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Roy Hungerford Wilshire

A Letter From the Front, 1916

Roy Hungerford Wilshire [E.6.13a.1b] was born on 12 July 1895 at Mooriwarra, Mosman, NSW. He served with the AIF in World War I, initially as a driver with the 8th Field Ambulance, Sec A. Roy was later attached to the Australian Army Pay Corps and made an Hon 2nd Corporal. His regimental number was 6678. This […]

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Hungerford Families in the Great War

In 2015, HAFS published In Remembrance: Hungerford and Associated Families in the Great War 1914-1918 which was put together for the Anzac Day 2015 Centenary. HAFS member D Evan Evans [E2.2a.5b.2c.1d.1e] has now extracted core information from this publication and made it available in the PDF file below. This file lists Hungerford’s who served in […]

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John Knight

John Knight DNA breakthrough

John Knight The family of John Knight (1812-1912) grew up with the story that he was the illegitimate son of Emanuel Hungerford [E]. Now, two hundred years later, we have proof. Who was John Knight? John Knight was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1812. He came to Australia in 1828 on the Alexander Henry […]

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Bramhall

Some Sydney Hungerford Houses

Editor’s Note: These articles were written by Brett Harvey [E.1.1a.15b.1c.1d.1e=] and originally published in HAFS Journal Vol 13 No 1 (May 2015) and HAFS Journal Vol 13 No 3 (May 2016). Bramhall – Jersey Street, Strathfield – Home of Florence Edith Chapman [E.8.7a] and Charles Frederick Lindeman [E.8.7a=] In the late 1800’s there were many […]

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Pilcher’s Paddock

Pilcher’s Paddock is mentioned in the article Some Sydney Hungerford Houses. There is an interesting connection between the original owner, Charles Pilcher QC and the Hungerford family. Charles was the youngest son of Henry Incledon Pilcher and his wife Eliza Bradley. Henry was born 17 February 1799 in Barnstable, Devon, England. His father was Edward […]

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Constance (Con) Muriel Evans (nee Burton-Bradley) c1930 (born 30 October 1909, died 15 April 1975)

The Water Colourist of Redcamp: Constance Evans (nee Burton-Bradley)

Constance Muriel (Con) Hungerford [E2.2a.5b.2c] was a descendent of the enterprising Hungerford (maternal) and the seafaring Burton-Bradley (paternal) families. Con was the second child of Muriel (nee Hungerford [E2.2a.5b] and Prowett Burton-Bradley (married 28 September 1906, St Paul’s, Wellington, New Zealand), and their older son was Robert Prowett (Bob) Burton Bradley (born 14 May 1908, […]

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Phillipa Shelly Jones

A New Role for Phillipa Shelly Jones

Philippa Shelly Jones [E.2.3a.6b.5c.2d.1e] was recently elected to the Board of the Society of Australian Genealogists. She is also the Editor of the publication ASSOCIATIONS at Associations Forum and has previously worked as a solicitor. She has a Bachelor of Arts/Law, Grad Dip in Education and Certificate in Genealogical Research. Philippa brings with her a […]

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Janet Doreen Kentish

Janet Doreen Kentish – Eulogy

A Eulogy A Wonderful Mother: Janet Doreen Kentish (née Cooper) 7 December 1926 to 28 September 2017 Our wonderful mother Janet (‘Blinkie’ , ‘Jannie’) was a wonderfully caring person to us, her extended family and her many precious and valued friends. A fabulous mother. There are four of us: me, Wendy, David and Nigel. Mum […]

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A Quarry of Eulogies

Why a “quarry”? As far as I can find, there is no collective noun for a group of eulogies such as this, so I decided that “quarry” reflected the often rich resource available in eulogies written about our family members, deceased or not. The Hungerford family in Australia has had many notable members and their […]

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Bruce Leslie Gladstone Cooper – Eulogy

A Service of Thanksgiving For the Life of Bruce Leslie Gladstone Cooper 27 October 1923 – 20 October 2004 Shore Chapel, Blue Street, North Sydney 4.00 pm – 27 October 2004 Reverend Matthew Pickering – School Chaplain Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!  ~ Lydia M Child, Philothea: […]

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Truxton Leslie Cooper

Truxton Leslie Cooper – Eulogy

  Eulogy Truxton Leslie Cooper 14 April 1921 – 20 March 2007 Whilst going through Dad’s computer records I found that he had started recording some memories of his life. I’d like to start off today by reading you some extracts from this. The earliest part of my life that I can remember is when […]

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Ian Truxton Cooper

Ian Truxton Cooper – Eulogy

A Tribute Ian Truxton Cooper 10 February 1955 – 12 November 2017 I would like to thank everyone for coming to help us celebrate Ian’s life, especially those of you that have travelled great distances. I would also like to thank you all for your support during Ian’s illness, especially from his local friends. This […]

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Marjorie Doreen Cooper

Marjorie Doreen Cooper – Eulogy

Tribute Marjorie Doreen Cooper 17 April 1897 – 26 December 1995 I have been asked by my Aunt Janet, my Uncle Truxton and my Father Bruce to speak on their behalf today in relation to their mother Marjorie. I thank them for that honour.  Of course, I speak on their behalf, but I trust with their […]

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Hesba Fay Brinsmead

Hesba Fay Brinsmead – Eulogy

  A Life Sketch Hesba (‘Pixie’) Hungerford Hesba Fay Brinsmead HESBA HUNGERFORD, or ‘Pixie’ as she was known, was born in Bilpin, NSW on 15 March 1922. Despite having had little formal education she became a governess and school teacher. She married Reg Brinsmead in Melbourne on 13 February 1943 and accompanied him to Wycheproof […]

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Marjorie Doreen Cooper

Mosman Memories

  I started Killarney School in 1902 when I was five years old and finished three years later at aged eight years. I lived at the head of Mosman Bay and walked by bush track or perhaps a dirt road to Killarney, up what is now Harbour Street. I was given a penny to catch […]

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