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Offline malsie

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Jack (John) FINNIE
« on: Tuesday 18 October 11 07:14 BST (UK) »
feather weight boxer circa 1920s from NSW.
Mother: Mary Bridget (Quinn) Finnie.
Interested in Jack's dates; photos of him boxing; siblings.

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Re: Jack (John) Finnie
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 18 October 11 07:29 BST (UK) »
Maybe this is his birth ?
564/1902    FINNIE    JOHN J    SYDNEY W    MARY    SYDNEY

Maybe his Father's death ?
17178/1950    FINNIE    WILLIAM SYDNEY    ROBERT JOHN    RACHAEL    GLEBE

There are quite a few stories about him on Trove, but I can't see any Photos:

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Blundell- Sussex - Newcastle
Kiefel- Prussia- South Australia
Fiegert-Prussia- South Australia
Retford/Deptford-Hampshire- NSW
Keetley-Hathern Leicestershire-New Zealand
Other names: Collis, Williams,Courage, Andrew, Ransom, Gore.

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Re: Jack (John) Finnie
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 18 October 11 07:31 BST (UK) »
Hi there,

Have you tried Trove ?
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/20255934 6 September 1918 The Brisbane Courier

What was his middle name?
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2298659 24 August 1933 The Canberra Times
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/1727923 17 September 1936 Sydney Morning Herald

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Re: Jack (John) Finnie
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 18 October 11 07:36 BST (UK) »
His parents Marriage :
7858/1896    FINNIE    SIDNEY W    QUINN    MARY    NEWTOWN

Siblings:
18350/1897    FINNIE    MABEL M    SYDNEY W    MARY    SYDNEY      
27220/1899    FINNIE    WILLIAM C    SYDNEY W    MARY    SYDNEY 
19047/1904    FINNIE    ADELINE E    SYDNEY W    MARY    SYDNEY      
23796/1906    FINNIE    VERONICA E    SYDNEY W    MARY    GLEBE      
16526/1909    FINNIE    RACHEL C    SIDNEY W    MARY B    MOSMAN 

Siblings marriages are on BMD NSW online.

His mother's death :
4637/1919    FINNIE    MARY B    JOHN    BRIDGET    SYDNEY   

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Blundell- Sussex - Newcastle
Kiefel- Prussia- South Australia
Fiegert-Prussia- South Australia
Retford/Deptford-Hampshire- NSW
Keetley-Hathern Leicestershire-New Zealand
Other names: Collis, Williams,Courage, Andrew, Ransom, Gore.

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Re: Jack (John) Finnie
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 18 October 11 09:34 BST (UK) »
:) :) :)
thanks JM, Alison,
I believe he had a son who played for St George ?
And lived at Hurstville.

all very interesting !!

malsie


desperate to find photo: maybe he was featured in Women's Weekly ?! Ha heh

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Re: Jack (John) FINNIE
« Reply #5 on: Monday 31 October 11 02:15 GMT (UK) »
  :)
There seems to be a link between Jack Finnie and Clarence Thomas;
that they were cousins !
Who are the Thomas' and how are they related to Jack ?!
Can anyone help me, please ?

malsie  :)

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Re: Jack (John) FINNIE
« Reply #6 on: Monday 31 October 11 03:03 GMT (UK) »
Malsie,

I see in the 19th October 1937 SMH that a Clarence Henry Thomas, 36 was shot dead in Sydney.

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Re: Jack (John) FINNIE
« Reply #7 on: Monday 31 October 11 04:00 GMT (UK) »
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Surnames:
Armstrong, Gray, Greco, Lambden, Le Busque, Beaton, Carron, Pitt, Gould
Areas:
Victoria, Tasmania, Hampshire, Berkshire, Yorkshire, Fermanagh, Glamorgan

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Re: Jack (John) FINNIE
« Reply #8 on: Monday 31 October 11 04:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi again

Clarence Henry John Thomas serviced in World War 1.  He was 18yrs & 2mths (he lied about his aged born 1901) when he joined the army in 1916.  His NOK is listed as his brother Frederick William Thomas of Erskinville.

Clarence Thomas & Jack Finnie are mentioned in a book "Gangland Sydney" by By James Morton, Susanna Lobez

I think his parents were William J THOMAS & Mary ABARDEN.

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Surnames:
Armstrong, Gray, Greco, Lambden, Le Busque, Beaton, Carron, Pitt, Gould
Areas:
Victoria, Tasmania, Hampshire, Berkshire, Yorkshire, Fermanagh, Glamorgan