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John Winterbotham (#48166878)
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Bio Photo I'm 66 years young; an ex serviceman who served 12 years in the Australian Regular Army, with no overseas service, in the foodstuffs and stores section in the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps (RAAOC).
Upon my discharge I went out and mowed lawns in my local area for 15 years until an old Army problem emerged. I fell from the high-beam in the gym and injured my lower back and am now on DVA pension for the problem. I'm now a Gold card holder and on the Aged Pension so have plenty of time on my side.
I live at Cleveland, in beautiful sunny Queensland in one the best and safest countries in the world - AUSTRALIA.
I took up military research about 30 years ago when I went to the National Archives (NAA) here in Brisbane and found they had records of all Queensland service personnel who had served in World War 2 and beyond. Anyone can access records that over 30 years old.
Am have now got myself interested in Cemetery graves and have now completed the whole of Hemmant and Cleveland Cemeteries. My next project is Redland Bay Cemetery. So if you need a Hemmant or a Cleveland Cemetery grave photo then please ask me.
I do not agree with allowing my Headstone photos to be used by others and they getting the credit for creating the memorial. By using other means at my disposal I have found other places where I can obtain much more information. My Headstone photos will stay with me. I like to personalise them with actual Bios.
Where I place a "Grave Unmarked" notice on the site it means the Grave has no Headstone. (Personally, I would love to see descendants place some kind of Headstone on their relative's grave to show they care. That is why I'm doing this, to show relatives where their descendants ARE buried. So please, show your relative they are loved by placing a plaque on their "Unmarked grave". Permission will be required to use my photos no matter where you wish to place them and this includes Ancestry.com.
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Keely Sample
Aloysius Keteles
I apologize for the delay. My memorial for Aloysius Keteles has been removed per your request.
Added by Keely Sample on Jan 28, 2016 11:02 AM
Carol Mott
RE: Samuel & Mary Hewlett
Hey John,
While looking for the parents of Mary, I found these details on Mary's birth from BDM Queensland.
*1889 C5482 Mary Phie Walter Dixon Sarah Anne Macnamara.
Not sure if you had her birth date
*Mary Phie
Birth: 3 September 1889 (3 Sep 1889) - Australia
Marriage: 20/12/1911 (20 Dec 1911) - Queensland, Australia
Parents: Walter Dixon Phie, Sarah Ann McNamara
Spouse: Samuel Evans Hewlett.

Hope it helps
Added by Carol Mott on Jan 19, 2016 4:41 AM
Carol Mott
RE: Samuel & Mary Hewlett
John, I have removed the photos. Cheers Carol
Added by Carol Mott on Jan 19, 2016 4:19 AM
Carol Mott
Samuel & Mary Hewlett
Hi John, I have taken a photo of Samuel Evans Hewlett, 1887-1947.
Mary Phie Hewlett, 1890-1967.
Balmoral Cemetery
Portion 5 Grave 1129.
They have an unmarked grave their grave is left to Patrick Leonard Wallace, 5-1128.
If You Wish for the photo and caption taken off their page let me know.

Kind Regards, Carol
Added by Carol Mott on Jan 19, 2016 1:33 AM
Alicha
Frederick George Isaac Bonney & Maria Bonney
Hello John,

I was at Lutwyche Cemetery today and whilst there I had a look for Frederick George Isaac Bonney & Maria Bonney's grave. Unfortunately it is an unmarked grave, however I did take a photo of the plot if you'd like me to upload it.

Regards,
Alicha
Added by Alicha on Jan 09, 2016 2:14 AM
marian cunliffe
RE: Blanch Rouse Shelley
Hello John,

I am not a relative, I am helping a lady named Owena build her family tree. Blanche is her GGGrandmother.

Regards Marian
Added by marian cunliffe on Jan 02, 2016 2:38 AM
marian cunliffe
Blanche Rouse Shelley
Sorry, I forgot to put her husbands name, Edgar Shelley.
Marian
Added by marian cunliffe on Jan 01, 2016 9:20 PM
marian cunliffe
Blanch Rouse Shelley
Hi John, Blanche is the mother of Joseph Eustace Shelley. She was born in Wandsworth, London, Surrey, England. Her Husband was born 1861, in Lewes Sussex, England. He died in 1949 in Famagusta, Cyprus. He may have been visiting Joseph at the time.

Regards Marian
Added by marian cunliffe on Jan 01, 2016 9:15 PM
Zella
RE: Corp Edwin Charles Cowell
Hello again,

That makes sense. I did the edit that you just suggested, but if you would prefer me to remove the rank I would be happy to do so. Just let me know. Merry Christmas to you too!

Zella
Added by Zella on Dec 20, 2015 5:30 PM
Zella
RE: Corp Edwin Charles Cowell
Hello,

The edit that you sent was to remove the prefix "Corp", but unless I am looking at it wrong, the gravestone says Cpl. If I am in error, please explain.

Thank you,

Zella
Added by Zella on Dec 19, 2015 6:19 PM
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