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Clover JOHNSTON

Clover JOHNSTON

Female 1912 - 2001  (89 years)

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  • Name Clover JOHNSTON  [1
    Born 18 Oct 1912  Armadale WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes Two sisters;Muriel and Clover (m.1912) married two Johnston brothers.
    Clover was the 8th child of Elizabeth & Matthew Johnston.
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    • Sisters;Muriel and Clover married brothers Johnston
      Clover was the 8th child of Elizabeth & Matthew Johnston.

      History: Slightly shortened from her own account.

      Marriage: In 1936 at Perth, to Robert Cecil Loder (b. 1912). Later Clover's sister, Muriel married Robert's brother, George - ie two sister married two brothers.

      Residences: as shown in the text, at South Perth and the child, Patricia was born in 1937 when living there & Robert (Bob) joined the Civilian Military Force. In 1941 when son Gary was born Bob commanded the Chinese Labour Company at Woodmans Point WA. He was company commander of the 28th Battalion and went on to New Britain in the Pacific until the war ended in 1945.

      During the height of the war the family evacuated to Wagin with her mother Elizabeth, her brother Gordon's two boys and her own children and being a few miles out her sister Margaret lent Clover her 1931 Pontiac, unaware that she had no driving licence. When war conditions improved they left for Perth 220 kilometres south, having saved petrol coupons and had the car serviced. She decided that a licence might be a good idea and so called at the Wagin Police Station. The Officer watched her drive down the street from the station verandah and handed over a licence on her return.

      (1942)-Next morning they left at 6 a.m. Elizabeth nursing Gary (11 months) with Patricia (aged 5) and nephew Russell in the back and 9 year old Malcolm beside her. This was in 1942. At Williams, 70 kilometres further, engine trouble began. A local mechanic removed the fan belt and Clover drove on and soon the engine boiled. Every few miles Malcolm filled it and their water supply ran low. They arrived at the Armadale Hotel on the perimeters of Perth WA at midnight on Christmas Eve, and a crowd was there. No help was forthcoming as the landlord believed she only wanted petrol. After closing time and explanations he and another man did look at the engine: asked what fool removed the fan belt, was told of the "help" at Williams, and he bent back the blade of the fan caused at the Wagin servicing. They slept at the side of the road until morning and reached Perth that day.

      They lived at Perth and daughter Ray arrived in 1943 and Clover's trip to the hospital was by Margaret's car, but with the owner driving. With the war over Bob returned to the Crown Law Department and was stationed at Merredin for 15 years and there, in 1952, the last child, Christine was born.

      At Merredin the family became very involved "with community work. Bob commanded a C.M.F. Unit, was Superintendant of Ambulance and Commissioner of Boy Scouts. For the C.M.F. services Bob was awarded an MBE. Clover took up croquet. They were transferred back to Perth in 1961 where Bob was Clerk of Married Persons Court.

      The clothing factory of M. & M. Johnston had trouble a suitable clerk so Clover went to help and remained until Bob retired about 10 years later. They travelled to Europe & Asia, went boating and Bob pursued his interest in carpertry (often on behalf of their children) and Clover enjoyed porcelain painting. 1995 address: Noranda, W.A.

      CHILDREN of Clover (nee Johnston) 8. Robert Cecil Loder ...............................:
    Public Office c 1940's  Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    At Merredin the family became very involved "with community work. Bob commanded a C.M.F. Unit, was Superintendant of Ambulance and Commissioner of Boy Scouts. For the C.M.F. services Bob was awarded an MBE. Clover took up croquet. They were transferred back to Perth in 1961 where Bob was Clerk of Married Persons Court. 
    Public Office c 1940's  Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    At Merredin the family became very involved "with community work. Bob commanded a C.M.F. Unit, was Superintendant of Ambulance and Commissioner of Boy Scouts. For the C.M.F. services Bob was awarded an MBE. Clover took up croquet. They were transferred back to Perth in 1961 where Bob was Clerk of Married Persons Court. 
    Occupation 1928  Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Postmistress Milligan St. Perth from the age of 16 until marriage at 24 years. 
    Marriage/Wedding 1936  Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Robert Cecil [Robert] Loder having 4 children 
    Public Office c1940  Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    At Merredin the family became very involved "with community work. Bob commanded a C.M.F. Unit, was Superintendant of Ambulance and Commissioner of Boy Scouts. For the C.M.F. services Bob was awarded an MBE. Clover took up croquet. They were transferred back to Perth in 1961 where Bob was Clerk of Married Persons Court. 
    Residence 1961  Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Transferred back to Perth for Bob's work who became Clerk of Married Persons Court.
     
    Died 22 Oct 2001  Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death date and location provided to Lorna McLean by Pat Long in 19/07/2016-evidence yet to be provided
    Person ID I-5777  Christina and Donald McLean | Ewen (Hugh the younger) McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2017 

    Father Matthew JOHNSTON,   b. 20 Oct 1864, Bremer SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1936, Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship -1863 
    Mother Elizabeth Ann MCLEAN,   b. 9 Dec 1874, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1948, Merredin WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship -1863 
    Married 17 Nov 1994 tba  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F-1863  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert Cecil LODER,   b. 1912,   d. 12 Aug 1996, Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1936  Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Patricia Anne LODER,   b. 18 Feb 1937, Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     2. Gary (Robert) LODER (JNR),   b. 23 Dec 1941, Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 2010  (Age 68 years)  []
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     4. Christine Ivy LODER,   b. 24 Nov 1952, Merredin WA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 2006, Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2017 12:06:55 
    Family ID F-1887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0633 - Wedding of Robert & Clover Loder in 1936.jpg
    0633 - Wedding of Robert & Clover Loder in 1936.jpg

    Stories
    1995 - Clover Johnston & Robert Cecil Loder
    1995 - Clover Johnston & Robert Cecil Loder
    Biography as published in the BRB in 1995.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', (Donald & Christina McLean Genealogical Council Inc, Strathalbyn 1995).