Descendants of Edward Spencer Wills

Fifth Generation

(Continued)


330. Frederick Aidan Reeve (Florence Augusta Pockley , Selina Antill , Eliza Wills , Edward Spencer ) was born on 16 Nov 1907.

Frederick married Joan Driffield on 24 Jul 1943. Joan was born before 1930.

They had the following children:

  511 M i Christopher Aidan Reeve was born on 12 Apr 1945.
        Christopher married Geraldine Betteridge. Geraldine was born about 1950.
  512 M ii Timothy Driffield Reeve was born on 12 Apr 1945.

332. Marjorie Critchley Hinder (Ethel Ernestine Pockley , Selina Antill , Eliza Wills , Edward Spencer ) was born on 18 Apr 1893.

Marjorie married Burton Gregory Wade Dr on 7 Oct 1915. Burton was born about 1890.

They had the following children:

  513 M i Brian Burton Gregory Wade was born on 4 Sep 1916.
        Brian married Helen Watson McKeown on 25 May 1940. Helen was born on 20 Aug 1917.
  514 F ii June Burton Gregory Wade was born on 12 Jun 1918.
        June married Francis Harold Read on 27 Mar 1943. Francis was born on 21 Mar 1922.

335. Robert Campbell Pockley (Harold Campbell Pockley , Selina Antill , Eliza Wills , Edward Spencer ) was born on 27 Mar 1902 in Coraki New South Wales Australia. He died on 6 Aug 1974.

death ref no NSW 13029/1974
Service Record
Name POCKLEY, ROBERT CAMPBELL Service Royal Australian Navy Service Number Not Applicable
Date of Birth 27 Mar 1902 Place of Birth CORAKI, NSW
Date of Enlistment < 31 Dec 1915 Locality on Enlistment Unknown Home Port/Port Division SYDNEY, NSW
Next of Kin POCKLEY, OLA Date of Discharge 18 Oct 1945 Rank LIEUT

Robert married Ola Whiteford on 9 Oct 1930. Ola was born on 19 Oct 1907.

They had the following children:

  515 M i Robert Peter Campbell Pockley was born on 20 May 1935.
        Robert married Jennifer Anne Johnston on 10 Jun 1968. Jennifer was born about 1940.

338. Harold Graham Pockley (Harold Campbell Pockley , Selina Antill , Eliza Wills , Edward Spencer ) was born on 5 Feb 1913 in Graceville Queensland Australia. He died on 25 Mar 1945.

Killed in Action
Service Record Name POCKLEY, HAROLD GRAHAM
Service Royal Australian Air Force Service Number 260608
Date of Birth 5 Feb 1913 Place of Birth < GRACEVILLE, QLD
Date of Enlistment 8 Jan 1940 Place of Enlistment MASCOT, NSW
Next of Kin POCKLEY, JOYCE
Date of Death 25 Mar 1945 Rank Squadron Leader
Posting on Death 200 FLIGHT (TRANS)
WW2 Honours and Gallantry Distinguished Flying Cross and bar

Harold Graham Pockley - DFC & Bar

Number 10 Squadron

Number 10 Squadron was formed on 1 July 1939 at Point Cook, Victoria
Later that year a contingent of officers and airmen travelled to the United Kingdom (UK) to accept 10 Squadron's new Sunderland flying boats for ferrying back to Australia.
In a response to a request from the UK, at the start of World War II the Squadron remained in the UK.
10 Squadron had the distinction of becoming the first RAAF and the first squadron belonging to a Commonwealth country, other than the UK, to embark on active service in World War II (WWII)
During WWII, 10 Squadron was based at RAF Stations Pembroke Dock in South Wales and Mount Batten in Plymouth.
Operations occurred as far a field as Oban in Scotland and Malta, engaging in all forms of maritime operations.
Primary role during WWII was to attach German U-Boats, which were conducting a major anti-shipping campaign, sinking ships faster than the Allies built them, which effectively cut the vital Atlantic lifeline to America.
At the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic10 Sqn destroyed three U-Boats and five awards for gallantry were presented. During those operations, several attacks were made on shipping, and Flying Officer G. H. Pockley, of Sydney, sank an armed German naval patrol boat in the Bay of Biscay.
An extract from: -
Anson, Hudson & Sunderland

A book by Stewart Wilson
Pages 186-187, No. 10 Squadron
The Pockley Factor
Occasionally, operational flying produces a 'star' (for want of a better word) pilot or crewmember, one whose activities some­how make him stand out and attract special attention. World War 11 produced numerous pilots who became household names Bader, Tuck, Gibson, Gentile, Bong, Finucane, Caldwell, Atherton, Gibbes, Waddy, Truscott, Gailand, Moeiders, Cheshire and so on - mostly fighter pilots but one or two who flew bombers. Few from the less glamorous ranks of Coastal Com­mand achieved such fame with the public, but some did with their contemporaries and to a lesser extent with the public.

One of those was H G (Graham) Pockley DFC and Bar, who established a reputation within 10 Squadron and Coastal Command generally and who was described on his death in 1945 as an "anti submarine ace" after whom "Pockley’s Corner in the Bay of Biscay was named as a tribute to Pockley's uncanny ability to nose out U-boats there".
Strangely, records of confirmed U-boat sinking by the Australian Sunderland squadrons do not show his name on any of them, but he was involved in actions which resulted in the disabling of several, including that of the Reginaldo Guiliano as described above, and others which will follow. His actions against enemy shipping are also notable.
Something of a myth grew up around Pockley's activities but his worth to No10 Squadron was unquestioned. The Official History summarised his career over the Atlantic thus:
“Pockley was overestimated by some of his contemporaries and underestimated by others. His engagements were magnified in popular accounts until he assumed the sta­tus of the 'U-boat magnet', while some of his fellows, perhaps influenced by his self conscious itch for action, dismissed him as being lucky.”

“Although not in all respects a great pilot, he was an outstanding captain of aircraft. He studied, and made his crew study, every aspect of the existing tactical and technical situation, and had one of the best-trained crews at the time serving in Coastal Command.”

“He strove to master the difficulties of pilot bombing under all circumstances, and, although not one of his attacks was fully successful, he did show consistent judge­ment and accuracy. He represented a new tradition of single minded and well-trained aircraft captain, who, by taking full advan­tage of the increasing scientific aids avail­able to them, were to bring great changes in the war against U-boats.”

After leaving 1 0 Squadron for the South West Pacific Area, Pockley flew Martin Mari­ners with No 41 Squadron and then Libera­tors with No 200 (Special Duties) Flight as its first commanding officer. No 200 Flight's jobs were covert operations in and around the Borneo area, inserting, retrieving and supplying people on the ground who collect intelligence behind enemy lines.
It was on one of these missions that Sqdn Ldr Pockley and his crew went missing in Liberator A72-1 91, in March 1945. He was 32 years old.
The following describe some of the sor­ties Pockley flew whilst with No 10 Squad­ron during the Battle of the Atlantic. If nothing else, they give some idea of the kind of activities in which the squadron's Sunderland’s were generally involved ...
20 March 1942: Pockley and crew despat­ched to cover the Franco-Spanish iron ore coastal route. German motor launch sighted off Cape Breton. Two passes made out of sun but depth charges did not fall due to faulty release mechanism, launch strafed instead. Four depth charges finally rel­eased, exploding under launch and lifting it out of water on crest of the explosion.

8 May 1942: Pockley and Fit Lt Yeoman sighted a long oil streak, which was appar­ently moving and attacked without appar­ent result. This was the first attack in the Bay of Biscay using new Torpex charges.

15 May 1942: While on an anti shipping transit flight to Gibraltar, Pockley sighted a vessel with U-boat nearby. U-boat sub­merged but surface vessel Munstetland attacked five times with one or two depth charges at a time. Several near misses reported and vessel strafed by machine gun fire.
Munstetland displayed British insignia as a ruse but this was ignored. Vessel shad­owed until Pockley ordered to proceed on original duty but lack of fuel necessitated skilful forced landing in sea. Sunderland towed to Gibraltar.

An extract from: -
40th Anniversary of the ABC Science Unit Sunday 19 September 2004
Summary
Science communicator Dr Peter Pockley set up the ABC Science Unit 40 years ago. Today he recalls a few highlights of the last 40 years.
Program Transcript
Robyn Williams: We’ve been noting a few anniversaries in this program. Last week it was of John Gould, who did so much for Australian wildlife. Before that, Dr John Snow, who tackled cholera. This week, something close to home: it’s exactly 40 years since Dr Peter Pockley set up the ABC Science Unit. Here’s his personal view of the anniversary. Peter. Peter Pockley: I’ve had a crack at science in all popular media and now work more in print than the medium I love most, radio. So it’s a real honour to be talking to you in the way the ABC began science in the media of Australia four decades ago, and in this very timeslot. This series may be the most enduring, uninterrupted one on ABC radio, despite its simple format of someone reading a script for a quarter of an hour. I’m told it’s one of the most popular programs on Radio National Ockham’s Razor sustains a tradition of straight talk that began 61 years ago on 23rd May, 1943. This little schoolboy was glued with his mother, to the wireless, for the nightly broadcast at 7 o’clock on that Sunday night, bringing news of the grim war, then at a pivotal and nerve-wracking stage far away. Father was fighting at sea; we knew not where. Then, there was an important-sounding fanfare, and a mellifluous announcer introduced the first Guest of Honour-talk.
The inaugural speaker, in what was to become a long-running series, was Graham Pockley. Not only was he a hero to me because he was my uncle, but he’d been feted widely as a daring pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force, decorated with a Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar. He was a natural broadcaster, breezing along with a graphic story of how he repeatedly piloted a ponderous Sunderland flying boat into dive-bombing and sinking German U-boats in the Bay of Biscay.
A recording is in the ABC sound archives. Graham would have been a natural at broadcasting full-time, if, ten months later, he and the crew of his Liberator bomber had he not been lost without trace during a top-secret mission over Borneo. Such are the myriad, uncountable tragedies of war that shape lives.”

B-24 Liberator A72-191 of 200 Flight RAAF Missing off British North Borneo on 25 March 1945 during operation "Semut 1" insertion

In June 1944 it was decided that the Allied Intelligence Bureau (AIB) and the Services Reconnaissance Department (SRD) should have an RAAF unit allocated to it to assist it in delivering agents and supplies of the Australian Army's "Z Special Operations unit by parachute into enemy territory.
Consequently 200 Flight RAAF was formed as a Special Duties (SD) unit at Leyburn airfield , 37 kms from Toowoomba, on 20 February 1945. Leyburn is located between Toowoomba and Warwick. 200 Flight was equipped with Liberators to allow them to carry the planned cargoes and achieve the duration range into enemy territory.
The US 380th Bomb Group were also working with Special Operations.

Two Liberators from 24 Squadron RAAF were initially assigned to 200 Flight to assist the Liberator from the 380th Bomb Group in training with "Z: Special Operations unit members at Leyburn airfield . A frame was built at Leyburn airfield for practice jumps and training flights commenced in late February 1944. By that time there were five Liberators involved in 200 Flight's secret operations.
Once 200 Flight was fully operational, it had six Liberators and 9 eleven-man crews with about 450 ground staff.

In the middle of March 1945, two Liberators (A72-159 and A72-192) Captained by the Commanding Officer, Squadron Leader H.G. "Graham" Pockley, DFC & Bar, and Flight Lieutenant Frank Ball, left Leyburn airfield for McGuire Field on the Mindoro Island in the Philippines for their first mission. Two days later they took off to drop some "Z" Special "Semut 1" agents into Borneo. The mission was aborted due to low cloud. A second attempt on 21 March also failed due to bad weather. Finally on 24 March 1945 they were able to drop eight "Z: Special Operations unit men into Borneo. The two aircraft on this final attempt were A72-159 and A72-191. The latter aircraft did not return from this mission. It is believed that it may have been shot down by a vessel that it was seen to be attacking. 200 Flight's Commanding Officer was the pilot of the missing A72-191.
200 Flight RAAF disbanded at Leyburn airfield in December 1945, leaving the airfield deserted.
200 Flight RAAF lost 3 aircraft during its operations, along with 46 men which included "Z: Special Operations unit agents. (Details below)

AIRCRAFT CREW F/O C.I. Fox F/O R.R. Farmer Sgt. R.R. Hale Sgt. K.M. Low Sgt. C.K. Ponting Sgt. K.C. Wilmshurst F/O L.F. Day F/Lt. D.P. Gradewell Sgt. E.M. Litchfield Sqn/Ldr H.G. Pockley, DFC & Bar Sgt. L.E. Tonkin

Air Ministry, 10th November, 1942.
ROYAL AIR FORCE.

The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards: -
Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross.
Flight Lieutenant Harold Graham" POCKLEY, D.F.C.
(Aus.6o8), Royal Australian Air Force, No. 10 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron.
(Note) Only 7 Australians received this award during WW2

Harold married Joyce Agnes Price. Joyce was born on 29 Apr 1912.

They had the following children:

  516 F i Chrystelle Lois Pockley was born on 14 Jan 1944.

339. Lorna Kathleen Critchley Hinder (Enid Marguerite Pockley , Selina Antill , Eliza Wills , Edward Spencer ) was born on 17 Mar 1899.

Lorna married Lionel Arthur Krone on 7 Sep 1932. Lionel was born on 22 Aug 1897.

They had the following children:

  517 F i Hilary Brinton Krone was born on 24 Jun 1934.
        Hilary married Tom Taber Vallance. Tom was born on 23 Apr 1928.
  518 M ii Hilton Lionel Critchley Krone was born on 2 Jan 1937.
        Hilton married Carole Louise Rouke on 23 Aug 1958. Carole was born about 1940.

340. Maxwell Critchley Hinder (Enid Marguerite Pockley , Selina Antill , Eliza Wills , Edward Spencer ) was born on 20 Oct 1902 in Ashfield,New South Wales,Australia. He died in 1976.

birth ref no NSW 29356/1902
death ref no NSW 1322/1976

Maxwell married (1) Helen Sawyer on 2 Jun 1927. Helen was born about 1905.

They had the following children:

  519 F i April Audrey Hinder was born on 8 Apr 1928.
  520 F ii Jennifer June Hinder was born on 28 May 1929.

Maxwell married (2) Victoria Bray on 24 Nov 1938. Victoria was born about 1920.

previously married Turner
known as "Vee"

342. Francis Henry Critchley Hinder (Enid Marguerite Pockley , Selina Antill , Eliza Wills , Edward Spencer ) was born on 20 May 1906 in Ashfield,New South Wales,Australia.

known as "Frank"
birth ref no NSW 1906/21245 as Henry F C Hinder
Service Record
Name HINDER, FRANCIS HENRY CRITCHLEY Service Australian Army Service Number N279580 Date of Birth 26 Jun 1906 Place of Birth SUMMER HILL, NSW
Date of Enlistment 26 Aug 1941 Locality on Enlistment WOLLSTONECRAFT, NSW Place of Enlistment PADDINGTON, NSW Next of Kin HINDER, MARGEL Date of Discharge 24 Dec 1943 Rank Lieutenant

Francis married Margel Ina Harris on 17 May 1930. Margel was born on 4 Jun 1906.

They had the following children:

  521 F i Enid Louise Critchley Hinder was born on 8 Sep 1931.
        Enid married Larie Villiers Hawkins on 4 Apr 1953. Larie was born on 7 Mar 1930.

343. David Clive Critchley Hinder Dr (Enid Marguerite Pockley , Selina Antill , Eliza Wills , Edward Spencer ) was born on 4 Aug 1910 in Sydney, New South Wales Australia.

Service Record
Name HINDER, DAVID CLIVE CRITCHLEY Service Australian Army Service Number NX76302 (N99981)
Date of Birth 4 Aug 1910 Place of Birth SYDNEY, NSW
Date of Enlistment 5 Nov 1940 Locality on Enlistment . GORDON, NSW Place of Enlistment PADDINGTON, NSW Next of Kin < HOLLOWAY, ENID Date of Discharge 13 Dec 1945 Rank Captain

David married Layrice Laberta Wood. Layrice was born on 10 Jan 1921.

previously married to Morgan

David and Layrice had the following children:

  522 M i David Henry Critchley Hinder was born on 9 Apr 1953.
  523 M ii Eric Conrad Hinder was born on 9 May 1955.

344. Enid Nancy Holloway (Enid Marguerite Pockley , Selina Antill , Eliza Wills , Edward Spencer ) was born on 8 Aug 1921.

Enid married Frazer Gill. Frazer was born about 1920.

They had the following children:

  524 M i Brian Gill was born on 28 Jan 1947.
        Brian married Judy Keating on 30 Oct 1970. Judy was born about 1950.
  525 M ii Nicholas Robert Gill was born on 6 Apr 1949.
  526 F iii Ann Vivian Gill was born on 16 Jul 1952.
        Ann married Warwick Vevrey Hirst on 20 Dec 1975. Warwick was born about 1950.

349. Ada Berry Helen Collins (Elizabeth Spencer Wills , Cedric Spencer , Horatio Spencer Howe , Edward Spencer ) was born on 22 Feb 1900. She died on 6 Aug 1945.

married 28 Feb 1924 Arthur Stanley McNaught (b. 1888)

Ada married Arthur Stanley McNaught on 28 Feb 1924. Arthur was born in 1888 in Brisbane Queensland Australia. He died on 6 Aug 1945 in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. He was buried on 7 Aug 1945 in Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

Townsville Daily Bulletin, 07 Aug 1945 (Tue.), p. 2. FUNERAL NOTICE NcNAUGHT: The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. A. S. McNAUGHT and Jean, No. 52, The Strand; Mr. and Mrs. A. J. COLLINS (Senr.) and Family (Bowen), Miss E. McNAUGHT (Toowoomba), and Mr. and Mrs. H. McNAUGHT (Roma), are respectifully invited to attend the FUNERAL of their beloved Husband, Father, Son-in-law, Brother, Brother-in-law, and Uncle, ARTHUR STANLEY McNAUGHT, which will move from The Central Presbyterian Church, Wills Street, City, THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON at 4.30 o'clock. (New Cemetery). Service will commence at 4.15 o'clock. F. HEATLEY & SONS (PTY.) LTD. Undertakers. 'Phones: Day 1330; Night 771. ----- R.S.S.A.I.L.A. Townsville Branch. -- MEMBERS of the above are respectfully invited to attend the FUNERAL of their late Comrade, ARTHUR STANLEY McNAUGHT (late 42nd Batt.), which will move as above. J. B. CABLE, Branch Secretary. ---- TOWNSVILLE A.I.F. MEMORIAL LODGE No. 377 U.G.L.Q. MEMBERS of the above are respectfully invited to attend the FUNERAL of their late Bro. ARTHUR STANLEY McNAUGHT, which will move as above. J. MILNE, Secretary. -------------------- ----- MacNAUGHT, Arthur Stanley (dancer, Warwick/Mackay/Ayr 1910s) ? b. 1888 (parents Daniel McNAUGHT and Louisa Miriam SNEYD), d. 1945 Townsville. Competed in Brisbane 1907, Warwick 1909, Mackay 1910. Secretary of the Toowoomba Caledonian Society (1908?10). Arch Galloway records: 'I remember as a small boy in Ayr, I was possibly about 8 or 9 years of age?
Arthur McNAUGHT was employed by the Australian Estates Company and was stationed in Toowoomba prior [p. 99] to 1913 when he was transferred to Townsville. While in Toowoomba he competed at Warwick from time to time. He was also a Highland Dancer, and I have a dim recollection of seeing him dance the Highland Fling at a Scottish Concert in Ayr. He died in Townsville in 1945'

Parents and siblings At 28 he was an accountant in Townsville (Nov 1916), before going overseas. Dad was still alive in 1916 in Toowoomba. He had two brothers and one sister. Marriage Reg # Subjects family name Subjects given names Other party's names 1887/B011740 McNaught Daniel Louisa Miriam Sneyd Birth Reg # Family name Given name Fathers given names Mothers names 1888/C008932 McNaught Arthur Stanley Daniel Louisa Miriam Sneyd 1890/C004622 McNaught Reginald Matwell Daniel Louisa Miriam Sneyd 1900/C003482 McNaught Irene Edna Daniel Lousie Merian Sneyd 1902/C003569 McNaught Gordon Hartley Daniel Louisa Miriam Sneyd Daily Mercury, 28 Nov. 1910 (Mon.), p. 8 (back page) at Ayr, NQ. S C H O O L O F A R T S THE GRAND CALEDONIAN CONCERT! ST. ANDREW'S DAY (Wednesday Next) ST. ANDREW'S DAY 6. Dance Highland Fling. Mr. A. S. McNAUGHT. 12. Song. Sword Dance. Mr. A.S. McNAUGHT. WW1 Regimental number 3095 Religion Presbyterian Occupation Accountant Address Townsville, Queensland Marital status Single Age at embarkation 28 Next of kin Father, Daniel McNaught, Norwood Street, Toowoomba, Queensland Enlistment date 13 November 1916 Rank on enlistment Private Unit name 42nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/59/3 Embarkation details Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917 Rank from Nominal Roll Lance Corporal Unit from Nominal Roll 41st Battalion Fate Returned to Australia 20 May 1919 electoral movements 1913 - Herbert/Townsville roll: Arthur Stanley McNaught, clerk, Stanton Hill Townsville 1919 do: ASMcN, clerk,'Revesby' Stanton Hill, Townsville 1925 Kennedy/Richmond: ASMcN stock agent, Royal Hotel, Richmond but also 1925 Herbert/Townsville: ASMcN "Talinga" Mitchell St, NorthWard, Clerk Ada Berry Helen Carden McNaught home duties so doubly registered. May have just gone out to Richmond at that time or maybe got married at that time and moved back. 1930 Herbert/Townsville: ASMcN, ABHCMcN, The Strand, Mercantile Manager 1936 ditto 27 December 2007 Performing Arts Historical Society Townsville Performing Arts History - Music Townsville Popular Variety Amateur Minstrels Picture Caption reads: "In 1918 the Townsville Popular Variety Amateur Minstrels entertained in and around Townsville. Comprised of local identities including the musical Foley family, the Minstrels began as a fund-raising arm of the Oddfellows in 1889 and remained active for over 40 years. Although some names have not been positively confirmed, those in the photograph are from the back: Left to Right: Gordon Mearns, T. Ansell, Frank Mackay, H. Hitchcock, A. Cameron, Tom Gavaston, R. McSwain, Frank Hanran. 2nd Back Row: Jimmy Lamb, Harry Lewis, Dave Foley, Miles Foley, George Coates, Tom Foley, Fred Feather, A.J.Francis, and Arthur McNaught. 3rd Row: George Waite, Will Thurling, Will Cassidy, George Haseler, George Tideman, Agnes Rawes, Will Griffiths, Lionel Nicol and Ted McGovern. The two adults seated on the floor in the front are Dave Buchanan, left, and Will Buchanan." Photo in Townsville Daily Bulletin 09 May 1994.

Townsville Daily Bulletin, 07 Aug 1945 (Tue.), p. 2. Entire column article DEATH OF MR. A. S. McNAUGHT Mr. Arthur Stanley McNAUGHT, manager of the Townsville branch of the Australian Estates Co., Ltd., and a prominent figure in commercial and tennis circles, died in a private hospital early on Monday night after a lengthy illness. A native of Brisbane, the late Mr. McNAUGHT came to Townsville about 1910. He made an immediate impression as a tennis player and became an acquisition to the game in Townsville both as a player and administrator. Apart from the years spent with the A.I.F. in World War I, and a term of less than a year in the West for his firm, he had served the Townsville Lawn Tennis Association as secretary since its inception and the growth of the sport in Townsville owed much to his enthusiasm and his organising ability. ... was formed with "Mac," as he was popularly known, ... In the commercial sphere he was highly esteemed. After returning from the first Great War, Mr. McNAUGHT went to Richmond to open a branch there for Australian Estates Ltd., remaining for ten months. Returning to Townsville he took up the position of accountant. His appointment as manager in 1926 was acclaimed both locally and in the West where he had made a wide and valuable connection. Mc. McNAUGHT was also interested in the Caledonian Association. No Scots gathering was complete without him and in his younger days was a prominent piper. Just over two years ago his health became seriously impaired but he bravely carried on until a sudden attack on Monday brought the end. Mr. McNAUGHT, who was 57, is survived by his widow and one daughter, Miss Jean, to whom the sympathy of a large circle of friends will be extended. McNAUGHT, Arthur Stanley Wills 1945/148 > A/17276 Before Justice R. J. DOUGLAS 9 items late 52 The Strand, mercantile manager Ada Berry Helen Carden McNAUGHT, lawful widow of the deceased (signature B. McNAUGHT) d. at Lister Hospital Townsville, 6 Aug 1945, personal estate but no real estate. will if wife predecease me, appoint sister in law Mary Francis WADE as guardian to my daughter Edna Jean Carden McNAUGHT during her minority and I express the wish that my said daughter be educated at an approved Convent School ... etc. Union Trustee Company of Australia and my wife as Trustees. 2 – £100 to sister Irene Edna McNAUGHT of West Street Toowoomba 3 – £200 to daughter upon 21 yo 4 – remain to wife, then daughter 5 – daughter 'towards her maintenance education benefit and advancement in life'. very straight forward will NO portion of the assets of the said ARTHUR STANLEY McNAUGHT deceased is distributed or payable under his said Will and Codicil during the war to any beneficiary or creditor who is in an enemy country or to or on behalf of any person resident in an enemy country of whatever nationality. [this was a standard WW2 clause] death certificate d. 06 Aug 1945, Lister Private Hospital, Townsville. 57 years, 7 months. (a) Apoplexy (b) Generalized Arteriosclerosis. seen by Dr L. HALBERSTATER on that day. [Leo was involved in the Townsville Turf Club in a big way.] Father Daniel, traveller, mother Louise Miriam SNEYD buried 7 Aug 1945, Tsv Cemetery, W E CORDWELL undertaker, minister S. E. McKAY, Presbyterian. Witnesses R. BROWNLESS and H. P. MELVILLE. born Brisbane Qld, 57 years in Qld. m. Tsv, Qld, at 36 years of age to Ada Berry Helen CARDEN-COLLINS. Edna Jean, 14. Deceased one male. [He married Berry on 28 Feb 1924, so married her when he was 36, and had 21 years of marriage.] Nil realty, personalty under £5860. inventory money in bank and accrued interest £ 408. 7.11 war bonds, etc. £ 412. 8. 6 Life policies and bonuses £3498.18. 0 Debts due tot he estate £1548.11. 7 Shares in companies £ 55. 9. 4 Arch Galloway records: 'I remember as a small boy in Ayr, I was possibly about 8 or 9 years of age… Arthur McNAUGHT was employed by the Australian Estates Company and was stationed in Toowoomba prior [p. 99] to 1913 when he was transferred to Townsville. While in Toowoomba he competed at Warwick from time to time. He was also a Highland Dancer, and I have a dim recollection of seeing him dance the Highland Fling at a Scottish Concert in Ayr. He died in Townsville in [August] 1945'. –– DOUGLAS 1986, pp. 98–99. Douglas, Ronald 1986, 75th Anniversary, the braw Manawdge "The Fair Society": A history of the Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Burns Club, Toowoomba. 116 pages. Arthur also danced in 1907 Brisbane and 1909, and Warwick.

Arthur and Ada had the following children:

  527 M i Campbell Carden McNaught was born on 14 May 1929. He died on 21 Oct 1935.
  528 F ii Edna Jean Carden McNaught was born on 3 Feb 1931.

351. Jack Egbert Carden Collins (Elizabeth Spencer Wills , Cedric Spencer , Horatio Spencer Howe , Edward Spencer ) was born on 3 Jun 1903. He died in 1989.

Jack married Mary Jean Ball in 1935. Mary died on 3 Aug 1942.

They had the following children:

  529 F i Margaret Mary Carden Collins was born on 16 Aug 1937.
        Margaret married Norman Picking in 1959.
  530 F ii Beverly Jean Carden Collins was born on 2 Aug 1942.
        Beverly married William Francis Murphy on 5 Apr 1968. William was born in 1936.

352. Cora Zuill Carden Collins (Elizabeth Spencer Wills , Cedric Spencer , Horatio Spencer Howe , Edward Spencer ) was born on 30 May 1905. She died on 8 Aug 1933.

Cora married Stanley Polglas on 18 Dec 1926. Stanley died in 1935.

They had the following children:

  531 M i Stanley Mark Polglas was born on 27 Sep 1927.
  532 M ii David John Polglas was born on 19 Mar 1929.

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