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Brendon Joseph VANDERWERF [4818]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Tjeerd VANDERWERF [4817] 
         Mother: Alanah Maree BURGESS [4816] 


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Carly Maree VANDERWERF [4819]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Tjeerd VANDERWERF [4817] 
         Mother: Alanah Maree BURGESS [4816] 


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Tjeerd VANDERWERF [4817]

      Sex: M

Spouses and Children
1. *Alanah Maree BURGESS [4816]
       Children:
                1. Brendon Joseph VANDERWERF [4818]
                2. Carly Maree VANDERWERF [4819]


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Barbara Jean VANDYK [5140]

      Sex: F

Spouses and Children
1. *Gary John WATTS [4937]


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Hank VAN-LEEUWEN [2332]

      Sex: M

Spouses and Children
1. *Kathleen Mary GREGORY [2329]
       Children:
                1. Paul VAN-LEEUWEN [2333]
                2. Michael VAN-LEEUWEN [2334]


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Michael VAN-LEEUWEN [2334]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Hank VAN-LEEUWEN [2332] 
         Mother: Kathleen Mary GREGORY [2329] 


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Paul VAN-LEEUWEN [2333]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Hank VAN-LEEUWEN [2332] 
         Mother: Kathleen Mary GREGORY [2329] 


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Albert James VARKER [11475]

      Sex: M

Spouses and Children
1. *Albina SANDER [9597] (1891 - 1976)
       Marriage: 
         Status: 


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Ivy Victoria VARLEY [10789]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1899 - , Victoria, Australia 2183
    Christening: 
          Death: 29 Jun 1979 - Fitzroy, Vic, Australia 2183
         Burial: 3 Jul 1979 - Fawkner, Victoria, Australia 2183

Spouses and Children
1. *Lawrence Ormond STANDING [10786] (7 Jun 1897 - 12 Sep 1964) 2044 
       Marriage: 1930 2183
         Status: 


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Blanche Isabel VASEY [11833]



      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1900 - Glenroy, Victoria, Australia 5442
    Christening: 
          Death: 1911 - , Victoria, Australia 7749
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: George Brinsden VASEY [11826] (1860-1934) 337,338,5439 
         Mother: Alice Isabel McCUTCHEON [10313] (1866-1946) 46,337,338 


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Major General George Alan VASEY CB CBE DSO [11832]



      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 29 Mar 1895 - Malvern East, Victoria, Australia 3999
    Christening: 
          Death: 5 Mar 1945 - Cairns, Qld, Australia 3999
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: George Brinsden VASEY [11826] (1860-1934) 337,338,5439 
         Mother: Alice Isabel McCUTCHEON [10313] (1866-1946) 46,337,338 

Spouses and Children
1. *Jessie Mary HALBERT BA. CBE [11841] (1897 - 1966) 337,338 
       Marriage: 1921
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. George Halbert VASEY  337,338 [11842] (1925-1960)
                2. Robert Allan VASEY  337,338 [11843] (1932-2008)

Notes
General:
Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1915 - 1954) Wed 7 Mar 1945 Page 3 General Vasey Missing In Plane Crash

General Vasey Missing In Plane Crash
CANBERRA, Tues. - Major-General G- A. Vasey, C.B., D.S.O., and Major-General "R.M. Downes, C.M.G., V.D., medical historian,, are believed to have lost their lives when a service aircraft crashed into the sea a few miles north of Cairns, about 4 p.m. yesterday. This announcement was released to-night by the Prime Minister, Mr. Curtin.

The search for the plane was continued to-day. Also in the R.A.A.F. Hudson plane were nine others, who are also reported missing, believed killed.
. They are: -
Colonel R; H. Russell, A.A.M.C.; Lieut. W. Riggall. aide to General Vasey, and NX40U1 Cpl. E. L. James. Flt.-Lieut. J. W. Newell, Flying Officers D. Eassett, G. Thompson arid S. B. Freize and L.A.C. J. D. Moore.

Mr. Curtin said another army officer was in the plane and it had rot been possible to locate his next of kin. - When that was done a further announcement would be made.
' Mr. Curtin said this loss was a shocking blow to Australia and the Australian army. General Vasey's record in' this war, particularly in the New Guinea campaigns, made him outstanding as perhaps Australia's most brilliant divisional leader in this war.

Mr. Curtin said General Downes was one of Australia's most distinguished medical men. and had given valuable service to the Australian army since his first appointment to the Australian Army Medical Corps in 1908. He was at present compiling a history of the medical services of this war.
Mr. Curtin said that advice had been received about 4 p.m.' yesterday that an R.A.A.F. Hudson plane crashed' into the sea a little over two miles north of the air strip at Cairns. Weather conditions were extremely bad at the time. R.A.A.F. crash boats set out immediately in search of the personnel from the plane and found traces of the aircraft, but no signs of survivors.
ON WAY NORTH.
General Vasey, after a period spent in highly important staff work at land headquarters, was on his way north to take over an operational appointment, said Mr. Curtin. Through the last war and this he proved himself a magnificent soldier and inspiring leader. All troops who ever came under his command had been inspired by his leadership and personal courage, and by the example of his great ability as a commander.

General Downes was one of Australia's most distinguished medical men and had given valuable service to the Australian army since his first appointment, to the Australian Army Medical Corps in 1908, said the Prime Minister. His active army career ended only recently, but his association with the army continued through his appointment as war historian for medical services.

On behalf of the Australian Government I offer to the next of kin of all the brave men who have been lost the deepest sympathy. It will be, I hope, some consolation to them that their loved ones were lost in the service of their country when setting out to confront the enemy, i know the whole nation will join them in their proud sorrow," said Mr. Curtin. '

Guinea Gold (Papua New Guinea : 1942 - 1945) Fri 9 Mar 1945 Page 1 BODIES OF GENERALS VASEY, DOWNES FOUND

BODIES OF GENERALS VASEY, DOWNES FOUND
CANBERRA, Thurs. - The bodies of Major-Generals G. A. Vasey and R. M. Downes, and that of an unidentified RAAF officer were recovered from the sea off Cairns yesterday. The search for nine other Army and RAAF personnel, victims of Monday's tragedy, is being hampered by choppy seas and dirty water. The Army officer whose name was withheld in the first announcement of the Hudson crash pending notification of nextof-kin, has been identified as Lieutenant-Colonel G. A. Bertram. He was 31.
Funeral of Major-Generals Vasey and Downes will be in Cairns today, and will be attended by General Sir Thomas Blamey and Lieutenant-General Sir Leslie Morshead.

The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Mon 12 Mar 1945 Page 3 MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR GENERAL VASEY
MEMORIAL SERVICE
FOR GENERAL VASEY
Somewhere in the South-west Pacific area yesterday men of the 7th Division attended a requiem
mass, followed by a memorial Church of England service, for Major-General G. A. Vasey, who
was killed In an air crash near Cairns last Monday.

The services were conducted by Padre C. W. J. Cunningham, assisted by Padre J. Skehan. An ad
dress was given by Padre Redding.

Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld. : 1906 - 1954) Sat 21 Apr 1945 Page 5 GENERAL VASEY'S ESTATE.
GENERAL VASEY'S ESTATE.
MELBOURNE, Friday. - Gen. Vasey's estate In Victoria was sworn at 1681 gross value, all personalty. General Vasey was killed in an air crash near Cairns. His widow is the sole beneficiary and executrix.

picture George Brinsden VASEY [11826]



      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1860 - Heidelberg, Vic, Australia 5439,7750
    Christening: 
          Death: 1934 - Kew, Vic, Australia 5439
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Alice Isabel McCUTCHEON [10313] (1866 - 1946) 46,337,338 
       Marriage: 1890 - , Victoria, Australia 5440
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Thomas Arnold VASEY  337,338,5441 [11828] (1891-1957)
                2. John Brinsden McCutcheon VASEY  337,338 [11831] (1893-1915)
                3. Major General George Alan VASEY CB CBE DSO  337,338,3999 [11832] (1895-1945)
                4. Blanche Isabel VASEY  337,338,5442 [11833] (1900-1911)
                5. Gilbert Howard VASEY  337,338,5443 [11834] (1904-1986)
                6. Marjorie Hope VASEY  337,338,1622 [11835] (1906-1974)

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General:
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Fri 10 Aug 1934 Page 8 OBITUARY
OBITUARY
___v____
Mr. G. B. Vasey
We regret to announce that the death occurred last night of Mr. George Brinsden Vasey, aged 73 years, who for more than 27 years had been editor of "'The Argus' Law Reports."

He died at his home in Brougham place, Kew. Mr. Vasey took a leading part in activities associated with the legal and educational life of Melbourne. He was interested also in Freemasonry, being at the time of his death Master of the Wesley College Lodge. He was the son of the late Mr. Thomas Vasey, who for many years was secretary of the Metropolitan Gas Company, and was educated at Wesley College and the University of Melbourne. While he was studying for the law he acted as a master at Prince Alfred College, one of his colleagues being Mr. W. H. Irvine (now Sir William Irvine, Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria).

After taking his B.A. degree, Mr. Vasey graduated LLB. in 1887, and he was admitted to the Bar of the Victorian Supreme Court. He joined " 'The Argus' Law Reports" staff in 1895, and succeeded Mr. A. H. Davis as editor in 1907.

He was a foundation member of the Historical Society of Victoria, and contributed articles on early Melbourne both to "The Argus" and the society's journal. He also wrote on legal matters for "The Argus" and "The Australasian." He was the author of several legal text-books, including works on stamps law and probate and administration. He was a member of the council of Queen's College, University of Melbourne, the council of Wesley College, and the Wesley College Old Boys' Association. He became registrar of friendly societies for Victoria 30 years ago on the death of Mr. J. B. Gregory.

Mr. Vasey's widow is a daughter of the late Mr. John Mccutcheon, Melbourne manager of the Commercial Bank, There are three sons-Mr. Arnold Vasey, who holds an important position with a Newcastle woolbroking firm; Major G. A. Vasey, brigade-major, 8th Infantry Brigade, Sydney, who will leave shortly for India on exchange; and Mr. G. H. Vasey, lecturer in agricultural engineering at the University of Melbourne. A fourth son, Mr. J. B. Vasey, was mortally wounded at Gallipoli. Major Vasey and Mr. Arnold Vasey also served in the war, the latter in the Royal Navy. There is one daughter, Miss Marjorie Vasey.

picture George Halbert VASEY [11842]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 31 Jan 1925 - , Victoria, Australia
    Christening: 
          Death: 1960 - , Victoria, Australia 7751
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Major General George Alan VASEY CB CBE DSO [11832] (1895-1945) 337,338,3999 
         Mother: Jessie Mary HALBERT BA. CBE [11841] (1897-1966) 337,338 


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Gilbert Howard VASEY [11834]



      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1904 - Balwyn, Vic, Australia 5443
    Christening: 
          Death: 1986 - Wantirna South, Victoria, Australia 5443
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: George Brinsden VASEY [11826] (1860-1934) 337,338,5439 
         Mother: Alice Isabel McCUTCHEON [10313] (1866-1946) 46,337,338 

Notes
General:
Gilbert Vasey was a university lecturer and in later life became an Engineer. He married Florence Faul

The Murrumbidgee Irrigator (Leeton, NSW : 1915 - 1954) Tue 5 Aug 1952 Page 2 MR. VASEY'S VISIT POSTPONED
MR. VASEY'S VISIT
POSTPONED
Mr. Gilbert H. Vasey, senior lecturer in Agricultural Engineering at the University of Melbourne, who was to be in Griffith and Leeton this week has had to postpone his visit through Illness.

The M.I.A. District Council of Extension Groups had arranged for Mr. Vasey to address meetings in Griffith and Leeton on Agricultural Engineering. It is hoped that this address will be given in three or four weeks time.

picture John Brinsden McCutcheon VASEY [11831]



      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1893 - Malvern East, Victoria, Australia
    Christening: 
          Death: 1915 - Pieta, , Malta
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: George Brinsden VASEY [11826] (1860-1934) 337,338,5439 
         Mother: Alice Isabel McCUTCHEON [10313] (1866-1946) 46,337,338 

Notes
General:
https://vwma.org.au/explore/people/232107
VASEY, John Brinsden
Service Number: 58
Enlisted: 21 August 1914, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd Field Company Engineers
Born: Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Kew East, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Wesley College, Melbourne, Victoria
Occupation: Surveyor
Died: Died of wounds - septicaemia from wound to the face and leg, Malta, 14 August 1915
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery Plot B, Row V1, Grave 3
Memorials: Kew War Memorial

World War 1 Service
21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 158, 2nd Field Company Engineers, Enlisted at Melbourne
21 Oct 1914: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 158, 2nd Field Company Engineers, ANZAC Gallipoli
21 Oct 1914: Embarked Lance Corporal, SN 158, 2nd Field Company Engineers, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne
14 May 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 2nd Field Company Engineers, In the field
7 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 158, 2nd Field Company Engineers, : Wound to the face and leg. Died en route to Malta
14 Aug 1915: Involvement Corporal, SN 158, 2nd Field Company Engineers, ANZAC Gallipoli


The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tue 5 Oct 1915 Page 5 Corporal Vasey's Death.
Corporal Vasey's Death.
The parents of Corporal Jack Vasey, of the 2nd Company Field Engineers, who was wounded on August 7, and died of his wounds at Malta Hospital a week later, have received a letter from one of his mates, giving the following account of how their son was engaged when wounded.

The writer says - "Jack was given charge of a party to open up lines of communication, and carried out his portion of the programme splendidly and gallantly. There is not a cooler head in our company than Jack, so the work was in good hands every-thing went well until a Turk got on his
tracks. The first shot tore the sole off the boot, the next took a small piece out of his neck, the next grazed him across the shoulders and the final broke his left shin bone. While this was going on he was doing good work in a trench half full of Turks, so he had a lively time for a while. He managed to get back to our trenches all right after getting hung up numerous times in barbed wire. Ted Dilworth and I were with him before he went on board the hospital ship, and he was in splendid spirits, and there is no need whatever for you to worry. . . . I would follow him anywhere on account of his coolness; nothing excites him under fire. I feel sure he would make a splendid officer. Our little trio is broken up for the present, but I hope not for long". Before this letter came news had
been received that septicaemia had set in, and that in the hope of saving his life the left leg had been amputated, but that the brave young corporal had succumbed.

Before enlisting in August of last year Jack Vasey and Jack Darbyshire, the writer of the letter, were on the staff of a survey party in the Victorian railways construction branch.

picture John Bryan VASEY [11829]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 20 Apr 1920 - Prospect, SA, Australia 7752,7753
    Christening: 
          Death: 31 Jul 2008 - Forster, NSW, Australia
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Thomas Arnold VASEY [11828] (1891-1957) 337,338,5441 
         Mother: Mary Ellen SWINDON [9489] (1894-1986) 337,338 

Spouses and Children
1. *Nancy Gweneth CARTER [11836] (1925 - 2014) 337,338 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 

Notes
General:
World War Two Service

Veteran Details
Name VASEY, JOHN BRYAN
Service Australian Army
Service Number NX45534
Date of Birth 20 Apr 1920
Place of Birth PROSPECT, SA
Date of Enlistment 25 Jun 1940
Locality on Enlistment NEWCASTLE, NSW
Place of Enlistment NEWCASTLE, NSW
Next of Kin VASEY, THOMAS
Date of Discharge 23 Oct 1945
Rank Captain
Posting at Discharge 1 Corps of Signals
Prisoner of War No
Honours None for display

picture Kenneth Arnold VASEY MBE [11827]



      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1913 - Bradford, Yorkshire, England 7754
    Christening: 
          Death: 25 Jan 1990 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Thomas Arnold VASEY [11828] (1891-1957) 337,338,5441 
         Mother: Mary Ellen SWINDON [9489] (1894-1986) 337,338 

Spouses and Children
1. *Bessie Helena WRIGHT [11838] (7 Sep 1914 - 20 May 1983) 337,338 
       Marriage: 1939 - , Surrey, England
         Status: 

Notes
General:
https://uboat.net/allies/commanders/6917.html

Allied Warship Commanders
Kenneth Arnold Vasey, RNR
Birth details unknown

Ranks
9 Nov 1939 Lt.
??? A/Lt.Cdr.
9 Nov 1947 Lt.Cdr.
Retired: 9 Aug 1951
Decorations
11 Jun 1942 MBE
??? Commands listed for Kenneth Arnold Vasey, RNR

Ship Rank Type From To
HMS Preston North End (FY 230) Lt. ASW Trawler 17 Apr 1940early 1943

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Sat 12 Dec 1942
Page 3 M.B.E. FOR NAVAL EXPLOITS
M.B.E. FOR NAVAL EXPLOITS
Son Of City Businessman
Veteran of the Narvik evacuation, Lieut.-Commander Kenneth A.Vasey, R.N.R., son of Mr
T. A. Vasey, manager of the wool department of Nenco, and of Mrs. Vasey, has been awarded the M.B.E. Details of the action which earned the award have not been received, but Lieut. Commander Vasey has been in the thick of things as commander of a trawler and minesweeper in the North Sea.

Born in England, Lieut,.Commander Vasey, who is now 29, was educated in Adelaide. He returned to England at the age of 16 to serve a cadetship in the merchant service. After becoming an officer, he joined the Royal Naval Reserve and did his training in H.M.S, Royal Sovereign. Back in the merchant service, he served with, the New Zealand Shipping Company, and was in Australian waters when war broke out. On his return to England he reported for duty with the Royal Naval Reserve, and has had plenty of adventure since.
His parents, who live in Fenton avenue, Newcastle, have not met his English wife. A brother, John; aged 22, was with the A.I.F. in Greece and Crete, and in now in New Guinea. Another brother, Russell, aged 18, is in the Navy.

From Ryersons Index
VASEYKenneth ArnoldFuneral notice30JAN1990Cremation The Age (Melbourne)29JAN1990
VASEYKenneth ArnoldDeath notice25JAN1990DeathSydney Morning Herald27JAN1990
VASEYKenneth ArnoldDeath notice25JAN1990DeathThe Age (Melbourne)27JAN1990

picture Marjorie Hope VASEY [11835]



      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1906 - Balwyn, Vic, Australia 1622
    Christening: 
          Death: 1974 - East Melbourne, Vic, Australia 1622
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: George Brinsden VASEY [11826] (1860-1934) 337,338,5439 
         Mother: Alice Isabel McCUTCHEON [10313] (1866-1946) 46,337,338 

Spouses and Children
1. *Dr Edwin Thomas CATO [11844] (Abt 1891 - 1966) 337,338 
       Marriage: 1958 - , Victoria, Australia 1623
         Status: 

Notes
General:
Marjorie was a nurse. In 1949 she left Australia to work in England. Marjorie was a noted theatre nurse who worked with Melbourne Surgeon Dr Alan Newton. She served in WW2 as a theatre nurse and matron and later married Melbourne Surgeon E. T. Cato

picture Robert Allan VASEY [11843]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1932
    Christening: 
          Death: 2008 - Bundoora, Vic, Australia
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Major General George Alan VASEY CB CBE DSO [11832] (1895-1945) 337,338,3999 
         Mother: Jessie Mary HALBERT BA. CBE [11841] (1897-1966) 337,338 

Notes
General:
VASEY, Robert
Date listed: 26/9/2008
VASEY. - Robert. On Sept. 21, 2008 at Vasey House, Bundoora The younger son of the late Major General George Alan and Jessie Mary Vasey (Founder of the War Widows Guild of Australia). Deepest sympathy to the Vasey family. - The State President, Management Committee and Members of the War Widows Guild of Australia.
Publication: Herald Sun

from Ryersons Index
VASEY Robert Death notice 27SEP2008 The Age (Melbourne) 27SEP2008
VASEY Robert Death notice 21SEP2008 Death at Vasey House, Bundoora Herald Sun (Melbourne) 26SEP2008
VASEY Robert Alan Death notice 21SEP2008 Death at Bundoora, Melbourne Tumut and Adelong Times 30SEP2008
VASEY Robert Alan Death notice 30SEP2008 The Age (Melbourne) 30SEP2008
VASEY Robert Alan Death notice 21SEP2008 Death 76 at Vasey House, Bundoora The Age (Melbourne) 25SEP2008
VASEY Robert Alan Death notice 21SEP2008 Death at Vasey House, Bundoora, Melbourne Sydney Morning Herald 27SEP2008
VASEY Robert Alan Death notice 21SEP2008 Death 76 at Vasey House, Bundoora Border Mail (Albury) 27SEP2008

picture Thomas Arnold VASEY [11828]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1891 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia 5441
    Christening: 
          Death: 1957 - Newcastle, NSW, Australia 7755
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: George Brinsden VASEY [11826] (1860-1934) 337,338,5439 
         Mother: Alice Isabel McCUTCHEON [10313] (1866-1946) 46,337,338 

Spouses and Children
1. *Mary Ellen SWINDON [9489] (1894 - 20 Jan 1986) 337,338 
       Marriage: 13 Jul 1913 - Bradford, Yorkshire, England 7462
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Kenneth Arnold VASEY MBE  337,338 [11827] (1913-1990)
                2. John Bryan VASEY  337,338 [11829] (1920-2008)
                3. Thomas Russell VASEY  337,338 [11830] (1924-2016)


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Thomas Russell VASEY [11830]



      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 19 Jun 1924 - Prospect, SA, Australia 7756
    Christening: 
          Death: Apr 2016
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Thomas Arnold VASEY [11828] (1891-1957) 337,338,5441 
         Mother: Mary Ellen SWINDON [9489] (1894-1986) 337,338 

Spouses and Children
1. *Pamela Margot MILLINGTON [11837] (       - 3 Jan 1996) 337,338 
       Marriage: Abt 1949
         Status: 

Notes
General:
The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954) Thu 30 Mar 1950 Page 7 MR. VASEY RETURNS
LATE FINAL EXTRA
MR. VASEY RETURNS
Mr. Russell Vasey, mate, and, at one stage, skipper of the Sydney yacht Estrellita, which last year sailed to the US, returned to Sydney today by the Swedish motorship Goonawarra.

The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Thu 28 Sep 1967 Page 8 VOYAGER INQUIRY- 45th DAY Stevens 'drunk at party'

VOYAGER INQUIRY - 45th DAY
Stevens 'drunk at party'
SYDNEY, Wednesday. - A former Naval officer today supported Lieutenant Commander P. T. Cabban's allegation that Captain Duncan Stevens had been drunk at a ship's birthday dinner in his honour.

The former officer, Thomas Russell Vasey, told the Commission he was a former school friend of Cabban. The Commission is enquiring into allegations by Cabban, former first officer on Voyager, about Captain Stevens' drinking habits. Captain Stevens and 81 other men died when Voyager and the aircraft carrier Melbourne collided during night exercises off Jervis Bay on February 10, 1964.
Vasey, an airline clerk, now living in Pymble, said he had spent 16 days on Voyager doing a training course, in 1963. He told Mr Porter, junior counsel assisting Mr J. T. Hiatt, QC (for Cabban), that he had no recollection of Dr Tiller, the Voyager's former medical officer, telling Cabban that the captain had been sick. Mr Porter: "Did Tiller ever tell you that the captain would be all right if he left the grog alone?"
Vasey: "I cannot recall that".
To Mr Sinclair, junior counsel assisting Mr W. P. Ash, QC (for the Stevens Family), Vasey said he had not left the ward room of Voyager from the moment Captain Stevens entered the room for the party until he left.
Mr Sinclair: "You certainly noticed nothing unusual about the way the captain went to his seat at
the table?"
'Moved in an unsteady manner'
Vasey: "I said in my statement that I. concluded after the captain entered the ward room that he was drunk. My recollection is that he moved to the other side of the ward room in an unsteady manner, consistent with the way I saw him arrive".
Vasey said the captain had left the ward room immediately after Cabban had presented him with a cigarette lighter. He told Mr Sinclair that the captain had Jeft with Cabban.
Mr Sinclair: "So far as you could see he walked out quite all right?"
Vasey: "No. He was assisted by Cabban. Cabban went out beside him. I don't recall whether he was holding the captain's elbow, but I was left with the impression that he assisted the captain out".
Vasey told the Commission chairman. Sir Stanley Burhury, that he had a clear recollection of Captain Stevens being on his hands and knees when he entered the ward room.
"I have quite a clear picture of this because we were waiting for the captain to enter and I looked around at shoulder height to see him and I was rather surprised".
Sir Stanley: "It was because of this conduct that you thought he was under the influence of alcohol?"
Vasey: "That conduct and from what I subsequently observed. He was unsteady on his feet. He did not have a great deal to say and what he did say he did not say clearly.
"He seemed to have lost his balance to some extent from time to time and behaved in the fashion that one generally concludes when one is under the influence of alcohol".
The hearing will resume on Friday.

Published 10 April 2017 Sydney Morning Herald
VASEY, Thomas Russell
(Russ) CMDR, RFD, VRD*, FAIN, RANR (Ret)

Late of North Turramurra formerly from Newcastle and West Pymble.

Loving husband of Pam (deceased). Loved Father and Father in law of Jocelyn and Dennis, Peter and Lindy, Pru and Peter and loved grandfather to their children, foster father to Susan Hall and Peter Hall and much loved husband of Judy.

19.06.1924 to 01.04.2016

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; and the wheel's kick and the wind's song and white sails shaking, and a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.

And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover, and quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

A memorial service will be held for Russ at 11am on Wednesday April 5, 2017, at St Swithun's Telegraph Road Pymble.

Hamilton Funerals
9449 5544

picture Tony VELLA [5292]

      Sex: M

Spouses and Children
1. *Debra BOULTER [5284]
       Children:
                1. Adrian HILL VELLA [5293]
                2. Paul HILL VELLA [5294]
                3. Michelle HILL VELLA [5295]
                4. Christian HILL VELLA [5296]


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Gregory Matters VENING [10996]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Vera JAMES [10997] (       -       )
       Marriage: 1931 - , Victoria, Australia
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Janet Ruth VENING [3255] (1935-1997)


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Janet Ruth VENING [3255]



      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 5 Feb 1935
    Christening: 
          Death: 20 Mar 1997 - Traralgon, Victoria, Australia
         Burial: 25 Mar 1997 - Traralgon, Victoria, Australia

Events

Obituary: Herald Sun newspaper, Mar 1997, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.


Parents
         Father: Gregory Matters VENING [10996] (      -      ) 
         Mother: Vera JAMES [10997] (      -      ) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Kenneth Frederick WILSON [3254] (12 Nov 1928 - 26 Nov 2018)
       Marriage: 4 Apr 1970
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Bronwyn Leanne WILSON [3256]
                2. Belinda Joy WILSON [3257]

Notes
General:
Melbourne Herald Sun Mar 1997
WILSON - on Mar 20 (peacefully at home) Janet (Jan) of Furlonger St, Traralgon. Dearly loved wife of Ken. Loving mother of Brownyn and Belinda, loving Grandma of Joshua and Zarah. Aged 61 years. When everything seemed to oppose me, he gave me his sweet peace and rest.

WILSON - the funeral of Mrs Janet (Jan) Wilson of Furlonger St., Traralgon will leave St James Anglican Church, Grey St., Traralgon after a service commencing at 11am on Tuesday (Mar 25) for the Traralgon Lawn Cemetery. Floral tributes and donations to Palliative Care would be appreciated. Johnston & Weir Funerals

picture Nicolina Unni VERCHAREN [4870]

      Sex: F

Spouses and Children
1. *Ross William DAWES [4869]
       Children:
                1. Nicole Ann DAWES [4871]
                2. Angela Bree DAWES [4872]
                3. Lukas Mathew DAWES [4873]


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Keith John VERMOLEN [5240]

      Sex: M

Spouses and Children
1. *Jennifer Dianne MAWSON [5234]
       Children:
                1. Kellie Adelle VERMOLEN [5241]
                2. Kendra Dianne VERMOLEN [5242]


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Kellie Adelle VERMOLEN [5241]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Keith John VERMOLEN [5240] 
         Mother: Jennifer Dianne MAWSON [5234] 


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Kendra Dianne VERMOLEN [5242]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Keith John VERMOLEN [5240] 
         Mother: Jennifer Dianne MAWSON [5234] 


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Dave VICKERY [5602]

      Sex: M

Spouses and Children
1. *Rachel Marie GUEST [3120]
       Children:
                1. Summer VICKERY [5603]
                2. Heidi VICKERY [5604]


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Heidi VICKERY [5604]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Dave VICKERY [5602] 
         Mother: Rachel Marie GUEST [3120] 


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Summer VICKERY [5603]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Dave VICKERY [5602] 
         Mother: Rachel Marie GUEST [3120] 


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VINCE [11048]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Frank Chicester VINCE [11046] (1901-1972) 
         Mother: Ada Helen MITCHELL [11047] 

Spouses and Children
       Children:
                1. Desne VINCE [11049]


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Agnes Mary VINCE [12258]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Harry Leonard VINCE [12256] (1876-1930) 
         Mother: Florence Mary Elizabeth GRANEY [12257] (1883-1955) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Stanley Albert BRADSHAW [12259] (1909 - 2000)
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Mervyn BRADSHAW [12260]


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Arthur Dawes VINCE [11044]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1872 - , SA, Australia
    Christening: 
          Death: 1962 - , WA, Australia
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: William Chichester Albert VINCE [11043] 
         Mother: Mary Ann DAWES [4478] (1848-      ) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Mary Ann KIRK [11045]
       Children:
                1. Frank Chicester VINCE [11046] (1901-1972)


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Desne VINCE [11049]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: VINCE [11048] 
         Mother: 


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Frank Chicester VINCE [11046]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1901 - , WA, Australia
    Christening: 
          Death: 1972 - , WA, Australia
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Arthur Dawes VINCE [11044] (1872-1962) 
         Mother: Mary Ann KIRK [11045] 

Spouses and Children
1. *Ada Helen MITCHELL [11047]
       Children:
                1. VINCE [11048]


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Harry Leonard VINCE [12256]

      Sex: M
AKA: Dusty VINCE
Individual Information
     Birth Date: 27 Sep 1876 - , SA, Australia
    Christening: 
          Death: 18 Feb 1930 - , WA, Australia
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: William Chichester Albert VINCE [11043] 
         Mother: Mary Ann DAWES [4478] (1848-      ) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Florence Mary Elizabeth GRANEY [12257] (1883 - 1955)
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Agnes Mary VINCE [12258]


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William Chichester Albert VINCE [11043]

      Sex: M

Spouses and Children
1. *Mary Ann DAWES [4478] (1848 -       )
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Arthur Dawes VINCE [11044] (1872-1962)
                2. Harry Leonard VINCE [12256] (1876-1930)


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Beverly Ann VINCENT [4900]

      Sex: F

Spouses and Children
1. *Wayne John DAWES [4899]


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Bradley James VINCENT [7495]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Gary Bernard VINCENT [7492] (1946-2002) 
         Mother: Sandra Francis JONES [7448] 

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