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Re: Gibson/Smith - William Gordan (which surname is correct?)
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 05:20 BST (UK) »
Stanley Albert's file has been digitised at National Archives of Australia. 
https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=4927350

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Re: Gibson/Smith - William Gordan (which surname is correct?)
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 05:31 BST (UK) »
Here is the NAA B883 file for the person whose dob is shown as 1 April 1918 on the cemetery transcription image uploaded in the opening post.  It is not the same dob as per the birth cert image uploaded.

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=6220739.

ADD,  His father was his nominated NOK  at enlistment.

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Re: Gibson/Smith - William Gordan (which surname is correct?)
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 05:31 BST (UK) »
For general interest.
Two signatures.
One from enlistment, one from marriage certificate.
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Re: Gibson/Smith - William Gordan (which surname is correct?)
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 05:52 BST (UK) »
Speculative research....you would need the certs.

Marriage
SMITH Elsie Alice
WALKER John Arthur
1920 Reg#10930

Death
WALKER Elsie Alice
Father Arthur MORRIS  Mother Elizabeth UNKNOWN
At Carlton  35 years  1920  Reg#908
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Re: Gibson/Smith - William Gordan (which surname is correct?)
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 07:45 BST (UK) »
Speculative research....you would need the certs.

Marriage
SMITH Elsie Alice
WALKER John Arthur
1920 Reg#10930

Death
WALKER Elsie Alice
Father Arthur MORRIS  Mother Elizabeth UNKNOWN
At Carlton  35 years  1920  Reg#908
Hi Cando,
Yes I saw that reference and think that I will get the marriage certificate to confirm. In later Electoral Rolls Elsie doesn't appear to be living with William Gordan.
Thanks for your "sleuthing"
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Re: Gibson/Smith - William Gordan (which surname is correct?)
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 07:49 BST (UK) »
majm,
Thankyou for the link to Stanley's Army records. Very much appreciated.
Hilary
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Re: Gibson/Smith - William Gordan (which surname is correct?)
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 07:50 BST (UK) »
Have you considered this as the correct death?
A funeral notice.

Link to funeral notice for Ron at the Birchip cemetery
https://www.heraldsun.com.au/tributes/notice/funeral-notices/gibson-ronald-frederick/3442909/

Here is the death notice for his second wife who seems too have predeased him
https://www.heraldsun.com.au/tributes/notice/death-notices/gibson-marjorie-hazel/3615957/

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Re: Gibson/Smith - William Gordan (which surname is correct?)
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 07:55 BST (UK) »
Hi Sparrett,
Yes I have both of those obituaries.
Interestingly his birth certificate doesn't match up with his army records DOB.
Apparently he was a prisoner of war in Changi? although again I cannot find any more information.
Balfour, Painting. Belin, de Belin. Mackenzie/McKenzie

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Re: Gibson/Smith - William Gordan (which surname is correct?)
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 07 September 21 07:58 BST (UK) »
Here is the NAA B883 file for the person whose dob is shown as 1 April 1918 on the cemetery transcription image uploaded in the opening post.  It is not the same dob as per the birth cert image uploaded.

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=6220739.

ADD,  His father was his nominated NOK  at enlistment.

JM
Hi again,
Yes I noticed the conflicting DOB's.
Not sure what to make of it as he seems to be the same person.
Balfour, Painting. Belin, de Belin. Mackenzie/McKenzie