For those who made the ultimate sacrifice we salute you-Series

No 5 Alexander Claude Fraser Claude 4th child and second son of Alexander and Jane Fraser was born on the 8/10/1895 Lagoon Flat , died 11/7/1915, Garrison Hospital, Victoria Barracks, Paddington Sydney NSW Cause of death : Lobar Pneumonia and Meningitis Buried Rockwood Necropolis, Presbyterian Section 5B 7694 Service No – Enlisted 22/6/1915 Rank privateContinue reading “For those who made the ultimate sacrifice we salute you-Series”

For those who made the ultimate sacrifice we salute you-Series

No 4-Donald Albert Fraser Donald Fraser, 1st son and third child of Alexander and Jane Fraser of “Hillside’ Bonshaw Q. property, born 13/11/1893 grew up on the family property, enlisted 10/1/1916 . Private D.A. Fraser, no 1646 “B” Co . Machine Gun Section, 56th Battalion-sailed on the 13/5/1916, killed in action on the Somme 3/2/1917Continue reading “For those who made the ultimate sacrifice we salute you-Series”

For those who made the ultimate sacrifice we salute you -Series

No 3 William James Robinson William James Robinson (1895-1914) in Malta eldest son of Frederick and Kate Robinson- (Fred was in the East Surreys Regiment stationed in Malta when he married Kate and William was born)- killed in action 24/8/1914 while holding the line at the canal near Mons France They were originally buried whereContinue reading “For those who made the ultimate sacrifice we salute you -Series”

For those who made the ultimate sacrifice we salute you – Series

No 2- Albert Claude Pugh Bleakley (Claude)’ Claude, eldest son of Arthur and Emma Bleakley (Findlay) of ‘Eversleigh” Harlin in the Brisbane valley born on the 15/3/1896 in Esk Qld. Claude joined the AIF on 11/1/1916 and after receiving basic training embarked from Sydney on the ‘Hawkes Bay’ on 20/4/1916 and sailed to France forContinue reading “For those who made the ultimate sacrifice we salute you – Series”

For those who made the ultimate sacrifice we salute you- Series

No 1- Arthur John Montgomery Bleakley Arthur John Montgomery (Monty) Bleakley was born on the 24/4/ 1892 at home in Delaney’s Ck and lived his life on the land with his family. He was a horseman, an excellent shot and although a rebel everybody loved him. He joined up on the 29/7/1915 aged 23 yearsContinue reading “For those who made the ultimate sacrifice we salute you- Series”

Final Destination and Karl has anglicized his name to Charles Christiansen

After the quarantine period was over, Karl with a friend he had made were moving north to Glen Innes where work on farms was to be had. The Great Northern Railway line which connected Sydney to Brisbane was opened in Glen Innes in 1884 and in Tenterfield in 1886, so the pair had a comfortableContinue reading “Final Destination and Karl has anglicized his name to Charles Christiansen”

Continuing Karl Christiansen Vatne -Torp

Lars Jonassen-Torp-Havstad called out, ‘Iam here Karl,let the party begin’. Karl smiled to himself, indeed his cousin Lars was always ready for a party. Karl smiled to himself and said ‘Moderation, dear cousin, is the way to go but come in’. As others arrived, all in good spirits, called out to Karl who replied ‘WelcomeContinue reading “Continuing Karl Christiansen Vatne -Torp”

Karl Christiansen Vatne-Torp Saga

This is Karl’s story beginning when he was 26 years old and on the property his mother had bought him in 1872 before she died. he was 12 years old and he and his brother lived with their mother’s uncle and Ane lived with Johanne their older cousin. he had invited family and friends toContinue reading “Karl Christiansen Vatne-Torp Saga”

Family history from 1735

Aanon Aanonsen 1735-1806 Lunden -Liene married Johanne Tellefsdatter Norholm 1749-1795 Children:Maren 15/1/1769 -1871-Kirstine 11/11/1771-1/2/1848 – Aanon1774-1774- Aanon 23/9/1775-1848- Lille 17/4/1778-Tellef29/12/1780-1817- Nils 2/2/1784-1861- Johanne 4/1/1787-Gunder 1792- Maren Kirstine Aanonsdatter Liene 1771 married Jonas Halvorsen Vatne (1753-1828) 10/10/1793 Children Maren 26/8/1794-30/7/1871- Johanne 4/12/1796-6/11/1822 Halvor20/8/1799 -6/2/1822-Aanon 27/7/1802-19/1/1871- Elen 7/5/1805-6/1/1822 (the 3 who died on the 6/1/1822 drowned onContinue reading “Family history from 1735”

Charles Christiansen saga

This is a family story about my husband’s grandfather.I have started with the facts and will tell his story from information given to me and my imagination Karl’s family have lived in the area, Landvik Norway for centuries. Through his grandmother Maren Kirstine Aanonsdatter Tjore he was related to Danish nobility and through her fatherContinue reading “Charles Christiansen saga”