The BRB has the place of birth as Kongorong whereas Dianne Facey has it as Mt Gambier which is about 25 kilometers away.
«b»Kenneth Charles Ashby «/b»(nickname - "Chas." as a child "Wonky"), born 21/9/1920 at Kongorong.
Occupation: Farmer of Mt Gambler, S.A., now retired.
Married: «b»Melba Blackmore«/b» (b. 5/10/1922).
Chas worked for Livingston's on the Pines before and after his marriage to Melba. He was also expected to help out on the family farm if need be. After his marriage the couple lived with Melba's parents.
He joined the army at Christmas 1941 and was in Australia for three and a half years During this time son Peter and daughter Judy were born. The last six months Chas served in Borneo. First in Brunei and then on Labuan Island. He was on the island when the war ended.
On his return he went back working for Livingston's until they built their own house on a farm bought from Melba's parents. Brian and Mignonne were born after they moved to the Kongorong property
Chas and Melba sold the farm in 1977 and retired to Mount Gambler where Chas spends time with his wood turning hobby in between time travelling to visit their children and grandchildren
[S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .
[S-148] Dianne Facey - ID 4624 - further evidence welcome, Worksheet 29 on 3rd March 2018 - inputted by Don Gordon on 9th March 2018.
Details provided by Dianne are held in the records of the C&D McLean Committee. These records are accessible via 'Contact us' on the homepage and will eventually be available at the Strathalbyn NTSA.
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