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Richard Marks [391]
Lydia Cramp [401]
William Christie [18]
Janet Balgowan [8]
Arthur Ambrose Marks [464]
Louisa Christie [535]
Percy Stanley Marks [556]


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Lorna Dorothy Weily [676] [L657-ZWX]

Percy Stanley Marks [556] 2

  • Born: 1911 Sep 6, Cowra, Bathurst County, New South Wales, Australia
  • Christened: 1911 Oct 22, Cowra, Bathurst County, New South Wales, Australia 3
  • Marriage: Lorna Dorothy Weily [676] [L657-ZWX] on 1936 Feb 22 in Orange, Wellington County, New South Wales, Australia 1
  • Died: 1988 Apr 20, Caloundra, , Queensland, Australia at age 76
  • Buried: Caloundra, , Queensland, Australia

bullet   FamilySearch ID: L657-Z7J.


bullet  Death Notes:

Caloundra Hospital, Caloundra, Queensland, Australia

bullet  Burial Notes:

Gregson and Weight Undertakers, Caloundra, Queensland, Australia


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Registration: Birth: New South Wales, Australia.

living, 1911 Oct 22, Morongla Creek, , New South Wales, Australia. 3

Electoral Roll: Calare, 1933 To 1949, New South Wales, Australia. 4

Occupation: Wood Carter, Abt 1933, Orange, Wellington County, New South Wales, Australia.

living, From 1940 to 1942, Orange, Wellington County, New South Wales.

Occupation, Pre 1941, Orange, Wellington County, New South Wales, Australia. Orchardist.

Military Service: Royal Australian Air Force, 1941 Feb 13, Australia. 5 His service number was 21863. He enlisted at Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Military Service, 1945, Bougainville, Papua New Guniea. This service is not mentioned on his papers I obtained from the National Archives. Yet it is the reason he was able to apply for a Soldier Setteler farm. Also we have the photos he took.

The story is that he was based at Richmond Air Base for most of his service. Near the end of the war, Percy had a new supervisor. He fell out with this man and they had a fight that came to fist blows. As punishment they were both moved from the base to other locations. Percy was transfered to Bougainville.

I think that in the picture at the bottom right, the names are in the reverse order. The man on the left looks like Percy.

Other: End of WWII, 1945 Aug 16, Bougainville, Papua New Guniea.

Military Discharge, 1946 Jan 3, Australia. Number 21863, Leading Aircraftman. Trade Fitter 11E. Reason - On Demobilisation.

living: Lightwood, From 1949 to 1972, Jingellic, Selwyn County, New South Wales, Australia. Percy only served overseas right at the end of WWII. Because he did, he was allowed to apply for various benefits. He and Lorna ticked the solider settler box, not thinking that anything would come of it. They were unexpectedly offered a property and reluctanlty took up the land.
The property was a square mile block, subdivided from the original Lightwood property and contained the original farm house.
When they moved in, the propery was used as a dairy. However, Percy, an orchardist, did not like this occupation and over the years moved the property over to being a mixed beef-cattle and sheep farm. He also sowed a few paddocks of wheat.
In the first year they moved in, there was a great fire and all the land was burned. Lorna and the children fled to the Jingellic township, though later they wished they has stayed.

Other: Owned A Truck, After 1949, Jingellic, Selwyn County, New South Wales, Australia. With a bit of luck my brother will one day start restoring it... nudge nudge...

Electoral Roll: Farrer, 1954 To 1968, New South Wales, Australia. 4

Moved: on Retirement, 1972, Caloundra, , Queensland, Australia. In 1972, after having spent the best part of a year travelling around Australia and having sold the Lightwood Property to son-in-lat Pillip Potter, Percy and Lorna settled down to live at 19A Maltman Street, Caloundra.

Physical Description: Height 5' 4", Fair hair, Blue eyes, Fair complexion, 1946 Feb 13, Australia.

Electoral Roll: Fisher, 1977 To 1980, Queensland, Australia. 4

Registration: Death, 1988, Queensland, Australia.


Percy married Lorna Dorothy Weily [676] [L657-ZWX] [MRIN: 3], daughter of Stanley Wilfred McCabe [5171] [L657-Z4H] and Annie Marjoram [386] [9F8G-C6G], on 1936 Feb 22 in Orange, Wellington County, New South Wales, Australia.1 (Lorna Dorothy Weily [676] [L657-ZWX] was born on 1916 Jul 7 in Orange, Wellington County, New South Wales, Australia, christened on 1916 Aug 24 in Orange, Wellington County, New South Wales, died on 1999 May 6 in Corryong, , Victoria, Australia and was buried in Caloundra, , Queensland, Australia.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Registration: Marriage, 1936 Feb 22, Orange, Wellington County, New South Wales, Australia.

Other: Marriage Declaration, 22 fewb 1936, Orange, Wellington County, New South Wales, Australia.



1 NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/), 5092/1936.

2 jan balgowan, balgowan family file. .... Other Researchers, Lee Ann.

3 Lorna Spackman Boorowa 2586, Cowra Uniting Church Index to Baptism and Marriage Registers 1888-1993, Funeral - Burrial Information 1874-1993
Incorporates wesleayn, methodist and Uniting church records for Cowra, Woodstock, Nyrang Creek & Koorawatha
(Printed by Keith Rudkin Copying Centre,
235 Darby Street,
+61 4 9263 350), page 42.

4 database(http://ancestry.com).

5 (http://www.aa.gov.au/the_collection/family_history.html), MARKS PERCY STANLEY : Service Number - 21863 : Date of birth - 06 Sep 1911 : Place of birth - COWRA NSW : Place of enlistment - SYDNEY : Next of Kin - MARKS LORNA
Item barcode 4584267
Series number A9301
Series accession number 2002/04846331
Control symbol 21863
Contents date range 1939 - 1948
Location Canberra
Access status Not yet examined
Reason for restriction
Date of decision 1 Jan 1970.

Brian Yap (葉文意)

There are other people in this site, for various reasons, some not related at all. Some are married into my family, some I once thought were related and, turns out, they are not.

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