Author Topic: Reginald Charles Shepherd bQ4 1919 Brighton, England d 1963 Essendon, Victoria  (Read 282 times)

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The above appears to have married Thoria (or Thora?) Wilson or Quartermaine q3 1947 in Brighton, Sussex. It seems that Thora married Oliver Quartermaine  q3 1927 and he died in 1940 (b 1870), I presume that she was a fair bit younger than him.
However, Reginald emigrated to Australia 22 Jul 1948 and arrived 18 Aug 1948 Freemantle, with Thora who claimed she was 30!
He died in Essendon 1963 but I can find no record of him or her on the electoral rolls or her death?
What do you think?
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Freesearch of 1939 has this index
Thora Shepherd (Quarter?)   born 1908
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What makes you certain that she married Oliver b. 1870? There's also an Oliver b. 1905.  They may have separated or divorced before she married Reginald.

There was a son to the marriage with Oliver (I believe he is still alive).
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In addition: it looks like Reginald Charles, at least, was in Tasmania for a time.

https://www.legislation.gov.au/file/1954GN74
 - about exam for promotion in 1954?

Possibly him also making the papers in 1949 (photo has come out terribly in the scanning process unfortunately):
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/52689236?searchTerm=%22R.C.%20Shepherd%22&searchLimits=l-state=Tasmania

In 1954, she may have gone back to the UK:
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/69867522?searchTerm="R.C.%20Shepherd"


ETA: if you google "Thora Nellie Shepherd" there's a NSW hit for her in 1983, regarding estate, names a son by the name of Shepherd and also a Quartermaine.
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Good find Jorose  :)

Here is probate notice (sep 1, 1989, smh)

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Reginald SHEPHERD, 28 years, carpenter and Thora SHEPHERD 30 years, housewife, embarked from the Port of London 22 Jul 1948 on the STRATHEDEN and were ticketed to Melbourne, Australia.  Last address in UK 26 Brunswick Place, Hove.  Country of last permanent residence, England.  Country of intended permanent residence, Australia.

The National Archives of Australia has passenger arrivals for that period and is that where you found the date they arrived [and then departed] Fremantle, Western Australia.  Possibly one or more of the online subscription only websites has those passenger arrivals also.


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He died in Essendon 1963 but I can find no record of him or her on the electoral rolls or her death?

Australian Electoral Roll
Tasmania 1949   
SHEPHERD Reginald Charles  79 Pottery Road Moonah  Com Officer
SHEPHERD Thora  79 Pottery Road  Moonah  HD

1954
SHEPHERD Reginald Charles  13 Jackson Street, Wynyard  Traffic Officer
SHEPHERD Thora  13 Jackson Street, Wynyard  HD

1958
Tas Wilmot/Evandale
SHEPHERD Reginald Charles  West Junction  Comm Officer
SHEPHERD Thora  West Junction  HD

1963
Victoria
SHEPHERD Thora Flat 3, 55 Keilor Road  Essendon North  HD

Reginald Charles SHEPHERD was cremated at Fawkner Memorial Park on 20 Sep 1963.  There is no record of ashes placement or memorial.

There is no probate file at the Public Record Office of Victoria.

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ETA: if you google "Thora Nellie Shepherd" there's a NSW hit for her in 1983, regarding estate, names a son by the name of Shepherd and also a Quartermaine.

That is good as it confirms which Thora Wilson she was
Births Jun 1908 
Thora Nellie Wilson mmn LOWE       
Hackney    1b   43
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Thank you all for your excellent research, you obviously can reach parts that I can't! I don't suppose you found a dod for Thora?
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