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Francis Charles Dignan (1883...1978)

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Francis Charles Dignan & Muriel Eileen O'Rourke's Wedding Photo
Francis Charles Dignan & Amy Johnson's Photo
Francis Charles Dignan Photo taken During World War 1 & Army Discharge
  • Born : 11/12/1893 cert # 1113 Qld
  • Where Born : Leichhardt Street Brisbane, QLD
  • Occupation : Medical Technician
  • Died : 29/12/1978
  • Where Died/Buried : Ballina N.S.W. / Goonellabah Cemetery Lismore N.S.W :Catholic Section same plot as . Amy . Lillian . Johnson .
  • Parents Names : H . Francis . Joseph . Dignan . (b.3/5/1870....25/5/1955) m 3/10/1891 . H . Mary . Richards . (b1873...d.11/6/1932)
  • 1st Spouse's Name :H . Muriel . Eileen . O'Rourke (b.14/11/1895...d./4/1933) (First Wife)
  • Date Married : 26/1/1920
  • Where Married : Brisbane Q.L.D
  • Spouse's Parents H . Charles . Edward Thomas . O'Rourke . &H . Ida . Isabel May . Humber
  • 2nd Spouse's Name :H . Amy . Lillian . Johnson . (b.1903....d.30/12/1992)
  • Date Married : 14/2/1942
  • Where Married : St Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Chruch Ashbury N.S.W. cert # C565855 N.S.W.
  • Spouse's Parents : Mary Ellen (Nell) . Reddacliff . (b. 1879. ....d. 1962) & Samuel Henry ..Johnson . (b.25/4/1876....d.3/7/1962..)
  • Children :

    1 . H . Bernice . Dolores . Dignan (b1923...d.) m 1951 H . John . Henry . Pillidge . (b.28/9/1913...d.22/9/1993)
    2 . H . Marie Isobel Veronica . Dignan . (b..28/8/1921....d.7/6/1999) m 3/6/1950 H . Leonard James . Pillidge . (b.1916....d.1976) .
    3 . Frances Joan Dignan (b. 26/4/1926...d.16/4/1989) m 9/1/1950 Frank . Marr . (b.....)

    History& Achievements :

    Francis Charles Dignan served in the Australian Imperial forces from 1916 to 1920 during World War 1. A member of the Australian Light Horse, Francis was wounded while serving overseas and spent several months in hospitals in England. He became interested in the medical side of things and transferred to the Mecical Corps. Attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. It is strange to note that the Government Soldier Return records do not show Francis as returning from Overseas Duty . While still a serving member ,he married . Muriel . Eileen . O'Rourke .Francis and Muriel resided in Brisbane and Sydney for many years . Muriel passed away 13 years after their marriage . Francis re-married in 1942 to . Amy . Lillian . Johnson . Francis and Amy lived at Ballina following their marriage. They were both heavily involved with the setting up and control of the Ballina Returned Services Home, Francis as Superintendant and Amy as Matron .

     

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    Last revised: October 29, 2000.