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105. David Joseph REID (Peter REID61, David REID34, Isabella PATON22, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1904, died on 18 May 1952 at age 48, and was buried in May 1952 in Allora General Cemetery, Warwick Shire, Queensland, Australia.

Noted events in his life were:

David was buried at the Grave of Peter, Clara & David Reid.

106. Charlotte Maria PATTON 2,17,18,39 (Robert Ninian66, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born on 7 Dec 1885 in Wandong, Victoria 375817,39 and died on 25 Jul 1979 in Pascoe Vale, Victoria, Australia17 at age 93.

Death Notes: Death registered in Pascovale, Melbourne

General Notes:
Charlotte lived in Northcote for nearly 65 years.
She had 8 children who gave her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, 86 in all.
She was known to them as "Curly Nan".
She led a happy life and her good humour made her well known at many elderly citizen clubs. After she peacefully passed away in 1979, the following note, to her family, was discovered among her belongings.......

"Au Revor Dears
Not Good-bye
Forget-me-not
Thanks for all your kindness
Think of the Happy Days
we had together
In any sort of weather
now cheer up and on your merry way
No Tears
Love Mum xxxx


The following was recorded by Elizabeth Audrey Dau (daughter of Frederick John Dau & Audrey Georgena Turner).

"I remember visiting Aunty Lot at her flat in Northcote. At this time she was 92 years, still living alone and caring for herself. There were may pictures, postcards and "knick-knacks" around the flat. We talked about the family - her memory was still marvellous. David and I visited her with Aunty Thelma (daughter of Edith May Patton & Charles William Dau)".

Noted events in her life were:

1903: Charlotte resided at Wandong, Victoria 3758. 18

1909: Charlotte resided at Kilmore, Victoria 3764. 18

1914: Charlotte resided at Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria 3070. 18

1919: Charlotte resided at Drouin, Flinders, Victoria, Australia. 18

1924: Charlotte resided at Preston, Batman, Victoria, Australia. 18

1931: Charlotte resided at Preston, Batman, Victoria, Australia. 18

1936: Charlotte resided at Doncaster, City of Manningham, Victoria 3108. 18

1937: Charlotte resided at Doncaster, City of Manningham, Victoria 3108. 18

1942: Charlotte resided at Westgarth, Batman, Victoria, Australia. 18

1949: Charlotte resided at Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria 3070. 18

1954: Charlotte resided at Alphington, Victoria 3078. 18

Her funeral was held Charlott's good-bye message to her family in 1979.

Charlotte married Benjamin James CONSTANTINE 17,18,19,39 on 24 Apr 1906 in Presbyterian Church, Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.19 Benjamin was born in 1881 in Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia17,39 and died in 1965 in Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria 307017 at age 84.

Noted events in his life were:

1909: Benjamin resided at Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria 3070. 18

1914: Benjamin resided at Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria 3070. 18

1919: Benjamin resided at Drouin, Flinders, Victoria, Australia. 18

1924: Benjamin resided at Preston, Batman, Victoria, Australia. 18

1931: Benjamin resided at Preston, Batman, Victoria, Australia. 18

1936: Benjamin resided at Blyth, Bourke, Victoria, Australia. 18

1949: Benjamin resided at Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria 3070. 18

Children from this marriage were:

   151 M    i. Harold Robert CONSTANTINE was born in 1906 in Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria 3070.


   152 F    ii. Gladys May CONSTANTINE was born in 1908 in Fitzroy North, Victoria.


   153 F    iii. Ruby Ellen CONSTANTINE was born in 1910 in Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria 3070.


   154 F    iv. Lottie Rose Seager CONSTANTINE was born in 1912 and died in 1964 in Fitzroy, Victoria at age 52.


   155 F    v. Rita Olivia CONSTANTINE was born in 1913 in Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria 3070.


   156 M    vi. Benjamin James CONSTANTINE was born in 1916 in Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria 3070 and died in 2014 at age 98.


   157 M    vii. Roy Vivian CONSTANTINE was born in 1919 in Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria 3070.


   158 M    viii. Claude Frederick CONSTANTINE was born in 1922 and died in 1983 at age 61.


107. Edith May PATTON 17,39 (Robert Ninian66, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born on 10 Dec 1887 in Wandong, Victoria 375817,39 and died on 11 May 1957 in Murchison, Victoria 361017 at age 69.

General Notes: At the time of her father's (Robert Ninian) death in 1932, Edith and
her husband were living at Pakenham East.



Edith married Charles William DAU 39 on 4 Nov 1908 in Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria 3070. Charles was born on 6 Jul 1885 in Wandong, Victoria 3758,39 died on 26 Jul 1918 in France at age 33, and was buried in Jul 1918 in Pont Remy British Cemetery, France.

The following is taken in whole from the Trove website - http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/89056/20170721-0025/www.westgarthtown.org.au/ww1/families/winter.html


Charles William Dau (1885-1918), born at Wandong on 6 July 1885, enlisted at Hamilton on 4 February 1916, aged 30. He gave his religion as Church of England. A railway ganger, Charles had married Edith May Patton at Wandong in 1908. He commenced training at the 14th Depot Battery at Ballarat, but on 22 March was transferred to Broadmeadows and allocated to the 16th Reinforcements, 8th Battalion, Private No. 5073, 2nd Infantry Brigade.

Charles embarked at Melbourne aboard the Suffolk on 1 April 1916. On 28 May he embarked at Alexandria for England with the Engineers Training Depot and after further training as a Sapper, left for France on 23 September. By 2 October he had reached Belgium and was transferred from the 2nd Field Company Engineers to the 6th Field Company Engineers.

In December 1917 he had leave in England, then continued to serve with his the 6th Field Company Engineers until 25 June 1918, when he was briefly detached to Divisional Headquarters for guard duty.

On 1 July 1918 he rejoined the 6th Field Company Engineers, but was gassed in France on 22 July and admitted to the 6th Australian Field Ambulance. He was then transferred to the 47th Casualty Clearing Station and from there to the 41st Stationary Hospital at Pont Remy, where he died of wounds on 26 July 1918.

Charles' brother Walter wrote from England seeking further details of his death. In response, the hospital reported that Charles:

'was gassed at 10.30 pm on 22-7-18 and admitted to this hospital on 23-7-18, suffering from Gas Shell Mustard and Phosgene. On admission the disability was of a serious nature, and on the days following his condition became very much worse. On 25-7-18 Broncho Pneumonia \endash following Gas Shell Poisoning \endash supervened; and with respiratory distress having increased, death took place at 8.45 am on 26-7-18.'

Charles was buried in Pont Remy British Cemetery, 4½ miles south-east of Abbeville. He left a widow and three children \endash Thelma, Frederick and Lily.

Noted events in his life were:

Victorian Railways Employee: 1913.

JOIN THE A.I.F. NOW: 1914.

1914 Star or 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

Killed in Action: Died as a result of gassing, 26 Jul 1918, France.
Charles William Dau (1885-1918), born at Wandong on 6 July 1885, enlisted at Hamilton on 4 February 1916, aged 30. He gave his religion as Church of England. A railway ganger, Charles had married Edith May Patton at Wandong in 1908. He commenced training at the 14th Depot Battery at Ballarat, but on 22 March was transferred to Broadmeadows and allocated to the 16th Reinforcements, 8th Battalion, Private No. 5073, 2nd Infantry Brigade.

Charles embarked at Melbourne aboard the Suffolk on 1 April 1916. On 28 May he embarked at Alexandria for England with the Engineers Training Depot and after further training as a Sapper, left for France on 23 September. By 2 October he had reached Belgium and was transferred from the 2nd Field Company Engineers to the 6th Field Company Engineers.

In December 1917 he had leave in England, then continued to serve with his the 6th Field Company Engineers until 25 June 1918, when he was briefly detached to Divisional Headquarters for guard duty.

On 1 July 1918 he rejoined the 6th Field Company Engineers, but was gassed in France on 22 July and admitted to the 6th Australian Field Ambulance. He was then transferred to the 47th Casualty Clearing Station and from there to the 41st Stationary Hospital at Pont Remy, where he died of wounds on 26 July 1918.

Charles' brother Walter wrote from England seeking further details of his death. In response, the hospital reported that Charles:

'was gassed at 10.30 pm on 22-7-18 and admitted to this hospital on 23-7-18, suffering from Gas Shell Mustard and Phosgene. On admission the disability was of a serious nature, and on the days following his condition became very much worse. On 25-7-18 Broncho Pneumonia - following Gas Shell Poisoning - supervened; and with respiratory distress having increased, death took place at 8.45 am on 26-7-18.'

Charles was buried in Pont Remy British Cemetery, 4½ miles south-east of Abbeville. He left a widow and three children - Thelma, Frederick and Lily.

Source - (http://www.westgarthtown.org.au/ww1/families/winter.html)

Children from this marriage were:

   159 F    i. Thelma DAU .

Thelma married Andrew James DUNSE, son of Robert DUNSE and Johanna WHITE. Andrew was born on 12 Apr 1904 in Pennyroyal, Victoria and died in 1974 in Heidleberg, Victoria, Australia at age 70.

Death Notes: Registration Number: 17777

Noted events in his life were:

1927: Andrew was employed as, Railway Porter, in Dandenong, City of Greater Dandenong, Victoria 3175.

Victorian Railways Employee: 1927.

1931: Andrew resided at Pakenham, Victoria.

Military Service: World War II (1940 - 1944): 1939. Name: Andrew James Dunse
Birth Date: 12 Apr 1904
Birth Place: Pennyroyal Victoria
Year Range: 1939 - 1948
Enlistment Place: Dandenong Victoria
Service Number: VX5825
Next of Kin: Thelma Dunse
Series Description: B883: Army, 2nd Al F

World War II Prisoner of War: Taken prisoner of war, Jun 1941, Crete.

1972: Andrew resided at Oakleigh, Victoria.

   160 F    ii. Lillian DAU .

Lillian married Horace Frederic Pickett TASSELL, son of Robert Stoke TASSEL and Gladys Alexa PICKETT. Horace was born in 1906 in Hay, New South Wales and died on 3 Aug 1956 in Oakleigh, Victoria at age 50.

Death Notes: Registration Number: 10138

Noted events in his life were:

1956: Horace was employed as, Clerk in Holy Orders, in Lockhart, New South Wales. This is a record from the NSW Deceased Estate files.

   161 M    iii. Frederick John DAU was born on 23 Mar 1911 in Wandong, Victoria 3758 and died in 1987 at age 76.

Frederick married Audrey Georgena TURNER on 24 Oct 1939 in Wangaratta, Victoria 3677. Audrey was born on 16 Oct 1918 and died on 21 Jun 1995 at age 76.

108. Robert Henry PATTON (Robert Ninian66, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1890 in Wandong, Victoria 3758 and died in 1890 in Tallarook, Victoria.


109. James Russell "Jim" PATTON 17,18,39 (Robert Ninian66, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in Nov 1894 in Wallan, Victoria 3756,17,39 died on 18 Nov 1977 in Repatriation General Hospital, Heidleberg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia17 at age 83, and was buried in Kilmore Public Cemetery, Kilmore, Victoria, Australia. {FGID: 183146948}

General Notes: James was one of the stalwarts of the Wandong Mechanics Institute.

James was known as Jim, and as secretary of the Wandong Hall was replaced in 1956 after twenty years of service by a Mrs Walsh.
A presentation was given in Jim's honour later in 1956 to commemorate his long service.

Noted events in his life were:

JOIN THE A.I.F. NOW: 1914.

Military Enlistment Papers: 1915.

James served in the military in 1915.
Regimental number 3118
Religion Church of England
Occupation Labourer
Address Wandong, Victoria
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 20
Next of kin Father, Mr R M Patton, Wandong, Victoria
Enlistment date 9 July 1915
Date of Enlistment from Nominal Roll 10 July 1915
Rank on enlistment Private Unit name 7th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/24/3
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll 7th Battalion
Fate Returned to Australia 4 May 1917


The 7th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army. Raised in 1914 as part of the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War, the battalion was completely recruited from the state of Victoria and formed the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division. The battalion served during the Gallipoli campaign where it had the distinction of having four of its members awarded the Victoria Cross. In 1916, it was transferred to Europe, fighting in the trenches along the Western Front for the next two and a half years.

Although disbanded in 1919 following the end of hostilities, it was re-raised in 1921 in the Citizens Force (later known as the Militia) as a part-time infantry battalion based in Victoria. However, due to lack of funding following the Great Depression and a shortage of manpower following the suspension of the compulsory training scheme in 1929, the battalion was amalgamated with the 38th Battalion as the 7th/38th Battalion, although it was delinked again in 1936 when the Army was expanded due to rising tensions in Europe.

Source - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7th_Battalion_(Australia)



1914 Star or 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: Kilmore Free Press, on 11 Dec 1919,.

1936: James resided at Kilmore, Victoria 3764. 18

5 Dec 1935: James was employed as, Mountain Glow Poultry Farms, in Heathcote Junction, Victoria. Advertisement from the Kilmore Free Press

1937: James resided at Kilmore, Victoria 3764. 18

1943: James resided at Kilmore, Victoria 3764. 18

1949: James resided at Gisborne, Lalor, Victoria, Australia. 18

1954: James resided at Kilmore, Victoria 3764. 18

1963: James resided at Kilmore, Victoria 3764. 18

1968: James resided at Kilmore, Victoria 3764. 18

1972: James resided at Kilmore, Victoria 3764. 18

1977: James resided at Sunshine, Lalor, Victoria, Australia. 18

James was buried at the Grave of Jim & Violet Patton Kilmore Public Cemetery, Kilmore, Victoria, Australia in 1978.

James married Lillian Myra JONES, daughter of Jonah JONES and Alice Amelia GREENWOOD, after 1915. Lillian was born in 1896 in Lindenow South, Victoria and died on 1 Jul 1933 in Kilmore Hospital, Kilmore, Victoria 3764 at age 37.

Marriage Notes: Lillian was a widow when she married James. Her first husband tried to kill her by cutting her throat.
Apparently he tried to murder her by creeping up behind her when she was making the bed. This husband then committed suicide by cutting his own throat.
James and Lillian lived at Heathcote Junction.

Death Notes: Registration Number:16279

Noted events in her life were:

Lillian's obituary was published in The Age on 3 Jul 1933.

The child from this marriage was:

   162 M    i. Gordon Russell PATTON was born in 1930 in Carlton, Victoria, Australia and died in 1930 in Carlton, Victoria, Australia.

James next married Violet PLUMMER, daughter of Harry PLUMMER and Ellen WARD, in 1934. Violet was born on 24 May 1892 in Carlton, Victoria, Australia, died on 14 Apr 1970 in Kilmore, Victoria 3764 at age 77, and was buried in Kilmore Cemetery, Kilmore, Victoria, Australia.

Noted events in her life were:

Violet was buried at the Grave of James & Violet Patton Kilmore Public Cemetery, Kilmore, Victoria, Australia in 1971.

110. Hannah Matilda PATTON 17,18,39 (Robert Ninian66, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1897 in Wandong, Victoria 3758,17,39 died on 3 Jan 1979 in Clombinane, Victoria17 at age 82, and was buried in Wallan Cemetery, Wallan, Victoria 3756.

Noted events in her life were:

1919: Hannah resided at Kilmore, Victoria 3764. 18

1924: Hannah resided at Seymour, Echuca, Victoria, Australia. 18

1931: Hannah resided at Kilmore, Victoria 3764. 18

1936: Hannah resided at Broadmeadows, Victoria 3047. 18

1937: Hannah resided at Broadmeadows, Victoria 3047. 18

1977: Hannah resided at Toorak, Higgins, Victoria, Australia. 18

Hannah married Arthur Leslie SPEIRS, son of SPEIRS. Arthur was born in 1897, died on 23 Nov 1950 at age 53, and was buried in Wallan Cemetery, Wallan, Victoria 3756.

Noted events in his life were:

JOIN THE A.I.F. NOW: 1914.

Military Service: World War II (1940 - 1944): 13 Jun 1916. Arthur served from 13 Jun 1916-10 Sep 1919 in the AIF

WWI Honour Roll: Upper Plenty Honour Roll, in 1918, in Upper Plenty, Victoria, Australia.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: Kilmore Free Press, 30 Nov 1950.
Tragic Wandong Fatality

BY FALLING TREE

Wandong and district residents were shocked by the tragic death of Arthur Leslie Speirs on Thursday afternoon last. The deceased was working in the forest felling trees with L. Davern when he was struck by a branch of the falling tree and received injuries which resulted in his death before he could be admitted to the Kilmore Hospital, to which he was immediately conveyed
after the accident.

The late Mr. Speirs was 53 years of age and a highly respected resident of Wandong for many years, where he took an active interest in local affairs. He was a prominent member and vice-president of the Wandong Athletic Club and was ever ready to assist in furthering the interests of any worthy cause. The deceased was born at Upper Plenty and served in the 1914-18 war.

The late Mr. Speirs is survived by his wife and four childre (Leslie, Erma, Valda and Wilma). Also three brothers, Ray (Sunday Creek), Herbert (Seymour), Stan (Melbourne), and three sisters, Mrs. McNaughton (Wallan), Mrs. Foroes (Melbourne) and Mrs. Allison (Melbourne); a brother (Ernest) predeceased him.

The interment was made in the Wallan cemetery on Saturday afternoon and the very large cortege bore striking testimony to the esteem in which the deceased was held through-out the district, as also did the many beautiful floral tributes received.

The service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev. K. B. Leigh, Kilmore, who also read the Returned Soldiers' Service.

Funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. B. A. Skehan, Kilmore.


Arthur was buried Wallan Cemetery, Wallan, Victoria 3756 in Dec 1950.

111. Clementina Lillian PATTON 2 (William "Will" II67, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born about 1884 in Wandong, Victoria 3758 and died in 1900 in Wandong, Victoria 3758 aged about 16.

Death Notes:
Clementina died from Diptheria at only 16 years of age.

Noted events in her life were:

GIFT FROM GRANDMOTHER: The History of Australasia by David Blair 1879, circa 1884. Clementina received the gift of a book from her Grand-Mother Charlotte. The book "The History of Australasia" was written by David Blair and published by McCready, Thomson & Niven in 1879.
It is inscribed with "To Clementina Lillian Patton From Her Grand-Mother"
The book was fortunately passed on to Clementina's Aunt Bessie's family and is a proud possession of Mr Barry Collins of Mount Gambier. It is with great thanks and appreciation that he has provided me with images of the book and the inscription.

GIFT FROM GRANDMOTHER.

GIFT FROM GRANDMOTHER.

GIFT FROM GRANDMOTHER.

112. William "Bill" PATTON III (William "Will" II67, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1886 in Richmond, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121 and died on 29 Apr 1947 in Wandong, Victoria 3758 at age 61.

General Notes:
The following was found in the book Pretty Sally's Hill by J.W.Payne.


The elder son, William III, fell under a tramway truck and the iron wheels severed his arm just above the wrist. Despite this handicap, he was outstanding at cricket and football.

This is also confirmed in his obituary.

Noted events in his life were:

Cir 1930: William was employed as, Foreman for Forrest Commission.

Sale: Bill Patton sold a horse to Patrick Joseph Doolan, 1 Jan 1936.

William's obituary was published in the Kilmore Free Press - Obituary on 8 May 1947.
NOTED SPORTSMAN PASSES

The death of Mr. Bill Patton at Wandong on April 29 removes from the district a widely known and popular figure.

Although he had not enjoyed the best of health for the past two years, his sudden death was a great shock to his family and friends.

Bill Patton will be remembered by the present and past generation as a fine all round athlete, despite the fact of losing his right arm in early childhood.

He overcame this great disability in a remarkable manner and became the champion tennis player of Wandong, but being an outstanding cricketer had few opportunities of following tennis.

He was also a good footballer, always filling the position of centre forward in the Wandong and Wallan teams; with his large hand and powerful arm he was able to mark cleanly above his opponents.

On the sporting field he was a big man in every sense of the word. However, it was at cricket that he was outstanding, and where his feats are often recalled by those with whom he played and against. The score book of Wandong Cricket Club record remarkable performances by this fine cricketer for over a quarter of a century.

In his prime as a bowler he was almost unplayable to all but the most experienced batsmen, the player who scored 20 or more
runs against his bowling being considered extremely good. In
his youth he was a hard-hitting batsman; a good story is told of a match played at Kilmore in Moore Park-on a concrete wicket long since disappeared. Whilst batting on this occasion the late Mr. Patton hit the ball a number of times outside the ground, landing in the street in front of the "Free Press" office; a "wag" in the crowd suggested sending at once for Mr. Hunt to ask him to put up the shutters to save his windows from destruction. In later years he developed into a defensive batsman, whose wicket was hard to secure.

The late Mr. Patton was a foreman in the employ of the Forest Commission, which position he held until his death.

The respect and esteem in which the deceased was held was evidenced by the large attendance at the funeral and many beautiful floral tributes. The Forest Commission being represented by Messrs. Cosstick, Hender and Shane, Mr. Pavey, a former officer, also being present.

The deceased is survived by his widow and daughter, to whom the sympathy of all is extended in their loss.

The interment was made in the Wallan Cemetery, the cortege being a very lengthy one and on leaving his residence the casket was carried through two lines of schoolchildren. Rev. Mr. Holt officiated at the grave-side and funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr. B. A. Skehan, Kilmore. The coffin-bearers were Messrs. G. Sutinen, C. Harper, H. Skane, J.Hammond, L. and D. Cleary; pall-bearers, Messrs. H. and A. McDonald, J. Davis, W. Collins, E. Thomas, A. Spiers, Joe Shiel and A. Hender; flower-bearers, Messrs. J. Ponozzo, R. McIntosh, G. Winnel, L. Christenson, W. Nicol, W. and. R. Ryan, J. Shiel and McKenzie.




113. Elizabeth Jane PATTON 2,17 (William "Will" II67, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1887 in Wandong, Victoria 3758,17 died on 3 Feb 1949 in Fitzroy, Victoria17 at age 62, and was buried in Fawkner, Moreland City, Victoria, Australia.

Noted events in her life were:

Elizabeth was ill / injured with accidently stumbling as an infant and stabbing scissors into her left eye circa 1892 in Wandong, Victoria 3758.
Following her accident with the scissors when she was younger she was fitted with a glass eye.

Elizabeth and Thomas were the grandparents of Doug Hutchinson (Family Researcher).

RESIDENCE: 146 Fergie street, in 1931, in Fitzroy North, Victoria.

PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES: circa 1940,.

RESIDENCE: 146 Fergie street, in 1942, in Fitzroy North, Victoria.

1946: Elizabeth resided at 146 Fergie Street, North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria.

RESIDENCE: 146 Fergie Street, in 1952, in North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria.

Elizabeth married Thomas CLEARY,2,39 son of Patrick CLEARY and Margaret SMITH, on 9 May 1906 in Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria. Thomas was born on 17 May 1878 in Wandong, Victoria 3758,39 died on 2 Dec 1940 in Glengarry, Victoria at age 62, and was buried in Fawkner, Moreland City, Victoria, Australia.

Death Notes:
Thomas worked for the Victorian Railways and was killed in an horrendous accident near Glengarry in the Latrobe Valley of Victoria.

I have created a link at Trove, the Australian Newspaper Archive & Search Engine to articles about Thomas' death - http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?l-publictag=Thomas%20Cleary%20(1878-1940)

General Notes:
Thomas was a tall man, approximately 6'6" or 6'7"

Noted events in his life were:

Thomas was the father and had to read the newspaper article about his son William Thomas "Bill" CLEARY's death 8 Aug 1937: Australian Worker (Sydney, NSW).

Thomas was the father and had to read the newspaper article about his son William Thomas "Bill" CLEARY's death 21 Aug 1937: Riverine Herald (Echuca, Vic: Moama, NSW).

Thomas was the father and had to read the newspaper article about his son William Thomas "Bill" CLEARY's death 16 Aug 1937: Shepparton Advertiser (VIC).

IN MEMORIAM: The Age - In Memoriam William Thomas "Bill" Cleary, on 12 Aug 1939,.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: The Evening News Rockhampton QLD, 3 Dec 1940.
The Evening News (Rockhampton, QLD)
Publication: Dec 3 1940 - Rockhampton, Queensland

Three Workmen Killed; Five Injured.

Rail Trolleys Thrown From Line

Melbourne, Tuesday.


When two rail trolleys travelling at 20 miles an hour were thrown off the line between Glengarry and Traralgon yesterday three track workers were killed instantly and five injured.

The accident is believe to have been caused when one of the me fatally injured went to change his position on a trolley and fell underneath.

Those killed were Thomas Cleary, 62, married, Edward James Luscomb, 50, married, Edward Barwick, 52, married. Thirty men were returning to work on a line some miles from Camp at Glengarry.

They were travelling on three rail trolleys drawn by a motor trolley. The trolleys were only abot a yard apart and it is thought that Cleary, who was sitting on the second trolley, tried to swing his feet on to the first. He overbalance and fell under the front wheels of the second trolley. as the trolley struck his body, it was jolted off the line and the first trolley also left the track.




NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: Barrier Miner Broken Hill, 3 Dec 1940.
Barrier Miner Broken Hill NSW, Dec 3 1940

THREE RAIL MEN KILLED; SEVEN INJURED

Tollies Crash At Station

Traralgon, Tuesday.


Three men were killed and seven injured in a remarkable accident involving three rail trollies near Glengarry station.

Those killed were:- Thomas Cleary, of Fitzroy, married. Edward Barwick, of Traralgon, married. Edwin James Luscombe, of York Street, Sale.

The injured are:- Theo Trimble, F.L.Anderson, J.Hymus, J.Flanagan, G.E.Grant, all of Sale; John Lord (Maffra), and Thomas Pestlin (Clifton Hill).

A special train was sent to the scene, and the injured were taken to Traralgon. Most of the men were treated here, bu Grant, who was more seriously injured was taken to Gippsland Hospital, Sale.

The full story of the accident will not be know until railways special investigators complete their inquiries, but the Traralgon police made a preliminary investigation.

The men were returning to their work of relaying lines about a mile out of Glengarry after lunch. Twenty-nine men were riding on three trollies drawn by a motor trolley.

A man on the second trolley, thought to have been Cleary, tried to rest his feet on the back of the trolley in front, but he overbalanced. He was dragged underneath the wheels, and, when the brakes were suddenly applied, the other men fell off.

Two of them, it is thought, were crushed by the heavy vehicles, which were derailed, while the other men suffered minor injuries.


Thomas's obituary was published in The Age - Obituary on 4 Dec 1940.

Children from this marriage were:

   163 M    i. William Thomas "Bill" CLEARY 2,20,53,54 was born in 1906 in Wandong, Victoria 375853,54 and died on 13 Aug 1937 in Echuca Rail Yards, Echuca, Victoria 356454 at age 31.

General Notes:
William worked as a Shunter for the Victorian Railways in Echuca, Victoria.

It would have been devastating for the family to have lost two family members to Victorian Railways work related deaths.

Both Father (Thomas) & Son (William) were run over by rail vehicles.



   164 F    ii. Margaret Elizabeth CLEARY 2,20,53,54 was born on 2 Sep 1908 in Wandong, Victoria 375853,54 and died on 25 Mar 1958 in Heidleberg, Victoria, Australia54 at age 49.

Margaret married Albert Alexander HUTCHINSON,2,20,54 son of Alexander Henry HUTCHINSON 2 and Ada Ann GRIFFIN,2 on 30 Mar 1927 in Melbourne, Victoria 3000. Albert was born on 8 Apr 1899 in Melbourne, Victoria 300054 and died on 16 Jun 1971 in Mitcham, Victoria 313254 at age 72.

Noted events in his life were:

1942: Albert resided at Fitzroy North, Victoria. 20

Birthday Party: 21st Celebrations, in 1954,.

   165 M    iii. John Patrick "Jack" CLEARY 2 was born on 1 Mar 1911 in Wandong, Victoria 3758, died on 25 Nov 1939 in Trawool, Seymour Road, Seymour, Victoria 3660 at age 28, and was buried in Nov 1939 in New Melbourne General Cemetery, Fawkner.

John married Ellen Beatrice PERCY, daughter of PERCY, in 1916 in Fitzroy, Victoria.

   166 F    iv. Veronica May "Vera" CLEARY 2 was born in 1913 and died on 22 Jul 1936 in Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia at age 23.


   167 M    v. Douglas James "Doug" CLEARY 2 was born in 1916 and died on 14 Apr 1979 in Heidleberg, Victoria, Australia at age 63.


   168 M    vi. Leo Leslie CLEARY 2 was born in 1918 and died on 16 Jul 1983 in Fitzroy, Victoria at age 65.

Leo married Dolly.

   169 F    vii. Mary Elsie "Elsie" CLEARY 2,54 was born in 192354 and died on 4 Jul 1985 in Eltham, Victoria, Australia54 at age 62.

Mary married Thomas ROWE.2 Thomas was born in 1916 and died on 2 Sep 1988 at age 72.

114. Charles William PATTON (William "Will" II67, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1888.

General Notes:
Name: Charles William Patton
Birth Date: Abt 1888
Birth Place: Wandong, Victoria
Registration Year: 1888
Registration Place: Victoria, Australia
Father: William Patton
Mother: Mary Ann Will
Registration Number: 25453

115. Charlotte Agnes "Topsy" PATTON 2 (William "Will" II67, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1891 in Wandong, Victoria 3758 and died in 1960 in Yea, Shire of Murrindindi, Victoria 3717 at age 69.

Noted events in her life were:

Accident - Burns: "Topsy" fell into a bonfire, 16 Jun 1895, Wandong, Victoria 3758.
A quite Sunday afternoon turned into an emergency for the Patton family when 4 year old topsy fell into a bonfire and was severely burnt.

The accident was reported in The Age on Wednesday 19th June 1895.

1950: Charlotte resided at North street,, Yea, Shire of Murrindindi, Victoria 3717.

Charlotte married Frederick Leslie "Fred" PHILLIPS, son of John William PHILLIPS and Elle SCHICEERLING, in 1910. Frederick was born in 1885 in Leigh Road, Victoria and died on 18 Dec 1941 in Yea, Shire of Murrindindi, Victoria 3717 at age 56.

Noted events in his life were:

1940: Frederick was employed as, Railways Employee, in Yea, Shire of Murrindindi, Victoria 3717.

Victorian Railways Employee: 1940.

He had an estate probated on 10 Mar 1942.

The child from this marriage was:

   170 M    i. William Leslie PHILLIPS was born on 27 Nov 1910.


116. Walter Douglas "Doug" PATTON 2,17,53 (William "Will" II67, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1894 in Wandong, Victoria 375817,53 and died in Nov 1952 in 146 Fergie Street, Fitzroy North, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia17 at age 58.

Death Notes:
Doug died at the home of his sister Elizabeth.

General Notes:
Doug was a bit of a character.

In 1915 he is shown as living in Yarram where he was working with his Aunt "Bessie" (Elizabeth Jane Patton) and Uncle James Collin's Goodwood Mills in the Mullungdung Forrest.

It was here, living and working with his cousin James Stanford Collins that both lads decided to join up together at the commencement of the First World War.
As per their individual notes they were both posted and served in the 3rd Machine Gun Battalion.

When Doug returned to Australia he returned to work for his Uncle & Aunty as a Guard at their Mills in both Yarram and Neerim in Gippsland.

Doug's humour is evident in the fact that on official voter records he lists his name as Walter Douglas Mullungdung Patton. He obviously liked the name Mullungdung and decided to adopt it.

Noted events in his life were:

JOIN THE A.I.F. NOW: 1914.

1915: Walter resided at Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971.

1st A.I.F. 3rd Machine Gun Battalion: battled in the German Spring Offensive, in 1916-1919,.

PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES: WWI, Members of the 3rd Machine Gun Battalion, in 1916,.

World War I Enlistment Papers: 25 Feb 1916.

Walter served in the military on 26 Feb 1916.
Regimental number 274
Religion Church of England
Occupation Tramway guard
Address Wandong, Victoria
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 22
Next of kin Father, William Patton, Wandong, Victoria
Enlistment date 25 February 1916
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name Machine Gun Company 10, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number 24/15/2
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll 3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Fate Returned to Australia 12 June 1919



Correspondence: Postcard during the war to his sister Elizabeth, on 3 Oct 1917,.

Correspondence: The reverse side of the postcard that James sent to his sister Elizabeth, on 3 Oct 1917,.

War Wounds: Douglas was wounded twice during the war, before 1918.
I am attempting to gain more information on this instance of Doug being wounded. A later wounding and report in May 1918, indicates that he was wounded twice.

War Wounds: Kilmore Free Press, on 16 May 1918, in France. WANDONG

(From A Correspondent)

Word has been received by Mr and Mrs W. Patton that their son, Private Walter Douglas, has again been wounded in France, having received a gunshot wound in the knee.........

1914 Star or 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

1921: Walter resided at Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971.

1928: Walter resided at Northcote, Victoria 3070.

1931: Walter resided at 146 Fergie street, Fitzroy North, Victoria.
Doug used to live with his sister Elizabeth.

1936: Walter resided at Yea, Shire of Murrindindi, Victoria 3717.

1942: Walter resided at 146 Fergie street, Fitzroy North, Victoria.

1952: Walter was employed as, Victorian Railways Employee, in Fitzroy North, Victoria.

1952: Walter resided at 146 Fergie Street, North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: The Age - Public Notices, 1 Dec 1952, Fitzroy North, Victoria.
AFTER the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court of Victoria that Letters of Administration of the Estate of WALTER DOUGLAS PATTON late of 146 Fergie Street North Fltz-
rov In Victoria Railway Employee deceased. Intestate, may be granted to Charlotte Agnes Phillips of North Street Yea being sister of the said deceased.

117. Elsie May PATTON 2,53,54 (William "Will" II67, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1899 in Mandurang, Victoria53,54 and died in 1971 in Mitcham, Victoria 313254 at age 72.

Elsie married William WILSON. William was born c .1890's.

Death Notes: Y



118. Amelia PATTON (William "Will" II67, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born on 28 Sep 1901 in Wandong, Victoria 3758 and died in 1901.

119. Charles William PATTON 17,38 (Charles Douglas68, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1881 in Wandong, Victoria 3758,17,38 died on 29 Apr 1947 in Wallan, Victoria 375617,38 at age 66, and was buried on 30 Apr 1947 in Wallan Cemetery, Wallan, Victoria 3756.38

General Notes:
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House, 6 Dry Creek Crescent (DB 1693)
A house was shown on Lot 24 on the 1892 Auction Plan. Lots 23-25 were owned by
Robert Affleck Robertson, and then David Beath, before it was transferred on 17 June
1926 to Charles William Patton. This house was constructed of terracotta lumber in
about 1889.

Source - https://www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au/downloads/Council/your_council/Meetings_Minutes_Agendas/2013_Minutes_Agendas_Archive/March/25_March/PLANNING_-_HERITAGE_-_Stage_2_Heritage_Study_-_Volume_5_10.pdf

Noted events in his life were:

Attended Upper Plenty School: 1887.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: Kilmore Free Press, 17 Oct 1918, Kilmore, Victoria 3764.
It was reported in the Kilmore Free Press on the 17th of October 1918 that Charles was fined the sum of one pound on the 15th of October at the Kilmore Court of Petty Sessions for failing to have his young daughter Nancie May vaccinated.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The Age, 30 Apr 1947, Melbourne, Victoria 3000.

Charles's obituary was published in The Argus - Obituary on 30 Apr 1947.

Charles was buried at the Wallan Cemetery Wallan, Victoria 3756 in May 1947.

He had an estate probated on 19 Jul 1947 in Wandong, Victoria 3758. Charles was listed as being a Farmer.

Charles married Bertha St Clair COX, daughter of Solomon COX and Lucy Winifred FOOTE, 18th July 1906 in "St.Clair", Fitzroy Street, St.Kilda, Victoria. Bertha was born in 1875 and died in 1921 in Richmond, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121 at age 46.

Marriage Notes: PUNCH, August 9 1906

MR C. Patton to Miss B. St. Clair Cox

A pretty wedding took place on Wednesday, 18th July, at "St. Clair," Fitzroy street, St.Kilda, between Miss Bertha St.Clair Cox, eldest daughter of Mr. Solomon Cox, and Mr. Chas. Patton, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Patton of Wallan.

The Rev. E. T. Cox, of Armadale (cousin of the bride) officiated.
The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Geo. Cardigan Cox, wore a pretty gown of ivory silk, trimmed with chiffon and Valenciennes lace.

A chaplet of orange blossom in her hair was covered by a tulle veil, and her ornaments were a magnificent diamond bird and cresent, the gift of a M. A. Jenkins. She carried a shower bouquet of white flowers.

There were seven bridesmaids, Miss Elsie Cox wore a very pretty dress of cream silk, and Miss Nellie Cox (sisters of the bride) and Miss May (? Elsie May)Patton (sister of the bridegroom) were dress in cream voile(?), trimmed with chiffon and Paris lace.

Instead of hats they wore red tulle veils in a French style, and each carried a bouquet of red carnations, ferns and autumn leaves, with red silk streamers.

Misses Lucy Cox and Dorothy Cox (sisters of the bride) and Misses Vera and Queenie Foote (cousins of the bride)wore very pretty dresses of pale blue silk, and each carried a posy of Princes violets and autumn leaves.

Mr. Douglas Patton acted a best man, and Messrs. Francis Leonard Arthur and William Patton were groomsmen.

The room was beautifully decorated with wattle blossom, jonquils and ferns, and a wedding bell hung from the chandelier in the drawing-room.

The wedding guests, numbering upwards of 150, assemble at the Mechanics' Institute, where wedding breakfast was served, after which the bride sang two songs, "At My Window" and "Good Love(?).

A dance followed, and early in the evening Mr. and Mrs. Patton departed for their honeymoon which they are spending in Ballarat. The bride travelled in a costume of cornflower blue, trimmed with applique lace and touches of pale blue Paris(?) velvet, with a smart cream panne velvet hat; she also wore a set of white furs, the gift of the bridegroom.

The presents were numerous and costly,

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/rendition/nla.news-page20480636.pdf


Noted events in their marriage were:

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: The Age - Marriages, 15 Sep 1906, "St.Clair", Fitzroy Street, St.Kilda, Victoria.
PATTON-COX

On the 18th July, at "St.Clair," St.Kilda, by the Rev.E.Cox (cousin of the bride). Charles Patton, eldest son of Mr. C. D. Patton, of Wallan, to Bertha St.Clair, eldest daughter of S.Cox, "St.Clair," Fitzroy street, St.Kilda

Death Notes: Reg 11818


Children from this marriage were:

   171 M    i. George Charles PATTON was born in 1908 in Richmond, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121 and died in 1978 at age 70. {FGID: 154047419}

Birth Notes: Reg: 6376

Death Notes: There's a death listed for a George Patton (Parents unknown and birth date not listed).
I don't know if this is our George but I cannot find another one that matches. More research required.

   172 F    ii. Hazel May St Clair PATTON was born in 1910 in Lilydale, Victoria, Australia and died in 1952 in Hawthorn, Yarra, Victoria, Australia at age 42.

Birth Notes: Reg: 20794

Hazel married Alfred George BENNETT in 1931. Alfred was born circa 1910 and died in 1970 aged about 60.

Marriage Notes: Reg: 9027

   173 F    iii. Vera Lorraine PATTON was born in 1915 in Richmond, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121.

Birth Notes: Reg: 25049

Vera married Samuel John MATHER, son of Samuel Ernest MATHER and Florence Isabel BILMER, in 1937. Samuel was born in 1916 in Collingwood, City of Yarra, Victoria 3066.

Marriage Notes: Reg No. 10909

Birth Notes: Reg No. 28619

Charles next married Alice Isabella HAMMOND, daughter of Andrew HAMMOND and Isabella ATKINSON, in 1914. Alice was born in 1883 and died on 11 Sep 1951 in Wandong, Victoria 3758 at age 68.

Noted events in her life were:

Alice's obituary was published in the Kilmore Free Press on 27 Sep 1951 in Wandong, Victoria 3758.
ALICE ISABELLA PATTON

The death occurred at Wandong on September 11 of an old and highly respected resident of the district in the person of Mrs. Alice Isabella Patton, at the age of 67 years. The deceased resided in Wandong for many years and is survived by one daughter (Mrs. Sutenan, Morwell); her husband, Charles William Patton predeceased her in 1947. A sister (Mrs. Harper, Wandong) also survives her.
The interment was made in the Wallan Cemetery on September 13 and the funeral was largely attended. The service at the graveside was conducted by Canon R. H. C. Crigan Funeral arrangements were carried out by B. A. Skehan, Kilmore.

The child from this marriage was:

   174 F    i. Nancy May PATTON was born on 18 May 1917 in Kilmore, Victoria 3764 and died on 25 Jan 1998 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia at age 80.

Nancy married Armas SUTINEN. Armas was born in 1926, died on 17 Sep 1976 at age 50, and was buried on 20 Sep 1976 in Toowoomba Garden of Rememberance, Toowoomba, Queensland. {FGID: 180728879}

Noted events in his life were:

Armas was cremated on 20 Sep 1976 in Toowoomba Garden of Rememberance, Toowoomba, Queensland.

120. Marian Elizabeth "May" PATTON 17 (Charles Douglas68, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1882 in Wallan, Victoria 375617 and died on 22 Aug 1963 in Broadford, Victoria 365817 at age 81.

Noted events in her life were:

Attended Upper Plenty School: 1888.

Christmas Card: Marian distributed a "Shaldon Cottage" Christmas Card to family members, on 25 Dec 1953, in Wallan, Victoria 3756.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: Dandenong Journal, 27 Jan 1954.
"THE "FIFTY AND OVER"
session from 3UZ last week proved very interesting to the friends of 'Alice McDonald, of Langwarrin, our local composer, and of Miss Marion Patton, of Wallan, lyric-writer. Miss Pat ton is a descendant of Sir Walter Scott. She produced an original letter of Lord Nelson's, the last he wrote before his death, to her great grand-father, who was Lord Nelson's secretary. Miss Patton recited several of her own lyrics. One of her sohg lyrics, entitled "I'll Come To You," has been set to music by Alice McDonald, and was sung by Mr. Geoff Brook, accompanied by Mr. Davidson's 3UZ orchestra.

This beautiful ballad has been recorded and is to be published. Mrs. McDonald, who is a member of the Frankston Music Club, is now arranging another of Miss Patton's lyrics, a negro spiritual, which will soon be heard over the air.?


NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: Weekly Times, 3 Feb 1954, Melbourne, Victoria 3000.

Days of her youth inspire country lyric writer


Fifteen years ago 71 -year-old Miss Marian E. Patton, of Wallan (V.), developed a talent for writing lyrics. Since then she has composed more than 100 hymns and spirituals as well as romantic, classical and art songs and many of them have been arranged and set to music.
It was during a period when she was nursing and looking after her late mother that Miss Patton first started "scribbling" verses. Not so long ago, two of her songs won the monthly competition of the Melbourne Bread and Cheese Club. They are "Dear Eyes of Grey," arranged by Mrs D'Hilda Featherston, of Melbourne, and "I'll Come To You," which was set to music by Mrs Alice MacDonald, a former resident of Langwarrin (V), who now lives In Ballarat (V).
"Beside the Singing Waters," another of Miss Patton's lyrics, recently attracted the attention of popular Melbourne vocalist Geoff Brooke, who had it set to music and recorded it.
Some of Miss Patton's work has been published. One song belonging to this category is "Back to Nagambie." Written for the Back to Nagambie (V) celebrations three years ago.
For orchestra
A little humorous number entitled "Girls" has been orchestrated by Melbourne band leader Tom Davidson. Although she affirms that her knowledge of music is limited, Miss Patton has in one or two instances written both the music and the lyrics.
"Maralita," a little number in Samba dance time and "What Makes the World Go Round," suitable for community singing, are two of these efforts.
Except for 30 years when she was a cutter and designer for a Melbourne clothing manufacturer.
Wallan-born Miss Patton has lived the greater part of her life at the foot of Pretty Sally hill. She looks back 50 years to the days of the Comet Mills when her father laid some of the tramline up from Wandong to the timber mills.
"We used to have wonderful picnics, concerts and dances out at the mills," Miss Patton recalled," and very often artists came up from Melbourne. Then there were the surprise parties the young people used to hold. A bonfire would be lit along the road and we would all meet there and sing songs before going off to the party ".
Nostalgic poem
Many of Miss Patton's lyrics and poems are based on scenes and happenings of her childhood days and her eyes sparkle as she relives these memories again
Her nostalgic regard for the past is particularly expressed in one verse of her poem, "The Old Home" - an elegiac tribute to her mother, her brothers and her home.
It is in this old home that Miss Patton now lives alone, drawing on her memories for inspiration for her writings. She still cuts, designs and makes her own clothes and those of some of her friends, and she spends a number of hours each week tending the flowers In the garden.
One of Miss Patton's most prized possessions is a framed testimonial letter written by Lord Nelson to her great- great grand father, Captain John Scott. Captain Scott was both private secretary and chaplain to Lord Nelson. The letter was written on board the Victory and
dated August 17, 1805, just a short time before the flagship set sail to do battle with the French Navy.
"It is said," Miss Patton tells you, "that Nelson actually fell in Scott's blood. During the Battle of Trafalgar when my great - great - grandfather was shot, Nelson asked 'Is that poor Scott?' A short time later Nelson fell at the same spot."
Tracing back her family history is, for Miss Patton an interesting pastime.
Famous writer, Sir Walter Scott, is on her family tree, "and that's probably where I inherited my flair. 'she says with a twinkle in her eyes.


Music Recording: Geoff Brooke recorded at least one of Marian's songs, 1955.

Television / Radio Appearance: ABC 3AR Radio Elizabeth Street, 26 Dec 1956, Melbourne, Victoria 3000. The ABC 3AR Radio program featuring Marian went to air at 8.15pm on the 26 December (Boxing Day) 1956. Her appearance was advertised in The Argus on Saturday 22 December 1956.

Marian also, apart from her poetry penned at least one song "Beside The Singing Waters" which was performed by the Frank Thorne's ABC Variety Orchestra.

The Argus, Saturday 22 December 1956

A most prolific and in defatigable song' writer from Wallan East will be one of the local composers featured in an A.B.C. programme on Wednesday next. :
She is Miss MARION PATTON, an alert and active poet in her
seventies, who has written dozens of songs with a genuine Australian flavor.
Unfortunately, as with most Australian writers, there has been
little or no encouragement for her work, but Miss Patton will be
thrilled to hear FRANK THORNE'S A.B.C. variety orchestra feature her "Beside the Singing Waters" in "These Are Our Songs" from 3AR at 8.15 on Wednesday night.
Marion Patton has undoubted talent, an amazing memory of
the district's identities and activities since her childhood and a
genuine Australian touch so like many others here, and it seems a shame she has not had better opportunities.
We gel bashed unceasingly about Tennessee, Texas, and places like Kalamazoo, but we don't get
much plugging done for our own country. It's a funny set-up.
Funny, that is, for everyone except our struggling composers.

History Never Dies, Wallan, Victoria 3756


Marian was known by her family as May.

Unmarried, she worked for a Melbourne clothing manufacturer as a cutter and designer for thirty years, returning home to nurse her ailing mother. This may have been around the time that Caroline fell and broke her hip.

During this period May found that she could compose a wide range of lyrics, from hymns to romantic songs. She won monthly competitions of the Melbourne Bread and Cheese Club and several of her songs, for which she also wrote the music, were published.

In a review of her talents in the Weekly Times of 3 February, 1954, a reporter epitomised her inspiration:

"Many of Miss Pattons' lyrics and poems are based on scenes and happenings of her childhood days, and her eyes sparkle as she relives the memories again. Her nostalgic regard for the past is particularly expressed in one verse of her poem 'The Old Home', an elegaic tribute
to her mother, her brothers, and her home..... "

This poem has also been published in the historical account of the Wallan area, 'Pretty Sally's Hill' by J.W.Payne 1981 and it was this poem that Marian incorporated into a Christmas card which she sent to family members in the Christmas of 1953. This card also included a photo on the front, of the home of Charles Douglas & Caroline Mary Alice "Shaldon Cottage" Wallan East with the inscription "In Memory of Wallan" It is with thanks that we acknowledge Grace Gowler (nee Patton) who allowed us to copy her Christmas card and include it in this journal.

THE OLD HOME, by M. E. Patton

The house 'neath the hill, is so silent and still,
Peopled only by echoes today,
Of the shouts of the boys, and the innocent joys
Of the younger children at play.

The oak Mother grew, nearly hides it from view,
Its limbs too sturdy to train;
The trees we daren't fell, Mother loved them so well,
Are dying, one by one, in the lane.

The silence profound, the garden around,
It too has gone to decay,
Though the daffodils fair, that I planted with care,
By the side of the path, bloom today.

There's the old cricket pitch;
the pride with which No grass was allowed to grow,
The way they would play, on a blazing day,
And with drinks would run to and fro.

So silent the house; you could hear a mouse,
If it just crept across the floor,
But I think of the noise, the night two of the boys,
In a fright, crashed down the door.

"The men are home, there's a lot to be done,"
So tonight I must hurry the tea,
There's a dance at the Hall, and they're sure to call,
"Aren't you ready yet ?" to me.

They still can chaff, with a hearty laugh,
Of the things they used to share,
Of the milk one drank, when a cat had sank,
In a bucket left standing there.

If they came home late, a plate to take,
Some "Football supper" to find,
Some coffee to make, or scones and cake,
That Mother had left behind.

Oh! house 'neath the hill, so lonely and still,
Could I just for a space return,
To those dear old days, and those same old ways,
Though Life's lesson I had to learn.

As I walk up the lane, I hear once again,
The call for a turn at the wheel,
While the axe is ground, for the Dad is bound
To feel the edge of its steel.

The vice and the wrench, and the old work bench,
In fancy I still see there,
While the whip's sharp crack, "Come-eea Prince; Wo back Jack," Steal
out on the quiet air.

The forge that creaked, and the anvil peaked,
Were set at the top of the lane,
Where the wheels Dad made, were proudly displayed,
Could we know he'd ne'er use them again.

Now it all is blurred; ah! surely I heard
A sound from over the hill,
Of the creak of a dray, and horse's soft neigh,
In the team coming home from the Mill.

But it all is o'er, they will run no more,
From the house to the garden gate,
Their eyes to strain, "Did Mother come in that train ?"
Or for Dad from work home late,

Time's wheels go round though we hear no sound,
And they carry us all away,
From the love we knew, and the hearts so true,
That cared for us till that day.

Though we offer a prayer, for their love and their care,
Enough we could never say,
For the home 'neath the hill, so lonely and still,
And its memories so grave and gay.




121. Douglas William Arthur PATTON 17,18,39 (Charles Douglas68, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born on 25 May 1884 in Wallan, Victoria 3756,17,39 died on 8 Dec 1969 in Longwood, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 366517 at age 85, and was buried on 10 Dec 1969 in Fawkner Cemetery & Crematorium, Fawkner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. {FGID: 182967844}

Burial Notes:
"Fawkner Crematorium And Memorial Park wishes to advise that the location of the buried remains of the late Douglas W A Patton aged 85 are located at Church Of England: Compartment R Grave 01088."

PATTON Douglas W AFawkner Memorial ParkChurch Of England
FA-COE*R***01088 Interment10/12/1969

Source - Courtesy of the Fawkner Cemetery & Crematorium Website, http://www.gmct.com.au/our-locations/fawkner-memorial-park/


General Notes:
Douglas was prolific with his involvement in the Wallan Community, from being a the President of the Wallan Men's Club through to being involved in meetings concerning timber carting in the area, he was a member of the Wallan Football Club.

It would be impossible to post all the articles that have been found within the Trove Newspaper Search Engine in Australia so I have tagged as many as possible with the following link to enable the reader to investigate these documents themselves.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?l-publictag=Douglas%20William%20Arthur%20Patton

Noted events in his life were:

Attended Upper Plenty School: 1890.

PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES: Brothers, Douglas William Arthur and his younger brother William Innis Patton, Cir 1905, Wallan, Victoria 3756.

1909: Douglas resided at Kilmore, Victoria 3764. 18

House Fire: Douglas & Ina lose everything in a house fire, 12 Jun 1913, Upper Plenty, Victoria.
Ina with her two youngest children, Ina Grace "Grace" (2 years) & Caroline Francis "Carrie" (6 months) were lucky to escape with their lives on the night of the 12th of June, 1913 when a lamp exploded. It is assumed that young, 5 year old, Douglas Charles may have been away from the house with his father at the time.

This was actually the eve of Grace's 2nd birthday.

The following article is from The Age, 13 Jun 1913



WALLAN. A new four-roomed weatherboard dwelling,, owned by Mr. Christopher Mahady at Upper Plenty, and occupied by Mr. D. Patton, was burnt to the ground last night, and the whole of the contents consumed. Mr. Patton was absent from home, and Mrs.Patton and two children just had time to escape from the, building in their night attire. It is not yet known whether the house was insured, but there was no insurance on Mr. Patton's furniture, and they lost everything, even to their clothes. The cause of the fire Is said to be the explosion of a lamp.


1914: Douglas resided at Wallan, Victoria 3756. 18

1918: Douglas resided at Broadford, Victoria 3658. Douglas was registered on the electoral rolls as living in Broadford in 1918. It is unknown why they were in Broadford, perhaps work related but this is consistent with what Ernie told his Grandson, Gary Patton about being born in Broadford. His birth was registered in Essendon.

Community Activities: President Wallan Men's Club, on 31 Jan 1918, in Wallan, Victoria 3756. In 1918 Douglas was the President of the Wallan Men's Club.

Kilmore Free Press, Thursday 31 January 1918


Wallan Men's Club.
(From Own Our Correspondent)
.

The weekly meeting of the Wallan Men's Club was held on Thursday evening,; and there was a. good attendance.
The president (Mr Patton) occupied the chair. The audited balance sheet. of the sports held on Boxinfg Day was presented
and it showed a credit balance of over £45 of which sum the Wallan Red Cross Society raised £22 through running the
refreshment, rooms at the sports. The balance sheet was adopted, and a hearty vote of thanks tendered the Wallan Red
Cross for their assistance. It was decided to place the money in the Melbourne branch of the Commonwealth Bank, and Messrs W.. Munro. F. O'Hanlon, and J. Grills were appointed, trustees to operate the account, as required. The matter of instituting a fund.to welcome home district soldiers was, discussed for some
time and the members generally favored the idea.. The question, of the best. method of raising funds for this purpose was also discussed, but it was finally decided to defer any further action unti the next.meeting of the clubs. Messrs: Grills and Gymer were appointed the leaders pro and con of the debate one
"Should The Totalisator Be Legalised" which is to be held on Thursday next. Mr L. Bell was elected:assistant secretary of the
club; vice Mr A. Arnold. who has been transferred to Birchip.

1919: Douglas resided at Wallan, Victoria 3756. 18

Business Owner: Wallan Sawmill Purchase reported in The Argus, 27 Sep 1922, Wallan East, Victoria 3756.

The firewood mill business at Wallan railway station, carried on for some time by Messrs, Minchiti Bros, has been sold to Mr. D. Patton, of Wallan East.


Community Activities: Wallan Men's Club Debate, on 22 Oct 1925, in Wallan, Victoria 3756. Kilmore Free Press, Thursday 29 Oct 1925

The Wallan Men's Club held a debate on Thursday last on " Is the Power of the Press detrimental to the best interests of the public ?" Mr Doug. Patton led the negative team, and Mr W. J.
Munro the affirmative. The negative side won by 79 points to 76. The next debate is to be " Should State Government be abolished ?" New members are joining the Club every week, and in training men to speak in public, the club is rendering a valuable service to the community.
The club executive is making an appeal for donations to provide, books for the new lending library. It is hoped to have the library opened for use within a few weeks.


This explains a lot, the Patton's don't like losing a "debate".

Cricket: Memorial Cricket Game for Ian Mann, 28 Jan 1926, Wallan, Victoria 3756. Douglas Snr, Douglas Jnr & Alfred Theodore enjoyed hitting the odd cricket ball around.
Even his "gammy" leg obviously couldn't keep Douglas Snr down.

Kilmore Free Press, Thursday 28 January 1926

Darraweit v. Wallan.
This match: was commenced at Darraweit on Saturday. Wallan won the toss, and decided to bat. Both teams stood bare headed a ftr a few minutes in memory of Ian Mann, the Wallan.wicket keeper, who died last week.. The scores
so far are -

Wallan, Ist innings..
A. Patton, b C. Stockdale '...-; .. 42`
R. McDougall, lb w . . .. O
G Hansen c R Stockdale b C Stockdale 36"
H. Thomas, b C..Stockdale ... 1I
F. Sutton, run out .. .;. ... '4
S. Patullo, not out ... ... ,... 25
W. Morgan, lb w ..- .... ...
W. Hart, b C. Stockdale-- ... ". 0.
D. Patton, jun., b C. Stockdale.. 0
J. Cleve,. b C. Stockdale ... ... - 0
D. Patten sen. c Aungier b C Stockdale 4
Sundries ... .... 4- 4
Total .. ... 126
Darraweit,. 1st innings:
J..Stockdale e M'Dougall b Patullo, 65
J:. Johnson, c and b Hansen. _ ... 75
Sundries ... ... 7.
2: out for 147


Business Owner: Saw Mill, 10 Mar 1926, Wallan East, Victoria 3756. Kilmore Free Press, Thursday 18th March 1926

Wallan.
From a Correspondent.


Mr Douglas Patton's sawmill in the railway siding at Wallan was destroyed by fire on 10th inst.
Mr Patton and three employees were at work at the mill, when apparently a spark from the engine set fire to the stack of wood nearby, and in a few minutes the whole mill was in flames. Mr
Patton was assisted by railway employees and others in his effotrs to save the mill, but owing to the water shortage very
little could be done. About 70 tons of unsawn firewood were destroyed in addition to the mill, consequently Mr Patton will lose heavily through the fire.


Douglas later went on to operate a wood yard in Merlynston in Melbourne. As to whether this fire was the catalyst for that move is yet to be determined.

REFORMATION OF THE WALLAN CRICKET CLUB: The Argus, 10 Nov 1927, Wallan, Victoria 3756.
In the same local news report of the reformation of the Wallan Cricket Club and Douglas William Arthur Patton being elected President and his son Douglas Charles being appointed Secretary, it was also reported that Douglas Charles had put an axe through his foot.


WALLAN

Douglas Patton, aged 19 years, of Wallan East, received a severe cut on the foot from an axe with which he was cutting wood. He was take to Kilmore, where a doctor found it neccessary to insert a number of stitches in the foot.

The Wallan Cricket Club has re-formed. Mr.D. Patton, sen., was elected president, and Mr. D. Patton, jun., secretary.


21 Jun 1928: Douglas resided at Merlynston, Melbourne, Victoria.
Kilmore Free Press, Thursday 21 June 1928

Wallan.
From a Correspondent.

Mr and Mrs D. Patton, who left Wallan East recently to take up residence at Merlynston, were entertained at a social evening in the Wallan East hall on Thursday last. Speakers from local
sporting and public bodies referred in eulogistic terms of the many good qualities of the departing guests while all regretted their departure. Cr R. C.Hadfield, on behalf of the residents pre-
sented Mr and Mrs Patton with a wallet of notes.

1931-1938: Douglas resided at 172 O'hea's Road,, Coburg, Victoria.

1943-1969: Douglas resided at Longwood, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 3665. 18

Douglas wrote the obituary of Ronald Noel "Ronnie" PATTON on 16 Apr 1949: The Age - In Memorial.

1954: Douglas resided at Longwood, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 3665. 18

PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES: Charles Douglas, Douglas William Arthur, Douglas Charles, Mary Carracher (nee Patton) & John Carracher, circa 1960, in Longwood, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 3665.

Dar built a baby wardrobe, 27 Jun 1962, Longwood, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 3665.

Douglas "Dar" built a baby wardrobe on the birth of his Great-Grandson Gary Patton.
Though originally a cream color with stickers of a Duck and a Goose on either door, it was later painted "Railway Blue" and then "Railway Green".
In his early 40's Gary refurbished it into a drinks / display cabinet, inserting glass into the door and glass shelves.
The original cabinet still remains, particularly the decorative sides which Douglas reclaimed from an old mantel piece.
A treasured item for Gary until this day. On the top of the cabinet are photos of Gary as a baby.

Twelve Months That Turned Into Half A Century: 11 Dec 1996, Longwood, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 3665


An interview conducted by Gary Patton with his Grandfather Ernie Patton on the 11th December 1996.


Douglas was born in a house just out from Wallan near the turn-off to Wandong & Whittlesea.

When he was young he was playing at a creek near his home, whilst attempting to jump the Merri Creek he landed awkwardly breaking his right hip.

He was to undergo numerous operations in an attempt to rectify the damage which manifested itself in him having one leg shorter than the other.

During the years following his accident his brother Arthur would loyally carry him to school, this was no insignificant feat as the boys used to go to the Upper Plenty School. Arthur would have to cart his brother all the way down the Gap Road to get to school, and home again.

Douglas was subsequently fitted with an elevated shoe to compensate for the difference in his leg length.

As a young man, Douglas worked with his father and brothers in the sawmill at the Wallan railyards (later known as Wallan East when the main township moved towards the old Hume Highway), (as mentioned in information relating to his father)

Douglas, with his wife Ina, and family moved to Merlyston, a suburb of Melbourne, where he and his two sons Douglas (Doug) and Ernest (Ernie) opened and operated a wood yard at 41 Boundary Road, Merlynston. Their home was situated on the same block of land. It was to here that Doug (Jnr) would cart timber in the back of an old Dodge car from Wallan to Merlynston, where it would be cut at the wood yard and sold as firewood in and around Melbourne. They then moved to 172 O'Hea's Road in Coburg, it was at this home that they were living when Douglas' wife, Ina, died.

Douglas, his daughter Carrie (Caroline) and elder son Doug Jnr, went to live at Longwood for a very brief period of time for the purpose of obtaining work cutting timber. Following this they then returned to their home in Melbourne.

Whilst cutting timber in a large shed at 1044 Sydney Road, Coburg, Douglas was involved in an accident.
As he was pushing the timber through the saw he had all four fingers on his right hand ripped off by the blades.
Following surgical intervention they were able to successfully reattach his index finger by wiring it to the joint. It was at this time that his doctor 'jokingly' remarked that if he wanted to remove the index finger to 'come back and see him as he could do a cleaner job of it'. This was obviously in reference to the condition of Douglas' other amputated fingers.
To protect the stubs of the fingers of his right hand Douglas wore a leather shield.
Almost 6 weeks following the original accident Douglas was to again suffer an injury at the hands of a saw blade, and in deference to his doctors advice, he cut off his right index finger.

It was in 1942 that Douglas again returned to Longwood, this time with Carrie and Ernie and Mavis with their young family (Shirley & lan). This was again, supposedly, intended as a short term 12 month stay.

Douglas and Ernie were to be employed by a Mr Dudley, only for a period of 12 months.
The purpose of this arrangement was for Douglas, Ernie and Doug (he arrived approximately 6 months after the rest of the family with his wife Molly and young daughter Mary), to 'cut-out' a stack of timber for Mr Dudley.

Douglas, Carrie, Ernie and his family first moved in with the family of Jack Houston in the old hotel (turned residence) at the corner of Hill & Hurley Streets (this house is still owned by the Houston family)
The only other house that Douglas and Carrie lived in was when, as the only remaining Patton family members still living in the Houston household, they jointly purchased with Ernie the house(s) on the corner of Maxfield and Withers Streets.

Douglas became known by his grandchildren and great granchildren as Dar. It was by this name that Dar is fondly remembered in his role as patriarch of the Patton family and his skill and handiwork at carpentry in which he produced a number of items of furniture for his family.
Calling him Dar also created a link to our Scottish roots that many children in the family were unaware of at the time.

A cabinet which he created following the birth of his great grandson Gary, as a baby wardrobe, is still a proud possession for Gary to this day.

As it turned out, Douglas lived in Longwood until his death, and in 1996 Ernie was still joking about the original 12 months that turned into more than half a century.



Douglas married Ina Moorabbee COCKS,17,18,19,20 daughter of Joseph Shepperson COCKS 38,63 and Annie Grace "Grace" BRUFFELL,2,17,38 on 8 Feb 1908 in The Manse, Ascot Vale, Melbourne, Victoria.19 Ina was born in 1888 in Heathcote, Victoria, Australia,17 died on 14 Nov 1938 in West Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria 305817 at age 50, and was buried on 15 Nov 1938 in Fawkner Cemetery & Crematorium, Fawkner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. {FGID: 182968071}

Marriage Notes: Registration No: 1877

Birth Notes: Reg. Number: 4273. Ina's birth was registered in 1889 which suggests that she was born late in 1888.

Death Notes: Registration No: 10691.

Douglas & Ina were living at 172 Hayes Road, Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria when she died at only 50 years of age.

Burial Notes:
"Fawkner Crematorium And Memorial Park wishes to advise that the location of the buried remains of the late Ina Moorabbee Patton aged 50 are located at Church Of England: Compartment R Grave 1088."

PATTON Ina Moorabbee Fawkner Memorial ParkChurch Of EnglandFA-COE*R***1088 Interment15/11/1938

Source - Courtesy of the Fawkner Cemetery & Crematorium Website http://www.gmct.com.au/our-locations/fawkner-memorial-park/

Noted events in her life were:

1909: Ina resided at Kilmore, Victoria 3764. 20

1914: Ina resided at Wallan, Victoria 3756. 18

1919: Ina resided at Wallan, Victoria 3756. 18

RESIDENCE: on 21 Jun 1928, in Merlynston, Melbourne, Victoria.

1931: Ina resided at Coburg, Bourke, Victoria, Australia. 20

RESIDENCE: 172 O'hea's Road,, in 1931-1938, in Coburg, Victoria.

1937: Ina resided at Coburg, Bourke, Victoria, Australia. 20

FUNERAL NOTICE: The Age, 15 Nov 1938, Fawkner Cemetery & Crematorium, Fawkner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Ina was buried at the Headstone Ina Patton. Fawkner Cemetery & Crematorium, Fawkner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 15 Nov 1938.

IN MEMORIAM: The Argus - In Memorial, on 14 Nov 1955, in Melbourne, Victoria 3000.

Children from this marriage were:

   175 M    i. Douglas Charles PATTON 39 was born on 22 Oct 1908 in Heathcote, Victoria, Australia,39 died on 28 Aug 1986 in Seymour Hospital, Seymour, Victoria, Australia at age 77, and was buried in Old Longwood Cemetery, Longwood, Victoria, Australia. {FGID: 182966758}

Birth Notes: Registration No: 27614.



Douglas married Mary Winifred "Molly" PINCHES,2 daughter of Tom PINCHES and Polly UNKNOWN, on 18 Apr 1932 in St. Paul's, Ascot Vale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Mary was born on 12 Sep 1911 in Sheffield, England, died on 10 Oct 2007 in Seymour, Victoria, Australia at age 96, and was buried in Old Longwood Cemetery, Longwood, Victoria, Australia. {FGID: 182966784}

Noted events in her life were:

Mary's obituary was published in the Herald Sun on 12 Oct 2007 in Melbourne, Victoria 3000.

PATTON. - Mary Winifred "Molly" On October 10, 2007 At Barrabill House, Seymour Late of Longwood Beloved wife of Douglas (dec. ). Loved and loving mother and mother-in-law of Mary and Frank (dec. ), Doug and Margaret, Nancy and Mick, Joe (dec. ), Alfred (Wall) and Lorraine and Joe. Loving Grandma to her grandchildren and her great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Reunited With Dad.


   176 F    ii. Ina Grace "Grace" PATTON 18 was born on 13 Jun 1911 in Heathcote, Victoria, Australia, died on 21 Jan 2007 at age 95, and was buried on 25 Jan 2007 in Fawkner Crematorium & Memorial Park Protestant Compartment A Grave 1326.

Birth Notes: Registration No: 20682.

Burial Notes: The Funeral Service for Mrs Grace Gowler will be held in the Joseph Allison Chapel, 941 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon on THURSDAY (Jan. 25, 2007) commencing at 1 p.m. At the conclusion of the Service the cortege will proceed to Fawkner Cemetery.

Fawkner Crematorium & Memorial Park wishes to advise that the location of the buried remains of the late Ina Grace Gowler who passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2007, aged 95 are located at Protestant Compartment A Grave 1326.



Ina married Henry George Charles "Harry" GOWLER,7.,54 son of Charles GOWLER and Christina. Henry was born in Jul 1901 in Durham, United Kingdom,7,54 died on 9 Oct 1983 in Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia54 at age 82, and was buried on 11 Oct 1983 in Fawkner Crematorium & Memorial Park Protestant Compartment A Grave 1326.

Marriage Notes: At Grace and Harry's wedding the bestman was Grace's brother Ernest Alfred with her bridesmaid was Caroline Francis.
The wedding photograph shows from L to R - Ernest Alfred, Caroline Francis, Henry "Harry", Ina "Grace" and "Grace's" father Douglas William Arthur Patton.


   177 F    iii. Caroline Francis "Carrie" PATTON 17 was born on 14 Jan 1913 in Kilmore, Victoria 3764,17 died on 9 Feb 1981 in Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia17 at age 68, and was buried on 12 Feb 1981 in Fawkner Cemetery & Crematorium, Fawkner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She had no known marriage and no known children.

Birth Notes: Registration No: 5003.
Records show Carrie as being born in Kilmore, this may however have only been the place of registration for her birth.

Burial Notes: "Fawkner Crematorium And Memorial Park wishes to advise that the location of the cremated remains of the late Caroline Patton who passed away on Monday, February 09, 1981, aged 68 are located at Garden Of Remembrance 4 Wall Niches Compartment F Side S Row 6 Niche 3."
[Courtesy of the Fawkner Cemetery & Crematorium Website]

General Notes: Caroline was known as 'Carrie". Carrie was well known around the
Longwood area for her work with the Red Cross and other community
activities, including active involvement in the St Andrews Church of
England community. She lived with, and cared for her father through
until his death. Her strong commitment to her family saw her often in
the company of her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews
baking cakes scones or ANZAC biscuits.



   178 M    iv. Joshua Junes PATTON 17 was born in 1914 in Wallan, Victoria 375617 and died in 1915 in Wallan, Victoria 375617 at age 1.

Death Notes: Registration No: 15655. Josh died at 1yrs of age.

   179 M    v. Joseph Innes PATTON was born in 1915 in Wallan, Victoria 3756.

Birth Notes: Registration No: 17250.



   180 M    vi. Ernest Alfred "Ernie" PATTON was born on 17 Feb 1918 in Broadford, Victoria, Australia, died on 7 Mar 2009 in Amaroo Aged Care, Euroa, Victoria, Australia at age 91, and was buried on 13 Mar 2009 in Old Longwood Cemetery, Longwood, Victoria, Australia. {FGID: 182966666}

Birth Notes: Registration No: 2847, Place of Registration: Essendon, Victoria.
Although Ernie was born at the Broadford Hospital, his family was at the time living at Wallan East.

An interview conducted by Gary Patton with his Grandfather Ernie on the 11th December 1996.

Ernie attended the Wallan School as a child.

He recounted to his grandson Gary, (December 11th 1996) of how he used to get threepence for school and how one penny of this was meant for the horse & cab ride into Wallan to school, the remainder being for lunch. However he, with his brothers and sisters used to walk into Wallan so that they would have an additional penny to spend. His favorite lunch was Butternut Snap biscuits. He also told of how he used to take his shoes off trying to prevent having to walk to school.

At the time when his parents moved to Merlynston he was still of school age, and continued his education at Merlynston until the age of 14 when he left to work with his father.

Ernie married Mavis Lennox at Glenline Road, Brunswick, after the ceremony they travelled by tram into Melbourne where they stayed at the Federal Hotel in Collins Street for their Honeymoon.

During they earlier years of their marriage they lived for a time at 41 Merlin Street, Merlynston, Melbourne.

Well known as a family of Carriers, it was during WWII that Ernie worked with his brother Doug driving transport for a munitions factory.

When Ernie and Mavis first moved to Longwood they lived with the family of Jack Houston in the old hotel (turned residence) at the corner of Hill & Hurley Streets (this house is still owned by the Houston family).

They then moved to a house in Hill Street at the entrance to Carrachers Timber Mill (south end entrance). This home was owned by the sister of Mr Steve Moore (a long time resident of the area).

In 1948 they were living in a house at the Northern end of Maxfield Street. This is currently the house of Robert ("Red") Breen.

It was at about this time that Ernie was approached by his father, about purchasing a converted dual residence, (this was formerly the old Creamery building, later Billiard Rooms and even later Post Office before the Post Office moved to Hurley Street) at the corner of Withers & Maxfield Streets.
The vendors were asking for £1000 however they were able to purchase it for £800 . Ernie and his father were able to arrange finance for the property through a Mr Jack Clinnick for the princely sum of £1 a week. Ernie was to sell the house many years later for $14000.

Douglas transported a bungalow from Melbourne to be used as a bathroom, and built a bungalow at the rear, for the residence in Maxfield Street. The houses have since been renovated by a new owner with some structural changes including the removal of the old Post Office annexe at the front of the building.

During the early years at Longwood, Ernie used to cut timber out of an area near Ruffy called 'Good Morning Billy'. On one occasion Ernie, Frank Carracher and Jimmy Grant were carting 7 feet lengths of timber to Howlitt's at Coburg. Howlitt's was situated next door to 172 O'Hayes Road in Coburg where Ernie used to live. It was on this trip, and with about a 20 Ton of timber remaining to be cut into shorter lengths, that a billet was placed on the 'rocker' saw bench. Attempting to stop the billet from slamming into the saw blade, Ernie grabbed at the bench. In his rush to steady the bench, he had hold of the saw guard, just as the saw protruded into this area slicing his left thumb down it's length. From here he was taken straight into the Melbourne Hospital where he was immediately operated on by a surgeon by the name of 'Weary" Dunlop. 'Weary' grafted skin from Ernie's left upper thigh over the wound down the inside of his thumb. Following the initial surgery 'Weary" indicated to Ernie that he wanted to attach his thumb to his ribs, under the skin, for about 6 weeks to aid in the healing process. Not too keen on this idea, Ernie asked 'Weary" whether he would suffer from stifihess of the thumb and not retain full use, to which 'Weary" replied that was likely to occur.
Hearing this Ernie discharged himself from the Melbourne hospital and travelled back to Euroa where he approached the local G.P., Dr Waterhouse to surgically remove the thumb, knowing that it would be of little use due to it's lack of dexterity. Dr Waterhouse wouldn't touch the thumb, knowing that 'Weary' was the surgeon on the case, and told Ernie to get permission from Melbourne before he would even touch it.
Ernie obtained the required permission, following which Dr Waterhouse removed the affected thumb.
To aid in the toughening of the stub, Ernie used to pour pepper onto the area.

Ernie had a Transport Business at Longwood for many years (E.A.Patton & Sons). He used to cart livestock & fruit to Melbourne for the local farmers.
He also used to cut and cart timber both locally including Bottons Mill in Euroa (at the back of where the swimming pool now stands), to Melbourne and surrounding areas including Lilydale.
He used to own a WWII surplus vehicle which was referred to by members of the family as the 'Bren Gun'. It is suspected that this vehicle was in fact an amoured personnel carrier which was used to assist in 'pulling timber out' and the kids used to learn to drive in this vehicle when they were working out of Ruffy and Terip Terip.

He also used to transport superphosphate fertilizer from rail trucks in the Longwood Rail Siding. This was in bulk granular form and had to be transferred to his "super spreader" truck via a scoop and elevator, he would then transport it to the surrounding farmers paddocks where the truck would "fan" it onto the pastures.

Ernie eventually owned several blocks of land across the road from his home in Maxfield Street. It was here that he stored and cut his collected timber with a benchsaw.

Ernie is known by his grandchildren and great granchildren as Granddad. And many recall accompanying him on his numerous trips to Melbourne and his methods of spreading 'super' on the sharp slopes of the hills surrounding Longwood.

His descendants are scattered throughout Victoria, New South Wales and the USA.



Ernest married Mavis Maude LENNOX, daughter of Thomas James LENNOX 39 and Mabel Alice Francis "May" WHITE,2,39,64,65,66 on 15 Feb 1936 in Merlynston, Melbourne, Victoria. Mavis was born on 26 Aug 1917, died on 15 Sep 1988 in Gouburn Valley Base Hospital, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia at age 71, and was buried on 17 Sep 1988 in Old Longwood Cemetery, Longwood, Victoria, Australia.

General Notes: Mavis was known by her children as Mum and by her grandchildren and her Great-Granchildren as Grandma. She used to work in a textiles factory in Coburg in Melbourne.

Mavis was the Great-Grand-Daughter of William George Edward Barron, the first white / european child to be born in Western Australia. His father was an Irish Army Colour Sargeant, Col. Sgt. Edward Hugh Barrow who was posted to the colonies and opened the first tavern, dairy & bakery in Perth, Western Australia.. His story is included in Mavis' information.

   181 F    vii. Esma PATTON was born in 1919.

Birth Notes: Registration No: 18847, Place of Registration: Essendon, Victoria.

Esma married Harold Charles SHELLEY, son of M. J. SHELLEY.

   182 M    viii. Leslie Ray PATTON was born on 20 Jan 1921, died on 1 Nov 1997 at age 76, and was buried on 4 Nov 1997 in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia.

Leslie married Ivy May SHARP. Ivy was born on 12 Feb 1921 in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia and died on 15 Nov 1999 at age 78.

122. Francis John Scott "Frank" PATTON 17,18,56 (Charles Douglas68, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born on 30 Mar 1886 in Wallan, Victoria 3756,17 died on 18 Jun 1970 in Croydon, City of Maroondah, Victoria 313617 at age 84, and was buried in Burwood Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Death Notes: Certificate No. 13291

Burial Notes: PATTON Francis John Scott 18/06/1970 Burwood Cemetery [BUR] L11A-11A Interment

Noted events in his life were:

Attended Upper Plenty School: 1892.

1914: Francis resided at Wallan, Victoria 3756.

1915: Francis was employed as, Timber Worker, in Wallan, Victoria 3756. 67
Youngest sons Douglas Alfred and Frank operated a firewood sawmill in the Wallan railway yards loading directly onto railwagons.

With the prospect of better work the family moved to Melbourne just prior to the 1920's.

Frank worked as a tram conductor based at Kew Depot.

The children attended various schools including Yarra Park Primary School, and Hawthorn West Central School.

1919: Francis resided at Abbotsford, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Accidentt: Bef 1923.
Frank had an accident, prior to 1923 that impacted on his ability to work and ended up in him claiming insolvency (bankruptcy).

1923: Francis was employed as, Tramway Employee, in Richmond, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121.

1923: Francis resided at Bridge Road, Richmond, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121.

Insolvency (Bankruptcy): Sickness of self and an accident, on 2 Jul 1923.

1924: Francis resided at Richmond, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121.

1931: Francis resided at Richmond North, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121.

1954: Francis resided at Reservoir, Darebin, Victoria, Australia.

Francis married Mabel Jane PRATT,17,39 daughter of Henry PRATT 68 and Sarah HENDERSON,68 on 9 Mar 1908 in Matrimonial Chambers, 448 Queens Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.56 Mabel was born on 10 Sep 1884 in West Melbourne, Victoria 3003,17,39 died on 7 Jul 1966 in Croydon, City of Maroondah, Victoria 313617 at age 81, and was buried in Jul 1966 in Burwood Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Marriage Notes:
Married by Rev. Edward Watts, a congregational Minister.

By the 1940's the family had moved to a home in Gaffney St. Coburg. In the 1950's they were living in Butters St. Regent.

Nana, as she was known by her grandchildren enjoyed pets and in these latter days visitors will remember a magpie, rosella, cats and an Australian Terrier about the yard.

She enjoyed washing her clothes in a wood-fired Copper and taking young ones out to collect eggs from the hens nesting boxes.

Pop always smoked a pipe and was particular about his appearance. He enjoyed reading and crosswords and kept himself busy making things in woodwork or doing shoe repairs for the family.

Mabel & Frank's lives were deeply affected by Australia's involvement in two world wars.

Mabel's brother Albert Pratt enlisted on Dec 29, 1914 and embarked on the Persic in May 1915. He rose to the rank of Sergeant in the 13th Light Horse Regiment and served in Gallipoli, Alexandria, Heliopolis, Zeiton (near Cairo) and France.
After several bouts of illness he was hospitalized in Cairo in 1916 and England 1918.

Mabel was an attractive young woman with auburn hair.
She was a good dancer and learnt to play the piano well.

The had 25 grandchildren.

(Notes from the personal research of Ellen Christine Sommerville (nee Daffy).


Burial Notes: PATTON Mabel Jane 07/07/1966Burwood Cemetery[BUR] L11A-11ABU-L11A****3 Interment

Noted events in her life were:

RESIDENCE: in 1914, in Wallan, Victoria 3756.

Children from this marriage were:

   183 F    i. Mabel Francis Carol PATTON was born in 1909 in Warburton, Victoria, Australia.

Death Notes: Y



   184 F    ii. Daphne Gladys Mary PATTON 20,56 was born on 20 Oct 1911 in Millgrove, Warburton, Victoria, Australia, died on 19 Jan 1989 in East Ringwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia at age 77, and was buried in Springvale Cemetery & Crematorium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Birth Notes: Birth Certificate No. 32777.

Death Notes: Death Registration No. #02847/89.

Daphne had a relationship with Bertie MARTINI, son of Joseph Patrick MARTINI and Margaret Isabella STEWART, before 1938. Bertie was born in 1895 and died in 1977 at age 82.

Daphne married Lawrence Munro TWEEDIE,56 son of Lawrence TWEEDIE 56 and Margaret "Maggie" MUNRO,56 on 7 Mar 1938 in Burnley, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Lawrence was born on 20 Apr 1904 in Moffat, Dumfries, Scotland and died in 1980 in Caulfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia at age 76.

Marriage Notes: Brad has stated that prior to her marriage to Lawrence Tweedie that she was married to Unknown Martino?. 56

Birth Notes: Birth Certificate No. 2085 states 14th Jan 1906 living at 4 Old Well Rd, Moffat but Roselyn says 20 April 1904 and marriage certificate says born in Rosshire (Highlands).

Death Notes: Death Certificate No. 8925.



   185 F    iii. Audrey Estelle Florence PATTON 2,20 was born in 1914 in Wallan East, Victoria 3756 and died on 5 Mar 1996 in Polwarth House, Colac Victoria Australia at age 82.

Birth Notes: Gender:Female
Birth:1914
Wallan, Victoria, Australia
Father:Francis John Scott Patton
Mother:Mabel Jane Patton (born Pratt)
Registration #:08418

General Notes: Audrey Estelle Florence was later to change her name to Audrey Veronica.
The estimation of her date of birth at death for Audrey Veronica did not match the official records for the birth of Audrey Estelle Florence.

Audrey married Michael John DAFFY,2,53 son of Michael Joseph DAFFY 2 and Ellen Monica BURKE,2 in 1942. Michael was born in 1904 in Colac, Victoria, Australia53 and died in Melbourne, Victoria 3000.

Marriage Notes: Marriage:1942
Victoria, Australia
Groom:Michael John Daffey
Additional names:
Michael John Daffy
Bride:Audrey Veronica Patton
Registration #:03926


   186 M    iv. Albert George PATTON was born in 1917 in Cathkin, Victoria, Australia and died in 1978 at age 61.

   187 F    v. Jean Heather Leonie PATTON was born in 1918 in Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

   188 M    vi. Malcolm PATTON was born in 1919 in Richmond, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121.

   189 F    vii. Iris Yvonne Merle PATTON was born in 1920 in Richmond, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121.

123. Arthur Edward Claude Thomas PATTON (Charles Douglas68, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1888 in Wallan, Victoria 3756 and died in 1963 in Wallan East, Victoria 3756 at age 75.

General Notes:
Arthur Edward Claude Thomas Patton (anedotal evidence)
Arthur is shown in different official records under different names, Arthur Claude Patton (Birth - Registration Number: 16350), Arthur Claude Thomas Patton (Marriage 1812 - Registration Number: 002662), Arthur Claud Thomas Patton (Death - Registration Number: 3063)

Arthur & Isobel had seven children.

Noted events in his life were:

Attended Upper Plenty School: 1894.
Arthur used to "piggy back" his crippled brother Douglas all the way from home, up Gap Road to school.

1917: Arthur was employed as, Motorman, in Oxley, Queensland.

1917: Arthur resided at Qualtrough Street, Oxley, Queensland.

1922: Arthur was employed as, Sawyer, in Richmond North, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121.

1922: Arthur resided at 11 Blazey Street, Richmond North, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121.

1925: Arthur resided at 314 Swan Street, Richmond, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121.

1928: Arthur was employed as, Frameworker, in Richmond, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121.

1928: Arthur resided at 22 Eureka Street, Richmond, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121.

Arthur married Isobel Jane DOYLE on 18 Jan 1912 in Queensland, Australia. Isobel died in Aug 1940 and was buried on 28 Aug 1940 in Fawkner Cemetery & Crematorium, Fawkner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Burial Notes: PATTON Isobel Jane Fawkner Memorial ParkChurch Of ChristFA-C/C*C***1347 Interment28/08/1940


Children from this marriage were:

   190 M    i. Arthur Edward Lionel PATTON was born in 1912, died in Jul 1978 in Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia at age 66, and was buried on 13 Jul 1978 in Fawkner Memorial Park Boulevard, Melbourne.

Death Notes: Registration Number:15752

Burial Notes: PATTON Arthur E L Fawkner Memorial Park Boulevard Special LawnFA-BSL*G*M**1 Interment 13/07/1978

   191 M    ii. Bernard Scott "Bernie" PATTON was born on 21 Mar 1914 in Queensland, Australia, died on 25 Aug 1992 at age 78, and was buried on 28 Aug 1992 in Northern Memorial Park, Melbourne, Victoria.

Burial Notes: PATTON Bernard Scott 25/08/1992Northern Memorial ParkNorthern Park Mawson (Lawn)NP-MAW*X***62Interment28/08/1992

Source - http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search.aspx

Bernard married Brenda BROWN. Brenda was born in 1922 and died on 20 May 2007 at age 85.

Noted events in her life were:

Brenda's obituary was published in the Herald Sun on 22 May 2007 in Melbourne, Victoria 3000.

PATTON (nee Brown). - Brenda Passed away peacefully on May 20, 2007 aged 85 years surrounded by her loving family. Loved wife of Bernard Scott (dec. ). Loving mother of Diane, Jeff (dec. ), Rosemary, Bill (dec. ), Ileen, Lynne, Terese, Brenda and Adele. In God's Care.

   192 F    iii. Alice Isabell PATTON was born on 13 Jun 1916 in Queensland, Australia.

Birth Notes: Registration Number: B044710

   193 F    iv. Marjorie Adelina Edith PATTON was born on 5 Apr 1918 in Queensland, Australia.

Birth Notes: Registration Number: 007838

   194 M    v. Harold George PATTON was born in 1920 in Richmond, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121.

   195 F    vi. Valerie Dorothy PATTON was born in 1928 in Victoria, Australia and died in 1956 in Victoria, Australia at age 28.

Valerie married HEWITT.

General Notes: Notes on Valeries death show two entries. One shows her as being a Hewitt and the other shows her as being a Hooper (Registration Number: 9433)



124. William Innis "Bill" PATTON 2,17,18,19 (Charles Douglas68, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born on 27 Nov 1889,17 died on 25 Feb 1967 in Preston, Victoria17 at age 77, and was buried on 27 Feb 1967 in Fawkner Cemetery & Crematorium, Fawkner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. {FGID: 182969691}

Burial Notes: "Fawkner Crematorium And Memorial Park wishes to advise that the location of the buried remains of the late William I Patton aged 77 are located at Church Of England: Compartment S Grave 1013."

PATTON William I Fawkner Memorial ParkChurch Of England FA-COE*S***1013 Interment27/02/1967

[Courtesy of Fawkner Cemetery & Crematorium Website].

General Notes: Later in life "Bill" used to make whicker chairs.

The following is recounted by Bill's grandson,..........

"He was always sitting out the front reading Zane Greys Western paper backs and rolling his own cigarettes". - Colin Cox, 24 August 2017

Noted events in his life were:

Attended Upper Plenty School: 1900.

Upper Plentry School: 1900.

PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES: Brothers, Douglas William Arthur and his younger brother William Innis Patton, circa 1905, in Wallan, Victoria 3756.

1914: William resided at Melbourne West, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 18

1913: William was employed as, Victorian Police Officer, in Collingwood Police Station, Collingwood, Victoria.
William joined the Victoria Police Force on 17 Jun 1912.


1919-1931: William resided at Abbotsford, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 18

1936-1937: William resided at Westgarth, Batman, Victoria, Australia. 18

1942: William resided at Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria 3070. 18

1949: William resided at Thornbury, Darebin, Victoria, Australia. 18

1954: William resided at Preston, Darebin, Victoria, Australia. 18

William was buried at the Bill & Hettie's Grave Fawkner Cemetery & Crematorium, Fawkner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1968.

William married Henrietta Rose "Hettie" THOMAS,17,39,69 daughter of George Griffin THOMAS and Lucy DARBY, in 1914 in Victoria, Australia.19 Henrietta was born in 1892 in Collingwood, City of Yarra, Victoria 3066,17,39 died on 11 Apr 1941 in Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia17 at age 49, and was buried on 12 Apr 1941 in Fawkner Cemetery & Crematorium, Fawkner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. {FGID: 182969736}

Death Notes: (Hettie died at the age of 48 - Reg No. 3280).

Burial Notes:
"Fawkner Crematorium And Memorial Park wishes to advise that the location of the buried remains of the late Hettie Rose Patton aged 48 are located at Church Of England: Compartment S Grave 1013."

PATTON Hettie Rose Fawkner Memorial ParkChurch Of EnglandFA-COE*S***1013 Interment12/04/1941

Source - Courtesy of Fawkner Cemetery & Crematorium Website http://www.gmct.com.au/our-locations/fawkner-memorial-park/

General Notes: Henrietta was known as Hetti.


Children from this marriage were:

   196 F    i. Irene PATTON .


   197 M    ii. George Innes PATTON 69 was born on 7 Aug 1914, died on 24 Sep 1984 in Tully, Victoria at age 70, and was buried on 26 Sep 1984 in Fawkner Memorial Park Boulevard, Melbourne.

Burial Notes: PATTON George Innis 24/09/1984Fawkner Memorial ParkSouth LawnFA-SOL*G***47 Interment 26/09/1984

George married Melvina Alice Sarah "Melva" WILLIAMS.69 Melvina was born on 28 Jun 1920 in Tasmania, Australia, died on 10 Jun 2012 at age 91, and was buried on 28 Jun 2012 in Fawkner Cemetery & Crematorium, Fawkner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Burial Notes: PATTON Melvina Alice28/06/192010/06/2012Fawkner Memorial ParkSouth LawnFA-SOL*G***47 Interment 28/06/2012

Noted events in her life were:

Melvina's obituary was published in the Herald Sun on 25 Jun 2012 in Melbourne, Victoria 3000.

PATTON. - Melvina (Melva). Passed away on June 10, 2012 Loving wife of George (dec. ). Wonderful loving mother of Yvonne, Winton (dec. ) and Russell. Loved mother-in-law of Joe (dec. ) and Sharon. Adored Nana of 10 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Dear Mother, rest, your work is over, Your loving hands will toil no more. No more your gentle eyes shall weep, Rest dear Mother, gently sleep.


   198 M    iii. William Douglas PATTON 69 was born in 1916, died in Nov 1955 at age 39, and was buried on 14 Nov 1955 in Fawkner Cemetery & Crematorium, Fawkner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Burial Notes: PATTON William DouglasFawkner Memorial Park Garden Of Remembrance 2FA-GR2A*6*12**153 Interment of C.R.14/11/1955

William married Edna Mary.

   199 F    iv. Alma PATTON was born on 8 Oct 1917 in Melbourne, Victoria 3000, died on 5 Aug 2009 at age 91, and was buried after 5 Aug 2009 in Preston Cemetery, Bundoora, Victoria.


Alma married Colin Augustus COX. Colin was born on 25 Apr 1918, died on 27 Aug 2006 at age 88, and was buried after 27 Aug 2006 in Preston Cemetery, Bundoora, Victoria.

   200 M    v. Allan Thomas "Mick" PATTON 69 was born in 1923 and died in 2006 at age 83.


   201 F    vi. Joyce PATTON was born on 12 Apr 1929 and died in 2001 at age 72.


125. Harold Theodore PATTON 17,39 (Charles Douglas68, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1891 in Wallan, Victoria 375639 and died on 1 Jan 1893 in Wallan, Victoria 375617 at age 2.

General Notes: Harold Theodore drowned in a well at approximately 1 year, 3 months of age.

Noted events in his life were:

Harold's obituary was published in The Age on 7 Jan 1893.
PATTON.
On the 1st January, at Wallan (accidentally drowned), Harold Theodore, the dearly beloved infant son of Charles D, and Carolina Patton, aged 15 months.
Asleep in Jesus.

126. Adeline Charlotte Theodora "Addie" PATTON 2,17,18,19,39 (Charles Douglas68, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1894 in Wallan, Victoria 375617,39 and died in Jun 1972 in Glen Waverley, Victoria17 at age 78.

Noted events in her life were:

Attended Upper Plenty School: 1900.

Upper Plentry School: 1900.

1919: Adeline resided at Abbotsford, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 18

1924: Adeline resided at Abbotsford, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 18

1936: Adeline resided at Glenferrie, Kooyong, Victoria, Australia. 18

1937: Adeline resided at Hawthorn, Yarra, Victoria, Australia. 18

1954: Adeline resided at Hawthorn, Yarra, Victoria, Australia. 18

1942: Adeline resided at Hawthorn, Yarra, Victoria, Australia. 18

Adeline married Arthur Herbert BARKER,2,17,18 son of James Ward BARKER 2 and Sarah Ann ELLIOTT,2 on 19 Feb 1913 in Presbyterian Church, North Carlton, Victoria, Australia.19 Arthur was born in 1887 in Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia17 and died on 27 Jan 1975 in Frankston Hospital, Victoria, Australia17 at age 88.

Noted events in his life were:

1919: Arthur resided at Richmond South, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121. 18

1937: Arthur resided at Hawthorn, Yarra, Victoria, Australia. 18

1949: Arthur resided at Hawthorn, Yarra, Victoria, Australia. 18

1954: Arthur resided at Hawthorn, Yarra, Victoria, Australia. 18

Children from this marriage were:

   202 M    i. Bertram Winton BARKER 2,20 died on 3 Dec 1987 in Dandenong, City of Greater Dandenong, Victoria 3175.

Bertram married Jessamine Olive TREGONNING 2 on 16 Sep 1939 in Hawthorn, Yarra, Victoria, Australia. Jessamine was born on 21 Oct 1911 in Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia and died on 12 Jul 1988 in Caulfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia at age 76.

   203 M    ii. Colin Arthur BARKER 2,20 was born on 26 Dec 1914 in Melbourne, Victoria 3000 and died on 7 Jul 2000 in Melbourne, Victoria 3000 at age 85.

Colin married Ethel May THODEY.2 Ethel was born on 30 Jun 1914 in Melbourne, Victoria 3000 and died on 7 Aug 1996 in Melbourne, Victoria 3000 at age 82.

   204 F    iii. Eunice Marian BARKER 2,20 was born in 1919 in Richmond, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121 and died on 6 Mar 1993 in William Angliss Hospital, Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia at age 74.

Eunice married HALES.

127. Estelle Leone "Essie" PATTON 19,20,53,54 (Charles Douglas68, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1895 in Wallan, Victoria 375653,54 and died in 1980 in Glen, Victoria54 at age 85.

General Notes:
Colin Cox the great-nephew to Essie recalls......

"I remember a Aunty Essie, was she a dress maker?
There was a Aunty who use to come down and make dresses for them .... Long ago we all went up to Wallan way on a truck at night and there was a Aunty in a little old house with only a kerro lamp to see with I was amazed !!"

Noted events in her life were:

Attended Upper Plenty School: 1900.

Upper Plentry School: 1900.

1968: Estelle resided at Kalkallo, Burke, Victoria, Australia. 20

Estelle married Norman Frederick GARDINER in 1920 in Victoria, Australia.19

Noted events in his life were:

Attended Upper Plenty School: 1900.

Upper Plentry School: 1900.

Cir 1950: Norman was employed in Wood yard, Glen Waverley, Melbourne, Victoria..
It is believed that Norman had a wood yard in the Glen Waverley area of Melbourne and that his nephew Ernie Patton used to cart wood down to his yard from Longwood.



128. Alfred Theodore "Alf" PATTON 2,17,20,39,57,58,59 (Charles Douglas68, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born on 20 May 1898 in Wallan, Victoria 375617,39,57,59 and died in 1963 in Wallan, Victoria 375617 at age 65.

Noted events in his life were:

Attended Upper Plenty School: 1905.
This photo was taken in 1905, so it is highly likely that Alfred is in there somewhere.

JOIN THE A.I.F. NOW: 1914.

1917: Alfred was employed as, Blacksmith.

1917: Alfred resided at 27 Abbotsford Street, Abbotsford, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Military Enlistment Papers: WWI, 19 Feb 1917.

Alfred served in the military Machine Gun Company 2, Reinforcement 13 on 19 Feb 1917 in Caulfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Regimental number 728
Religion Church of England
Occupation Blacksmith
Address Shaldon Cottage, Wallan East, Victoria
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 18
Next of kin Father, C D Patton, Wallan East, Victoria
Enlistment date 20 February 1917, Royal Park Victoria
Date of Enlistment from Nominal Roll 19 February 1917
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name Machine Gun Company 2, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number 24/7/4
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll 8th Battalion
Fate Returned to Australia 9 August 1919


The 8th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army. Initially raised in 1914 for the First Australian Imperial Force during the First World War the battalion was completely recruited from Victoria and formed the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division. During the war it fought at Gallipoli and in France and Belgium on the Western Front.
Today, its honours and traditions are perpetuated by the 8th/7th Battalion, Royal Victoria Regiment.

The 8th was known as the "Blood and Bandages" brigade due to their Unit Colour Patch being white on red.

WWI Honour Roll: Upper Plenty Honour Roll, 1918, Upper Plenty, Victoria, Australia.

War Medals: WWI - the 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, 1918, Australia Army.

Military Service Papers: WWI Service, Sep 1919.

Home Coming: Arrived home from WWI, 27 Sep 1919, Wallan East, Victoria 3756.
Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate. Friday 10 October 1919

WALLAN EAST.
(FROM A CORRESPONDENT.)


Private A. Patton, who has been on active service for about three years, returned on Saturday week. Private Patton is the last of the local soldiers to return, all the others that could return having already done so. The young soldier has acquired an English wife
and baby. There was a large gathering of friends on the Wallan station to meet the family when they returned by the evening train. Private Patton returned per the transport Ceramic and among the other troops on board was Signaller Len Easton, who enlisted from Upper Plenty. A public welcome home was given to these two returned soldiers and also to Messrs C.
Christofferson, A. Skurrie, H. Speirs, A. Speirs and C. Easton, who have all lately returned from active service.



Returned from war: Welcome Home Ball at Upper Plenty, 16 Oct 1919, Upper Plenty, Victoria, Australia.
Kilmore Free Press, Thursday 16 October 1919

WELCOME HOME at UPPER PLENTY
From a Correspondent.

The Upper Plenty hall was crowded to overflowing on Wednesday evening when a public welcome home was tendered to Sergeant O. Easton, Signaller L. Easton, Trooper N. Christefferson, Privates H. and A. Sheirs and A. Patton.

Owing to one or two counter attractions in the Whittlesea district there were no visitors from that quarter. However, there was a
record attendance for Upper Plenty, there being visitors also from Wallan, Darraweit and Wandong.

The first part of the programme rook the form' of an entertainment,. a choice lot of songs and recitations being rendered by Miss Patullo, Rev. W. Fitzgerald, Messrs Webb,
Lawson, Grills, and Sergeant Easton.

The Chairman (Mr McDougall) said they had gathered together that evening to welcome home the last of the young men of
Upper Plenty who were returning after years of active service. All the other soldiers who had enlisted from the district had returned.

He (the chairman) then presented each soldier with a pair of handsome gold sleeve links inscribed with their respective initials, amidst applause.

Speeches congratulating the soldiers on their safe return, and wishing them every success in the future,: were delivered by Ore
Hadfield and Minchin,.and Messrs O'Hanlon, M Oummins and J. Grills. Mr O'Hanlon also congratulated Private Patton on making
a conquest in the matrimonial field, the latter having brought back an English bride.

Mr Grille, in referring to the Australian soldiers, said their deeds could best be summed up in the words some Californian
miners had inscribed on the tombstone of one of theiir mates : " He done his damndest angels could do no more." ('Loud laughter )

The Australian soldiers had done the same thing to keep' Australia free and to make the world safe for humanity.
Sergeant Easton suitably responded on behalf of his comrades and himself.

The audience then sang "For they are jolly good fellows" and gave three hearty cheers for the soldiers. Refreshments in
abundance were served, Mr Barnett,. Wallan being the caterer.

The hall. was then cleared and dancing became the order of the evening, for which Miss Patullo supplied splendid music gratis, and Mr M. Oummins was, as usual, a courteous and Etficient M,0.



NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: Kilmore Free Press, 11 Dec 1919.
WALLAN HONOR ROLL,

The following is a copy of the Wallan Roll of Honor the unveiling of which was announced in last FREE PRESS :-

THE GREAT WAR.

1914 To 1919.
STATE SCHOOL, No. 664.
ARMISTICE SIGNED 11TII NOV., 1918.
PEACE DECLARED 19TH JULY, 1919.
LEST WE FORGET.
ROLL OF HONOR.


Anderson, Fred. Kidd, Harrison, Anderson, Wm. Mason, Alfred.
x Bracken, Jas. Missen, Leond. x Bourke, Jas. Murphy, Syd. Cahill, Thos. McBain, Donald Chapman, Wm. McCarthy, David, Clayton, Geo. McDonald, Jas. Crawley, Rupert McLeod, R. A. Cummins, Bryan Nurse, Edwd. Cummins Wm., M.M Olsson, A. E. x Elliott, Jas. Patton, Alfd. S Groves, Antony x Randell, Richid. Groves, Ernest x Rodda, Arnd. Hare, Wm. x Rodda, Ben. xHargraves, Walter x Rowe, Fred. Holmes, Alex. Smith, Edwd. Holmes, David x Smith, Leslie. Holmes, Henry Smith, Wm. Holmes, Syd. Stockdale, Percy E. Holt, Ewart Jinnette, Percy x Holt, Norman x Supreme Sacrifice. For King and Empire.

Presented by Mr. W. E. B. MACLEOD.

1922: Alfred was employed as, Brass Finisher.

1922: Alfred resided at 174 Swan Street, Richmond South, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121.

Cricket: Memorial Cricket Game for Ian Mann, on 28 Jan 1926, in Wallan, Victoria 3756.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: The Argus, 4 Mar 1927.
WALLAN.

Mr. Alfred Patton and family have left the district lo reside in Melbourne, where Mr. Patton has been appointed to a business position.'


Alfred served in the Military: World War II Service - Army Citizen Military Forces, 1939, Royal Park, Melbourne, Victoria. Alf backed up his World War I service with service in WWII as well.

Name: Alfred Theodore Patton
Birth Date: 20 May 1896
Birth Place: Wallan Victoria
Year Range: 1939 - 1948
Enlistment Place: Royal Park Victoria
Service Number: V18614
Next of Kin: Emma Patton
Series Description: B884: Army Citizen Military Forces

1928: Alfred was employed as, Labourer, in Wallan East, Victoria 3756.

Alfred married Emma Elizabeth DAWSON,54,57,70,71 daughter of William DAWSON 72 and Eveline ENGLAND,70 on 20 Feb 1919 in St Pancras Old St Pancras, England.57.,58 Emma was born in 1898 in Manchester54,57,70 and died in 1952 in Kilmore, Victoria 376454 at age 54.

General Notes: Origin place: Arrival date: 2 Nov 1922 Arrival place: Sydney, New South Wales

Noted events in her life were:

Arrival: 2 Nov 1922, Sydney, New South Wales. 71

Departure: London. 71

1901: Emma resided at St Pancras, London, England. 70

Children from this marriage were:

   205 F    i. Evelin PATTON .

   206 F    ii. Gwen PATTON .

   207 F    iii. Peggie PATTON .

   208 M    iv. Ted PATTON .

   209 M    v. Reg PATTON .

   210 F    vi. Doreen PATTON .


   211 M    vii. Alfred Theodore PATTON was born on 24 Aug 1918 in Euston, England, died on 26 Apr 1941 in Corinth Canal, Greece at age 22, and was buried in Athínai, Attiki, Greece.

   212 M    viii. Norman Charles PATTON was born in 1920 in Carlton, Victoria, Australia.


   213 M    ix. Harry Edward PATTON was born on 17 Jun 1922 in Wallan, Victoria 3756, died on 2 Oct 1998 in Upper Plenty, Victoria, Australia at age 76, and was buried in Wallan Cemetery, Wallan, Victoria 3756.


129. Charlene Adeline COLLINS (Elizabeth Jane "Bessie" PATTON70, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1890 in Wandong, Victoria 3758 and died in 1891 in Wandong, Victoria 3758 at age 1.


130. Elizabeth Ann COLLINS (Elizabeth Jane "Bessie" PATTON70, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1892 in Wandong, Victoria 3758, died in 1924 in Sale, Victoria, Australia at age 32, and was buried in Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971.

Noted events in her life were:

Elizabeth was a recipent to the correspondence of Charles STAFFORD 25 Aug 1885 Belgrave, Leicester, England: Letter to his cousin Elizabeth Ann Collins (Page 2). 73

Elizabeth was a recipent to the correspondence of Charles STAFFORD 25 Aug 1885 Belgrave, Leicester, England: Letter to his cousin Elizabeth Ann Collins (Page 1). 73

RESIDENCE: in 1910, in Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971.

Elizabeth was buried at the Elizabeth's Grave Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971 in 1924.

Elizabeth married Arnold James Perry GREEN, son of Richard Perry GREEN and Lillian HUGGETT, in 1913. Arnold was born on 15 Feb 1893 in Myrtleford, Victoria and died on 13 Feb 1955 in Sale, Victoria, Australia at age 61.

Noted events in his life were:

1955: Arnold was employed as, Farmer, in Carrajung Lower, Victoria.

1955: Arnold resided at Carrajung Lower, Victoria.

Children from this marriage were:

   214 M    i. Arnold James GREEN was born in 1913 and died on 18 Nov 1988 in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia at age 75.

   215 M    ii. Valentine "Val" GREEN was born on 11 Jun 1916 in Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971 and died on 25 Jul 2006 in New South Wales, Australia at age 90.

   216 M    iii. Lindsay Graham "Lin" GREEN was born in 1918 in Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971 and died in 1996 in Tatura, Victoria at age 78.


131. James Stafford "Jim" COLLINS 2,53,54 (Elizabeth Jane "Bessie" PATTON70, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born on 3 Jan 1895 in Wandong, Victoria 3758,53,54 died in 1979 in Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 397154 at age 84, and was buried in Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971.

General Notes:

There was a small book put together by the granddaughter of Elizabeth Collins (Green) about Goodwood. James Snr was the Mill Manager. It states - "James (junior) was asked by his father to join him in Port Albert and he arrived by train 24 May, 1910 at the age of 15. He worked as a fireman on the locomotives and at the mill before enlisting in 1916. He was wounded in France towards the end of the war and arrived back in Australia on January 5, 1919. He returned to Goodwood and worked there until it closed. He was involved in the dismantling and was, in fact, the last man to leave Goodwood."

Noted events in his life were:

RESIDENCE: in 1910, in Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971.

JOIN THE A.I.F. NOW: 1914.

1st A.I.F. 3rd Machine Gun Battalion: battled in the German Spring Offensive, 1916-1919.
The 3rd Machine Gun Battalion was an infantry support unit of the Australian Army.

Originally formed in March 1918 for service during World War I as part of the all volunteer Australian Imperial Force, it was one of five such units raised as part of the AIF during the war.

The battalion consisted of four machine gun companies, which had previously existed as independent companies assigned mainly at brigade level.

The battalion took part in the final stages of the war, seeing action during the Allied defensive operations during the German Spring Offensive and then the Allied Hundred Days Offensive, which finally brought an end to the war.

The battalion was disbanded in mid-1919 during the demobilisation of the AIF following the conclusion of hostilities.

Source -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3rd_Machine_Gun_Battalion_(Australia)

PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES: WWI, Members of the 3rd Machine Gun Battalion, 1916.

Correspondence: Postcard during the war to his sister Elizabeth, 3 Oct 1917.

Correspondence: The reverse side of the postcard that James sent to his sister Elizabeth, 3 Oct 1917. In this photo James Stafford Collins also indicates his cousin Walter Douglas Patton in the photograph. In the back row 2nd from the right is Doug with James next to him (3rd from the right).

1914 Star or 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

James was buried at the Jim & Gertrude's Grave Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971 in 1979.

James married Gertrude Teresa LAMB,2,53 daughter of Edward LAMB and Sarah Ann Elizabeth MOONEY, on 7 Mar 1925 in St. Patrick's Cathedral, East Melbourne. Gertrude was born on 21 Oct 1898 in Sale, Victoria, Australia53 and died on 15 Oct 1958 in Windsor, Victoria at age 59.

Children from this marriage were:

   217 M    i. Peter John Forsyth COLLINS was born on 24 Apr 1924 in Oakleigh, Victoria.

   218 F    ii. Adrienne COLLINS was born on 6 Oct 1925, died on 12 Feb 2015 in Sale, Victoria at age 89, and was buried in Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971.


132. William Martin COLLINS 2 (Elizabeth Jane "Bessie" PATTON70, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1901 in Wandong, Victoria 3758, died on 21 Jul 1974 in Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971 at age 73, and was buried in Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971.

Noted events in his life were:

RESIDENCE: in 1910, in Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971.

William was buried at the William & Nita's Grave Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971 in 1974.

William married Neatre Ethel "Nita" BARLOW,2,20,53,54 daughter of Thomas BARLOW 2 and Ann-Annie WILLIS,2 in Victoria, Australia. Neatre was born in 1889 in Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 397153,54 and died on 31 Dec 1969 in Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 397154 at age 80.

Noted events in her life were:

1919: Neatre resided at Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971. 20

1931: Neatre resided at Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971. 20

1936: Neatre resided at Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971. 20

1937: Neatre resided at Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971. 20

1943: Neatre resided at Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971. 20

1954: Neatre resided at Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971. 20

133. Geoffrey Douglas COLLINS (Elizabeth Jane "Bessie" PATTON70, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born on 24 Feb 1916 in Sale, Victoria, died on 16 Sep 1976 in Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971 at age 60, and was buried in Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971.

Noted events in his life were:

Geoffrey was buried at the Geoffrey & Mollie's Grave Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 3971 in 1976.

Geoffrey married Mollie SWEENY,2.,54 daughter of Michael SWEENEY 2 and Elsie Valentine BLACK,.2 Mollie was born on 5 Apr 192154 and died on 6 Jul 1983 in Yarram, Shire of Wellington, Victoria 397154 at age 62.

134. Robert PATTON (Elizabeth Jane "Bessie" PATTON70, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1889 in Wandong, Victoria 3758.


135. Charlotte Ann "Lottie" CAMPBELL 2 (Charlotte Matilda "Lottie" PATTON71, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born on 22 Jan 1915 in Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, died on 4 Mar 1992 in Wallan, Victoria 3756 at age 77, and was buried in Wallan, Victoria 3756.

Noted events in her life were:

RESIDENCE: Rail Street, in 1955, in Wandong, Victoria 3758.

Charlotte married James LARCOMBE. James was born on 5 Jul 1900 in Richmond, City of Yarra, Victoria 3121, died on 20 Jan 1961 in Wandong, Victoria 3758 at age 60, and was buried in Wallan Cemetery, Wallan, Victoria 3756.

Noted events in his life were:

James was buried at the Grave of James & Charlotte Anne Larcombe Wallan Cemetery, Wallan, Victoria 3756.

136. David Edward PATTON (Charlotte Matilda "Lottie" PATTON71, William38, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1911 in Wandong, Victoria 3758 and died in 1911 in Kilmore, Victoria 3764.

Birth Notes: Registration #:24444

Death Notes: Registration #:09564

137. Hannah Ellen PATON (Ebenezer Johnston "Johnston"72, Robert Russel39, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born on 1 Sep 1892 in Emu Bay, Burnie. Tasmania. Australia. and died on 23 Nov 1927 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia at age 35.

Birth Notes:
Name: Hanna Ellen Paton
Birth Date: 1 Sep 1892
Birth Place: Tasmania
Registration Year: 1892
Registration Place: Emu Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Father: Ebenezer Johnst Paton
Mother: Ellen Lapham
Registration Number: 630

Noted events in her life were:

1914: Hannah resided at Leven, Darwin, Tasmania, Australia.

1919: Hannah resided at Table Cape, Darwin, Tasmania, Australia.

Hannah married Vernon Keith WELLS, son of Clarence Albert WELLS and Isabella Alice FRASER. Vernon was born on 14 Mar 1899 in Needles.Tasmania. Australia. and died in 1941 in Victoria, Australia at age 42.

Noted events in his life were:

1914 Star or 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

World War I Enlistment Papers: 14 Jun 1918, Claremont, Tasmania.
Name: Vernon Keith Wells
Birth Place: Needles, Tasmania
Dossier Year Range: 1914-1920
Enlistment Place: Claremont, Tasmania
Service Number: 63348
Next of Kin: H Wells
Relationship to Soldier: Brother

1920: Vernon resided at Smithton, Tasmania, Australia.
Vernon owned an Indian Motorcycle.

The child from this marriage was:

   219 M    i. Kenneth Vernon WELLS was born on 30 Jun 1921 in Smithton, Tasmania, Australia and died in 1998 at age 77.

138. Jane PATTON 23 (Robert Maxwell75, John Dunn40, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1900 in Edinburgh, Scotland.23

Noted events in her life were:

RESIDENCE: 15 Royston Terrace, in 1901, in Edinburgh New Haven, Midlothian, Scotland. 23

139. Jenny PATTON (Robert Maxwell75, John Dunn40, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born after 1901 and died circa 1982.

140. Douglas PATTON (Edward Purves76, John Dunn40, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1).

141. Dolly PATTON (Edward Purves76, John Dunn40, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1).

142. Edward Purves PATTON (Edward Purves76, John Dunn40, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1897 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

Noted events in his life were:

RESIDENCE: 15 Stewart Terrace, in 1901, in St.Michael, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

143. Henrietta Marshall PATTON (Edward Purves76, John Dunn40, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1900 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

Noted events in her life were:

RESIDENCE: 15 Stewart Terrace, in 1901, in St.Michael, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

144. Anne Leonard "Lena" PATTON 23 (John Dunn II78, John Dunn40, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born on 12 Sep 1899 in Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland23 and died on 15 Nov 2001 in Healesville, Casey, Victoria, Australia at age 102.

Noted events in her life were:

1901: Anne resided at Leith South, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. 23

Anne married John Allan KENYON.

General Notes: John was a Lieutenant in the Navy. When he was "de-mobbed" from the
Navy he and Anne travelled to Australia.



145. John Dunn PATTON III (John Dunn II78, John Dunn40, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born on 6 Nov 1901 in Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland and died on 20 Jan 1977 in East Brighton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia at age 75.

General Notes:

John aged 2.5 years went to live with his maternal Grandmother after his fathers' death. John arrived in Australia in 1922.

Please refer to Charles Corsie Pattons letters and interviews regarding John working in Shepparton for Sir Ian Hamilton and later working for the S.E.C. where he retired in 1964/65.

Noted events in his life were:

1922: John resided at Caroline Place House, Gronton, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Emigrated: Onboard the ship "BENALLA", on 3 Aug 1922, in London, England.

John married Olive SNOOK. Olive was born in 1906, died on 7 Nov 1987 at age 81, and was buried in Brighton General Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. {FGID: 158420827}

The child from this marriage was:

   220 M    i. John Dunn PATTON IV .


146. Charles Corsie PATTON 60,61,62 (John Dunn II78, John Dunn40, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born on 21 Sep 1903 in Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, was christened on 8 Nov 1903 in Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, died on 16 Oct 2001 in Templestowe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia at age 98, and was buried on 19 Oct 2001 in Springvale Cemetery & Crematorium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Noted events in his life were:

Interview: CONVERSATION CHARLES PATTON / DOUG HUTCHINSON, 23 Nov 1984. 74 CONVERSATION CHARLES PATTON / DOUG HUTCHINSON, Friday 23 Nov 1984

* Charles Patton was born in Edinburgh, his is 81 and came to Australia in 1923
* His great grandfather was John Dunn the brother of William who was married to Charlotte Palethorpe.
* C.P. said that a story was told in his family of an uncle who ran away to Australia. (This would have been William.)
* C.P. said that his mother was an Orcadian, her name was Corsie.
* His great grandfather, who was also John Dunn Patton did not get on well with his grandfather Corsie.
* According to C.P. the Patton family were members of the aristocracy in Edinburgh and were very well-off. The family used to go to Rosebank (Orkney) for holidays, also it was the accepted thinkg for such families to have property in the North.
* C.P.'s father was also John Dunn, he died when C.P. was 2.5.
* C.P. knows that he had an uncle Edward and an uncle Robert.
* The Patton's were connected with the Bank of Glasgow which invested heavily in Australia but went broke and so did a lot of the Pattons who must have invested in the bank.
* C.P. said that the Patton family had a residence in "Athol" Cresent, Edinburgh, which he said (and likened) to some of the better houses in Bath; he also said several times that the Pattons did not have to work at this time but they eventually ran out of money.
* C.P. said that from the age of 2.5 until 8 he lived in the Orkneys (Kirkwell I think) WITH AN AUNTY. He also said that his sister lived in Kirkwell and in fact finished her education there. She now lives in Melbourne (Healsville ??)
* He also said that the Pattons (his great grandfather I think) was connected with a distillary called Highland Park.
* C.P. said that the Pattons were an old Edinburgh family and that it was the fashion at that time (early 1800 I assume) for families to go up to Orkney, particularly for holidays, this was how they came to be in that location but they were originally from the South.
* C.P. also said that his cousin (a son of Edward) went to London where he became editor of the Christian Science Monitor and adopted a son, Charles.
* The Pattons of Edinburgh attended the Daniel Stewart College
* Charles C Patton Telephone 5965260


CONVERSATION CHARLES PATTON/ DOUG HUTCHINSON, Tuesday 4 Dec 1984

* My father died in 1906 and 10 years before this he was still going to the Orkneys for holidays.
* My grandfather lived at Carlton Street, I went there to see him when I was a small boy, he died about 1913.
* I went to Kirkwall when I was about 2.5 and stayed until I was about 7 (1910). I then returned to Edinburgh, where I went to school, my grandfather died 2-3 years after this around 1912-13-14.
* My sister lives in Healesville.
* Re the Rollos (one of whom married a John Dunn in the 1850's): "They were really something !". They were considered to be members of the aristocracy !
* Davidsons Mains was a village near Edinburgh, it contained many large houses. It is probably a suburb now.
* As far as I know the religion of the Pattons was Presbyterian.
* I have never heard of the "United Church of England and Ireland, (who married William and Charlotte Palethorpe)

Correspondence: Letter from Charles Corsie Patton to Anne Ranse, 1985. The following is the transcript of a letter written by Charles Corsie Patton to Mrs M. Anne Ranse (nee Dau).


3 Milray Street Brighton East, 3187
20th February, 1985.

Dear Mrs Ranse,

Thank you for your letter 10-2-85. Little did I know, when I arrived in Australia in 1923, that I was entering such a hot-bed of Pattons ! In all the intervening years, & until recently, I had not encountered any of them & had heard only vague accounts of how a great uncle had come to Aust. in the early years.

Children at that time were not encouraged to ask too many questions on family matters and in later years we were all too busy trying to create our own history to worry about it. My own idea was that great Uncle William may have been a few years older than 11 or 12 when he left Orkney and that he may have been involved with a girl and was advised that it would be prudent to depart for fresher climes. As my father died when I was 2 1/2 years old I had no opportunity to learn
much of the family history except by hearsay and that from my mother's side.

My Grandfather was a brother of William and was a writer (lawyer) both in Orkney & Edinburgh. He was John Dunn Patton & died about 1916. His wife was Christina Rollo, I think died shortly before my father and about my birth 1903. She was what they would say in Scotland very "well connected". The Rollos were of "noble" birth. One of my grandmother's sisters was the wife of Sir John Steel the sculptor who "did" the Walter Scott & Wellington monuments.

Although I am unable to give you much authenticated information beyond my own grandfather's time I can only say that the Pattons were originally an Edinburgh family of some wealth and I always heard that they lost a great amount in the "Glasgow Bank" which had a lot of investment in Australia.

This of course would be purely coincidental to William's coming here. Although I knew of the Patton connection with Orkney I did not know the period extended over such a long time. My father used to visit Orkney on his holidays from school. They had a house there named "Rosebank" which still exists and I saw on both my visits to Orkney in 1977 & 79.

My mother's family (Corsie) are pure Orcadians from the early Norse days. When my father died - he was named John Dunn too - my sister & I were sent to Orkney, she to live with our maternal grandparents & I with an Aunt, my mother's sister. That was in 1906 and by that time the Pattons had abandoned Orkney. I imagine my grandfather had enough problems what with the death of his wife and having three or four daughters still to keep. The family three boys and three or four girls, I'm not certain, had been well educated and kept in some luxury. The eldest son Robert went into law but the other two Edward & John, my father, must, like Mr McArber (?), have thought that things would work out all right. Nothing much did turn up.

All this is not of much interest to you and your branch of the family but is at least a record of the demise of the family in Edinburgh as I am the only male descendant born in Edinburgh of John Dunn Snr left, and as far as I know he had no brothers living in Edinburgh at the time of his death.

As already mentioned I arrived in Aust. in 1923. My brother John Dunn III arrived a year previous. We both completed apprenticeships as electrical engineers with Brace Peebles in Edin. and as the engineering trade was in the doldrums immediately after World War I, my mother thought it a good idea for the family to migrate to Aust. and to become of all things fruitgrowers. My brother was nominated by a brother of Sir lan Hamiltons who was a remittance man more or less
and was on an orchard in Shepparton. John was thrilled with the life (Hamiltons had three beautiful & highly accomplished daughters, but no money !) and he sent us glowing accounts of the life on the orchard, by this time my sister's fiancee, who had been de-mobbed as a young Lieutenant from the navy, had also come out and was working at J.C. Williamsons. His name was J. Alan Kenyon and he was Art Director of J.C.'s until he died in the early 70's. Anyhow we were all here by 1923 and I also took a job at 10/6 a week to gain experience fruit growing. I decided that orcharding was not for me and I thought the risk too great for my mother to spend the little money we had so, back to Melbourne and the engineering. My mother bought a house in Brighton - I think it was £1100- from where we all eventually married and started the usual fifty or so years to bring up our families.

My sister, who is now 85, has two sons and is living in a retirement village in Healesville. My brother died in 1977 left a son and three daughters.

I have one daughter and two sons (one daughter died when she was 22 of a congenital heart condition).

My wife, who was a Sinclair, died in 1976 and have been "doing" for myself ever since. I still drive and maintain my car, cut my lawns and am quite busy with the usual chores. My health is good and if I have anything wrong I don't have the time to think or worry about it. I have my own teeth, I can read the paper without specs, and my hearing is reasonable but bad enough to be convenient at times. You say your father is 74 and quite active and that is splendid

I have not explained how I came in contact with the Aust. branch of the family and if you have not already thrown this diatribe (?) into the rubbish bin you can bear with me further. A friend lent me a book "Pretty Sally's Hill" by J.W.Payne describing the early days of Wandin & surrounding areas and in which William Patton and many of his offspring were mentioned. You will probably be aware of this. When I saw that he had set off from Kirkwall I immediately knew he was one of us and I set off for Wandin and found out that Lottie Campbell was still living there. She was away at the time but I spoke to her daughter Heather who gave me Doug Hutchinsons Ph. number and he kindly went to no end of trouble filling in with the information he has. I also contacted Christine Daffy and spent a very pleasant & informative afternoon with her and her parents. I was amazed at the amount of work she has put into the family tree. I'm only sorry I had not known of her trip to Orkney as I was over there about the same time although I was not doing any research into family matters. I feel that when my grandmother Christina Rollo Patton died my grandfather was not able or interested enough to maintain the Orkney connection and my father would have been the last of the Pattons in Orkney with the exception of my brother & I who went up regularly on school holidays to stay with my mother's relations. I think I mentioned that I lived with one of them for 2.5 to 7 years of age (1910) when I came down to Edinburgh to school.

The photo of William bears a strong resemblance to my grandfather John Dunn. I think my mother had little contact with my father's sisters after his death but she sent us to visit on our grandfather's birthday and we always gave him a red carnation. Even as a very old man he traditionally wore black jacket and striped trousers and a carnation. He was living at 2 Carlton Street then.

You ask how many brothers & sisters did my great grandfather have. Well you will have gathered by now that Robert, father of William who pioneered your branch, was my great grandfather. So, as I'm fairly sure you have this information, the question is answered. If, however, you are not clear on this please let me know.

I had only one male Patton cousin who died childless, although he adopted a boy & named him Charles. We lost touch with my girl cousins through marriage and consequent change of name. I had a cutting sent to me from Edin. last year announcing the death of Jenny Patton, who was a cousin, in a nursing home. She was the daughter of my father's brother Robert who had also been in the legal profession. For some time in the 1930's he was a Provost of Musselborough. I went to her old home (she died a spinster) but she had sold out several years previously and I missed a golden opportunity to get first hand information, and even documents relating to the family, for her father Robert was my grandfather's eldest son.

I realise that much of what I have written is irrelevant to what you are seeking but you may pick something out that is worth following up and after all it is all history to those coming on. Thankyou for the invitation to call on you. My daughter Jean occasionally visits Canberra, and her husband quite frequently, and she said she would very much like to meet you when she is there.

This started off as notes for a letter I would get Jean to type but, as there seems no reason to punish two people at the same time, I will ask you to accept it, as is, scratches & all. The writing is not good but I have been known to do worse.

Yours Truly
Charles C. Patton



Charles' father died when he was approx. 2.5, after which he went to live in Orkney. When he was eight, they moved back to Edinburgh. He went to Trinity Academy and played Rugby for the school. After leaving school he served an apprenticeship with Bruce Peebles as an Electrical Engineer.

He served with the 7/9th BTN The Royal Scots during the war.

Charles came to Australia in 1923. He was employed as the Chief Inspector of CAA during WW2. He designed motors for the first disc recorders, wire recorders and tape recorders plus speakers. He worked on the first heart machine and calibrated the pump that was to be used by the Alfred Hospital. He also helped design the motors for the Woomera Rocket Range.

He loved to make grandfather clocks and would make every piece of them.



Charles's obituary was published in the Herald Sun on 18 Oct 2001 in Melbourne, Victoria 3000.

PATTON. - Charles Corsie, on Oct. 16, 2001 in his 99th year. Born Edinburgh Scotland 1903. Beloved husband of Win (dec. ), dearly loved father of Craig, Margaret (dec. ), Jean and Duncan, father-in-law of Gwen, Mike and Marianne (dec. ). Loved grandfather of Fiona and Rowena, Nik and Jon, Chloe and Lisa and great grandfather of Emily, Callum and Angus, Liam, Fitzpatrick and Ferguson. Scots Wha'hae!

Charles married Winifred Augusta SINCLAIR,60,61,62,75,76 daughter of Andrew W. SINCLAIR 61,62,78,79 and Henrietta Elizabeth HOGG,60,61,62,78,79 on 19 Nov 1930 in John Knox Church, Gardenvale, Victoria.77 Winifred was born on 3 Feb 1908 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia,75,76 was christened on 29 Mar 1908 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, died on 31 May 1976 in Melbourne, Victoria 3000 at age 68, and was buried on 4 Jun 1976 in Springvale Cemetery & Crematorium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Marriage Notes: John Knox Presbyterian Church

General Notes: Winifred was usually known as Winnie. She went to Gardenvale Central School and then to Rosbercon Girls Grammar in Brighton. After leaving school Winnie worked as the Secretary to the M.C. from America who started Yellow Cabs in Melbourne.

Winnie met Charles Paton and settled to a happily married life in Brighton. Winnie was a very active and athletic person. She was good at tennis and won prizes for running. She had a great sense of humour and was liked by everyone. She was an excellent cook and made clothes for the children when things were hard to get in WW2.

Winnie was a great diplomat and would think well before she spoke. She was also known by the girls of the next generation as a trusted confidante. She was very good with English and spelling and could write with either hand or both at the same time.

A mother well loved.


Children from this marriage were:

   221 F    i. Margaret Anne PATTON 61,62 was born on 10 Jun 1933 in Caulfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia,77 was christened on 25 Oct 1933 in Gardenvale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia,77 died on 22 Nov 1955 in Upper Hutt, New Zealand77 at age 22, and was buried on 25 Nov 1955 in Wellington, New Zealand.77

General Notes: Margaret died due to complications with her pregnancy.

   222 M    ii. Duncan Rollo PATTON 61,62 was born on 24 May 1950 in Caulfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia,77 was christened on 25 May 1952 in Gardenvale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia,77 and died on 3 Jul 2010 at age 60.

Duncan married Marianne Edna COTTERELL 61,62 on 28 Oct 1974 in Melbourne, Victoria 3000.77 Marianne died on 11 Dec 1994 in Thailand.77

Marriage Notes: Married in the Registry Office

147. William Donald John MACRAE (Jessie Rollo PATTON79, John Dunn40, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1909.

148. Edith Evelyn PATON (Robert PATON86, Eleanor PATTON50, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born on 20 Nov 1907 in South Tottenham, England and died in Dec 1996 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England at age 89.

149. Stanley PATON (Robert PATON86, Eleanor PATTON50, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1910 in South Tottenham, England.

Noted events in his life were:

RESIDENCE: on 2 Apr 1911, in Hayes, Middlesex, England.

150. Stanley EVANS (Jane PATON87, Eleanor PATTON50, Robert Maxwell Esq24, William17, John8, James1) was born in 1903 in London, England.

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