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Reginald William James SIRES

Reginald William James SIRES

Male 1911 - 1988  (76 years)

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  • Name Reginald William James SIRES  [1
    Born 5 Oct 1911  Balaklava SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1939-1945  WWII Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    MY HERITAGE EVIDENCE-to be collaborated with naa.gov.au Australian Army Service #S73265 Rank Private Posting at Discharge 10 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS Honours or Gallantry None for display
     
    Occupation Wasleys SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer 
    • Wikipedia description of-:-Wasleys is a small town north-west of Gawler, South Australia. Roseworthy College is located around 6 km south of the town. At the 2011 census, Wasleys had a population of 372. per Researcher Lorna McLean 28.1.2021
    Residence 1980's  Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Retired to Victor Harbour. 
    Died 5 Jun 1988  Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I-565  Christina and Donald McLean | Allan McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2021 

    Family Jean Audrey LINES,   b. 17 Jul 1916, Booleroo SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 2004, Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1938  Wasleys SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • The wedding photo on page 134 of BRB states that the wedding was on 1938.
    • Wikipedia description of-:-Wasleys is a small town north-west of Gawler, South Australia. Roseworthy College is located around 6 km south of the town. At the 2011 census, Wasleys had a population of 372. per Researcher Lorna McLean 28.1.2021
    Children 
     1. Raeline Jean SIRES,   b. 2 Dec 1939, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     2. JL S
     3. AL S
     4. BJ S
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2021 09:08:03 
    Family ID F-188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0040 - Brian Ross Eckert, Jean Sires, Mark, Reg Sires, Raelene Jean Eckert nee SIRES, Linda & Richard Lines.jpg
    0040 - Brian Ross Eckert, Jean Sires, Mark, Reg Sires, Raelene Jean Eckert nee SIRES, Linda & Richard Lines.jpg
    MBE i573
    JAL i569
    0035.5 - Wedding of Reg Sires & Jean Lines in 1938
    0035.5 - Wedding of Reg Sires & Jean Lines in 1938
    * L to R: Irene Sires, Ken Fraser, Mary Lines, Doug Lines, Jean Lines (bride), Reg Sires (groom), Beryl Lines (flower girl), Bob Roenfeldt (driver, behind).
    * Jean, Mary, Doug and Beryl were siblings.
    * Irene might have been Reg's sister.
    * It is not known whether Ken and Bob were related to Jean Audrey NEE Sires or Reginald.
    * Source: Page 134 in BRB

    Headstones

    TRANSCRIPTON OF MEMORIAL; In loving memory of Reginald W.J. Sires
    born 5-10-1911 died 5-6-1988 dearly loved husband of Jean for 50 years father of Rae, Jill, Ann and Bev father-in-law of Brian, Rob and Tony Grandpa of Mark, Braydon, Kerry and Matthew, Hannah, Sofie, Bessie, ben and Kate
    so dearly loved

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] BRB 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995 copies available, 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-76] MyHeritage 92connections, my heritage (with a log in), 8 Feb Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Birth Place Balaklava SA of note several websites state birth place as Tarcowie (approx100+km away on google maps) with no evidence to support that. However on SAGHS BDM the recognised registry of BDM details I have settle on Balaklava SA.
      SIRES Reginald William James Date of Birth:05-Oct-1911 Father: Frederick William Henry SIRES Mother:Ellen Maud ANGEL Birth Residence:Balaklava SA District:Gilbert Book/Page:874/94

    3. [S-76] MyHeritage 92connections, my heritage (with a log in), 8 Feb Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      SIRES REGINALD WILLIAM JAMES : Service Number - S73265 : Date of birth - 05 Oct 1911 : Place of birth - BALAKLAVA SA : Place of enlistment - ROSEWORTHY SA : Next of Kin - SIRES JEAN file closed at 28.1.2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean

    4. [S-76] MyHeritage 92connections, my heritage (with a log in), 8 Feb Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Birth Place Balaklava SA death 5 Jun 1988 buried in Victor Harbour Cemetery SA

    5. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 8 Feb Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      LINES Given Names:Jean Spouse Surname:SIRES Spouse Given Names:Reginald Date:12-Apr-1938 Location:Methodist Church Wasleys Source:Advertiser Source2:Ian Shillabeer Collection Notice:Marriage Publication Date:06-Apr-1938