Alwyn Rufus Black, 18861918 (aged 31 years)

Name
Alwyn Rufus Black
Given names
Alwyn Rufus
Surname
Black
Birth November 8, 1886 28 32
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Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

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Born 8 Nov 1886 and baptised 2 Jan 1887 Alwyn Rufus son of Henry George and Emma Jane Black a farmer of Dural

Birth of a sisterVerona Irene Black
March 25, 1889 (aged 2 years)
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Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

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Born 25 Mar 1889 and baptised 19 May 1889 Verona Irene daughter of Henry George and Emma Jane Black a fruitgrower of Dural

Birth of a sisterMyra Pearl Black
March 30, 1891 (aged 4 years)
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Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

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Born 30 Mar 1891 and baptised 3 May 1891 Myra Pearl daughter of Henry George and Emma Jane Black an orchardist of Dural

Death of a sisterVerona Irene Black
July 26, 1892 (aged 5 years)
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Registered Parramatta

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Died 26 Jul 1892 Dural

Burial of a sisterVerona Irene Black
July 27, 1892 (aged 5 years)
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Buried at St Judes north sector, row 3 grave 5-7.

In Loving Memory of VERONA IRENE BLACK Who Died 26th July 1892 Aged 3 Years & 4 Months

Birth of a brotherRoy Everett Black
September 4, 1892 (aged 5 years)
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Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

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Born 4 Sep 1892 and baptised 16 Oct 1892 Roy Everett son of Henry George and Emma Jane Black a gruit grower of Dural

Death of a maternal grandfatherElihu Stranger
July 25, 1903 (aged 16 years)
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Name: Elihu Stranger Death Date: 1903 Death Place: New South Wales Father's name: Elias Mother's name: Margaret Registration Year: 1903 Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales Registration Number: 11293

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Cumberland Argus Sat 1 Aug 1903 p. 4

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Obituary. Mr. E. Stranger, Sen. An old and greatly respected resident of Kellyville, Mr. Elihu Stranger, passed away at the ripe age of 79 on Sunday last, after a long illness, to the great sorrow of a very wide circle of relatives and friends. Mr. Stranger, who had for many years carried on the business of an orchardist at Kellyville, was the father of Messrs. John and George Stranger, and of other members of the well-known and highly esteemed Stranger family, whose names are household words in connection with the great orange-growing industry. He was married at the age of 24, to Miss Elizabeth Goodin, a Parramatta lady, who survives him. The de- ceased, who was a native of Devonshire, Eng- land, came to this colony 72 years ago, and has since resided for the greater part of the time at Kellyville. He leaves three sons, Messrs. George Charles, Elihu and John Stranger, and six daughters, some of whom are married. The funeral, which took place at the Prospect Cemetery on Monday, was very largely attended. The Revs. G. Middleton and Manning officiated, and Mr. W. Metcalfe was the undertaker.

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Prospect St Bartholomew Composite 01 January 1888 - 13 June 1965

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Elihu Stranger of Kellyville died 25 Jul 1903 Buried 27 Jul 1903 age 79

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Name: Elihu Stranger Gender: Male Death Age: 79 Notice Type: Death Birth Date: abt 1824 Death Date: 25 Jul 1903 Publication Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Burial of a maternal grandfatherElihu Stranger
July 27, 1903 (aged 16 years)
Cemetery: St Bartholomews Cemetery
Source: Gravestone
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inscription: In Loving Memory of ELIHU STRANGER WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 25TH JULY 1903 AGED 79 YEAR & 8 MONTHS WATCH THEREFORE ... KNOW NOT WHAT HOUR YOUR LORD DOTH COME MATT XXIV 42 Also ELIZABETH ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 13TH DECEMBER 1904 AGED 79 YEARS & 11 MONTHS TOGETHER ONCE MORE

Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Ann Goodin
December 13, 1904 (aged 18 years)
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14362/1904 STRANGER ELIZABETH A JAMES ANN PARRAMATTA

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died 13 Dec 1904

Burial of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Ann Goodin
December 14, 1904 (aged 18 years)
Cemetery: St Bartholomews Cemetery
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Sydney Morning Herald Wed 14 Dec 1904 p. 16

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STRANGER.—The Friends of GEORGE and JOHN ELIHU STRANGER are kindly invited to attend the funeral of their late MOTHER, which will leave from her residence, Kellyville, THIS WEDNESDAY, at 12 o'clock for Church of England Cemetery, Prospect. WILLIAM METCALFE and CO., Undertakers, P'matta.

Source: Gravestone
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inscription: In Loving Memory of ELIHU STRANGER WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 25TH JULY 1903 AGED 79 YEAR & 8 MONTHS WATCH THEREFORE ... KNOW NOT WHAT HOUR YOUR LORD DOTH COME MATT XXIV 42 Also ELIZABETH ANN WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DIED 13TH DECEMBER 1904 AGED 79 YEARS & 11 MONTHS TOGETHER ONCE MORE

Military
World War I
July 17, 1915 (aged 28 years)

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Alwyn enlisted on 17 Jul 1915 at Glenmore, New South Wales. His rank on enlistment was Acting Corporal in the 25th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement. He was described as aged 28 and 8 months, occupation selector (he had land in central Queensland), height 5 foot 5 and three quarter inches, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes, of Church of England religion, and having been educated at Glenorie Public School. His unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 12 April 1916. He joined the western front in France on 2 Oct 1916. He suffered a gun shot wound to his forehead on 6 Nov 1916. On 4 Dec 1916 a telegram was written to his father as follows: 'H.G. Black, Beecroft Regret reported son private Alwyn R. Black wounded will promptly advise if anything further received...' On 9 Dec 1916 he was demoted for an offence of neglecting to obey an order in that he failed to salute his commanding officer. On 29 Sep 1917 he was admitted to hospital suffering from gonorrhoea. He died at Morlancourt, France of a shell wound to his thorax after being hit by enemy shell fire while returning to the Australian trench lines after working with a fatigue/working party. His last words were said to be “Hooray, I’m done”. He was 31. Alwyn was initially buried in the Heilly sur-Somme Cemetery, but was reburied at the Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row G, Grave No. 3), France. He received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Will April 10, 1916 (aged 29 years)

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THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ME ALWYN RUFUS BLACK OF RANNES QUEENSLAND in the County of Raglan I HEREBY revoke all Wills by me, at any time heretofore made, and declare this to be my last Will and Testament I appoint Henry George Black "KiaOra" Beecroft N.S. Wales to be Executor of this my will and direct that all my just Debts and Funeral and Testamentary Expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I GIVE AND BEQUEATH ALL my property both real and personal to the above mentioned Henry George Black property consisting of 1 portion of land situated in the county of Raglan portion 27 parish of Woollien Central Queensland, and all tools for working same with one horse branded B.H.6. and saddle and bridle Dated this 10th day of April in the Year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred and sixteen. Signed ALWYN R. BLACK.

Death May 20, 1918 (aged 31 years)
Cause of death: Shell wound to thorax.
Burial
Cemetery: Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension Cemetery
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Alwyn was first buried at Heilly sur-Somme No 2 Cemetery and was later re-buried at Ribemont Cemetery, Plot III, Row G, Grave No. 3. Ribemont is in the Department of the Somme, about 8 kilometres south-west of Albert. The Communal Cemetery is a little north of the village, on the west side of the road to Baizieux; and the Extension is on the south-west side of the Communal Cemetery. This sector of the front was taken over by the Commonwealth forces in the early summer of 1915, when Mericourt-Ribemont Station, on the railway line from Amiens to Albert, became a railhead. However, it was not until the German advance at the end of March 1918 that the first burials were made at Ribemont, initially in the communal cemetery itself. The extension was begun in May and used until August 1918, when 68 burials were carried out by units engaged in the defence of Amiens. It was greatly enlarged after the Armistice when graves were brought in from other cemeteries and from the battlefields of 1918 east of Ribemont. In 1929, the burials in the communal cemetery were also moved into the extension. Casualty Details: UK 294, Canada 4, Australia 197, South Africa 2, India 1, Total Burials: 498

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Memorial also at St Judes Dural:

(Buried in France)

Also ALWYN RUFUS BLACK Who Died Of Wounds Received in France 20th May 1918; Aged 31 Years He sleeps not in his native land but under foreign soil.

Family with parents
father
18581931
Birth: March 8, 1858 24 24Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 21, 1931Beecroft, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18541937
Birth: February 25, 1854 31 30Kellyville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 10, 1937Beecroft, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: September 2, 1880Rouse Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
15 months
elder brother
18811975
Birth: November 14, 1881 23 27Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 11, 1975
14 months
elder brother
18821960
Birth: December 26, 1882 24 28Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1960Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
18851981
Birth: February 27, 1885 26 31Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 15, 1981New South Wales, Australia
21 months
himself
18861918
Birth: November 8, 1886 28 32Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 20, 1918Morlancourt, Somme, France
2 years
younger sister
18891892
Birth: March 25, 1889 31 35Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 26, 1892Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18911968
Birth: March 30, 1891 33 37Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 18, 1968Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
17 months
younger brother
18921935
Birth: September 4, 1892 34 38Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 4, 1935West Beecroft, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BirthSydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, 1818-2011 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.
Citation details:

Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

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Born 8 Nov 1886 and baptised 2 Jan 1887 Alwyn Rufus son of Henry George and Emma Jane Black a farmer of Dural

MilitaryWebsite - National Archives of Australia - Recordsearch
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Alwyn enlisted on 17 Jul 1915 at Glenmore, New South Wales. His rank on enlistment was Acting Corporal in the 25th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement. He was described as aged 28 and 8 months, occupation selector (he had land in central Queensland), height 5 foot 5 and three quarter inches, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes, of Church of England religion, and having been educated at Glenorie Public School. His unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 12 April 1916. He joined the western front in France on 2 Oct 1916. He suffered a gun shot wound to his forehead on 6 Nov 1916. On 4 Dec 1916 a telegram was written to his father as follows: 'H.G. Black, Beecroft Regret reported son private Alwyn R. Black wounded will promptly advise if anything further received...' On 9 Dec 1916 he was demoted for an offence of neglecting to obey an order in that he failed to salute his commanding officer. On 29 Sep 1917 he was admitted to hospital suffering from gonorrhoea. He died at Morlancourt, France of a shell wound to his thorax after being hit by enemy shell fire while returning to the Australian trench lines after working with a fatigue/working party. His last words were said to be “Hooray, I’m done”. He was 31. Alwyn was initially buried in the Heilly sur-Somme Cemetery, but was reburied at the Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row G, Grave No. 3), France. He received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

WillWebsite - National Archives of Australia - Recordsearch
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THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ME ALWYN RUFUS BLACK OF RANNES QUEENSLAND in the County of Raglan I HEREBY revoke all Wills by me, at any time heretofore made, and declare this to be my last Will and Testament I appoint Henry George Black "KiaOra" Beecroft N.S. Wales to be Executor of this my will and direct that all my just Debts and Funeral and Testamentary Expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I GIVE AND BEQUEATH ALL my property both real and personal to the above mentioned Henry George Black property consisting of 1 portion of land situated in the county of Raglan portion 27 parish of Woollien Central Queensland, and all tools for working same with one horse branded B.H.6. and saddle and bridle Dated this 10th day of April in the Year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred and sixteen. Signed ALWYN R. BLACK.

DeathWebsite - National Archives of Australia - Recordsearch
BurialWebsite - National Archives of Australia - Recordsearch
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Alwyn was first buried at Heilly sur-Somme No 2 Cemetery and was later re-buried at Ribemont Cemetery, Plot III, Row G, Grave No. 3. Ribemont is in the Department of the Somme, about 8 kilometres south-west of Albert. The Communal Cemetery is a little north of the village, on the west side of the road to Baizieux; and the Extension is on the south-west side of the Communal Cemetery. This sector of the front was taken over by the Commonwealth forces in the early summer of 1915, when Mericourt-Ribemont Station, on the railway line from Amiens to Albert, became a railhead. However, it was not until the German advance at the end of March 1918 that the first burials were made at Ribemont, initially in the communal cemetery itself. The extension was begun in May and used until August 1918, when 68 burials were carried out by units engaged in the defence of Amiens. It was greatly enlarged after the Armistice when graves were brought in from other cemeteries and from the battlefields of 1918 east of Ribemont. In 1929, the burials in the communal cemetery were also moved into the extension. Casualty Details: UK 294, Canada 4, Australia 197, South Africa 2, India 1, Total Burials: 498

BurialDural District Anglican Churches. Cemetery Records [database on-line].
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Memorial also at St Judes Dural:

(Buried in France)

Also ALWYN RUFUS BLACK Who Died Of Wounds Received in France 20th May 1918; Aged 31 Years He sleeps not in his native land but under foreign soil.