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I found out only recently that the nursing sister named as a witness on my own birth certificate, died just near the end of WW2 in a POW camp in the Far East. I cherish my birth certificate more than ever as a memorial to her and all the others who served.

The Common Room / Such is fame
« on: Monday 03 December 18 22:31 GMT (UK)  »
It is 180 years ago, this week, that my convict ancestor was a patient in the convict hospital at Moreton Bay. The surviving hospital records reveal the usual intimate details as well as the reason he was admitted.  He had been hit on the head by a beam. I assume it was while he was working as a sawyer. Sadly subsequent records show he then suffered from epilepsy.

The Supreme Court now stands on the original hospital site in Brisbane.

Links to the past are there, somewhere - and a lot of luck.

Thank you so much for the suggestions and the newspaper search.  I am still waiting for the will of Patrick Wall, where I am hoping relatives will be named.  I shall keep you posted.  Thank you.

Thank you for your prompt reply.  You have helped eliminate another place of death, as she did not die in Ireland or in the State of Victoria, Australia.  But as you say, she may have died in another State in the USA.

Meanwhile, I am waiting for the arrival of the will of Patrick Joseph Wall, which hopefully may include her name and her relationship.  I shall try to be patient as it has only taken me 25 years to get this far to find there is indeed truth in the family story that money inherited from Australia was used to build a house on the family farm back in Coolderra, Co Clare, Ireland in the 1920 -1930s.

Thank you, Gazania


I have just discovered that that there is a probate for Annie lodged in the State of Victoria in Australia.
The notice of probate and letters of Administration gives the information she died on the 30 April 1927, late of Lowell, Co Middlesex, Massachusetts.  From this record, I have surmised her maiden name is Wall.  She has likely inherited some property in the State of Victoria ( hence the Probate in Victoria) from a relative called Patrick Joseph Wall who was born in Ireland but migrated to Australia, but died in Victoria unmarried in 1923.

Could some kind soul please direct me to any records in the USA - death certificate, obituary, census etc would be so helpful.  Thank you. Gazania

Australia / Re: "Uncle Wally" WALTER HAGUE
« on: Sunday 07 October 18 03:12 BST (UK)  »
I found the obit for Hannah Hague in 1953 and her son, Walter was living in Deception Bay then.

Australia / Re: "Uncle Wally" WALTER HAGUE
« on: Sunday 07 October 18 00:27 BST (UK)  »
Thanks.  I am not having much success with elusive Walter.  Hopefully a relative will luck onto your post.

Australia / Re: "Uncle Wally" WALTER HAGUE
« on: Saturday 06 October 18 22:25 BST (UK)  »
I see from his army record he was single but has listed unmarried wife (quaint) and her name as next of kin. Perhaps you could search for her burial.  Her address was Banyo which is a northern suburb of Brisbane.  I must go a have breakfast.

Australia / Re: "Uncle Wally" WALTER HAGUE
« on: Saturday 06 October 18 22:04 BST (UK)  »
Not listed on the cemeteries connected to Deception Bay.  I suggest you search Townsville Cemetery site as the burial records there are in  PDF form and time consuming.  Then of course he could have been cremated which sets up another lot of sites to search. I shall search again later in the day.

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