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William FORSYTH, Corporal

William FORSYTH, Corporal

Male 1916 - 2002  (86 years)

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  • Name William FORSYTH 
    Suffix Corporal 
    Nickname Willie 
    Born 7 May 1916  Noradjuha Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Education 1930s  Noradjuha Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    left school at 14 early as one did in those days and worked for no money shearing crutching branding just a little food and keep during the depression. 
    Occupation 1945  Kellerberrin WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    After the war, farming and lonely he married in 1948, 6 mos after the loss of his father. Interview with Dorothy Forsyth on 23.11.16-Researcher Lorna McLean 
    Military Service 1940-1946  WWII Find all individuals with events at this location 
    FORSYTH, WILLIAM Royal Australian Air Force Service Number 16276 Date of Birth 7 May 1916 Born at NORADJUHR, VIC Enlisted 24 Apr 1940 resident at KELLERBERRIN Enlisted PERTH, WA NOK FORSYTH, DAVID (FATHER) Date of Discharge 25 Feb 1946 Rank Corporal Posting at Discharge 25 SQUADRON
    source http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?serviceId=R&veteranId=867420 
    Military Service 1940-1946  WWII Find all individuals with events at this location 
    FORSYTH, WILLIAM Royal Australian Air Force Service Number 16276 Date of Birth 7 May 1916 Born at NORADJUHR, VIC Enlisted 24 Apr 1940 resident at KELLERBERRIN Enlisted PERTH, WA NOK FORSYTH, DAVID (FATHER) Date of Discharge 25 Feb 1946 Rank Corporal Posting at Discharge 25 SQUADRON
    source http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?serviceId=R&veteranId=867420 
    Military Service 1940-1946  WWII Find all individuals with events at this location 
    FORSYTH, WILLIAM Royal Australian Air Force Service Number 16276 Date of Birth 7 May 1916 Born at NORADJUHR, VIC Enlisted 24 Apr 1940 resident at KELLERBERRIN Enlisted PERTH, WA NOK FORSYTH, DAVID (FATHER) Date of Discharge 25 Feb 1946 Rank Corporal Posting at Discharge 25 SQUADRON
    source http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?serviceId=R&veteranId=867420 
    Military Service 1940-1946  WWII Find all individuals with events at this location 
    FORSYTH, WILLIAM Royal Australian Air Force Service Number 16276 Date of Birth 7 May 1916 Born at NORADJUHR, VIC Enlisted 24 Apr 1940 resident at KELLERBERRIN Enlisted PERTH, WA NOK FORSYTH, DAVID (FATHER) Date of Discharge 25 Feb 1946 Rank Corporal Posting at Discharge 25 SQUADRON 
    Military Service 1940-1946  WWII Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Willie enlisted at Kellerberrin/Perth WA with RAAF: 25 Squadron on 24 Apr 1940 and served at Aitape, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. He worked on Douglas Aeroplanes as a fitter during war.
    NOK father David Forsyth, discharged 25 Feb 1946 with rank of Corporal.
    Joseph Fortsyth arrived Perth via Fremantle in 1924 his wife Elizabeth Ann McCrae with David, Edith (Edie) and James then onto Kellerberrin farming.
     
    Achievements/Education 1955-1961  Kellerberrin WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Served on Road Board in Kellerberrin WA Board of Remembrance 1908-1961 at Shire of Kellerberrin WA 
    Residence c1980  Ocean Reef WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    After semi retiring into Karrinyup area and soon found it too noisy. Built and retired to Ocean Reef. Then moved back to Kellerberrin in late 1980's. Willi's eyes were very light blue and sun was affecting his vision. He loved his big shed out back.  
    Died 1 Jul 2002  Kellerberrin WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dorothy Forsyth on 24.11.2016 shared memories of family members. Her husband died of cardiac arrest as he had been hiding his illness from everyone and was stump picking and collapsed in the paddock at 87yoa. He had had angina attack but never told anyone.
    Cremated 6 Jul 2002  Kellerberrin WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Due to distances, Dorothy's husband was cremated in Mt Lawley Perth WA on 6 Jul 2002. William Forsyth's (Willi) ashes stored in Columbarium Niche in Kellerberrin Cemetery WA

    Person ID I-6759  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 

    Father David FORSYTH,   b. 18 Dec 1884, Noradjuha Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1948, Kellerberrin WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship -2197 
    Mother Rachel MCDONALD,   b. 28 Nov 1884, Carchap Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1941, Kellerberrin WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship -2197 
    Married 4 Sep 1912  Horsham Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • MARRIED Presbyterian Church Horsham Vic
    Residence 1925  Kellerberrin WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    'Marple Farm ' In 1925 Dave bought a 2000 acre property from Thomas Potts, 'Marple Farm' which was six miles south of Kellerberrin.  
    Family ID F-2197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy Vera DEANE,   b. 13 Jan 1924, Mt Barker SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 19 Feb 1949  Mt Barker SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. William McDonald FORSYTH,   b. 23 Nov 1949, Kellerberrin WA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2012, Kellerberrin WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +2. RD F
     3. AD F
    +4. CC F
    +5. SD F
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2017 09:54:42 
    Family ID F-2212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S-50] FM Dorothy Forsyth nee Deane ID 6814-evidence pending, Lorna McLean interview , 3 Feb 2017.
      Met with Dorothy Forsyth nee Deane i-6814 and shared her stories of her own experiences and memories of family members

    2. [S-77] http//:www.ww2rolls.gov.au, 23 Jan 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Some of this information was provided by the widow Dorothy Forsyth. The majority was sourced from the WWII Nominal Roll for accuracy to generalise and validate the 2 sources.