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Harold Stanley CLARKE

Harold Stanley CLARKE

Male 1921 - 2001  (80 years)

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  • Name Harold Stanley CLARKE  [1
    Adopted c.1948-9  Wallaroo SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Advised by sister Pauline (nee Clarke) of Harold Stanley-he and Melva adopted a "Daniel" NFI known. Coder/Researcher Lorna McLean by telephone on 16.11.2018 
    Address 1921  Croyden VIC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Born and lived in Croyden SA until marriage on return from war services 
    Born 19 Jan 1921  Croyden SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    • Due to privacy laws of South Australia whereby the marriage records are only released 75 years after a marriage. The date has so far been unattainable since it is only 72years unless son Robin or Daniel recall.
    Gender Male 
    Education 1927  Croydon SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Croydon Primary School 
    Occupation 1936  Croydon SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Plasterer - apprenticed to his father, returned to plastering after WWII 
    Biography Notes 20 Oct 1940  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Harolds military papers reflect a changing birthdate. On at least 3 occasions the year varies 1920 or 1921, Harold signed for his information. Enlisted a Cof E and later pencilled entry (Meth) 
    Military Service 20 Oct 1940  Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    On ship Mauritiana returned 1942 as Private 
    Military Service 8 Aug 1942  Papua New Guinea Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    On ship Canberra embarking Townsville vai Port Morseby to PNG, returning 1943 after 3 bouts malaria in Feb, Mar, April 1943 
    Military Service 12 Sep 1943  Papua New Guinea Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Temporary L/Cpl returns home 1943 reverts to Pte 
    Military Service 2 Jun 1945  Borneo Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Private, in 2/27th Battalion, until discharged 29 Nov 1945 
    Biography Notes 29 Nov 1945  Borneo Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lucky to be alive. After a bomb exploded in a trench Harold was notice to be buried deeply with only his helmet visible and someone accidently kicked his helmet and heard his groan, thereby saving him.  
    Military Service 29 Nov 1945  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Discharged from AIF 2/27th Battalion as Private SX3430 with War Medal No189038 (signed). Enlisted 19yoa on 21 May 1940 
    Marriage/Wedding c1946  Wallaroo SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Advised by Pauline (nee Clarke) Harold's youngest sister:one day soon after returning from war (Nov 1945) he and Melva (Bonny) burst into the house and happily announced they were married. NFI known/found. Coder/Researcher Lorna McLean by telephone 16.11.2018 
    Residence c.1946  Edithburgh SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    After Marriage to Melva Ann (Bonny) Tester, raised 2 further children after the first child died at 10 yoa 
    Address 4 Nov 1949  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    https://sailis.sa.gov.au provided one mortgage of a one acre property-on Finniss Street with a right of way. Transfer Event Number 1595364 from previous owner to Harol Stanley clarke fo 198 Gover Street North Adelaide Plasterer. Then Transfer Number 1595365 as mortgage with National Mutual Life Assoc on 4 Nov 1949. Volume1702/Folio33. PTA960. This is two years after Melva and Harolds first son Paul Anthony was born. The last entry is a transfer to another couple Event Number 1913080 on 3 Oct 1955. No further entries found in SAILIS  
    Died 31 Aug 2001  Wallaroo SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Due to privacy laws of South Australia whereby the marriage records are only released to public space 75 years after a marriage. The date has so far been unattainable since it is only 72years unless son Robin or Daniel recall.
    Person ID I-5351  Christina and Donald McLean | Ewen (Hugh the younger) McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2018 

    Father Harrold Osmond CLARKE,   b. 6 Jul 1892, Wallaroo SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1976  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship -1746 
    Mother Margaret Olive KEOUGH,   b. 13 Nov 1894, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1984  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship -1746 
    Married 24 Apr 1920  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F-1746  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Melva Ann (Bonny) TESTER,   b. 25 Oct 1919,   d. 10 Sep 1990  (Age 70 years) 
    Married c1946  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • This marriage year is a guesstimate. The following years after Nov 1945 military discharge, and birth of first son in 1947. Sister Pauline and Margaret both agree most likely to be at Adelaide Registry Office.
    Children 
     1. Paul Anthony CLARKE,   b. c.1947, Wallaroo SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1957, Wallaroo SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 10 years)  []
     2. RL C
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2018 12:48:37 
    Family ID F-1747  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos

    HS Melva Ann 'Bonny' and Harold Stanley Clarke acknowledges: Paul (deceased), Robin, and Daniel

    Clarke, John Nicholas

    Documents
    Harold Stanley Clarke property's purchased
    Harold Stanley Clarke property's purchased
    Harold Stanley Clarke property's purchased

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] FS 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. .

    2. [S-165] FS Pauline Clarke re Clarke and Appelt families, 17 Nov 2018 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Long conversation on telephone with Pauline nee Clarke who offered or confirmed conversations I had 4 days ago with her older sister Margaret Merle Clarke-my Aunty Margaret.

    3. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, 14 Nov 2018 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Harold Stanley CLARKE Birth Date: 1921, January 12 Father:Harold Osmond CLARKE Mother:Margaret Olive KEOUGH Birth Place:Parkside Book/Page: 68A/484

    4. [S-77] http//:www.ww2rolls.gov.au, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceId=A&VeteranId=667030, 15 Nov 2018 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      NOTE THESE DIFFERENT DATE OF BIRTH AND BIRTH LOCATION:---CANT ALTER AS MANY VARIATIONS ON EACH---JUST NOTING.
      CLARKE, HAROLD STANLEY Service Australian Army
      Service Number SX3430 Date of Birth 12 Jan 1920 Place of Birth KINGSWOOD, SA Date of Enlistment 25 May 1940 Locality on Enlistment WEST CROYDON, SA Place of Enlistment ADELAIDE, SA
      Next of Kin CLARKE, HAROLD
      Date of Discharge 29 Nov 1945
      Rank Private
      Posting at Discharge 2/27 Australian Infantry Battalion
      WW2 Honours and Gallantry None for display
      Prisoner of War No

    5. [S-117] National Archive of Au War Records, 20 Nov 2018 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Complete military records available online-forming a summary of key elements, in small chunks of information

    6. [S-135] http://sailis.sa.gov.au LAND EVENTS IN SA from1858-1975, Volume 1702 Folio 33, 20 Nov 2018 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      AS described in SAILIS a event/transaction into Harold Stanley Clarke's name, a second event/transaction that same day to set up his mortgage. Then a further event/transaction 4 years later to provide as registration to mortgagor. Lastly an event transferring it to another couple in Finniss Street, Adelaide in 1955. No mention of his wife. Though reaffirms his occupation as a plasterer.

    7. [S-109] Savill Index of Funeral Notices SA 1971 2017, http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/fh/savill/savill-C.html, 15 Nov 2018 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      simple one liner: Clarke, Harold Stanley 2001-08-31

    8. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, https://www.genealogysa.org.au/index.php?option=com_hikashop&view=product&layout=show&Itemid=161&uid=1107590&coid=2&cid=2&request_data=%7B%26quot%3Boption%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3Bcom_search%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3BItemid%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3B32%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3Bsurname%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3BKEOUGH%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3Bcheck%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3B1%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3Bgname%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3BMARGARET%20OLIVE%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3Byear%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3B%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3Brange%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3B0%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3Bcusearch%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3BSearch%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3B__utmc%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3B175478836%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3Ba4bd3f58e9df756191d0f96ccbc0b1ee%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3Be7015a7d200526083314a342d63ff4c5%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3B__utmz%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3B175478836.1542030074.609.7.utmcsr%3Dgoogle%7Cutmccn%3D(organic)%7Cutmcmd%3Dorganic%7Cutmctr%3D(not%20provided)%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3B__utma%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3B175478836.1713450304.1501589010.1542235019.1542271362.617%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3B__utmt%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3B1%26quot%3B%2C%26quot%3B__utmb%26quot%3B%3A%26quot%3B175478836.4.10.1542271362%26quot%3B%7D, 15 Nov 2018 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Harold Osmond CLARKE Bride: Margaret Olive KEOUGH Marriage Date: 1920, April 24 Marriage Place: St Andrews Church Strathalbyn
      Groom Age: 27 Groom Approx. Birth Year: 1893 Groom Marital Status: S Groom Father: John CLARKE Bride Age: 25 Bride Approx. Birth Year: 1895 Bride Marital Status: S Bride Father Name: James KEOUGH Ref: 283/466

      Marriage:1922, father:Harold Osmond CLARKE, Mother: Margaret Olive KEOUGH at Strathalbyn SA RegNo:97A/249
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    9. [S-165] FS Pauline Clarke re Clarke and Appelt families, 15 Nov 2018 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Telephone call to Pauline who lived amoung these people gave me details, some where notes in private until further evidence.
      This circa (about) 1946 is because Harold was discharged Nov 1945 and first child born 1947. She remembers Harold (her brother) arriving (no date recall) with Melba (Bonney) announcing "theyre married!" Harry's style apparently back in those early days.