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Tom and Kathleen are my Grandparents.
Anne is Tom's second wife.
These are some small pieces of their story ...
Tom Edgar DOUGLAS ( Robert George , Robert
Tom Edgar was born on Wednesday 28th August 1895, in Henley Park, Adelaide, South Australia.
Tom Edgar was the son of Eliza Hannah BROMLEY and Robert George DOUGLAS. Robert George was a Tent Maker aged 55 years, Eliza was aged 44 years and the family was living in Henley Park. Eliza registered Tom Edgar's birth on Thursday 3rd of October 1895 in Hindmarsh. ~s01, s02
Tom Edgar DOUGLAS
Tom Edgar was the 11th of 11 children , 8 boys and 3 girls.
Tom Edgar's siblings were Alice Maude WOODS (b1871) , Alexander George (b1873) , Frederick Arthur (b1876) , Albert Edward (b1878), Archie William (b1880) , Bertha Elizabeth KELLY (b1882) , Harry Robert (b1885) , Ethel Hannah BARRINGTON (b1887) , Hugh Norman (b1889) and Wallace Gordon (b1892).
Tom Edgar moved to Broken Hill with his family sometime around 1900. Tom edgar probably sprent most of his childhood years in Broken Hill. Tom Edgar was employed from 25 Sep 1911 till 20 Oct 1911 at the BHP Mine in the Boy Dept., in Broken Hill. Tom Edgar was employed again, from 25 Jan 1912 till 4 Jul 1912 at the BHP Mine, in Broken Hill. Several of Tom Edgars older siblings married and had children, whilst living in Broken Hill. After returning to Adelaide, Tom Edgar worked as a clerk and joined the Senior Cadets.
Tom Edgar DOUGLAS volunteered for service with the Australian Imperial Force ( AIF ) during World War 1.
Tom Edgar's service records show that he :
Tom Edgar DOUGLAS was a Private with the 3rd Light Horse Regiment. His Regimental Number was 1442.
Tom Edgar served with the AIF during WW1 for 3 years 339 days, including 3 years 116 days service abroad.
Tom Edgar was awarded the 1914/15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
Kathleen Mary OWENS
( George John , Dominick
Kathleen was born on Wednesday 3rd July 1901 in Orange Grove, West Mitcham, Adelaide, South Australia.
Kathleen was the 2nd of 3 children , 2 boys and 1 girl for Ethel ORCHARD and George John OWENS.
Kathleen's birth was registered on Monday 12th August 1901 by her father.
Ethel was 26 aged years and George was a Policeman aged 27 years and living on South Terrace.
Kathleen's siblings were Ernest Frederick (b1899) and John Dominic (b1902). ~s01, s02
Tom Edgar DOUGLAS married Kathleen Mary OWENS
on Thursday 3rd February 1921
in Adelaide, South Australia.
They were married in the residence of Harry Robert DOUGLAS in Norwood.
Tom was a bachelor, aged 25 years and an engine fitter living at Annesly Avenue, Norwood.
Kathleen was a spinster, aged 19 year and a domestic worker living at Beulah Road, Norwood.
The witnesses were Tom's sister-in-law Olive and Kathleen's brother Ernst, a chainman from Second Valley. ~s01, s02
Molly and Gordon DOUGLAS
1 M Gordon John DOUGLAS was born on 15th August 1921 in Cowandilla. 2 F Mary Dorothy Olive DOUGLAS was born on 26th March 1925 in New Mile End. 3 M Robert Harry DOUGLAS was born on 28th July 1926 in Maylands.
Robert married Margaret Joy SCANNELL.
Robert and Magaret are my parents.
4 M Colin Norman DOUGLAS was born on 6th October 1927 in Kapunda.
Tom Edgar and Kathleen separated about 1928 , and divorced on 10th September 1937. ~s01
Cecil Charles RICHARDS
Cecil was born on 14th December 1901 in Point Pass, South Australia.
Cecil was the son of Annie Elizabeth LEHMANN and William RICHARDS.
Cecil was known to family and friends as "Snowy" Richards.
"Snowy" was the 13th of 14 children , 9 boys and 5 girls.
"Snowy's" siblings were Robert Ernest William (b1882- ) , Ethel Maud (b1883- ) , Agnes Elvira MICKAN (b1886- ) , Silvia May (b1887- 1899) , Henry Harold (b1889- ) , Edvin John (b1891- ) , Charles George (b1892- 1899) , unnamed male twin (b1894- 3h) , unnamed male twin (b1894- 1d) , Arthur William (b1896- 1910) , Dorothy Gertrude BURDETT (b1898- ) , George Roy (b1900- ) and Gladys May (b1903- ).
Kathleen Mary DOUGLAS married Cecil Charles "Snowy" RICHARDS
in Broken Hill, New South Wales.
Kathleen was aged about 36 years and "Snowy" was aged about 36 years. ~s02
They met whilst Kathleen was working as a cook, on outback stations.
Not long after they married, Kathleen and "Snowy" removed Kathleen's children, Bob and Molly from Morialta Children's Home. Bob was aged about 10 years, and Molly was aged about 12 years when they moved to Broken Hill, to live with Kathleen and "Snowy".
1945 in Broken Hill
Kathleen and "Snowy" separated about ...., and divorced about 1958.
Cecil Charles "Snowy" RICHARDS died in 1958 in Cobar, New South Wales.
"Snowy" was aged about 56 years. ~s02
Kathleen Mary RICHARDS married Francis Samuel STOREY
in Adelaide, South Australia.
Kathleen and Frank STOREY
in 1958 in Adelaide
Kathleen Mary STOREY formerly RICHARDS, formerly DOUGLAS nee OWENS
died on Saturday 14th July 1973 in Normanville, South Australia.
Kathleen was buried on 17th July 1973 in the Yankalilla Public Cemetery.
Kathleen was aged 72 years. ~s01
Francis Samuel STOREY died on Saturday 9th May 1998 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Frank was buried next to Kathleen, in the Yankalilla Public Cemetery.
Frank was aged about 94 years. ~s02
Kathleen and Frank's grave is at the end of the row, 2/3 way up the hill, on the left.
Tom Edgar DOUGLAS married Anne Yvonne JOHNSON
on Monday, 30th June 1941
in Marrickville, Sydney, New South wales.
They were married in the Church of Christ minister's residence, 14 Dudley Street.
Tom was aged 45 years and a Leading Aircraftsman in 455 Squadron, RAAF, Williamstown.
Anne was single, aged 25 years, a machinist and living at 151 Trafalgar Street, Stanmore.
Their witnesses were Annie COLLINS and V M THOMAS. ~s01
5 M Tom Bader DOUGLAS 6 F Heather DOUGLAS
Tom Edgar DOUGLAS died on Sunday 22nd January 1950
in the Repatriation Hospital, Springbank, Adelaide, South Australia.
Tom Edgar was buried on Tuesday 24th January 1950 in West Terrace Cemetery. Tom Edgar was aged 54 years.
Tom Edgar's grave is in the AIF Cemetery, in Kendrew Oval, row 14, grave 27.
Tom Edgar is buried with his fellow serviceman, including 3 of his brothers and several other close relations. ~s01, s12
Anne Yvonne DOUGLAS nee JOHNSON died on Thursday 11th November 1999 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Anne was cremated and her remains are buried in Centennial Park Cemetery.
Anne was aged 84 years. ~s13
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