John Winterbotham

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48166878

Bio

I'm 71 years young; an ex serviceman who served 12 years in the Australian Regular Army in the foodstuffs and stores section in the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps (RAAOC).
I live at Cleveland, in beautiful sunny Queensland in one the best and safest countries in the world - AUSTRALIA.
I am presently recording all Inmates who were sent to the Dunwich Benevolent Asylum between 1866 - 1947. Some never made it out and Died and are buried in the Dunwich Cemetery. The lucky one's were Discharged from the establishment and went on and died elsewhere. The inmates who died in the Asylum are now all buried in UNMARKED graves as the markers were inadvertenly removed after the Asylum was closed in late 1946.
I have the Dunwich Benelevent Asylum records (1866 - 1946) which I am gradually placing on this site if they have died and were buried there. I have created a separate Grave for them. Do not hesitate to ask me to look up an Inmate if you believe he/she may have been sent to the Asylum and was Discharged or DIED.
Redland City Council has a Dunwich Asylum Memorial Wall on Stradbroke Island for those inmates who DIED on the Island and have no known grave. You may apply to the Council for a plaque to go onto the Wall. Proof of Internment is necessary, so you can, with my permission, use the Admission Sheet on his FAG page or you can send me an email and I'll send one to you.
If you find or wish to query a person's name or an error which could be please let me know as I am dealing with material that could have the wrong details.
I'm here to help, so please do not hesitate to ask.

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