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Re: An Australian mystery
« Reply #18 on: Monday 01 June 20 09:30 BST (UK) »
The address
Mullingar, Westmeath Ireland: Gilligan/Wall/Meagher/Maher/Gray/O'Hara/Corroon (various spellings)
Bristol: Woodman/James/Derrick
Bristol/Somerset: Saunders/Wilmot
Gloucestershire:Woodman/Mathews/Tandy/Stinchcombe/Marten/Thompson
Wiltshire: Mathews
Carmarthen: Thomas, Lewis
Australia: Mary Lewis, transportee, married Henry Smith, what happened to her?

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Re: An Australian mystery
« Reply #19 on: Monday 01 June 20 09:35 BST (UK) »
And the front of it
Mullingar, Westmeath Ireland: Gilligan/Wall/Meagher/Maher/Gray/O'Hara/Corroon (various spellings)
Bristol: Woodman/James/Derrick
Bristol/Somerset: Saunders/Wilmot
Gloucestershire:Woodman/Mathews/Tandy/Stinchcombe/Marten/Thompson
Wiltshire: Mathews
Carmarthen: Thomas, Lewis
Australia: Mary Lewis, transportee, married Henry Smith, what happened to her?

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Re: An Australian mystery
« Reply #20 on: Monday 01 June 20 09:44 BST (UK) »
Iíve no idea what these mean either!

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Mullingar, Westmeath Ireland: Gilligan/Wall/Meagher/Maher/Gray/O'Hara/Corroon (various spellings)
Bristol: Woodman/James/Derrick
Bristol/Somerset: Saunders/Wilmot
Gloucestershire:Woodman/Mathews/Tandy/Stinchcombe/Marten/Thompson
Wiltshire: Mathews
Carmarthen: Thomas, Lewis
Australia: Mary Lewis, transportee, married Henry Smith, what happened to her?


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Re: An Australian mystery
« Reply #21 on: Monday 01 June 20 09:54 BST (UK) »
The Church of Scotland Huts may refer to WW1 when they were set up in France or WW2 when the church also set up huts in a number of different countries.

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Re: An Australian mystery
« Reply #22 on: Monday 01 June 20 10:54 BST (UK) »
1946 electoral roll
Coats, Alma Marion, 6 Ryan st, home duties

MyHeritage suggests that Alma, born Warracknabeal Victoria 1899, married Clarence Lancer Coats in 1920. Clarence died in 1940

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Re: An Australian mystery
« Reply #23 on: Monday 01 June 20 11:06 BST (UK) »
1946 electoral roll
Coats, Alma Marion, 6 Ryan st, home duties

MyHeritage suggests that Alma, born Warracknabeal Victoria 1899, married Clarence Lancer Coats in 1920. Clarence died in 1940

Also at the same address in 1949, so very likely to have been there in 1947.

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Re: An Australian mystery
« Reply #24 on: Monday 01 June 20 11:06 BST (UK) »
None of the names found so far seem to have any connection. Thanks for your hard work though Matthew.
Mullingar, Westmeath Ireland: Gilligan/Wall/Meagher/Maher/Gray/O'Hara/Corroon (various spellings)
Bristol: Woodman/James/Derrick
Bristol/Somerset: Saunders/Wilmot
Gloucestershire:Woodman/Mathews/Tandy/Stinchcombe/Marten/Thompson
Wiltshire: Mathews
Carmarthen: Thomas, Lewis
Australia: Mary Lewis, transportee, married Henry Smith, what happened to her?

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Re: An Australian mystery
« Reply #25 on: Monday 01 June 20 11:07 BST (UK) »
Fascinating thread, though I'm sorry I can't really offer any help.

Alma COATS was fined for not having a wireless license in 1942
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245126327

and info re husband Clarence Lancer COATS (intestate) 1940
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204389689

Just to add, my father was also born 1931 and often mentioned being in what I assumed was the Citizen Military Force (Army Reserve) around the end of WWII, getting extra rations and learning to drive.

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Re: An Australian mystery
« Reply #26 on: Monday 01 June 20 11:31 BST (UK) »
1946 electoral roll
Coats, Alma Marion, 6 Ryan st, home duties

MyHeritage suggests that Alma, born Warracknabeal Victoria 1899, married Clarence Lancer Coats in 1920. Clarence died in 1940

Forgot to include Alma's maiden name - Wilkinson

Also at 6 Ryan st in 1946 - Wilkinson, Adelina Margaret, textile worker
(died aged 87y Vic reg 12041/1972, F Thomas WILKINSON, M Frances ORILEY)

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