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John Thomas Michael MCNAMARA (1905-1982)

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Jack on his wedding day to Marjorie

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John (Jack) Thomas Michael McNamara

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Marjorie on her wedding day to Jack

John Thomas Michael MCNAMARA1 (known as 'Jack'), son of Thomas Patrick MCNAMARA (1872-1945) and Ellen Agnes GRADY (1883-1958), was born on 2 September 1905 in Burra, NSW.2,3 He was described as 5 ft 11 ins tall, medium complexion with brown eyes and hair with no marks or scars . This was when he enlisted.4

between 10 June 1942 and 19 February 1946 when aged 36-40 he served in World War II in the 19th Australian Army Ordinance Depot. He enlisted at Paddington NSW. He saw service on the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea. His service number was NX96689 and he attained the rank of Private.5

his interests included music. He played the violin (generally referred to as "the fiddle" by both himself and the family).6 his interests included writing. Jack loved to write and he has left a large collection of manuscripts all of which may be found in his Biography pages.7

Jack married Marjorie EDENS in 1950 at the BDM District in Paddington, NSW.8,9

they lived at 31 Hansens Rd in East Minto.10 He married Mona RYAN. Mona had previously been married and her name at the time of her marriage to Jack was Mona GEALE. She and Jack were cousins in that Jack's mother (Ellen GRADY) was a first cousin to Barney RYAN who it is believed was Mona's father.9

they lived in Yagoona, NSW. They later moved to 31 Hansens Road, East Minto, NSW 2566.11

Jack and Mona didn't have any children.6

Jack died (aged 76) on 29 January 1982 at Calvary Hospital in Kogarah, NSW. A death notice was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 2 February 1982.9,12,13 He was buried on 4 February 1982 in Section 8, No. 0322 in Woronora cemetery in Sutherland, NSW.14,15

 

Marjorie EDENS16 and John Thomas Michael MCNAMARA had the following children:

 

Jean MCNAMARA

Citations

1{S0008}, Interview : TINSON, nee MCNAMARA, Johanna "Nellie" (0113). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
2{S0536}, Bible : Births : family of McNAMARA, Michael "Red Mick" (0030) and Mary (nee COMMINS) (0029). Cit. Date: 1 April 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
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Birth records in the McNamara Bible

3{S0032}, Certificate - Birth : MCNAMARA, Johanna [Nellie] (0113). Custom Id: NSW 39386 / 45. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Registration no : 36956 / 1905
4{S0474}, Certificate - Military Discharge : McNAMARA, Michael John (0683). Cit. Date: 3 April 2012. Assessment: Primary evidence.
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Sgt M J McNamara's Discharge Certificate

5{S0173}, War Records : Nominal Roll : World War II (Certificates) (http://www.ww2roll.gov.au). Cit. Date: 4 September 2011. Assessment: Primary evidence.
6{S0105}, Verbal ( Personal Knowlege) : OWEN (nee JONES), Ellen Mary (0002). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
7{S0108} John Thomas Michael (Jack) MCNAMARA, Manuscripts : "A Family Affair" and Other Assorted Essays by MCNAMARA, John 'Jack' (0118) (See http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~owenjones/biogind/mcnamara/mcnamara_john...). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
8{S0065}, BDM (NSW) Online Indexs : Marriages (NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Marriages Index : http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/Index/IndexingOrder.cgi/search?SessionID=&event=...). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Registration no : 9278 / 1950
9{S0138} 27 Sept 2005 and 17 February 2006, Interview : WESTBROOK (nee MCNAMARA), Johanna (0113). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
10{S0108} John Thomas Michael (Jack) MCNAMARA, Manuscripts : "A Family Affair" and Other Assorted Essays by MCNAMARA, John 'Jack' (0118) (See http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~owenjones/biogind/mcnamara/mcnamara_john...). Cit. Date: 9 October 2013. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: "31 Hansens Rd East Minto"
11{S0021}, Researcher : OWEN, John Edward (0001). Cit. Date: 24 July 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Ellen and John visited them a couple of times at their Yagoona home but can't remember the street name
12{S0506}, Ryerson Index : Death : McNAMARA, John Thomas Michael (0118). Cit. Date: 22 March 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
13{S0021}, Researcher : OWEN, John Edward (0001). Cit. Date: 20 November 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
14{S0776}, Headsone : McNAMARA, John Michael Thomas (0118). Cit. Date: 14 December 2013. Assessment: Primary evidence.
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Jack's cross in Woronora cemetery, Sutherland

15{S0542}, Cemetery : Woronora : McNAMARA, John Thomas Michael (0118) (Search : http://www.woronoracemetery.org.au/name-search.html). Cit. Date: 2 April 2012. Assessment: Primary evidence.
16{S0065}, BDM (NSW) Online Indexs : Marriages (NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Marriages Index : http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/Index/IndexingOrder.cgi/search?SessionID=&event=...). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Search for marriage registration gave her maiden name as Edens on certificate no. 9278 / 1950

Compiler of this family history is : John Owen

              

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Updated : 23 Mar 2014