa. Some work was done on the design of brochures and a syndicate name may have been registered in Aug 1970, but it seems unlikely that the venture would have been financially viable, even at the optimistic rate of return that was forecast. Perhaps the apparent lack of further progress was brought about by LDEE's marriage to Jean Denley in Oct 1970 and the family's involvement in the 'Ivan Franko' project in early 1971.229 
Witness: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Marriage29 Oct 1970Annie Jean (Jean) Jeffery; Canberra, ACT; >
LDEE's 3rd marriage; AJJ's 2nd marriage.230 
AddressOldfrom 30 Oct 1970 to say lateAnnie Jean (Jean) Jeffery; 39 Wilkins Street, Mawson, ACT; >
With spouse.
Address correct at 1/71 [LDEE letter AWMem]. 
Separationc 1971Annie Jean (Jean) Jeffery 
AddressOldca Jul1971 to ca Feb 19721A Haddon Court, Hackett, ACT; >
Father and 2 sons.231 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Miscellaneousfr 1971 - 1972'Ivan Franko' Project, ACT; >
     In Jan 1971, REFC entered into an agreement with the Soviet Maritime Passenger Agency, Morpasflot, to charter the Russian cruise liner Ivan Franko (sister ship of the Shota Rustaveli, which had been competing successfully against established shipping lines in the North Atlantic and the Pacific), or a sister ship, from Nov 1971 to May 1972. REFC advertised the availability of cruises and sought staff during Jan 1971, and continued to explore financial costings through Mar/Apr 1971.
     However, early in Feb 1971, Morpasflot advised REFC that the Ivan Franko had to be in dock for repairs early in 1972, and no other ship would be available. In Jun 1971, the Australian Trade Commissioner for Eastern Europe, acting on behalf of REFC, had discussed the impasse with the relevant authorities in Moscow, but no resolution had been reached.
     In Jan 1972, REFC announced that it would sue the Soviet Government Agency Morpasflot for breaching the charter agreement. Morpasflot denied that a binding contract had been signed, describing it as a memorandum of agreement that would be confirmed in a charter agreement including details of sailing schedules etc. After further discussions with representatives of the commercial counsellor at the Russian Embassy, REFC confirmed that it would issue a writ out of the ACT Supreme Court on 2 Feb 1972 if Morpasflot had not clarified its position by then.
     Media reports later in Feb 1972 indicated that no writ had been issued and, as Morpasflot is apparently not within the jurisdiction of the ACT Supreme Court, no writ could be issued until an application was made to the ACT Supreme Court and leave granted in the matter.
     It is not known whether there was any further activity, but there were no press reports after that, and it is assumed that no writ was ever issued. This may have been affected by LDEE's separation from his wife Jean Denley and the action brought by her in the ACT Supreme Court in Feb 1972, by DSEE's Pacific cruise and marriage in Mar 1972 and by DSEE's practice issues which would require him to give up private practice later in 1972.232 
Witness: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Court28 Feb 1972Annie Jean (Jean) Jeffery; Canberra, ACT; >
     This ACT Supreme Court case before Mr Justice Fox was heard on 16 Feb 1972, 17 Feb 1972 and 28 Feb 1972 and reported in the Canberra Times on the following days. The text that follows is an edited version of the Canberra Times reports. $18,000 in 1972 equates to approximately $100,000 in 2013.
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     Mrs Annie Jean Emerson- Elliott (AJD), of Wilkins Street, Mawson, claimed $18,000 from Mr Leslie Dennis [sic] Emerson-Elliott (LDEE), of London Circuit, Canberra City. AJD was represented by Mr J. Gallop and LDEE was represented by Mr A. S. Gillespie-Jones and Mr P. Sheils, instructed by Mr D. St John Emerson-Elliott.
     AJD said in evidence she had first met LDEE, the proprietor of a firm known as Real Estate and Finance Corporation of Canberra, in December 1968, when she had been in the market for a home in Canberra. She had then been a widow for about 10 years. An association had developed from that business transaction and in August 1969, they had discussed marriage.
     During the ensuing period there had been an exchange of confidences about their respective financial positions. LDEE had told her that he had been in financial difficulties and that his bank account had been overdrawn. He had said that the deficiencies had resulted from fraud by an employee. LDEE had mentioned that $10,000 had been owing to the bank. This amount had been increased to more than $15,000.
     AJD said their wedding date had been fixed for 29 October 1970, and subsequently LDEE had indicated that more than $17,000 had been owing to the bank. She had agreed to lend him the money for the purposes of his business and had made out a cheque for $18,000 which she had given to him on 22 October 1970.
     They had been married on 29 October 1970.
     After their marriage LDEE had indicated from time to time that he was not in a position to repay the loan. AJD said she had not pressed for repayment because she had believed he could not afford to repay her. Matrimonial difficulties had arisen and they had separated. None of the $18,000 had been repaid.
     In cross-examination, AJD said she had been shocked to learn that her husband had not been indebted to the bank. She agreed that he had given her a cheque for $10,000 but he had told her not to cash it because there had been no funds in the bank.
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     In his evidence the following day, LDEE, of Haddon Street, Hackett, said that a cheque for $18,000 he had received from his wife had been a gift because she had wanted to get married. She had told him she would not mention it to anyone and did not want him to mention it. He said the money had not been lent to him and denied that he had ever been indebted to his bankers. He had never told his wife that he owed money to his bankers and that he had been pressed for payment.
     About 28 August 1970, he had drawn a cheque for $10,000 in favour of his wife and this represented half the cost of the matrimonial home at Mawson. LDEE said it had been mutually agreed that he pay this amount as he had been reluctant to live in the house and his wife had thought that if he had a half share in it, he would not feel so bad about it. She had later told him that she had torn the cheque up and he had felt very hurt and upset.
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     After an adjournment to 28 Feb 1972, Mr Justice Fox said that the sum of $18,000 paid by AJD to her husband shortly before their marriage was a loan and not a gift. He entered judgment for $18,000 plus costs in favour of AJD against LDEE.
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     It is not known whether LDEE paid the amount of the judgement.
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Defence barrister: Audley Sinclair (Gil) Gillespie-Jones
AddressOldca Feb 1972 to 28 Sep 19801A Haddon Court, Hackett, ACT; >
Father and son.234 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Employmentc 1974National Heart Foundation of Australia (NSW Division), Canberra, ACT; >
Regional Director.
Period and other details unknown. 
Divorce1976Annie Jean (Jean) Jeffery; Canberra, ACT235 
Addressfr 29 Sep 1980 - Dec 199613 MacIntyre Place, Charnwood, ACT; >
Father and son, until LDEE admitted to hospital in Dec 1996.236 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Illnessc 1990Paget's Disease, ACT 
IllnessJun 1993Canberra, ACT; >
Prostate operation.237 
Illnessfr Dec 1996 - 4 Mar 1997Canberra, ACT; >
Brain haemorrhage caused by collision of his head with a cupboard at son DSEE's house. He had two operations to remove the blood from the brain cavity, involving lifting a large part of the skull. Gradual loss of physical and mental faculties. 
Death4 Mar 1997Canberra Hospital, Garran, ACT; >
Time of death 9:20 pm.
+Name, Occupation, Usual Residence: Leslie Denis Emerson-Elliott [actually born Leonard Emerson, aka Leslie Denis Elliott]; Retired; 13 MacIntyre Place, Charnwood ACT.
+Date and Place of Death: 4 March 1997; Canberra Hospital, Canberra ACT.
+Sex, Age & POB: Male; 88 years [actually 91]; Taunton, England [actually Vauxhall, Lambeth, London, England].
+Length of Residence in Australia: 54 years.
+Conjugal status: Widowed.
+First Marriage -- POM, Age, Spouse: England, 21 years, Doris Rathbone.
+Second Marriage -- POM, Age, Spouse: England, 29 years, Norma Felice Brayer-Roberts [actually Singapore, 34 years, Nona Braier].
+Third Marriage -- POM, Age, Spouse: Nil shown [actually Canberra ACT, 65, Annie Jean Denley].
+Names & ages of children: Patricia [actually Patricia Doris], 70; Anthony Denis, 59; Derek St John, 57; Penelope Frances, 54.
+Number of deceased children: Male Nil [actually 3], Female Nil.
+Cause of Death, Duration of Fatal Illness: Renal failure (days), Metabolic encephalopathy (days).
+Medical Practitioner who certified death, When deceased last seen: Dr Zurauskas, 4 Mar 1997.
+Deceased's Father -- Full Name, Former Surname, Occupation: Thomas William Emerson, -, Unknown [actually Rubber Cutter].
+Deceased's Mother -- Full Name, Maiden Surname, Occupation: Frances Sarah Emerson, Rumens, Home Duties.
+Informant -- Full Name, Occupation, Place of Residence: Derek Emerson-Elliott; Public Servant; 8 Budden Crescent, Theodore ACT.
Note: In Dec 2010, all incorrect information on the Death Certificate issued in Mar 1997 (as shown above) was amended by the ACT authorities following the production of all relevant documentary evidence by his daughter Penny Graham. The only correction not made was the number of deceased children. A new certificate, based on the corrected information, was issued in Dec 2010.238,239,240 
First wife of dec'd: Doris (Wackie) Emerson
Second wife of dec'd: Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott
Third wife of dec'd: Annie Jean (Jean) Denley
Living named child: Patricia Doris (Pat) Rich
Living named child: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Deceased child: (?) Emerson-Elliott
Deceased child: (?) Emerson-Elliott
Funeral7 Mar 1997Chapel, Norwood Park Crematorium, Sandford Street, Mitchell, ACT; >
Ceremony conducted by Rev. Brian Carter (Anglican).
Attended by Tony E-E, Derek & Anne E-E, Julian & Libby E-E, David E-E, Cameron E-E, Richard E-E, Penny & Lindsay Graham, Brian & Carolyn Carter and a few others.241,242 
Witness: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Cremation7 Mar 1997Norwood Park Crematorium, Sandford Street, Mitchell, ACT; >
Cremated by H K McLean.
Witnesses P J Dinn, C E Finch.
Attended by Tony E-E, Derek & Anne E-E, Julian & Libby E-E, David E-E, Cameron E-E, Richard E-E, Penny & Lindsay Graham, Brian & Carolyn Carter and a few others.243,244 
Witness: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott

Family 1

Doris (Wackie) Rathbone b. 16 Jan 1905, d. 4 Feb 1990
Child 1.Patricia Doris (Pat) Emerson+ b. 22 Oct 1926, d. 20 Aug 2017

Family 2

Nona/Norma Brayer b. 9 Aug 1918, d. 21 Dec 1952
Children 1.(?) Emerson-Elliott b. s 1936, d. s 1936
 2.Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott b. 11 Nov 1937, d. 8 Apr 2005
 3.(?) Emerson-Elliott b. s 1941, d. s 1941
 4.David Emerson-Elliott b. s 1944, d. s 1944

Family 3

Annie Jean (Jean) Jeffery b. 24 Apr 1907, d. 28 Oct 1985

Citations

  1. Name change (may have been earlier than 1934?).
  2. Emerson-Elliott (was Emerson/Elliott), L Denis, Papers from 1930s or 1940s as specified, hereafter called Emerson-Elliott LD, Papers; photocopy acquired by ADEE in late 1980s or very early 1990s in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Employment Agreement between Guthrie and Company Limited and Leslie Denis (spelt Dennis, assumed to be an error) Emerson-Elliott, dated 20 Dec 1934.
  3. Graham, Lindsay D & Penelope F, Personal knowledge, hereafter called Graham LD&PF, Personal knowledge: Memos.
  4. John Mackintosh, Roll of the Graduates of the University of Aberdeen 1926-1955, with supplement 1860-1925 (published by University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1960), hereafter called Mackintosh, Aberdeen University Graduates Roll; accessed at National Library of Australia, Canberra, Call No. 371.41 ABE. Page not recorded. Sighted Feb 1990 & 26 Aug 2008: Information on Aberdeen University courses/results.
  5. McLaren, Colin A, Head of Special Collections, University Archivist, Aberdeen University Library, Letter, hereafter called McLaren CA, Letter; original held in Researcher's family history papers. 10 Apr 1990: Information on Aberdeen University courses/results.
  6. WarData.net web site at URL www.wardata.net, hereafter called WarData.net. Web page www.wardata.net/wardata_wwii_timeline.htm sighted 26 Aug 2008: Information on Sylt raid.
  7. Birth Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, L Denis (born Leonard Emerson), Certified Copy of an Entry of Birth 1905/76 in Lambeth, Sub-district Lambeth Church 2nd, County of London issued by General Register Office, England on 14 April 1993, hereafter called Birth Certificate EELD; digital image in Researcher's computer records and original in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Original short certificate (issued 29 May 1905, acquired Sep 2017 from the estate of Patricia Doris Emerson/England/Rich) is also in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. DOB, POB, Memos. Born Leonard Emerson.
  8. Birth Certificate EELD. Given name and surname at birth.
  9. Birth Certificate EELD. Family address at Apr 1905.
  10. Church of England Parish Baptism Registers, London 1754-1906, Parish of St Peter Vauxhall in the County of London, Baptism of Leonard Emerson on 14 Feb 1906; Original data from London Metropoliitan Archives; details obtained on 12 Jun 2013 from Ancestry web site at www.ancestry.com.au. Source hereafter called Baptism Registers London/Emerson, Leonard. Digital transcript and image in Researcher's computer records and paper copies in Researcher's family history papers, Address at 14 Feb 1906.
  11. AIF embarkation roll, H Emerson, unknown publish date. Current at Dec 1914.
  12. Birth Certificate: Emerson, Lily Frances Maud, Certified true copy of an entry in the Register of Births 1919/406 in Registration District Lambeth, Sub-district Brixton, County of London, issued by the Deputy Superintendent Registrar, District of Lambeth on 6 Oct 1943, hereafter called Birth Certificate EmLFM; copy provided by Paul Emerson in Dec 2007, image in Researcher's Computer records and Researcher's family history papers, ID0105: Grandmother's address at Mar 1919.
  13. Family history chart, Emerson, compiled by Eileen M. Chalmers (nee Redding) Apr 1993; hereafter called FH chart, Emerson2; original and digital copy held in Researcher's Family History records: Before Brixton Road.
  14. Baptism Registers London/Emerson, Leonard. ID0016. DOBaptism, POBaptism, Witnesses.
  15. Chalmers (nee Redding), Eileen M, Letter, hereafter called Chalmers EM, Letter; original held in Researcher's personal correspondence. 29 Jan 1993: School.
  16. Chalmers EM, Letter. Apr 1993: School, Memo.
  17. Census of England and Wales, 1911, County of London, Registration District Lambeth, Registration Sub District Kennington, Enumeration District 14 (name not stated), Dwelling at 145 Tyers Street, Family of Thomas W. Emerson; The National Archives Reference RG14 PN1988 RG78 PN70 RD25 SD2 ED14 SN304, details obtained on 2 Nov 2009 from FindMyPast at www.findmypast.com. Source hereafter called Census UK 1911, Thomas W. Emerson. Digital image in Researcher's computer records and paper copy in Researcher's Family History papers, ID0090. Date, Address, Memo.
  18. Curtis (nee Dibble), Daphne H, Letter; hereafter called Curtis DH, Letter; original held in Researcher's personal correspondence. 18 Jun 1992: Memo1.
  19. Chalmers EM, Letter. 27 Jan 1993: Address, Memo1. Date1 is LDG's estimate.
  20. Chalmers EM, Letter. 27 Jan 1993: Address, Memo1 (except FWD).
  21. Marriage Certificate: Dibble, Frederick W. & Emerson, Helen, Registration No. 1925/145, District of Lambeth, County of London, Certified true copy issued 12 Jan 2011 by General Register Office, London, hereafter called Marriage Certificate DiFW+EmH; true copy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0102. Address of bride and groom "at the time of marriage". Assumed that FWD only moved in after marriage.
  22. Birth Certificate: Dibble (Curtis), Daphne H [0826], Certified Copy of an Entry of Birth 1926/406 in Registration District Lambeth, Sub-district Lambeth Church, County of London issued by the General Register Office, England on 12 Jan 2011, hereafter called Birth Certificate DiDH; digital image in Researcher's computer records and original in Researcher's family history papers, ID0826. Parents' address at DOB 23 Apr 1926.
  23. Chalmers EM, Letter. 27 Jan 1993: Address, Memo1 before Helen's marriage.
  24. Marriage Certificate: Emerson, Leonard & Rathbone, Doris, Registration No. 1926/158, True copy issued 8 Jan 2009 by General Register Office, England, hereafter called Marriage Certificate EmL+RaD; image in Researcher's computer records and original in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. 'Rank or Profession' Electrical Engineer, Memo1.
  25. Passenger List 'Kalyan' departing London 1 Jul 1926, from the records of The National Archives, London, England, digitised by, and accessed at, findmypast.com on 30 Oct 2010, hereafter called Passenger List 'Kalyan' 1926; images in Researcher's computer records and paper copies in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Date, 'Profession, Occupation or Calling' Merchant, Memo2.
  26. Birth Certificate: Emerson (England/Rich), Patricia D [0948], Certified Copy of an Entry of Birth 1926/289 in Registration District St Martin, Sub-district Strand, County of London issued by General Register Office, England on 22 Oct 2002, hereafter called Birth Certificate EmPD; scanned copy provided by Paul Emerson held in Researcher's family history papers, ID0948. 'Occupation' Sports Outfitters Manager, Memo3.
  27. Curtis DH, Letter. Jun 1992: Married.
  28. Marriage Certificate EmL+RaD. DOM, POM, Memo3+.
  29. Passenger List 'Kalyan' 1926. Date, Memo1.
  30. Rich (nee Emerson/England), Patricia D [0948], Oral, hereafter called Rich PD, Oral. Apr 1993: Separated before daughter's birth 22 Oct 1926.
  31. Rich PD, Oral. Apr 1993: Memo1.
  32. Passenger List 'Kalyan' 1926. Date1, Place as shown, Memos2-3.
  33. TheShipsList web site, URL www.theshipslist.com, hereafter called TheShipsList; web page sighted 20 Aug 2008, copy held in Researcher's computer records, file TSL Blue Funnel Line 20080820.mht. Sighted Dec 2010: Memo4.
  34. Birth Certificate EmPD. DOB, POB, Memos.
  35. Rich (nee Emerson/England), Patricia D, Letter, hereafter called Rich PD, Letter; original held in Researcher's personal correspondence. Jul 1992: Name, MOB, YOB.
  36. Rich, Albert H [0954], Letter, hereafter called Rich AH, Letter; original held in Researcher's personal correspondence. 25 Sep 1993: DayOB, MOB.
  37. Rich PD, Oral. Oct 1994: POB.
  38. The Straits Times, Singapore, hereafter called Straits Times; accessed via Singapore National Library web site at www.singapore.nl.sg; copy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Many issues from 10 Dec 1926 to 4 Feb 1929: Dates, Place, Memos.
  39. The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, Singapore, hereafter called Singapore FP&MA; accessed via Singapore National Library web site at www.singapore.nl.sg; copy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Many issues from 10 Mar 1927 to 26 Jan 1929: Dates, Place, Memos.
  40. Singapore FP&MA; copy in Researcher's FH papers, ID0016. 18 Nov 1927, p16: Memo1.
  41. Singapore FP&MA; copy in Researcher's FH papers, 2 Aug 1929, p12: Date1. Image and paper copy in Researcher's FH records, ID0016.
  42. Passenger List 'Suwa Maru' arriving London 4 Sep 1929, from the records of The National Archives, London, England, digitised by Ancestry and accessed at ancestry.com.au on 26 Nov 2010, hereafter called Passenger List 'Suwa Maru' 1929; images and paper copies in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Date2, Voyage, Memos.
  43. Agreement Appointing Assistant: Dunlop Plantations Limited and L. D. Elliott, 19 Nov 1929, hereafter called Employment Agreement Dunlop/EELD; photocopy (pp. 3/4 missing) held in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Date of Agreement, Employer name & address, Memos.
  44. The Times Digital Archive 1785-1985, URL http://infotrac.galegroup.com.rp.nla.gov.au, hereafter called London Times Digital Archive; accessed through National Library of Australia, Canberra, eResources web site. 30 Nov 1929, page 21; 2 Dec 1929, page 22; 5 Dec 1929, page 19; 10 Dec 1929, page28 (all sighted Dec 2008): Memo1(a).
  45. Straits Times; copy in Researcher's FH papers, ?? Dec 1929 (sighted Nov 1989 in Singapore): Date2, Memo1.1.
  46. Passenger List 'SS Mantua' departing London 29 Nov 1929, from the records of The National Archives, London, England, digitised by, and accessed at, findmypast.com, hereafter called Passenger List 'SS Mantua' Nov 1929; images in Researcher's computer records, file Documents\TMG7\Sources\0016 Pass List 1929-11-29... .jpeg, paper copies of summary and one image in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Date1, Ship, Route, Memo2, Memo3.
  47. Straits Times; copy in Researcher's FH papers, 15 Sep 1933, Page 3: Date1, Memo1. Image and copy in Researcher's FH records, ID0016.
  48. Singapore FP&MA; copy in Researcher's FH papers, 15 Sep 1933, Page 12: Date1, Memo1. Image and copy in Researcher's FH records, ID0016.
  49. Passenger List 'SS Carthage' arriving London 12 Oct 1933, from UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, The National Archives, London, England, digitised by, and accessed at, ancestry.co.uk, hereafter called Passenger List 'SS Carthage' Oct 1933; images in Researcher's computer records, file Documents\TMG7\Sources\0016 Pass List 1933-10-12 ... .jpg, paper copies of summary and one image in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Date2, Ship, Route, Memo2, Memo3.
  50. TheShipsList. Sighted 9 Jan 2009: Memo4.
  51. Passenger List 'SS Carthage' Oct 1933. Date1, Address, Memo1.
  52. Rich PD, Oral. Date unknown, ca mid-1990s: Memo3.
  53. TheShipsList. Sighted 8 Jan 2009: Memo3.
  54. Passenger List 'SS Ranchi' departing London 2 Feb 1934, from the records of The National Archives, London, England, digitised by, and accessed at, findmypast.com, hereafter called Passenger List 'SS Ranchi' Feb 1934; images in Researcher's computer records , file Documents\TMG7\Sources\0016 Pass List 1934-02-02... .jpeg, paper copies of summary and one image in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Date1, Ship, Route, Memo1, Memo2.
  55. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, URL http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/; hereafter called Wikipedia. Article 'SS Ranchi' sighted 9 Jan 2009: Memo3.
  56. Emerson-Elliott LD, Papers. List of employers, undated, prob. 1945 or 1946: .
  57. The Singapore and Malayan Directory (published by Fraser & Neave Limited, Collyer Quay, Singapore), hereafter called Singapore & Malayan Directory; photocopy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. 1935: Address, Memo1.
  58. Anglo-Malayan Agencies Limited: Documents lodged under Singapore Companies Ordinance, 1934 and 1935, obtained by Researcher from Singapore Companies Office in 1989; hereafter called Anglo-Malayan Agencies papers. Photocopies (8 pages) in Researcher's Family History records, ID0016. Memos2, 4, 5, 6.
  59. Straits Times; copy in Researcher's FH papers, ID0016. 10 Jul 1934 p13, 13 Jul 1934 p13 & 15 Jul 1934 p2: Memo3 advertisements.
  60. Singapore FP&MA; copy in Researcher's FH papers, ID0016. 1 Oct 1935 p2: Memo5 advertisements.
  61. Résumé for Emerson-Elliott, L Denis [0016] 1938, dated 15 Dec 1938, hereafter called Résumé EELD 1938; copy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Memo7.
  62. Divorce Certificate: Emerson, Leonard & Rathbone, Doris, Notice of making Decree Nisi Absolute (Divorce) issued 21 Apr 1993 by Principal Registry of the Family Division of the High Court of Justice, London, hereafter called Divorce Certificate EmL+RaD; original in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. DODivorce Nisi.
  63. Divorce Certificate EmL+RaD. DODivorce, PODivorce, Memo1.
  64. Agreement Appointing Assistant: Guthrie and Company Limited and L. D. Emerson-Elliott, 20 Dec 1934, hereafter called Employment Agreement Guthrie/EELD; photocopy of page 1 held in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Employer, Address, Dates, Position "assistant".
  65. Singapore & Malayan Directory. 1936 & 1938 directories list him as Assistant in the Kuala Lumpur office.
  66. Résumé EELD 1938. Date1 Nov 1934, joined Import Department.
  67. Ladbrook (was Hagley/Jones), Jacqueline J, Oral, hereafter called Ladbrook JJ, Oral. Nov 1994: Memo [it is not certain that it was Jacky who provided this information].
  68. Singapore FP&MA; copy in Researcher's FH papers, 10 Mar 1936, Page 6 & 16 Mar 1936, Page 7: Memos. Image and copy in Researcher's FH records, ID0016.
  69. Straits Times; copy in Researcher's FH papers, ID0016. 19 Mar 1936, p12: Memo1.
  70. Singapore FP&MA; copy in Researcher's FH papers, ID0016. 23 Mar 1936, p8: Memo2.
  71. Birth Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, Penelope F. [0002], Certified Copy of Entry 1758/42 in Perth Registry District by Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Western Australia on 11 Jan 1984, hereafter called Birth Certificate EEPF; original in Researcher's family history papers, ID0002: Previous Issue deceased = Deceased 2 Males.
  72. Birth Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, Anthony D [0015], Register No. 940620 issued by Registrar General, Births & Deaths, Malaysia on 13 July 2010, hereafter called Birth Certificate EEAD; original in Researcher's family history papers, ID0015. DOB, POB, Memo.
  73. Birth Certificate EEAD. Date1, Address.
  74. Straits Times; copy in Researcher's FH papers, 27 Jan 1939, Page 4: Memo1. Image and copy in Researcher's FH records, ID0016.
  75. Passport; Emerson-Elliott, Leslie D. [0016], No. 8534 issued 20 Jan 1939 by Federated Malay States, Kuala Lumpur, hereafter called Passport EELD 1939; photocopy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Passport valid to 20 Jan 1944, renewed to 20 Jan 1949 and includes the notes "British Subject by birth" and "Bearer previously travelled on Foreign Office passport, number unknown, issued in 1934, now stated as lost". Dates, Places, Memo2.
  76. Passenger List 'Carthage' arriving London 24 Feb 1939, from the records of The National Archives, London, England, digitised by Ancestry and accessed at ancestry.com.au on 2 Jul 2013, hereafter called Passenger List 'Carthage' 1939; copy not retained. Memo3.
  77. Passport EELD 1939. Date1, Memo2.
  78. Passport EELD 1939. Dates, Places, Memo1.
  79. Passenger List 'SS Manhattan' departing Southampton 27 Feb 1939, from the records of The National Archives, London, England, digitised by, and accessed at, findmypast.com, hereafter called Passenger List 'SS Manhattan' Feb 1939; images in Researcher's computer records, file Documents\TMG7\Sources\0016 Pass List 1939-02-27... .jpeg, paper copies of summary and one image in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Date1, Ship, Route, Memo2, Memo4.
  80. Passenger List 'SS Manhattan' arriving New York 3 Mar 939, from the records of National Archives from Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Washington, DC, digitised by, and accessed at, www.ancestry.com.au, hereafter called Passenger List 'Manhattan' Mar 1939; images and paper copies in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Dates, Ship, Route, Memo3.
  81. Ancestry Ship Information, URL www.ancestry.com.au, hereafter called Ancestry ship data. Memo5, in part (see extract on file).
  82. TheShipsList web site, URL www.theshipslist.com, hereafter called TheShipsList: Memo5, in part (see extract on file).
  83. Passport EELD 1939. Memo1 (part).
  84. Passenger List 'Manhattan' Mar 1939. Memo1 (part).
  85. Passenger List 'Lurline' departing Los Angeles 17 Mar 1939, from the records of National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington, DC, USA, digitised by Ancestry and accessed at ancestry.com.au on 2 Jul 2013, hereafter called Passenger List 'Lurline' 1939; images and paper copies in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Dates, Ship, Places, Memo2.
  86. TheShipsList: Memo3.
  87. Passenger List 'Empress of Canada' departing Honolulu 24 Mar 1939, from the records of National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington, DC, USA, digitised by Ancestry and accessed at ancestry.com.au on 2 Jul 2013, hereafter called Passenger List 'Empress of Canada' 1939; images and paper copies in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Dates, Ship, Places, Memo2.
  88. Emerson-Elliott LD, Papers. Extract from what appears to be a Royal Navy mobilization form completed 6 Feb 1940: Date2, Employer & Address, Memo.
  89. Singapore & Malayan Directory. 1940: Date presumably late 1939, Employer & Address.
  90. World War 2 Service Records: Emerson-Elliott, Leslie Denis, from National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600 -- black and white photocopies provided in Mar 2002, colour digital images from www.recordsearch.naa.gov.au in Dec 2010; hereafter called WW2 Service Records EELD. Paper copies and images in Researcher's Family History records, ID0016. Memo 3, 3.1-3.5.
  91. Singapore FP&MA; copy in Researcher's FH papers, ID0016. 27 Dec 1940, page 2: gazettal of Memo 3.4 (no date mentioned).
  92. Birth Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, Derek St J [0018], Register No. 75313 issued by Registrar of Births & Deaths, Republic of Singapore on 18 Jun 2011, hereafter called Birth Certificate EEDS; original in Researcher's family history papers, ID0018. Address.
  93. Birth Certificate EEDS. Address at 15 Aug 1939.
  94. Employment Reference for Emerson-Elliott, L Denis [0016], by AG Emerson-Elliott, Emerson Elliott & Co., Singapore, 29 Sep 1939, hereafter called Reference EELD, Emerson Elliott & Co; copy held in Researcher's family history papers. Memo1, Memo2, Memo5.
  95. Business Card: Emerson-Elliott, L. D. [0016] ca 1939, hereafter called Business Card EELD ca 1939; original held in Researcher's family history papers. Employer name, main and store address, telephone -- reverse is in Chinese script, and is assumed to have the same information.
  96. Marriage Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, L Denis & Briar-Roberts, Norma F, Registration No. 1070, Certified Copy No. 1992 issued 23 Nov 1983 by Registrar of Marriages, Republic of Singapore, hereafter called Marriage Certificate EELD+BrNF; photocopy held in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. 'Occupation or Profession' as shown.
  97. Marriage Certificate EELD+BrNF. Address at Jan 1940.
  98. Marriage Certificate EELD+BrNF. DOM, POM, Memos2+.
  99. Passenger List 'Empire Star' in Inward Passenger Manifests for Ships and Aircraft arriving at Fremantle and Perth Airport, 23 Feb 1942, Microfilm CRS K269, Roll 91, 11 Feb 1941 to 23 Apr 1942, hereafter called Passenger List 'Empire Star' Feb 1942; original sighted at National Archives of Australia, Canberra, photocopy in Researcher's Family History papers, ID0016. Dates, Route, Memo3, Memo4.
  100. Passport EELD 1939. Arrived Fremantle Date2.
  101. TheShipsList. Memo6.
  102. WW2 Service Records EELD. Memo 1.
  103. Graham (nee Emerson-Elliott), Penelope F [0002], Oral, hereafter called Graham PF, Oral. Jan 2007, Aug 2008: Date, Address Bicton, Memo1.
  104. Birth Certificate EEPF: Current address as shown on certificate.
  105. Birth Certificate EEPF: Address at Apr 1942.
  106. Emerson-Elliott, Anthony D. [0015], Oral, hereafter called Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Nov 1994, 17 Dec 2003: Dates and Memo2.
  107. Emerson-Elliott LD, Papers. Application (and attachment) 13 Feb 1946 to Crown Agents for the Colonies for position in Malaya Feb 1946: Memos 1-4.
  108. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Nov 1994: Dates, with Batten family.
  109. Telephone Directory, Victoria, White Pages, hereafter called Telephone Directory VIC, NLA; Accessed in National Library of Australia, Canberra, Call No. N 919.451 AUS. Feb 1944 directory (would normally have been issued Nov 1943, but deferred to conserve manpower and paper; entry date unknown) sighted 9 Sep 2008: Address for CW Batten.
  110. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Nov 1994: Dates, Address.
  111. Emerson-Elliott, Derek St J. [0018], Oral, hereafter called Emerson-Elliott DStJ, Oral. 3 Sep 2008: Memo2.
  112. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 2019: David's birth and early death was discussed within the family on several occasions.
  113. Emerson-Elliott LD, Papers. Application to Crown Agents for the Colonies and associated correspondence Feb 1946: Memo 1.
  114. WW2 Service Records EELD. Memo 2.
  115. Passport EELD 1939. Date2.
  116. Passport: Emerson-Elliott (nee Beayer-Robert), Norma F. [0017], No. A241571 issued 27 May 1946 by Commonwealth of Australia, Melbourne, VIC, hereafter called Passport EENF 1946; photocopy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Passport valid to 27 May 1951, renewed to 27 May 1956 and includes the notes "British Subject by birth", "Wife of a British Subject by birth" and "Bearer states that passport issued by Foreign Office was lost when Singapore fell". Date2.
  117. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989, Nov 1994: Approx. dates, Memo1.
  118. Straits Times; copy in Researcher's FH papers, 28 Jun 1946, Page 3: Memo2. Image and copy in Researcher's FH records, ID0016.
  119. Straits Times; copy in Researcher's FH papers, ID0016. Jul 1946: Memo2. Jul 1946 to Dec 1947: Memo3. Aug 1948 to Feb 1949: Memos5-7.
  120. The West Australian newspaper, published in Perth, WA, hereafter called West Australian; accessed via National Library of Australia Trove web site at http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records, ID0016. 3 Oct 1946, page 10: Memo4..
  121. Daily News newspaper, Perth, WA, hereafter called Daily News WA; accessed via National Library of Australia Trove web site at www.trove.nla.gov.au; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records, ID0016. 3 Oct 1946, page 7: Memo4.
  122. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Date unknown: Memo8.
  123. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989 and Dec 2003: Address.
  124. Passport EELD 1939. Departed from Singapore on Date2.
  125. Passport EELD 1939. Date1 permitted to leave Singapore for Australia by 'Charon' on 19 Sep 1946.
  126. Passport EENF 1946. Date1 permitted to leave Singapore for Australia by 'Charon' on 19 Sep 1946.
  127. Passenger List 'Charon' in Inward Passenger Manifests for Ships and Aircraft arriving at Fremantle and Perth Airport 6 Jul 1952 to 26 Aug 1952, hereafter called Passenger List 'Charon' Oct 1946; original in National Archives of Australia, Canberra, Microfilm CRS K269, Roll 125; photocopy in Researcher's Family History papers. Dates, Route, Memo1, Memo3.
  128. TheShipsList. Sighted 2 Aug 2004: Memo4.
  129. West Australian; copy in Researcher's Family History records, Memo2.
  130. Passenger List 'Charon' Oct 1946. Occupation1.
  131. West Australian; copy in Researcher's Family History records, ID0016. 3 Oct 1946, page 10: Memo2.
  132. Passport EELD 1939. Date2 permitted to land in Singapore.
  133. Passport EENF 1946. Date2 permitted to land in Singapore.
  134. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address.
  135. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: 1946-1947? in Perth.
  136. Telephone Directory, Western Australia, White Pages, hereafter called Telephone Directory WA, NLA; Accessed in National Library of Australia, Canberra, Call No. NL 919.41 AUS. 1947 directory (entry and release dates unknown) sighted 9 Sep 2008: Memo2 (no entry for LD Elliott, Emerson-Elliott or Emerson).
  137. Passenger List 'TSS Marella': Arrivals by ships and aircraft at Fremantle and Perth Airport, Microfilm 18 Jun 1947 to 19 Nov 1947, JS Battye Library of West Australian History, Perth, Date at Fremantle, Route, Memo1, Memo2.
  138. Passport EENF 1946. Arrived Fremantle 14 Sep 1947.
  139. Passport EELD 1939. Arrived Fremantle 14 Sep 1947.
  140. Graham PF, Oral. Jan 2007: Address on TSS Marella Passenger List was Batten family. Memo2.
  141. Graham PF, Oral. Jan 2007, Aug 2008: Address, Memo1.
  142. Kalgoorlie Miner newspaper, Kalgoorlie, WA, hereafter called Kalgoorlie Miner; accessed via National Library of Australia Trove web site at www.trove.nla.gov.au; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records, ID0016. 2 Feb 1948, page 3: Date, Train, Memo1.1.
  143. Graham PF, Oral. 30 Dec 2012: Memo1.2.
  144. Passport EELD 1939. Date, Place, Memo1.
  145. Passport EENF 1946. Date, Place, Memo1.
  146. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address, Memo1.
  147. Timeline chart, Emerson-Elliott family, compiled by Anthony D. Emerson-Elliott [0015], Canberra, 23 Nov 2004, hereafter called Timeline chart, Emerson-Elliott; copy held in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Date estimates, Address.
  148. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Memo2.
  149. Passport EELD 1939. Arrived Durban 28 Sep 1948.
  150. Passport EENF 1946. Arrived Durban 28 Sep 1948.
  151. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Country, Memo1. 17 Dec 2003: Address.
  152. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989, Jun 2005: City, Memo1, Memo2 (must have been less than 6 months, as arrived Durban 28 Sep 1948, and in London for Christmas 1948).
  153. Wikipedia. Article 'Comrades Marathon' sighted 23 Aug 2008: Memo3.
  154. Passenger List 'Umtali' arriving Plymouth 17 Dec 1948, from the records of The National Archives, London, England, Inwards Passenger Lists, Class BT26, Piece 1238, Item 219 digitised by Ancestry.com Operations Inc. in 2008 and accessed at ancestry.com on 21 Apr 2013, hereafter called Passenger List 'Umtali' 1948; image and paper copy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Occupation.
  155. Passenger List 'Umtali' 1948. Date2, Travel info, Memos.
  156. Passport EENF 1946. Arrived London 10 Jan 1949.
  157. Passport EELD 1939. Arrived London 10 Jan 1949.
  158. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Ship name, route.
  159. Timeline chart, Emerson-Elliott. Memo2 (ADEE's chart says that the family was in Regent's Park Hotel for Christmas 1948, but it must have been a late celebration, as they arrived in London on the Umtali 10 Jan 1949).
  160. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address, Memo1. Apr 1994: Dates Autumn 1948 to Summer 1949, ca 9 months (but must have arrived later and stayed for shorter period, as Umtali arrived London 10 Jan 1949 and Antenor arrived Australia 15 Sep 1949). 17 Dec 2003: Date2 ca Oct 1949 (but must have been earlier, as Antenor arrived Australia 15 Sep 1949), Memo2.
  161. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989, Jun 2005: Address, Memo1, Memo2.
  162. Passenger List 'SS Antenor' in Inward Passenger Manifests for Ships and Aircraft arriving at Fremantle and Perth Airport, Sep 1949, Microfilm CRS K269, Roll 105, 9 Sep 1949 to 30 Oct 1949, hereafter called Passenger List 'SS Antenor' Sep 1949; original in National Archives of Australia, Canberra.
  163. Passenger List 'SS Antenor' Sep 1949. Date2, Route, Memo1 and Memo3.
  164. TheShipsList. Sighted 2 Aug 2004: Memo2.
  165. Passport EENF 1946. Arrived Fremantle Date2.
  166. Graham PF, Oral. 2 Oct 2011: Dates, Address, Memo.
  167. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Address, Dates, Memo2.
  168. Graham PF, Oral. 2 Oct 2011: Dates, Address, Memo1.
  169. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date2, Ship, Memo1.
  170. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address, Memo1. 17 Dec 2003: Date1, Date2, Memo1.
  171. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989, Jun 2005: Address, Memo1.
  172. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date1, Date2, Address, Memo1, Memo2.
  173. Emerson-Elliott, L Denis [0016], Letter to Norma F Emerson-Elliott, hereafter called Emerson-Elliott LD, Letter to NFEE; photocopy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. 14 Dec 1950: Current address, names of Ryder parents and children.
  174. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: City, Memo1. 17 Dec 2003: Address, Date1, Date2, Memo1.
  175. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address, Memo1. 17 Dec 2003: Memo2.
  176. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989, Jun 2005, 30 Aug 2008: Address, Memo1.
  177. Emerson-Elliott LD, Letter to NFEE. 19 Jun 1951: Memo3.
  178. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address, Memo1. 17 Dec 2003: Memo2, Memo3.
  179. Passport EENF 1946. In Perth 12 Feb 1952 (passport validity entered) and 26 Feb 1952 (authority to travel to Ceylon within 1 month for a visit of 3 months). Permitted to land, Colombo Port, Ceylon, 7 Mar 1952.
  180. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Country, Memo1. 17 Dec 2003: Memo2.
  181. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989, Jul 2005: Address, Memo1, Memo3.
  182. Passport EENF 1946. Arrived Singapore 30 Mar 1952.
  183. Passport EENF 1946. Memo2.
  184. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989, 17 Dec 2003: Dates (say 4-5 months), Address, Memo1.
  185. Passenger List 'SS Charon' in Inward Passenger Manifests for Ships and Aircraft arriving at Fremantle and Perth Airport, Aug 1952, Microfilm CRS K269, Roll 125, 6 Jul 1952 to 26 Aug 1952, National Archives of Australia, Canberra. Unknown cd.
  186. Passenger List 'Charon' Aug 1952, Date2, Route, Memo1, Memo2.
  187. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address, Memo1.1, Memo2.
  188. Emerson-Elliott LD, Letter to NFEE. 22 Dec 1952: Address, Memo3 (letter written the day NFEE died).
  189. Graham PF, Oral. 1 Oct 2009: Memo1.2.
  190. Death Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, Norma F [0017], issued by District Registrar for Perth, Western Australia, Registration No. 2981/52, Registered 23 Dec 1952, True copy issued 17 Apr 1953, hereafter called Death Certificate EENF; photocopy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0017. DOD, POD, Memos.
  191. Emerson-Elliott LD, Letter to NFEE. 22 Dec 1952: Address, Memo2.
  192. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989, 17 Dec 2003: Address = 'Greenmount', Greenmount; Memo1.
  193. Graham PF, Oral. Jul 2005: Memo2.
  194. Telephone Directory, Western Australia, White Pages, hereafter called Telephone Directory WA, Battye; Accessed in JS Battye Library of West Australian History, Perth. Aug 1952 and Aug 1953 (entries closed ca 15 Jun 1952 and 15 Jun 1953), sighted 8 Feb 2007: Address.
  195. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989, 17 Dec 2003: Address, Memo1.
  196. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989: Memo2.
  197. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date, Ship, Route, Memo1.
  198. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date2 = Feb/Mar 1954, Ship, Route, Memo1, Chusan was P&O ship.
  199. Passenger List 'Chusan' arriving London 1 Mar 1954, from the records of The National Archives, London, England, digitised by Ancestry and accessed at ancestry.co.uk on 13 Nov 2010, hereafter called Passenger List 'Chusan' 1954; images and paper copies in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Date2, Ship & travel details, Memo2.
  200. Straits Times; copy in Researcher's FH papers, 6 Feb 1954, p10: Date1. [Copy not retained]
  201. Passenger List 'Chusan' 1954. Feb 1954: Occupation Merchant.
  202. Passenger List 'Paraguay Star' departing London 26 Mar 1954, from the records of The National Archives, London, England, digitised by FindMyPast and accessed at findmypast.com on 13 Nov 2010, hereafter called Passenger List 'Paraguay Star' 1954; images and paper copies in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Mar 1954: Occupation Merchant.
  203. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date estimates, Memo3.
  204. Passenger List 'Paraguay Star' 1954. Date2, Memo2.
  205. Passenger List 'Paraguay Star' 1954. Date1, Travel info, Memo2, Memo3.
  206. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date ca Apr 1954, Route?, Memo1.
  207. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date2 ca Jun 1954; Address; Memo1 -- stayed here for about 2 months, and Penny's 12th birthday was celebrated here on 14 Apr 1954; Memo2.
  208. Passenger List 'Andes' arriving Southampton 14 Apr 1954, from the records of The National Archives, London, England, Inwards Passenger Lists, Class BT26, Piece 1309, Item 200 digitised by Ancestry and accessed at ancestry.com on 18 Apr 2013, hereafter called Passenger List 'Andes' 1954; images and paper copies in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Date2, Travel info, Memo2, Memo3.
  209. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date ca Jun 1954, Shaw Savill Line ship Andes, Lisbon/London?, Memo1.
  210. Passenger List 'Andes' 1954. Apr 1954: Occupation Retired.
  211. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Dates, Address, Memo1, Memo2.
  212. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989: Address. Aug 2008: Stayed for perhaps 2 months, Memo2.
  213. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Dates, Address, Memo1.
  214. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989, Aug 2008: Address, lived here for about 2 months, Memo1.
  215. William Harrison Ainsworth, Old Saint Paul's (Originally published 1841, this edition by Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd, London, England, 1954), hereafter called Ainsworth, Old Saint Paul's; held in Researcher's Library. Page Inscription: Memo2 first date.
  216. National Health Service Medical Card: Emerson-Elliott, Penelope F. [0002], issued by Oxford County and City Executive Council, 73 George Street, Oxford on 10 Sep 1954, hereafter called NHS Medical Card EEPF 1954; original held in PF Graham's Personal papers. Memo2 second date.
  217. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date1, Address, Memo1, Memo2.
  218. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989: Address, lived here for about 6 months.
  219. Passenger List 'Iberia' departing London 19 Mar 1955, from the records of The National Archives, London, England, Outwards Passenger Lists, Class BT26 or BT27 digitised by Ancestry.com Operations Inc. in 2012 and accessed at ancestry.com on 19 Apr 2013, hereafter called Passenger List 'Iberia' 1955; images and paper copies in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Date1, Travel info, Memos.
  220. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date2 Apr 1955, Ship, Memo1.
  221. Passenger List 'Iberia' 1955. Mar 1955: Occupation Stud Master.
  222. Graham PF, Oral. Jun 1991, Jun 2005: Memo1, Memo2.
  223. Telephone Directory WA, Battye. Aug 1955, Aug 1956, Aug 1957, Aug 1958, sighted Feb 2007: Address, Date1 inferred, Date2 inferred.
  224. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address, Memo1, Memo2..
  225. Telephone Directory WA, Battye. Aug 1959, Aug 1960, Aug 1961, Aug 1962 (all Lesmurdie Exchange), sighted Feb 2007: Address, Memo2, Memo3.
  226. Telephone Directory WA, Battye. Aug 1961, Aug 1962 (all Lesmurdie Exchange), sighted Feb 2007: Address, Memo2.
  227. Telephone Directory WA, Battye. 1963, 1964 (all Lesmurdie Exchange), sighted Feb 2007: Memo3.
  228. Emerson-Elliott (was Emerson/Elliott), L Denis [0016], Oral, hereafter called Emerson-Elliott LD, Oral.
  229. Emerson-Elliott papers on Investors Club of Australia from late 1960s and 1970, hereafter called EE ICA papers; copies (given to Researcher by LDEE and/or ADEE late in 1970) in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Memo = summary of source papers.
  230. Officer of Births, Deaths and Marriages Registry, ACT, Oral, hereafter called BDM Officer ACT, Oral. 10 Dec 2010: DOM.
  231. Graham, Lindsay D, Personal knowledge; hereafter called Graham LD, Personal knowledge: Date1 is my guesstimate, based on the guesstimated date of separation of LDEE & AJD. Date2 is when DSEE left on his marriage.
  232. Emerson-Elliott papers on Ivan Franko project from 1971 and early 1972, hereafter called EE Ivan Franko papers; copies (including correspondence from LDEE, ADEE and DSEE to the Researcher in 1971, and articles from the Canberra Times in early 1971 and early 1972) in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Memo = summary of source papers.
  233. The Canberra Times newspaper, published by Fairfax Press, Pirie Street, Fyshwick, ACT; hereafter called Canberra Times; copy and image in Researcher's Family History records, ID0016. 17 Feb 1972, p10; 18 Feb 1972, p6; 29 Feb 1972, p16: Date, Place, Memos.
  234. Graham LD, Personal knowledge: Date1 is when DSEE left prior to his marriage.
  235. BDM Officer ACT, Oral. 10 Dec 2010: YODv 1976 (presumably decree absolute).
  236. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Nov 1993: Date1.
  237. Rich PD, Letter. Jun 1993.
  238. Graham (nee Emerson-Elliott), Penelope F, Personal knowledge, hereafter called Graham PF, Personal knowledge: DOD, POD, Memo1.
  239. Death Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, Leslie D [0016], Issued by ACT Registrar-General of Births Deaths and Marriages, Registration No. 1997/282, Registered 11 Mar 1997, True copy issued 11 Mar 1997, hereafter called Death Certificate EELD1; photocopy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. DOD, POD, Memo2+.
  240. Death Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, Leslie D [0016], Issued by Registrar-General, Office of Regulatory Services, ACT, Registration No. 20033779, Registered 11 Mar 1997, Certified copy issued 15 Dec 2010, hereafter called Death Certificate EELD2; original in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. DOD, POD, Memo2+.
  241. Death Certificate EELD1. DOFuneral, POFuneral, Memo1.
  242. Graham LD&PF, Personal knowledge: Memo2.
  243. Death Certificate EELD1. DOCremation, POCremation, Cremated by, Witnesses (Memo1, Memo2).
  244. Graham LD&PF, Personal knowledge: Memo3.

Nona/Norma Brayer1

F, ID17, (9 Aug 1918-21 Dec 1952)
Last Edited28 Oct 2021
RelationshipMother of Penny Graham (nee Emerson-Elliott)
ChartsAncestor Chart -- Penny GRAHAM (nee EMERSON-ELLIOTT)
Descendant Chart -- Thomas EMERSON
Descendant Chart -- Samuel BATTEN
Descendant Chart -- Mikhail ORLOV
Photograph by Picasa
FatherKarl Gustav (Gustav) Brayer b. 1895, d. ?
MotherJulia Orlova b. 17 Apr 1900, d. 2 Jun 1975
NoteLeslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Addresses 1942 to 1952 for parents and 3 children: Addresses from 1942 (Penny's birth) to 1952 (Nona's death) are in the order advised by ADEE in Jan 1989. Dates and periods (and some revisions to the order advised earlier) as shown, are based on PFEE's recollections or, more often, on ADEE's advice in Apr 1994, Nov 1994, 17 Dec 2003 and in his timeline chart prepared 23 Nov 2004. Some further revisions to dates and periods have been made following the addition of ship travel information from passenger lists as shown in the relevant Travel tags. [19 Apr 2013] 
Witness: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Birth9 Aug 1918Astrakhan, RUSSIA; >
In the families of Nona and her siblings, Nona's date of birth was always believed to be 8 Aug 1917. Perhaps she (or her husband LDEE) said that she was a year older to reduce the apparent disparity in ages when they were first living together.2,3 
Baptism2 Sep 1918Trinity Church, Astrakhan, RUSSIA4 
(Passenger) Travelsay 1918 to say 1924Karl Gustav (Gustav) Brayer, Julia Orlova; IRAN/INDIA/IRAN; >
     Parents and daughter Nona travelled through the Middle East working in circuses (Karl on bottles, Julia on mandolin or zither) to India (where Daisy was born) and then back to the Middle East.
     They travelled through Iran (then Persia) to get from Astrakhan to India. It is possible that Julia had miscarriage(s) while in Persia.5,6 
EmploymentFrom ca 1934Madame Sonya's hairdressing salon, Singapore, SINGAPORE; >
Hairdresser's assistant.7 
(Witness) Notec 1936Julia Orlova; >
Julia inherited some money from her late husband, EA Roberts. She gave it to LDEE, who then took off with Nona and most of the money.8 
Name Variation1936Norma Felice Emerson-Elliott; >
It is presumed that she adopted this name (ie, LDEE gave it to her) from the time that she and LDEE began to live with each other, which is presumed to be during her first pregnancy. 
Birth of sons 1936(?) Emerson-Elliott9 
Birth of son11 Nov 1937Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott; 16 Rifle Range Lane, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYA; >
Anthony Denis Emerson-Elliott, born 8:40 pm on 11 November 1937 at 16 Rifle Raze [actually Range] Lane, Kuala Lumpur to Leslie Denis Emerson-Elliott and Norma Roberts, both of British race. Birth was registered by the father on 23 Nov 1937. All other data provided for on the certificate (eg, Status of Citizenship and Religion of child; Identity Card, Status of Citizenship, Status of Residence, Residence Address, Age and Religion of parents) was marked 'No information received'.10 
AddressOldat Nov 1937 to ca mid-1939Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 16 Rifle Range Lane, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYA; >
Parents and one child. Rented bungalow.
ADEE was born here (Nov 1937), but it is not known how long his father and mother had lived here prior to his birth.
LDEE's papers include a letter agreeing to lease the bungalow to him for 18 months from 1 Nov 1938. The 'Manhattan' passenger list (Mar 1939) quotes this address.
As the next son DSEE was born in Aug 1939 in Singapore, it is assumed the family left here soon after LDEE's return from overseas in Apr 1939.11 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldto 15 Aug 1939Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 1 Holland Hill, Singapore; >
Parents and 1 child.12 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldfrom 15 Aug 1939Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 1 Holland Hill, Singapore; >
Parents and 2 children.13 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldat Jan 1940 to Feb 1942Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 'Whitelawns', 38 Tanah Merak Besar Road, Changi, SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 2 children.14 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Marriage19 Jan 1940Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore, SINGAPORE; >
LDEE's 2nd marriage, NB's first marriage.
Date of Marriage: 19th January 1940.
Full Names of Parties: Leslie Denis Emerson-Elliott & Norma Brayer.
Ages: 32 [actually 34] & 21.
Occupation or Profession: Merchant; Nil.
Residence: 38 Tanah Merah Road, Singapore.
Marriage by Licence.
Groom's father: Theodore Stracey Emerson-Elliott [actually Thomas William Emerson].
Bride's father: Gustar Brayer.
Minister: Graham White.
Witnesses: Georgina White, C R Nair.15 
Officiating Minister: Ven. Archdeacon Graham White OBE
Witness: Georgina White
Married NameEmerson-Elliott 
Birth of sons 1941(?) Emerson-Elliott 
Travelfr 12 Feb 1942 - 23 Feb 1942Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; SS Empire Star, Blue Star Line, Singapore/Batavia/Fremantle, SINGAPORE/INONESIA/AUSTRALIA; >
Parents and 2 children in First Class.
MV Empire Star left Singapore before dawn on 12 Feb 1942 in the last convoy to depart before the fall of Singapore to the Japanese Army 3 days later.
Passenger List on arrival at at Fremantle 23 Feb 1942 shows: Passengers = ELLIOTT-EMERSON [sic], Leslie Denis, Norma Felece [sic], Anthony Denis, Derek St John; Port of Embarkation = Singapore; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Lt RNVR, Home-Duties, Infant, Infant; Age = 33 [actually 36], 23, 4, 2; Country of Last Permanent Residence = Singapore; Nationality = British; Race (specifying Country) = British; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = Australia; Address in Australia = c/o S.N.O., Sydney, NSW.
On this voyage, Master = Selwyn N. Capon, Total Passengers = 33, being 30 adults [8M, 22F) and 3 children [2M, 1F]. No Births or Deaths on the voyage.
However, from contemporary accounts, there were at least 2,000 people on board, some 15 people died when the ship was attacked by Japanese planes and some people disembarked at Batavia -- it is not known why only 33 names were on the Passenger List at Fremantle, or why that List contains no reference to those who died.
MV Empire Star (12,656 tons gross), owned by the Union Cold Storage Company, was the second of 3 ships of that name. Built in Belfast in 1935, she was torpedoed and sunk off the Azores later in 1942 with the loss of 42 lives.
MEMORIES OF A CHILD PASSENGER Submitted by Derek Emerson-Elliott
I was aboard the Empire Star when she left Singapore just before the surrender. I was two-and-a-half at the time, but have three, possibly four memories of the voyage. The probable memory is of seeing an ack ack gun firing, and then going into a sandbagged shelter with my mother and brother, and sitting on the floor listening to the sound of diving aircraft. I remember all the women in the shelter were fanning themselves with Chinese paper fans. They all looked frightened except my mother, who smiled at me. I was told that this happened on No. 4 wharf just before we boarded the vessel, but otherwise cannot connect it with the Empire Star.
I am certain that the other three memories are of the Empire Star. One is of my brother Tony and I sitting on the floor with other children in a darkened cabin. There was a lady (not my mother) lying on a bed looking at me. The occasion was the giving of Christmas presents to children on the ship, and someone (I understood it to be the Captain) opened a sack and handed out little presents. The only present I recall was a comb that I was very proud of. My understanding is that the Empire Star had brought Christmas toys to Singapore in its cargo but had not unloaded them in Singapore, and that the Captain had decided to give some of them to the children on board. My next memory was of looking over the rail and seeing the ship towing a large flat raft. This may have been in Batavia harbour during repairs, but at the time I thought we were under way.
The last memory is of my mother, father (who was a lieutenant in the RNVR seconded to the ship as an 'additional officer'), Tony and I going to dinner and finding the dining room absolutely packed out, with tables and chairs full of people in the lobby outside the dining room.
My mother, Tony and I had been put on Empire Star by Bishop Wilson, the Bishop of Singapore. Father - who had been a rubber planter and then businessman in Malaya before the war - had been the First Lieutenant of a minesweeper which was sunk, and had been given orders to join Empire Star by his CO, Captain Mulock, RN, Head of Extended Defences. Father was in Naval Intelligence, ending the war as Personal Assistant and Chief of Staff to the Australian Director of Naval Intelligence, Commander RBM Long.
We remained with Empire Star until disembarking in Fremantle on 23 February 1942.16,17,18
Ship: Empire Star (Ship)
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldat Mar 1942Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 2 Swan Road, Bicton, WA; >
Parents and 2 children. Presumably temporary accommodation provided by RAN.19 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldto 14 Apr 1942Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 55 Louise Street, Nedlands, WA; >
Parents and 2 children.20 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOld15 Apr 1942 to ca Jun 1943Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 55 Louise Street, Nedlands, WA; >
Parents and 3 children.
In Perth until Jun 1943 (or a little earlier?), assumed to be at this address.21,22 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldfr Jun 1943 - Aug 1943Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; c/- Batten family, 39 Glenferrie Road, Kew, VIC; >
Parents and 3 children.23,24 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldfr Aug 1943 - Jun 1946Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 9 Alto Avenue, Croydon, VIC; >
Parents and 3 children.
Family living here at Christmas 1946 [not correct, perhaps he meant Christmas 1945].25,26 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Birth of sons 1944David Emerson-Elliott; Melbourne, VIC; >
Born in hospital.27 
Travelfr Jun 1946 - 27 Jun 1946Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Train & MV Charon, Melbourne/Perth/Singapore, AUSTRALIA/SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 3 children. By train from Melbourne to Perth, and on board MV Charon from Fremantle to Singapore.
Item in Straits Times 28 Jun 1946:
The following passengers arrived in Singapore yesterday on the Charon from Fremantle, Australia: ... Mr L. D. Emerson-Elliott, Mrs N. F. Emerson-Elliott, Master A. D. Emerson-Elliott, Miss P. F. Emerson-Elliott, ...28,29,30,31 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
ImageLeslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; >
Parents and 3 children.
MV Charon, taken about 1950. 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldfr Jul 1946 - 19 Sep 1946Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 'Casuarinas', Changi, SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 3 children. Assumed to have moved here shortly after arrival in Singapore.32,33 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelfr 19 Sep 1946 - 3 Oct 1946Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; MV Charon, Blue Funnel Line, Singapore/Derby/Perth; >
Parents and 3 children in First Class.
Newspaper shipping report says that the ship berthed in Fremantle at 1310 on 2 Oct 1946 (from Singapore and the North West with passengers, stock and general cargo), although the Passenger List and the Passports all say 3 Oct 1946 -- perhaps there were quarantine and/or customs requirements so that passengers did not disembark until the following day.
+ Passenger List and Quarantine List at Fremantle 3 Oct 1946 show Port of Embarkation = Singapore; Country of Last Permanent Residence = Australia; Nationality = British; Race (specifying country) = England x 2, Malaya x 2, Australia; Occupation = Naval Officer, Housewife, Student x 3; Age = 38 [actually 41], 28, 8/9, 7, 4/6 [second age for ADEE and PFEE shown incorrectly on Quarantine List]; Address at Destination = c/- Naval Intelligence Office, Fremantle; Country of Intended Permanent Future Residence = Singapore. On this trip, Master = E. Marriott; Total passengers = 71, being 68 adults (52M, 16F) and 3 children (2M, 1F).
+ SS Charon (3,703 tons gross), owned by the Ocean Steam Ship Company Limited, was the second of 3 ships of that name. She was built in 1936 and sailed regularly between SE Asia and Fremantle, with up to 10 trips pa. She was sold for scrap in 1964, but became the Panamanian owned Seng Kong No. 1.34,35,36,37,38 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelfr Oct 1946 - 5 Nov 1946Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Marella, Burns Philp line, Perth?/Singapore, AUSTRALIA/SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 1 child. It is assumed that the child was the daughter Penelope, with the older brothers Tony and Derek staying at school in Perth.39,40 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOld__ Nov 1946 to ca 1948Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 'Casuarinas', Changi, SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 3 children, although the 2 sons were at boarding school or elsewhere in Melbourne from early Nov 1946 to Jan 1947.
Parents and daughter were here for Christmas 1947, 2 sons were with the Battens in Melbourne.
4 Sep 2008: Assumed to have moved back here after visit to WA in Oct 1946. How long were they here? Check ADEE's timeline chart.
4 Sep 2008: Check period at school with DSEE?41,26 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldfrom 1947? to 1947?Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Perth, WA; >
Parents and 3 children.
No listing in Perth Telephone Directory Aug 1947.
3 Sep 2008: Address and duration unknown -- check ADEE's timeline chart (and DSEE?).42,43 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelca 4 Sep 1947 to 17 Sep 1947Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; TSS Marella, Burns Philp, Singapore/Fremantle/Melbourne; >
Parents and 3 children in First Class.
+ Passenger List at Fremantle 14 Sep 1947 shows passengers Mr LD, Mrs NF, Master AD, Master DSJ, Miss PN Emerson-Elliott, Port of Embarkation = Singapore, Port of Intended Disembarkation = Melbourne, Address at Destination = 39 Glenferrie Road, Kew, Melbourne.
On this voyage, Master = A. Donaldson; Total crew and passengers = 204.
+ TSS Marella (7,475 tons gross), 44,45,46 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldfr Sep 1947 - Oct 1947Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; with Batten family, 39 Glenferrie Road, Kew, VIC; >
Parents and 3 children.
Duration probably only a few weeks.47 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldfrom Oct 1947Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Heyington Place, Toorak, VIC; >
Parents and 3 children. Moved here after living with the Battens briefly. While living here, Tony and Derek went to Glamorgan School nearby.
Duration unknown -- around a year?48 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelca 30 Jan 1948 to 2 Feb 1948Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Trans-Australia train, Melbourne/Perth, VIC/WA; >
Kalgoorlie Miner newspaper 2 Feb 1948: LDEE arrived in Kalgoorlie yesterday from Eastern States en route to Perth. Only LDEE is shown (twice, as are several other passengers) in the passenger list, but all the family was on board.49,50
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travel21 Feb 1948Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Perth, WA; >
Parents [Passports stamped 'Seen at Immigration Office 21/2/48'] and 3 children (assumed) appear to have left Perth for Singapore.51,52 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldca Mar 1948 to ca Aug 1948Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Cameron Highlands & Penang, MALAYA; >
Parents and 3 children.
Moved from Cameron Highlands to Penang with the Ryders.53,54,55 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelca Aug 1948 to 28 Sep 1948Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Singapore?/Durban, SINGAPORE?/SOUTH AFRICA56,57 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldca Oct 1948 to ca Dec 1948Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Cato Ridge, SOUTH AFRICA; >
Parents and 3 children.
Paying guests at a farm for about 6 months.
Cato Ridge is about 2/3 of the way from Durban to Pietermaritzburg, adjacent to the route of the Comrades Marathon, the world's oldest and largest ultra marathon run every year since 1921 (except WW2) over 90km between Durban and Pietermaritzburg.58,59,60 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldca Dec 1948 to ca Mar 1949Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Singapore, SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 3 children.53 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelto 17 Dec 1948Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; MV Umtali, Natal Line, Durban/Plymouth, SOUTH AFRICA/ENGLAND; >
Parents and 3 children.
Passenger List on arrival at Plymouth on 17 Dec 1948 shows: Departure Port = Durban; Arrival Port = Plymouth; Names = Mt. L. D. Emerson-Elliott, Mrs. N. Emerson-Elliott, Master A. Emerson-Elliott, Master D. Emerson-Elliott, Miss P. Emerson-Elliott; Class = Saloon; Ages = 40 [actually 43], 30, 11, 9, 6; Proposed Address in UK = co Hongkong & Shanghai Bank Corp., E.C.3; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Merchant, Housewife, Nil x3; Country of Last Permanent Residence = Malaya x5; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = British Empire outside UK x5.
On this voyage, the ship (Registered tonnage 5,033) sailed from Beira, Mozambique via South African ports (including Durban and Cape Town) to Plymouth, the Master being F. J. O'Hea. 75 passengers were shown in the Passenger List.
SS Umtali (ca 8,300 tons), a Bullard King & Company Natal Line ship owned by the Union-Castle Line, was the second of 3 ships of this name. She was built in 1936, sold to Elder Dempster & Co. in 1957, renamed Calabar and scrapped in 1962.61,62,63,64 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldJan 1949Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; London, ENGLAND; >
Parents and 3 children.
Temporary accommodation after arrival from Durban and before the move to Almer Manor -- probably not more than 1 month in total:
* Regent's Palace Hotel, London.
* Caravan in Amersham (it is believed that the family ran out of money temporarily, as 'Anthony Pang was doing the wrong thing in Singapore', and they had to move out of their hotel in London).
* Swan Inn.65 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldca Feb 1949 to ca Aug 1949Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Almer Manor, Dorset, ENGLAND; >
Parents and 3 children.
Rented property.66,67 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelto 15 Sep 1949Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; SS Antenor, Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool/Capetown/Fremantle; >
Parents and 3 children in First Class.
+Passenger List shows Port where Embarked = Liverpool; Profession, Occupation or Calling = Agriculturalist, Housewife, Scholar x 3; Age = 41 [actually 38], 31, 11, 10, 7; Country of Last Permanent Residence = England; Race (specifying Country) = English; Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence = Australia. On this voyage, Master = JE Cooper, OBE; Total passengers = 38, being 32 adults (17M, 15F) and 6 children 1-12 (4M, 2F).
+SS Antenor (ca 11,200 tons gross), a Blue Funnel Line ship owned by the China Mutual Steam Navigation Company, was the third of 5 ships of this name. She was built in 1924, and scrapped in 1953.68,69,70 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOld16 Sep 1949 to ca Nov 1949Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Fremantle area, WA; >
The 3 children stayed with the Rycrofts (he was a friend of LDEE's from the war years) probably somewhere in the Fremantle area, while their parents were in the quarantine station on the coast south of Fremantle.71 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldfr Nov 1949 - Oct 1950Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 259 Balaclava Road, Caulfield, VIC; >
     On arrival in Melbourne, the parents and 3 children probably stayed with the Battens for a while. Then they were in Rosebud briefly, while LDEE was looking for land to buy (it is possible, but probably unlikely, that he did buy land somewhere on the Mornington Peninsula then or during 1950).
     Then the family rented the house in Balaclava Road, although the children were at boarding school for most of the time, due to their mother's illness. Family was here for Christmas 1949.
     PFEE's Prayer Book suggests 64 Balaclava Road, but 259 seems more likely to be correct.72,73 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelfr Oct 1950 - 26 Oct 1950Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Himalaya, Melbourne/Perth, VIC/WA; >
P&O liner Himalaya.
Parents and 3 children. Moved to Perth in the hope that the climate would be better for mother's health.74 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldlate Oct to late Nov 1950Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 80 Williams Road, Nedlands, WA; >
Parents and 3 children. Rented house.
Date2 = date mother admitted to Wooroloo Sanatorium.75,76 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Illnesslate Nov 1950 to ca Aug 1951Tuberculosis, Woorooloo Sanatorium, Linley Valley Road, Wooroloo, WA; >
Tuberculosis in left lung
Here on 15 Dec 1950 and 19 Jun 1951.
Being treated by Dr Elphick.77,78,79 
AddressOldca Aug 1951 to ca Feb 1952Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 64 Bay View Terrace, Mosman Park, WA; >
Parents and 3 children. Rented house.
Mother returned from Wooroloo Sanatorium 2-3 months after the move to Mosman Park.
Family spent Christmas 1951 in this house.80,76 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelfr Feb 1952 - 7 Mar 1952Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Perth/Colombo, AUSTRALIA/CEYLON; >
Parents and 3 children (assumed).
17 Aug 2008: What ship? Check WA newspapers for passenger lists -- did the ship travel via Singapore? Check these dates against other data and adjust others as needed.81 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldca 8 Mar1952 to Mar 1952Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, CEYLON; >
Parents and 3 children.
Stayed in this hotel for about 3 months, that is, for all of their stay in Ceylon.
About 6 months [Feb 1989], or more likely, much less, say 2-3 months [Jul 2005].
But return to Singapore on 30 Mar 1952 indicates that the family only stayed in Ceylon for 1-2 weeks.82,83 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
ImageMar 1952Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, CEYLON; >
Parents and 3 children.
Photo taken about 1921. 
Witness: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelfr Mar 1952 - 30 Mar 1952Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Colombo?/Singapore, CEYLON?/SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 3 children (assumed).84 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelfr May 1952 - Jun 1952Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; >
Parents and 3 children (assumed).
Entered Singapore 27 May 1952 and again 18 Jun 1952. Singapore ID card issued 12 Jul 1952.85 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldca Jun 1952 to ca Aug 1952Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Balmoral Road, Singapore, SINGAPORE; >
Parents and 3 children. Rented house (known as the "pink house"), after some days or weeks at the Seaview Hotel in Singapore.86 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Travelto 11 Aug 1952Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; SS Charon, Singapore/Broome/Derby/Fremantle, SINGAPORE/AUSTRALIA; >
Parents and 3 children in Cabin Class. Ship started from Singapore (date not stated), called at Broome (date not stated) and Derby on 4 Aug 1952, and arrived in Fremantle 11 Aug 1952.
+ Passenger List and Quarantine List show Port of Embarkation = Singapore; Nationality (as shown on Passport) = British; Racial Origin = European; Age = 44, 33, 14, 12, 10 [LDEE based on 1908, otherwise all correct]; Occupation = Merchant, Home Duties, Student x 3; Country of Last Permanent Residence = Australia; State of intended Future Permanent Residence = W. Aust.; Purpose of Journey = Australian Resident Returning; Proposed Length of Stay in Australia = Indef.; Address at Destination in Australia = 40, Vincent Street, Nedlands, Perth. On this voyage, Master = A. McDonald; Total passengers = 81, being 73 adults (34M, 39F) and 8 children 0-12 (3M, 5F).
+ For SS Charon background, see Oct 1946 Singapore/Fremantle trip above.
R/Log Jan 2007, 15 Aug 2008: Check elsewhere for Date1. Check Log of Logs for any relevant information.
7 Sep 2008: Check WA newspapers for any report of arrival.87,70 
Passenger: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
AddressOldfr Aug 1952 - Dec 1952Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; 25 Alexander Road, Dalkeith, WA; >
Parents and 3 children. Rented house.
At this address for ADEE's birthday 11 Nov 1952.
Address current at 22 Dec 1952.88,89,90 
Resident: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Death21 Dec 1952Infectious Diseases Hospital, Subiaco, WA; >
Death Certificate details:
+Deceased: Norma Felicia Emerson-Elliott; Home Duties; Late of 25 Alexander Road, Dalkeith WA; Female; 33 years.
+Date & Place of Death: 21 Dec 1952; Infectious Diseases Hospital, Subiaco.
+Cause of Death: a. Inhalation broncho-pneumonia, Left side (1 week); b. Pulmonary Tuberculosis (Years); c. Chicken Pox (1 week).
+Certifiying Medical Practitioner: M. Sadka MB, BCh; Last seen 20 Dec 1952.
+Place of birth: Somerset, England [actually Astrakhan, Russia].
+Years lived in Australian States: Western Australia - 3 years [actually VIC 3 years, WA 3 years].
+Parents: Theodore Brayer-Roberts [actually Gustav Braier]; Business Proprietor [actually Unknown]; Julia Unknown [actually Orlova].
+Conjugal status: Married in Singapore in January 1937 to Leslie Denis Emerson-Elliott [actually 19 Jan 1940].
+Children: Anthony D. 15 years; Derek St. J. 11 years [actually 13 years]; Penelope F. 10 years.
+Informant: Donald John Chipper, Funeral Director, 1023 Hay Street, Perth WA.
+Registered: 23rd December 1952, Perth.91 
Widower: Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott
Living named child: Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott
Cremation23 Dec 1952Cematorium, Karrakatta, WA; >
Death Certificate details:
+Date & Place of Cremation: 23 Dec 1952; Crematorium, Karrakatta, WA.
+Person Certifying to Disposal of Body: D.J. Chipper for Donald J. Chipper & Son.
+Certifying Crematorium Official: R.A. Davey.
+Officiating Minister & Religion: F.W. Guest; Anglican.
+Witnesses of Depositing of Body at Crematorium: ---
Ashes delivered to Karrakatta Cemetery Board office 5 Aug 1953.
It is believed that the ashes were collected by the widower, retained for many years and92,93 
ProbateJul 1953No record of application for Probate or Letters of Administration in Western Australia.
Straits Times, Singapore, Notice 3 May 1953 for Mrs Narma [sic] Felicia [sic] Emerson-Elliott Deceased who died on 21.12.52 [sic]: All persons having any claims against the estate of the abovenamed are required to send particulars thereof to HongKong & Shanghai Bank (Malaya) Trustee Limited, Singapore, on or before 3 July 1953, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims then notified.
The wording suggests that she may have died intestate and that the estate was distributed via Letters of Administration rather than Probate.94 
(Second wife of dec'd) Death4 Mar 1997(Deceased) Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott; Canberra Hospital, Garran, ACT; >
Time of death 9:20 pm.
+Name, Occupation, Usual Residence: Leslie Denis Emerson-Elliott [actually born Leonard Emerson, aka Leslie Denis Elliott]; Retired; 13 MacIntyre Place, Charnwood ACT.
+Date and Place of Death: 4 March 1997; Canberra Hospital, Canberra ACT.
+Sex, Age & POB: Male; 88 years [actually 91]; Taunton, England [actually Vauxhall, Lambeth, London, England].
+Length of Residence in Australia: 54 years.
+Conjugal status: Widowed.
+First Marriage -- POM, Age, Spouse: England, 21 years, Doris Rathbone.
+Second Marriage -- POM, Age, Spouse: England, 29 years, Norma Felice Brayer-Roberts [actually Singapore, 34 years, Nona Braier].
+Third Marriage -- POM, Age, Spouse: Nil shown [actually Canberra ACT, 65, Annie Jean Denley].
+Names & ages of children: Patricia [actually Patricia Doris], 70; Anthony Denis, 59; Derek St John, 57; Penelope Frances, 54.
+Number of deceased children: Male Nil [actually 3], Female Nil.
+Cause of Death, Duration of Fatal Illness: Renal failure (days), Metabolic encephalopathy (days).
+Medical Practitioner who certified death, When deceased last seen: Dr Zurauskas, 4 Mar 1997.
+Deceased's Father -- Full Name, Former Surname, Occupation: Thomas William Emerson, -, Unknown [actually Rubber Cutter].
+Deceased's Mother -- Full Name, Maiden Surname, Occupation: Frances Sarah Emerson, Rumens, Home Duties.
+Informant -- Full Name, Occupation, Place of Residence: Derek Emerson-Elliott; Public Servant; 8 Budden Crescent, Theodore ACT.
Note: In Dec 2010, all incorrect information on the Death Certificate issued in Mar 1997 (as shown above) was amended by the ACT authorities following the production of all relevant documentary evidence by his daughter Penny Graham. The only correction not made was the number of deceased children. A new certificate, based on the corrected information, was issued in Dec 2010.95,96,97 

Family

Leslie Denis (Denis) Emerson-Elliott b. 20 Apr 1905, d. 4 Mar 1997
Children 1.(?) Emerson-Elliott b. s 1936, d. s 1936
 2.Anthony Denis (Tony) Emerson-Elliott b. 11 Nov 1937, d. 8 Apr 2005
 3.(?) Emerson-Elliott b. s 1941, d. s 1941
 4.David Emerson-Elliott b. s 1944, d. s 1944

Citations

  1. Ladbrook (was Hagley/Jones), Jacqueline J, Oral, hereafter called Ladbrook JJ, Oral. Jan 1989: Name.
  2. Ladbrook JJ, Oral. Jan 1989: DOB 8 Aug 1917, POB.
  3. Astrakhan Archives -- DETAILS TO BE ADDED, unknown publish date. DOB, POB inferred.
  4. Astrakhan Archives. DOBaptism, POBaptism.
  5. Ladbrook JJ, Oral. Nov 1994: Memo1 [but not sure that Jacky was the source].
  6. Thomas, Shirley J, Oral, hereafter called Thomas SJ, Oral. 9 Oct 2009: Date, Memo2.
  7. Ladbrook (nee Brayer), Daisy, Oral; hereafter called Ladbrook D, Oral. Nov 1992: Employer, Memo.
  8. Ladbrook JJ, Oral. Nov 1994: Memo [it is not certain that it was Jacky who provided this information].
  9. Birth Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, Penelope F. [0002], Certified Copy of Entry 1758/42 in Perth Registry District by Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Western Australia on 11 Jan 1984, hereafter called Birth Certificate EEPF; original in Researcher's family history papers, ID0002: Previous Issue deceased = Deceased 2 Males.
  10. Birth Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, Anthony D [0015], Register No. 940620 issued by Registrar General, Births & Deaths, Malaysia on 13 July 2010, hereafter called Birth Certificate EEAD; original in Researcher's family history papers, ID0015. DOB, POB, Memo.
  11. Birth Certificate EEAD. Date1, Address.
  12. Birth Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, Derek St J [0018], Register No. 75313 issued by Registrar of Births & Deaths, Republic of Singapore on 18 Jun 2011, hereafter called Birth Certificate EEDS; original in Researcher's family history papers, ID0018. Address.
  13. Birth Certificate EEDS. Address at 15 Aug 1939.
  14. Marriage Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, L Denis & Briar-Roberts, Norma F, Registration No. 1070, Certified Copy No. 1992 issued 23 Nov 1983 by Registrar of Marriages, Republic of Singapore, hereafter called Marriage Certificate EELD+BrNF; photocopy held in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Address at Jan 1940.
  15. Marriage Certificate EELD+BrNF. DOM, POM, Memos2+.
  16. Passenger List 'Empire Star' in Inward Passenger Manifests for Ships and Aircraft arriving at Fremantle and Perth Airport, 23 Feb 1942, Microfilm CRS K269, Roll 91, 11 Feb 1941 to 23 Apr 1942, hereafter called Passenger List 'Empire Star' Feb 1942; original sighted at National Archives of Australia, Canberra, photocopy in Researcher's Family History papers, ID0016. Dates, Route, Memo3, Memo4.
  17. Passport; Emerson-Elliott, Leslie D. [0016], No. 8534 issued 20 Jan 1939 by Federated Malay States, Kuala Lumpur, hereafter called Passport EELD 1939; photocopy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Passport valid to 20 Jan 1944, renewed to 20 Jan 1949 and includes the notes "British Subject by birth" and "Bearer previously travelled on Foreign Office passport, number unknown, issued in 1934, now stated as lost". Arrived Fremantle Date2.
  18. TheShipsList web site, URL www.theshipslist.com, hereafter called TheShipsList; web page sighted 20 Aug 2008, copy held in Researcher's computer records, file TSL Blue Funnel Line 20080820.mht. Memo6.
  19. Graham (nee Emerson-Elliott), Penelope F [0002], Oral, hereafter called Graham PF, Oral. Jan 2007, Aug 2008: Date, Address Bicton, Memo1.
  20. Birth Certificate EEPF: Current address as shown on certificate.
  21. Birth Certificate EEPF: Address at Apr 1942.
  22. Emerson-Elliott, Anthony D. [0015], Oral, hereafter called Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Nov 1994, 17 Dec 2003: Dates and Memo2.
  23. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Nov 1994: Dates, with Batten family.
  24. Telephone Directory, Victoria, White Pages, hereafter called Telephone Directory VIC, NLA; Accessed in National Library of Australia, Canberra, Call No. N 919.451 AUS. Feb 1944 directory (would normally have been issued Nov 1943, but deferred to conserve manpower and paper; entry date unknown) sighted 9 Sep 2008: Address for CW Batten.
  25. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Nov 1994: Dates, Address.
  26. Emerson-Elliott, Derek St J. [0018], Oral, hereafter called Emerson-Elliott DStJ, Oral. 3 Sep 2008: Memo2.
  27. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 2019: David's birth and early death was discussed within the family on several occasions.
  28. Passport EELD 1939. Date2.
  29. Passport: Emerson-Elliott (nee Beayer-Robert), Norma F. [0017], No. A241571 issued 27 May 1946 by Commonwealth of Australia, Melbourne, VIC, hereafter called Passport EENF 1946; photocopy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Passport valid to 27 May 1951, renewed to 27 May 1956 and includes the notes "British Subject by birth", "Wife of a British Subject by birth" and "Bearer states that passport issued by Foreign Office was lost when Singapore fell". Date2.
  30. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989, Nov 1994: Approx. dates, Memo1.
  31. The Straits Times, Singapore, hereafter called Straits Times; accessed via Singapore National Library web site at www.singapore.nl.sg; copy in Researcher's family history papers, 28 Jun 1946, Page 3: Memo2. Image and copy in Researcher's FH records, ID0016.
  32. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989 and Dec 2003: Address.
  33. Passport EELD 1939. Departed from Singapore on Date2.
  34. Passport EELD 1939. Date1 permitted to leave Singapore for Australia by 'Charon' on 19 Sep 1946.
  35. Passport EENF 1946. Date1 permitted to leave Singapore for Australia by 'Charon' on 19 Sep 1946.
  36. Passenger List 'Charon' in Inward Passenger Manifests for Ships and Aircraft arriving at Fremantle and Perth Airport 6 Jul 1952 to 26 Aug 1952, hereafter called Passenger List 'Charon' Oct 1946; original in National Archives of Australia, Canberra, Microfilm CRS K269, Roll 125; photocopy in Researcher's Family History papers. Dates, Route, Memo1, Memo3.
  37. TheShipsList. Sighted 2 Aug 2004: Memo4.
  38. The West Australian newspaper, published in Perth, WA, hereafter called West Australian; accessed via National Library of Australia Trove web site at http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records, Memo2..
  39. Passport EELD 1939. Date2 permitted to land in Singapore.
  40. Passport EENF 1946. Date2 permitted to land in Singapore.
  41. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address.
  42. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: 1946-1947? in Perth.
  43. Telephone Directory, Western Australia, White Pages, hereafter called Telephone Directory WA, NLA; Accessed in National Library of Australia, Canberra, Call No. NL 919.41 AUS. 1947 directory (entry and release dates unknown) sighted 9 Sep 2008: Memo2 (no entry for LD Elliott, Emerson-Elliott or Emerson).
  44. Passenger List 'TSS Marella': Arrivals by ships and aircraft at Fremantle and Perth Airport, Microfilm 18 Jun 1947 to 19 Nov 1947, JS Battye Library of West Australian History, Perth, Date at Fremantle, Route, Memo1, Memo2.
  45. Passport EENF 1946. Arrived Fremantle 14 Sep 1947.
  46. Passport EELD 1939. Arrived Fremantle 14 Sep 1947.
  47. Graham PF, Oral. Jan 2007: Address on TSS Marella Passenger List was Batten family. Memo2.
  48. Graham PF, Oral. Jan 2007, Aug 2008: Address, Memo1.
  49. Kalgoorlie Miner newspaper, Kalgoorlie, WA, hereafter called Kalgoorlie Miner; accessed via National Library of Australia Trove web site at www.trove.nla.gov.au; image and paper copy in Researcher's Family History records, ID0016. 2 Feb 1948, page 3: Date, Train, Memo1.1.
  50. Graham PF, Oral. 30 Dec 2012: Memo1.2.
  51. Passport EELD 1939. Date, Place, Memo1.
  52. Passport EENF 1946. Date, Place, Memo1.
  53. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address, Memo1.
  54. Timeline chart, Emerson-Elliott family, compiled by Anthony D. Emerson-Elliott [0015], Canberra, 23 Nov 2004, hereafter called Timeline chart, Emerson-Elliott; copy held in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Date estimates, Address.
  55. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Memo2.
  56. Passport EELD 1939. Arrived Durban 28 Sep 1948.
  57. Passport EENF 1946. Arrived Durban 28 Sep 1948.
  58. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Country, Memo1. 17 Dec 2003: Address.
  59. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989, Jun 2005: City, Memo1, Memo2 (must have been less than 6 months, as arrived Durban 28 Sep 1948, and in London for Christmas 1948).
  60. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, URL http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/; hereafter called Wikipedia. Article 'Comrades Marathon' sighted 23 Aug 2008: Memo3.
  61. Passenger List 'Umtali' arriving Plymouth 17 Dec 1948, from the records of The National Archives, London, England, Inwards Passenger Lists, Class BT26, Piece 1238, Item 219 digitised by Ancestry.com Operations Inc. in 2008 and accessed at ancestry.com on 21 Apr 2013, hereafter called Passenger List 'Umtali' 1948; image and paper copy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. Date2, Travel info, Memos.
  62. Passport EENF 1946. Arrived London 10 Jan 1949.
  63. Passport EELD 1939. Arrived London 10 Jan 1949.
  64. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Ship name, route.
  65. Timeline chart, Emerson-Elliott. Memo2 (ADEE's chart says that the family was in Regent's Park Hotel for Christmas 1948, but it must have been a late celebration, as they arrived in London on the Umtali 10 Jan 1949).
  66. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address, Memo1. Apr 1994: Dates Autumn 1948 to Summer 1949, ca 9 months (but must have arrived later and stayed for shorter period, as Umtali arrived London 10 Jan 1949 and Antenor arrived Australia 15 Sep 1949). 17 Dec 2003: Date2 ca Oct 1949 (but must have been earlier, as Antenor arrived Australia 15 Sep 1949), Memo2.
  67. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989, Jun 2005: Address, Memo1, Memo2.
  68. Passenger List 'SS Antenor' in Inward Passenger Manifests for Ships and Aircraft arriving at Fremantle and Perth Airport, Sep 1949, Microfilm CRS K269, Roll 105, 9 Sep 1949 to 30 Oct 1949, hereafter called Passenger List 'SS Antenor' Sep 1949; original in National Archives of Australia, Canberra. Date2, Route, Memo1 and Memo3.
  69. TheShipsList. Sighted 2 Aug 2004: Memo2.
  70. Passport EENF 1946. Arrived Fremantle Date2.
  71. Graham PF, Oral. 2 Oct 2011: Dates, Address, Memo.
  72. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Address, Dates, Memo2.
  73. Graham PF, Oral. 2 Oct 2011: Dates, Address, Memo1.
  74. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date2, Ship, Memo1.
  75. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address, Memo1. 17 Dec 2003: Date1, Date2, Memo1.
  76. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989, Jun 2005: Address, Memo1.
  77. Emerson-Elliott (nee Braier), Norma F [0017], Letter to L Denis Emerson-Elliott, hereafter called Emerson-Elliott NF, Letter to LDEE; photocopy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. 15 Dec 1950: First date in Memo2, Memo3.
  78. Emerson-Elliott, L Denis [0016], Letter to Norma F Emerson-Elliott, hereafter called Emerson-Elliott LD, Letter to NFEE; photocopy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. 26 Dec 1950: Memo1.
  79. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. 17 Dec 2003: Date1, Date2.
  80. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address, Memo1. 17 Dec 2003: Memo2, Memo3.
  81. Passport EENF 1946. In Perth 12 Feb 1952 (passport validity entered) and 26 Feb 1952 (authority to travel to Ceylon within 1 month for a visit of 3 months). Permitted to land, Colombo Port, Ceylon, 7 Mar 1952.
  82. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Country, Memo1. 17 Dec 2003: Memo2.
  83. Graham PF, Oral. Feb 1989, Jul 2005: Address, Memo1, Memo3.
  84. Passport EENF 1946. Arrived Singapore 30 Mar 1952.
  85. Passport EENF 1946. Memo2.
  86. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989, 17 Dec 2003: Dates (say 4-5 months), Address, Memo1.
  87. Passenger List 'SS Charon' in Inward Passenger Manifests for Ships and Aircraft arriving at Fremantle and Perth Airport, Aug 1952, Microfilm CRS K269, Roll 125, 6 Jul 1952 to 26 Aug 1952, National Archives of Australia, Canberra. Date2, Route, Memo1, Memo2.
  88. Emerson-Elliott AD, Oral. Jan 1989: Address, Memo1.1, Memo2.
  89. Emerson-Elliott LD, Letter to NFEE. 22 Dec 1952: Address, Memo3 (letter written the day NFEE died).
  90. Graham PF, Oral. 1 Oct 2009: Memo1.2.
  91. Death Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, Norma F [0017], issued by District Registrar for Perth, Western Australia, Registration No. 2981/52, Registered 23 Dec 1952, True copy issued 17 Apr 1953, hereafter called Death Certificate EENF; photocopy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0017. DOD, POD, Memos.
  92. Death Certificate EENF. DOCremation, POCremation, Memo1.
  93. Form of Application for Cremation to Karrakatta Cemetery Board, Perth, WA on 23 Dec 1952 for cremation of Norma Felicia [sic] Emerson-Elliott, subsequently completed on 28 Aug 1953; hereafter called Cremation Application, EENF; image in Researcher's computer records and photocopy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0017. Memo2.
  94. Straits Times; copy in Researcher's FH papers, ID0017. 3 May 1953: Memo2.
  95. Graham (nee Emerson-Elliott), Penelope F, Personal knowledge, hereafter called Graham PF, Personal knowledge: DOD, POD, Memo1.
  96. Death Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, Leslie D [0016], Issued by ACT Registrar-General of Births Deaths and Marriages, Registration No. 1997/282, Registered 11 Mar 1997, True copy issued 11 Mar 1997, hereafter called Death Certificate EELD1; photocopy in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. DOD, POD, Memo2+.
  97. Death Certificate: Emerson-Elliott, Leslie D [0016], Issued by Registrar-General, Office of Regulatory Services, ACT, Registration No. 20033779, Registered 11 Mar 1997, Certified copy issued 15 Dec 2010, hereafter called Death Certificate EELD2; original in Researcher's family history papers, ID0016. DOD, POD, Memo2+.

Vince Bonello

M, ID22, (-say 2000s)
Last Edited10 Mar 2021
ChartsDescendant Chart -- Hammond GRAHAM
Descendant Chart -- George WALKER
AddressOldfr Mar 1975 - May 1975Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham; Avenel, VIC; >
Living together for some months.1 
Marriage31 May 1975Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham; Moss Vale, NSW2 
AddressOld__ Jun 1975 to say1976Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham; Mittagong, NSW 
AddressOldfrom say 1976 to say early 19Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham; 'Willow Grange', Berrima Road, Moss Vale, NSW3,4 
Separations 1977Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham 
Divorce1978?Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham 
Deathsay 2000s>
BONELLO     Vince     Death notice     03APR2002     Publication               Herald Sun (Melbourne)     03APR2002     
BONELLO     Vincent     Death notice     18DEC2005     Death     86           Sydney Morning Herald     20DEC2005     
BONELLO     Vincent     Death notice     18DEC2005     Death     86           Daily Telegraph (Sydney)     20DEC2005     
BONELLO     Vincent     Death notice     29MAR2002     Death     74           Herald Sun (Melbourne)     02APR2002     
BONELLO     Vincent (Vince)     Death notice     25DEC2015     Death               Herald Sun (Melbourne)     28DEC2015      

Family

Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham b. 18 Jan 1954, d. 21 Mar 2011

Citations

  1. Noakes (nee Walker/Graham), Margaret G, Oral, hereafter called Noakes MG, Oral. Jan 1994: Location, Memo.
  2. Family history chart, Harris family, compiled by John Michael Cottee, Canberra, March 1980 "from available information"; hereafter called FH chart, Harris-JMC; copy in Researcher's Family History records: DOM.
  3. Graham, Michael R, Oral, hereafter called Graham MR, Oral. Dec 1993 -- Address.
  4. Noakes MG, Oral. Jan 1994 -- Address.

John Frederick Clarke

M, ID23, (24 Sep 1942-21 Apr 2020)
Last Edited24 Apr 2020
ChartsDescendant Chart -- Hammond GRAHAM
Descendant Chart -- George WALKER
Birth24 Sep 1942Port Kembla?, NSW 
AddressOldfr Apr 1979 - 21 Nov 1980Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham; 97 Nottingham Street, Berkeley, NSW; >
With partner/spouse.
HOUSE OWNED BY JFC?1 
Marriage17 Oct 1980Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham; Wollongong?, NSW; >
RAG's second marriage; JFC's second marriage.
Living together from 4/79? [MRG 1/92]; separated 3/87 [my estimate]; divorced??. 
AddressOldfr 22 Nov 1980 - 24 Feb 1982Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham; 97 Nottingham Street, Berkeley, NSW; >
Parents and 1 child.2 
AddressOldfr 25 Feb 1982 - 1984Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham; 97 Nottingham Street, Berkeley, NSW; >
Parents and 2 children.3 
AddressOldfr 1984 - Mar 1987Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham; 25 Conifer Street, Albion Park Rail, NSW; >
Parents and 2 children. House owned by parents.
Date2 is researcher's estimate.1 
Separations Mar 1987Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham 
AddressOldfrom Mar 1987 to early 199525 Conifer Street, Albion Park Rail, NSW; >
Alone in owned house. Date2 is researcher's estimate (= date of separation). 
Divorces 1989Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham 
AddressOldfrom early 1995 to April 200125 Conifer Street, Albion Park Rail, NSW; >
Father and daughter. 
Death21 Apr 2020Shellharbour Hospital, 15-17 Madigan Boulevard, Mount Warrigal, NSW; >
Died at 6am.4 

Family

Rosemary Anne (Rosemarie) Graham b. 18 Jan 1954, d. 21 Mar 2011

Citations

  1. Graham, Michael R, Oral, hereafter called Graham MR, Oral. Jan 1992: Date1.
  2. Graham MR, Oral. Jan 1982.
  3. Graham MR, Oral. Jan 1982: Date2.
  4. Nisbet (nee Clarke), Kristin D, Oral, hereafter called Nisbet KD, Oral. 23 Apr 2020: DOD, POD, Memo.

Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE

M, ID28, (9 Mar 1914-29 Jun 1990)
Last Edited15 Aug 2021
ChartsDescendant Chart -- George WALKER
FatherLouis Foley Noakes1 b. 1871, d. 17 May 1955
MotherLeila Katherine Warren b. 1876, d. 2 Jun 1951
NoteLDG's STEP-FATHER]\ [B/Cert]. OBE in 1977 [BMR News 7/90].\ POD Woden Valley Hospital [D/Cert]. COD infective endocarditis [D/Cert.] 
Birth9 Mar 1914Epping, NSW2 
Education1926?Secondary DATE1 EFSPO. Fort Street Boys High School [BMR News 7/90]. 
Education1931?Tertiary Date1 EFSPO. University of Sydney -- DETAILS?? 
AddressOldfr 27 Jul 1935 - Aug 1939c/- Mines Dept, WAU, Territory of New Guinea; >
A? Date1 [BMR News 7/90]. Here in 4/37 [LCN papers] & on marriage in 8/39.3 
Occupation1938Geologist/Public Servant DETAILS? -- SEE BMR & CBA TIMES OBITUARIES 
Engagement1938?Muriel Elsie Hayward; >
Date early in 1938, prior to ADG/MGW engagement?4 
Marriage19 Aug 1939Muriel Elsie Hayward; Marrickville, NSW; >
LCN's first marriage, MEH's first marriage.
Married at St Clement's Church by Canon Stephen Harry Denman, witnesses R M Mills and J C Donaldson3 
AddressOldfr Sep 1939 - 1942Muriel Elsie Hayward; c/- Mines Dept, Wau, Territory of New Guinea; >
With spouse. Assumed moved to Lyn's work place after marriage. Date2 is a guess. 
AddressOld1939?Muriel Elsie Hayward; 24 Westwood Street, Pennant Hills, NSW; >
S? Temporary address only? dates unknown, but LCN was here 10/39 [LCN papers]. 
GEDCOMfr 22 Jan 1942 - 26 Jun 1944Unknown GEDCOM tag: _MIL Lieutenant Enlisted in New Guinea Volunteer Rifles 1/42, withdrawn 8/42 to be discharged for geological duties but volunteered for Z Special Unit in NG, appointed Lieutenant 22.8.42, transferred to M Special Unit AIF 12/42, returned to Australia on sick leave 3/43 [AMF Statement of Service 5/45 & LCN papers].\ Awarded USA Legion of Merit (Legionnaire) for 'exceptionally meritorious conduct' in Marbare (?) River area 11/42-3/43 [LCN papers 1945]. 
GEDCOMfr 1943 - 1943Unknown GEDCOM tag: _MED Concord Hospital, period unknown [LCN papers]. 
AddressOldfr 1943 - 1945Muriel Elsie Hayward; 10 Hastings Street, Marrickville, NSW; >
S Dates estimates, LCN was here 12/43 & 1/45, assumed to be together [LCN Papers]. 
AddressOldfr 1950 - 1960Muriel Elsie Hayward; 40 Masson Street, Turner, ACT; >
S [LCN 1/89]. Date1 GFSPO < 6/53 [LCN papers]. 
AddressOldfr 1960 - Aug 1963Muriel Elsie Hayward; St Mary's Lodge, Defillens Lane, Limpsfield, Oxted, Surrey, ENGLAND; >
S In UK 1960-7/63, here 7/63 (period unknown) [LCN papers]. Or in UK from 1961? [BMR News 7/90]. 
AddressOldfr 2 Aug 1963 - 1963Muriel Elsie Hayward; MV 'Willem Ruys', Southampton to Sydney(?); >
S [LCN papers]. 
AddressOldfr Sep 1963 - 1964Muriel Elsie Hayward; 40 Masson Street, Turner, ACT; >
S [LCN 1/89]. Date1 my estimate. 
Addressfr 1964 - 1975Muriel Elsie Hayward; 15 Beagle Street, Red Hill, ACT; >
S [LCN 1/89] 
AddressOldfr 1975 - Apr 197615 Beagle Street, Red Hill, ACT; >
Marriage6 Apr 1976Margaret Grace Graham; All Saints Anglican Church, Parramatta, NSW; >
LCN's second marriage; MGW's second marriage. 
Church: All Saints Anglican Church, Parramatta, NSW (Church)
Travel8 Apr 1976 to ca 17 Apr 1976Margaret Grace Noakes; FIJI; >
Honeymoon trip.
Arrived Fiji 8 Apr 1976; Fiji 17 Apr 1976.5 
AddressOldfr Apr 1976 - Jun 1990Margaret Grace Noakes; 15 Beagle Street, Red Hill, ACT; >
With spouse.
Lyndon Noakes' house prior to marriage.6 
Travelfrom < 18 to > 20 Nov 1976Margaret Grace Noakes; SINGAPORE/MALAYSIA; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip; presumably MGN accompanied him on a business trip.
Jakarta 18 Nov 1976; arrived Singapore 20 Nov 1976; arrived Kuala Lumpur 20 Nov 1976;5 
Travelfrom < 3 to > 7 Oct 1977Margaret Grace Noakes; PHILIPPINES/PAPUA NEW GUINEA; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip; presumably MGN accompanied him on a business trip.
Departed Philippines 3 Oct 1977; departed Port Moresby 7 Oct 1977.5 
Travel< 12 Oct to > 12 Nov 1978Margaret Grace Noakes; SINGAPORE/INDONESIA/SINGAPORE/THAILAND; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip; presumably MGN accompanied him on a business trip.
Darwin/Singapore 12 Oct 1978; Singapore/Jakarta 13 Oct 1978; arrrived ???, Indonesia 23 Oct 1978; arrived Singapore 23 Oct 1978; Singapore 6 Nov 1978; Singapore/Bangkok 8 Nov 1978; Bangkok 12 Nov 1978.5 
Travelfrom 5 Apr 1979 to > 18 Aug 1Margaret Grace Noakes; GREECE/ENGLAND/CANADA; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip; presumably LCN's post-retirement trip.
Departed Sydney 5 Apr 1979; shore leave pass (Arab country?) 29? Apr 1979; Greece? 2 May 1979; Greece? 13 May 1979; arrived Dover, England 28 Jun 1979; departed London 1 Aug 1979; Montreal 13 Aug 1979; arrived Vancouver 18 Aug 1979.5 
Travelfrom 5 Oct 1980 to > 18 Nov 1Margaret Grace Noakes; HONG KONG/CHINA/HONG KONG/THAILAND; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip; presumably MGN accompanied him on a business trip.
Sydney/Hong Kong 5-6 Oct 1980; Hong Kong/China? 13 Oct 1980; China?/Hong Kong 2 Nov 1980; Hong Kong/Bangkok 3 Nov 1980; departed Bangkok 18 Nov 1980.5 
Travelfr 12 Aug 1981 - 26 Aug 1981Margaret Grace Noakes; FIJI; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip.
Sydney/Nadi, Fiji 12 Aug 1981; Nadi, Fiji/Sydney 26 Aug 1981.7 
Travelfr 1 May 1982 - 25 May 1982Margaret Grace Noakes; SOUTH AFRICA/SWAZILAND/SOUTH AFRICA; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip; presumably MGN accompanied him on a business trip.
Sydney, Australia/Johannesburg, South Africa 1 May 1982; arrived Lavumisa, Swaziland 12 May 1982; departed Bulembu, Swaziland 13 May 1982; arrived Josefsdal, South Africa 13 May 1982; Johannesburg, South Africa (assumed)/Sydney, Australia 24-25 May 1982.7 
Travelfr 30 Jun 1982 - 11 Jul 1982Margaret Grace Noakes; FIJI; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip.
Sydney/Nadi, Fiji 30 Juin 1982; Nadi, Fiji/Sydney 11 Jul 1982.7 
Travelfr 27 Jun 1983 - 11 Jul 1983Margaret Grace Noakes; FIJI; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip.
Sydney/Fiji 27 Jun 1983; Fiji/Sydney 11 Jul 1983.7 
Travelfr 14 Dec 1983 - 28 Dec 1983Margaret Grace Noakes; USA?; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip; presumably MGN accompanied him on a business trip. No intermediate stamps in the passport, but a visa for the USA had been issued in October 1983.
Departed Sydney, Australia 14 Dec 1983; arrrived Sydney, Australia 28 Dec 1983.7 
Travelfr 18 Jun 1984 - 1 Jul 1984Margaret Grace Noakes; FIJI; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip.
Sydney/Fiji 18 Jun 1984; Nadi, Fiji/Sydney 1 Jul 1984.7 
Travelfr 24 Jun 1985 - 14 Jul 1985Margaret Grace Noakes; FIJI; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip.
Sydney/Nadi, Fiji 24 Jun 1985; Nadi, Fiji/Sydney 14 Jul 1985.7 
Travelfr 17 Dec 1986 - 21 Jan 1987Margaret Grace Noakes; SINGAPORE/MALAYSIA/INDIA; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip.
Sydney/Singapore 17 Dec 1986; arrived Johor Bahru, Malaysia 27 Dec 1986; in Keluar, Malaysia 30 Dec 1986; arrived Singapore 30 Dec 1986; arrived Bombay ?? Jan 1987; Delhi/Singapore 17-18 Jan 1987; Singapore/Sydney 20-21 Jan 1987.8 
Travelfr 27 Jun 1987 - 11 Jul 1987Margaret Grace Noakes; FIJI; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip.
Sydney/Nadi, Fiji 27 Jun 1987; Nadi, Fiji/Sydney 11 Jul 1987.8 
Travelfr 20 Jun 1988 - 4 Jul 1988Margaret Grace Noakes; FIJI; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip.
Sydney/Nadi, Fiji 20 Jun 1988; Nadi, Fiji/Sydney 4 Jul 1988.8 
Travelfr 12 Jun 1989 - 26 Jun 1989Margaret Grace Noakes; FIJI; >
LCN assumed to be present for the whole trip.
Sydney/Nadi, Fiji 12 Jun 1989; Nadi, Fiji/Sydney 26 Jun 1989.8 
GEDCOMfr 1990 - 29 Jun 1990Unknown GEDCOM tag: _MED CAUSE OF DEATH? 
Death29 Jun 1990Canberra Hospital, Garran, ACT; >
Time of death 8:40 am. 
Widow: Margaret Grace Noakes

Family 1

Muriel Elsie Hayward b. 5 Nov 1915, d. 1975

Family 2

Margaret Grace Walker b. 9 Mar 1916, d. 21 Aug 2000

Citations

  1. Sydney Morning Herald (published by John Fairfax & Sons Ltd, Sydney) Death Notices, hereafter called SMH-DN/NC; original in National Library of Australia, Canberra, Microform Call No. NX 354, Photocopy in Researcher's Family History papers, SMH? engagement notice ? 1938.
  2. Marriage Certificate: Noakes, Lyndon C & Hayward, Muriel E, 19 Aug 1939. POB and age 25.
  3. Marriage Certificate NoLC+HaME.
  4. SMH-DN/NC, SMH? engagement notice, undated (from MGW's papers).
  5. Passport: Noakes, Margaret G. [0008], 1976, No. K267457 issued 6 Apr 1976 by Commonwealth of Australia, Sydney, hereafter called Passport NoMG 1976; original in MG Noakes' personal papers held by LD Graham. Dates, Memo2.
  6. Graham, Lindsay D, Personal knowledge; hereafter called Graham LD, Personal knowledge: unknown cd.
  7. Passport: Noakes, Margaret G. [0008], 1981, No. M549395 issued 21 Feb 1981 by Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, hereafter called Passport NoMG 1981; original in MG Noakes' personal papers held by LD Graham. Dates, Memo2.
  8. Passport: Noakes, Margaret G. [0008], 1986, No. G425232 issued 21 Mar 1986 by Commonwealth of Australia, hereafter called Passport NoMG 1986; original in MG Noakes' personal papers held by LD Graham. Dates, Memo2.

Muriel Elsie Hayward

F, ID29, (5 Nov 1915-1975)
Last Edited28 Oct 2021
FatherWilliam George Hector Hayward1,2
NoteName [LCN D/Cert].\ DOB [MEH Driver's Licence 1973]. 
Birth5 Nov 1915Youngest daughter3 
Educationfr 1930 - 1932St George Girls' High School, Kogarah, NSW; >
Sat for Leaving Certificate at end of 1932. Principal's reference 15 Dec 1932 said she 'has always been diligent and conscientious in her work, and her conduct is excellent'.4 
Educationfr Feb 1933 - Dec 1935The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW; >
Bachelor of Arts: English 1,2,3 (Honours), History 1,2,3, Psychology 1,2, Economics 1, Geology 1.
5,6 
Educationfr Feb 1936 - Dec 1936Sydney Teachers' College, Sydney, NSW7,8 
Occupationfr Feb 1937 - Dec 1939Canterbury Public Central School, Canterbury, NSW; >
Teacher, special subjects being English and History.
Salary increased to £239/6/5 from 1 Jan 1938.
Efficiency awards B+ in Oct 1937, 60 in Oct 1938, and 60 in Aug 1939.
Reference 13 Feb 1942 from (Miss) E. Summerley, Principal, said 'we found her a very satisfactory teacher of [English and History]. She possessed a wide knowledge & broad outlook & found no difficulty in class discipline, even though she was only an "Ex-Student" of the Sydney Teacher's College at that time. She co-operated in every way with myself & staff & we were sorry to lose her services on account of marriage. She should make a very successful High School Teacher. Her "character" is beyond reproach.
9,10,8 
Engagement1938?Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; >
Date early in 1938, prior to ADG/MGW engagement?11 
Marriage19 Aug 1939Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; Marrickville, NSW; >
LCN's first marriage, MEH's first marriage.
Married at St Clement's Church by Canon Stephen Harry Denman, witnesses R M Mills and J C Donaldson12 
Married Name19 Aug 1939Noakes 
AddressOldfr Sep 1939 - 1942Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; c/- Mines Dept, Wau, Territory of New Guinea; >
With spouse. Assumed moved to Lyn's work place after marriage. Date2 is a guess. 
AddressOld1939?Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; 24 Westwood Street, Pennant Hills, NSW; >
S? Temporary address only? dates unknown, but LCN was here 10/39 [LCN papers]. 
Occupationfr 1940 - 1941Teaching?, whereabouts unknown. 
Occupationfr Feb 1942 - Dec 1942Homebush Junior High School, Homebush, NSW; >
Teacher at HJHS Oct 1942, assumed to have been there for the full year.
Inspection report Oct 1942 said 'The work of Mrs Noakes in English and History was quite satisfactory. Most lessons observed were soundly and vigorously presented with pleasing fluency. Thoughtful and well directed questioning kept pupils active and interested. Generally, a bright and friendly atmosphere prevailed, providing a background for good teaching. Written work was of a high standard, but the question of neatness in writing and follow up in spelling errors needs some attention. Similarly, speech errors in oral work should never be allowed to pass unchallenged. Present Award: 60, Recommended: Very Satisfactory.'
NSW Dept of Education Efficiency Award 16 Nov 1942: VS/2B rates.

13,14 
AddressOldfr 1943 - 1945Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; 10 Hastings Street, Marrickville, NSW; >
S Dates estimates, LCN was here 12/43 & 1/45, assumed to be together [LCN Papers]. 
AddressOldfr 1950 - 1960Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; 40 Masson Street, Turner, ACT; >
S [LCN 1/89]. Date1 GFSPO < 6/53 [LCN papers]. 
AddressOldfr 1960 - Aug 1963Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; St Mary's Lodge, Defillens Lane, Limpsfield, Oxted, Surrey, ENGLAND; >
S In UK 1960-7/63, here 7/63 (period unknown) [LCN papers]. Or in UK from 1961? [BMR News 7/90]. 
AddressOldfr 2 Aug 1963 - 1963Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; MV 'Willem Ruys', Southampton to Sydney(?); >
S [LCN papers]. 
AddressOldfr Sep 1963 - 1964Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; 40 Masson Street, Turner, ACT; >
S [LCN 1/89]. Date1 my estimate. 
Addressfr 1964 - 1975Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE; 15 Beagle Street, Red Hill, ACT; >
S [LCN 1/89] 
Death1975 

Family

Lyndon Charles (Lyn) Noakes OBE b. 9 Mar 1914, d. 29 Jun 1990

Citations

  1. Marriage Certificate: Noakes, Lyndon C & Hayward, Muriel E, 19 Aug 1939. Name WGHH.
  2. Sydney Morning Herald (published by John Fairfax & Sons Ltd, Sydney) Death Notices, hereafter called SMH-DN/NC; original in National Library of Australia, Canberra, Microform Call No. NX 354, Photocopy in Researcher's Family History papers, Name GWHayward in SMH? engagement notice for LCN+MEH ? 1938.
  3. SMH-DN/NC, SMH? engagement notice, ? 1938.
  4. St George Girls' High School. Reference 15 Dec 1932 from L Gell, MA, Principal.
  5. NSW Dept of Education. Examination Results letter 22 Mar 1937 says BA.
  6. Homebush Junior High School. Inspection 1942 included University Courses.
  7. NSW Dept of Education. Examination Results letter 22 Mar 1937.
  8. Canterbury Public Central School. Principal's Reference 13 Feb 1942.
  9. Marriage Certificate NoLC+HaME. Occupation Teacher in Aug 1939.
  10. NSW Dept of Education. Efficiency awards and salary increase.
  11. SMH-DN/NC, SMH? engagement notice, undated (from MGW's papers).
  12. Marriage Certificate NoLC+HaME.
  13. Homebush Junior High School. Inspection report Oct 1942.
  14. NSW Dept of Education. Efficiency Award 16 Nov 1942.