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Family of William Treble CONGRAM and Annie Elizabeth BREDDIN

Husband: William Treble CONGRAM (1864- )
Wife: Annie Elizabeth BREDDIN (1864?-1926?)
Children: Edward Charles CONGRAM (1905-1990)
Frank Lewis CONGRAM (1909- )
Edith Mary CONGRAM ( - )
Margaret Matilda CONGRAM ( - )
Annie Elizabeth CONGRAM ( - )
Roy Samuel CONGRAM (1902-1988?)
Walter Treble CONGRAM (1896?-1916)
Edit Mary CONGRAM ( - )
William John CONGRAM ( - )
Henry George CONGRAM ( - )
George Hendry CONGRAM ( - )
Margaret Elizabeth Hazel CONGRAM ( - )
Ruby Pearl CONGRAM ( - )
Marriage 1886 (app) Queensland, Australia

Husband: William Treble CONGRAM

Name: William Treble CONGRAM
Sex: Male
Father: George CONGRAM (1831-1884?)
Mother: Margaret TREBLE (1841?-1915?)
Birth (1) 23 Jun 1864 High Cullen North Molton
Birth (2) 23 Jun 1864 North Molton
Occupation Farm Servant
Death Queensland, Australia

Wife: Annie Elizabeth BREDDIN

Name: Annie Elizabeth BREDDIN
Sex: Female
Father: Johann Christoph BREDDIN (1835- )
Mother: Anna Elizabeth WARNS (1832- )
Birth 1864 (app) Oxley Creek,Queensland
Death 1926 (app) (age 61-62) Queensland, Australia

Child 1: Edward Charles CONGRAM

Name: Edward Charles CONGRAM
Sex: Male
Spouse: Ruby CONGRAM WIFE (1908-1998)
Birth 31 Oct 1905 Taringa, Queensland
Death 5 Feb 1990 (age 84) Brookfield, Australia
Burial Brookfield Cemetry, Brisbane

Child 2: Frank Lewis CONGRAM

Name: Frank Lewis CONGRAM
Sex: Male
Birth 3 May 1909 Taringa, Queensland

Child 3: Edith Mary CONGRAM

Name: Edith Mary CONGRAM
Sex: Female

Child 4: Margaret Matilda CONGRAM

Name: Margaret Matilda CONGRAM
Sex: Female

Child 5: Annie Elizabeth CONGRAM

Name: Annie Elizabeth CONGRAM
Sex: Female

Child 6: Roy Samuel CONGRAM

Name: Roy Samuel CONGRAM
Sex: Male
Birth 16 Oct 1902 Taringa, Queensland
Death Jul 1988 (app) (age 85)

Child 7: Walter Treble CONGRAM

Name: Walter Treble CONGRAM
Sex: Male
Birth 1896 (app) Taringa, Queensland
Death 4 Aug 1916 (age 19-20) Pozieres, France
Burial Villers-Brettonneux Memorial, France

Child 8: Edit Mary CONGRAM

Name: Edit Mary CONGRAM
Sex: Female

Child 9: William John CONGRAM

Name: William John CONGRAM
Sex: Male

Child 10: Henry George CONGRAM

Name: Henry George CONGRAM
Sex: Male

Child 11: George Hendry CONGRAM

Name: George Hendry CONGRAM
Sex: Male
Spouse: Hazel KENNA ( - )

Child 12: Margaret Elizabeth Hazel CONGRAM

Name: Margaret Elizabeth Hazel CONGRAM
Sex: Female

Child 13: Ruby Pearl CONGRAM

Name: Ruby Pearl CONGRAM
Sex: Female

Note on Husband: William Treble CONGRAM

1871 census shows living with parents George and Margaret with 2 sisters and a brother at Flitton Hill, North Molton aged 6 born North Molton

1881 census shows being at Burch Farm, Twitchen aged 16 born North Molton a farm servant to John and Mary M Tapp farmers of 600 acres with 10 labourers and 4 boys. Also there were son John Quartly Tapp (19), son Richard (17), Daughter Mary (12), Governess Mary A Denny (35), house maid Sarah Budd (24), House maid Mary A Delloides (18), Farm Servant Charles Vicary (18) born Watchet, Farm Servant James Smith (17) born North Molton and Farm Servant George J Yelland (16) born North Molton

1905 Record No 114 of Oxley, Taringa Electoral Roll shows William Treble Congram living at Moggill Road.

1913 Record No 368 of Brisbane, Taringa Electoral Rolls shows William Treble Congram , Rokeby Terrace, Butcher

1925 Record No 310 of Brisbane, Moggill Electoral Roll shows William Treble Congram at Brookfield a Farmer

Note on Wife: Annie Elizabeth BREDDIN

1905 Record No 113 of Oxley, Taringa Electoral Roll shows Annie Elizabeth Congram living at Moggill Road.

1913 Record No 366 of Brisbane, Taringa Electoral Rolls shows Annie Elizabeth Congram , Rokeby Terrace, Home Duties

1925 Record No 307 of Brisbane, Moggill Electoral Roll shows Annie Elizabeth Congram at Brookfield a Home duties

Moved to Upper Brookfield with her family..and her children helped make up the numbers for the opening of a school in 1916

Note on Child 1: Edward Charles CONGRAM

1936 Record No 107 Of Moreton, Mogill Electoral Roll shows Edward Charles Congramr at Brookfield, farmer

Ed Congram was born in Taringa, Brisbane on 31 October 1905 and moved with his family to their farm in Upper Brookfield in 1916.

 

On 2 March 1942 , at the age of 36, Ed enlisted at the City Recruiting Depot, Exhibition Grounds, Brisbane. He was inducted for initial training to 7 Training Battalion at Redbank Plains, Ipswich and then posted to 4 Battery 101 Aust Tank Attack Regiment at Grovely barracks for intensive training prior to embarkation from Townsville in the ex Dutch East Indies, KPM line ship Bontekoe to Milne Bay, New Guinea, disembarking on 15 July 1942.

 

After months of fierce battle against Japanese forces, he succumbed as many troops did, not to Japanese bullets and bombs, but to mother nature with a severe dose of malaria and was transferred by 11 Aust Field Ambulance to 2/1 Casualty Clearing Station. Returning to active duty in early November 1942, he was stricken with another bout of malaria, this time more serious. He was evacuated from Milne Bay on the Hospital Ship Duntroon on 2 January 1943 disembarking in Gladstone for transfer to 2/11 AGH in Warwick Queensland for recuperation.

 

He returned to duty with the 1 Aust Artillery Training Regiment in early February 1943, but was once again admitted to Camp Hospital , Tenterfield NSW for a short period before returning to the regiment. After several months of training duty in NSW, he again succumbed to malaria, being admitted to 2/4 AGH at Redbank in July 1943 for recuperation and convalescence.

 

After a thorough assessment of his medical condition and combined with his, it was deemed he was not suitable for further active duty and thus Private Congram was discharged on 12 November 1943

Note on Child 2: Frank Lewis CONGRAM

1936 Record No 108 Of Moreton, Mogill Electoral Roll shows Frank Lewis Congram at Brookfield, farmer

Frank Lewis Congram was born at Taringa, Brisbane on 3 May 1909 . He was the tenth child of William Treble and Annie Elizabeth Congram. In 1916 the family moved to Upper Brookfield to live on their farm and Frank attended the Upper Brookfield State School . He worked on the family farm and various other farms in the district until his enlistment into the Army. He served in the Middle East and also in Borneo , enlisting on 8 May 1941 and receiving his discharge from HQ 9 Australian Division on 4 February 1946 as a Lance Corporal. After his discharge he bought a home at Wavell Heights , Brisbane , where he and his sister Marjorie lived. Frank worked for the Brisbane City Council as a gardener. He never married and passed away on 25 April 1994 .

Note on Child 4: Margaret Matilda CONGRAM

1925 Record No 1392 Of Lilley, Toombul Electoral Roll shows Margaret Matilda Congram at Brysr, Wellington st., Clayfield, home duties

Note on Child 5: Annie Elizabeth CONGRAM

1925 Record No 1393 Of Lilley, Toombul Electoral Roll shows Annie Elizabeth Congram at Brysr, Wellington st., Clayfield, home duties

1925 Record No 306 of Brisbane, Moggill Electoral Roll shows Annie Elizabeth Congram jnr at Pinetree, Brookfield, home duties

1936 Record No 106 Of Moreton, Mogill Electoral Roll shows Annie Elizabeth Congram jnr at Pinetree, Brookfield, home duties

Note on Child 6: Roy Samuel CONGRAM

1925 Record No 309 of Brisbane, Moggill Electoral Roll shows Roy Samuel Congram at Brookfield a Farmer

7th Division AIF

 

Roy Congram was born on 16 October 1902 and died on 5 July 1989 . He enlisted on 14 June 1940 , joining 2/2 Headquarters Guard Battalion in the Australian Army's 7 th Division. In 1941 he embarked with on the luxury liner-turned troopship Queen Mary for the Middle East, where he served in Syria , Lebanon and Palestine ( Israel ).

 

It was the duty of his battalion to guard the Divisional HQ, commanded at that time by General Sir John Lavarack, who later became Governor of Queensland. Roy liked to tell the story about a winter night in the snow-covered desert when he was on duty as guard commander. In the small hours he was checking on the sentries posted, including one supposed to be patrolling outside the quarters of General Lavarack. That sentry was missing and the guard commander, concerned for the safety of the General, entered the quarters. He found the sentry inside, warming himself before the fire, in the presence of the General himself. Naturally, the guard commander began to tear a strip off the sentry for leaving his post; only to be told quietly by General Lavarack, "It's all right Staff, he can guard me just as well in here as out there in the cold."

 

When the Japanese invasion of Australia was imminent, the 7th Division and others returned to defend the homeland. Staff Sgt Roy Congram was posted to North Queensland, but not to New Guinea or the South Pacific theatre: possibly because of his age and the effects of shrapnel wounds received in the Middle East . He was discharged on 1 November 1945 .

 

After the war, Roy Congram worked for the Commonwealth Repatriation Department in Brisbane until 1967, when he retired for health reasons. He died three months short of his 87th birthday and is survived by a son, twin daughters, 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Note on Child 7: Walter Treble CONGRAM

1916 4 Aug Walter fell in battle whilst with 47th Battalion, Australian infantry. He was a Lance Corporal No.3046

Villers-Bretonneux became famous in 1918, when the German advance on Amiens ended in the capture of the village by their tanks and infantry on 23 April. On the following day, the 4th and 5th Australian Divisions, with units of the 8th and 18th Divisions, recaptured the whole of the village and on 8 August 1918, the 2nd and 5th Australian Divisions advanced from its eastern outskirts in the Battle of Amiens. The VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL is the Australian national memorial erected to commemorate all Australian soldiers who fought in France and Belgium during the First World War, to their dead, and especially to those of the dead whose graves are not known. The 10,770 Australian servicemen actually named on the memorial died in the battlefields of the Somme, Arras, the German advance of 1918 and the Advance to Victory. The memorial was unveiled by King George VI in July 1938. The memorial stands within VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY, which was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from other burial grounds in the area and from the battlefields. Plots I to XX were completed by 1920 and contain mostly Australian graves, almost all from the period March to August 1918. Plots IIIA, VIA, XIIIA and XVIA, and Rows in other Plots lettered AA, were completed by 1925, and contain a much larger proportion of unidentified graves brought from a wider area. Later still, 444 graves were brought in from Dury Hospital Military Cemetery. There are now 2,141 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 608 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to five casualties known or believed to be buried among them, and to 15 buried in other cemeteries whose graves could not be found on concentration. The cemetery also contains the graves of two New Zealand airmen of the Second World War. Both cemetery and memorial were designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Note on Child 10: Henry George CONGRAM

1913 Record No 367 of Brisbane, Taringa Electoral Rolls shows George Henry Congram , Rokeby Terrace, Iron Worker

1925 Record No 308 of Brisbane, Moggill Electoral Roll shows George Henry Congram at Brookfield a Farmer

Note on Child 11: George Hendry CONGRAM

1936 Record No 109 Of Moreton, Mogill Electoral Roll shows George Hendry Congram at Brookfield, farmer

Note on Child 12: Margaret Elizabeth Hazel CONGRAM

1936 Record No 110 Of Moreton, Mogill Electoral Roll shows Margaret Elizabeth Hazel Congram at Upper Brookfield, home duties

Note on Child 13: Ruby Pearl CONGRAM

1936 Record No 111 Of Moreton, Mogill Electoral Roll shows Ruby Pearl Congram at Upper Brookfield, home duties