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Graeme Percival CLARKE [2192]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Thomas Edward CLARKE [2151] (1919-1972) 
         Mother: Shirley McKINNON [2190] 


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Irene CLARKE [2193]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Thomas Edward CLARKE [2151] (1919-1972) 
         Mother: Shirley McKINNON [2190] 


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Lawrence John CLARKE [11313]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1932
    Christening: 
          Death: 1991
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Eileen Dorothy LOFT [11310] (1933 - 2017)
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Daughter Of CLARKE [11311]


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Lewis CLARKE [11682]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 28 Jan 1808 - Essendon, Vic, Australia 1718
    Christening: 6 Dec 1808 - Barnstable, Devon, England 1718
          Death: 22 Dec 1858 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia 1718
         Burial: 1858 - Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1718

Spouses and Children
1. *Rachael DERHAM [11683] (21 Oct 1810 - 14 Jan 1865) 1718 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Elizabeth CLARKE  1340 [11670] (1833-1922)

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General:
The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thu 23 Dec 1858 Page 4 Family Notices
DIED.
On 19th December, at Young street, Collingwood, Kate, the daughter of Joshua and Sarah Fielden, aged 7 months.

On 22nd December, at his residence, Rosemeath House, Essendon, Lewis Clarke, Esq., brother of the hon. W. J . T. Clarke, an old colonist, much respected by a large circle of friends and acquaintances, leaving a widow and family to mourn their loss of a kind husband and affectionate father.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thu 23 Dec 1858 Page 8 Family Notices
Funeral Notices.
THE Friends of the late LEWIS CLARKE, Esq., brother of the Hon. W. J. T. Clarke, M.L.C.,
are respectfully requested to follow his remains to the place of interment, the New Cemetery, Melbourne. The funeral to move from his late residence, Roseneath House, Essendon, to-morrow (Friday), December 24,at 2 o'clock p.m.
JOHN DALEY, Undertaker, corner LaTrobe and Spring streets, Melbourne.

The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Sat 26 Jan 1895 Page 28 Family Notices
THE LATE MR. JOSEPH CLARKE.
The late Mr. Joseph Clarke, whose portrait we give in this issue, was buried on Saturday last, by the side of his son, Lewis Clarke, at Norton-Mandeville, Tasmania, in ground given by him to the church. Mr. Clarke was the youngest son of Mr. W. J. T. Clarke, who was a native of bridge water, Somersetshire, England. Mr. W. J. T. Clarke came to New South Wales in the year 1834. Not liking the humid climate, he crossed to Tasmania, living at Lovely Banks where his son William was born, in 1837 he crossed to Victoria and look up Howling Forest, at Ballarat, and Woodlands, Ararat, the latter now the property of Mr. William McCulloch. Mr. Clarke visited England in 1839, returning to Australia in 1840, bringing with him the first Leicester sheep imported into Victoria. His
brother, Mr. Lewis Clarke, wife and family, accompanied him. Mr. Lewis Clarke had a family of two sons, Mr. John Turner Clarke (killed in New South Wales by a fall from his horse in 1872) and Mr. Durham Clarke, proprietor of Lexington Station, Ararat. His daughters are Mrs. Joseph Clarke, Mrs. Samuel Williamson (wife of Mr. S. Williamson, M.L.C.), Mrs. P. McCaughan, Mrs. Edward Dowhng (Tasmania), Mrs. Skilling, and Mrs. Hurst. He died in 1874 at Roseneath, Tasmania. Mr. Joseph Clarke, who was born and educated in Tasmania, settled in 1874, during his father's life-time, living at the Grange, St. Kilda-road, whilst Mandeville-hall, Toorak, was being built.

He was interested in the following properties, left him as his share by his father: - Mount Schank (entailed), 75,000 acres ; Moor Flats, New Zealand, said to be the best land for pastoral purposes in the island; a large station in Queensland, managed by the Australian Pastoral Company, shearing 1,000,000 sheep; and a part interest in Lolworth, the other partner being Mr. W. D. Clarke. His Tasmanian properties are Norton-Mandeville, 22,000 acres; Laurenny, adjoining it, 18,000 acres, making with other land about 200,000 acres.

Mr. Joseph Clarke was most charitable in private, numberless acts of his kindness and generosity never becoming known to the public. In his prime he was a fine, handsome, large-framed man, with a full light beard and moustache and a clear blue eye. Of late years he was not seen much in society, but entertained a good deal at his Toorak house.

He leaves one son, Mr. W. J. T. Clarke, who married Miss Mansfield, by whom he has three daughters. Mr. W. J. T. Clarke, barrister-at-law, was educated by Professor Irving, and took his degree at Oxford. He is a fine specimen of a young Australian, up right, frank, manly, and honourable. He has his father's generous, kindly nature, and is thoroughly well liked by all who know him.

The Late Mr. Joseph Clarke. IMAGE OF
(from a photograph by Johnstone, O'shannessy, and Co.)

picture Margaret Lorna CLARKE [2154]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Percy Victor CLARKE [1978] (1893-1983) 
         Mother: Emma Jane COLLIHOLE [1977] (1900-1987) 780 

Spouses and Children
1. *Frank Carlo GERVASONI [2194]
       Children:
                1. John Russell GERVASONI [2195] (Abt 1963-1971)


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Percy Victor CLARKE [1978]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1893 - Ararat, Vic, Australia 1720
    Christening: 
          Death: 26 Sep 1983 - Newstead, Vic, Australia 1721,1722
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Emma Jane COLLIHOLE [1977] (1900 - 24 Jun 1987) 780 
       Marriage: Oct 1918 1723
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Thomas Edward CLARKE [2151] (1919-1972)
                2. Cecil John CLARKE [2152]
                3. Alan CLARKE [2153]
                4. Margaret Lorna CLARKE [2154]


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Peter CLARKE [3247]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Thomas Charles Michael CLARKE [3245] (1922-1945) 
         Mother: Leila Myrtle WILSON [3244] (1921-1991) 


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Peter CLARKE [3703]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Trevor Michael Wilson CLARKE [3246] (1941-2016) 
         Mother: Pam [?] [3700] 


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Ruth CLARKE [1318]

      Sex: F
AKA: Ruth CLARK
Individual Information
     Birth Date: Abt 1798 - Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, England
    Christening: 8 Jun 1813 - Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, England 910
          Death: 9 Jul 1871 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 1724,1725
         Burial: 11 Jul 1871 - Blessed Virgin Anglican, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 1726,1727

Events

Residence: High Street, 1871, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.


Parents
         Father: William CLARKE [7530] (      -      ) 910 
         Mother: Mary ROGERS [7531] (      -      ) 910 

Spouses and Children
1. *John BLACKWELL [1319] (Abt 1796 - 1 Feb 1870) 900 
       Marriage: 19 Aug 1817 - Wilby, Northamptonshire, England 1035
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Charlotte BLACKWELL  910 [7534] (1819-After 1891)
                2. Mary Ann BLACKWELL [1479] (Abt 1821-1880)
                3. Charles BLACKWELL  910 [7536] (Abt 1825-1826)
                4. Rebecca BLACKWELL [1480] (1830-1852)
                5. Hepzibah BLACKWELL  910 [7535] (Abt 1831-1836)
                6. Charles BLACKWELL [1481] (Abt 1835-1866)
                7. Emma Susanna BLACKWELL [1494] (Abt 1837-1857)
                8. Alfred BLACKWELL [1295] (1840-1917)

Notes
General:
Ruth was christened as a teenager of around 15 years of age.
An Elizabeth Bridgeford was present at the death of Ruth.

picture Thomas CLARKE [7533]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 24 Jul 1808 - Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, England 910
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: William CLARKE [7530] (      -      ) 910 
         Mother: Mary ROGERS [7531] (      -      ) 910 

Notes
General:
This is a possible child. Parents given as William Clark matmaker and Mary Clark. 910

picture Thomas CLARKE [10700]

      Sex: M

Spouses and Children
1. *Gladys OLIVER [10703] (1902 - 1987)
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Thomas Charles Michael CLARKE [3245] (1922-1945)


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Thomas Charles Michael CLARKE [3245]



      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 3 Jan 1922 - Cope Cope, VIC, Australia 1728
    Christening: 
          Death: 17 Apr 1945 - Mount Martha, Vic, Australia 1729,1730
         Burial: 26 Apr 1945 - Brighton, Vic, Australia

Parents
         Father: Thomas CLARKE [10700] 
         Mother: Gladys OLIVER [10703] (1902-1987) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Leila Myrtle WILSON [3244] (2 Mar 1921 - 18 Dec 1991)
       Marriage: 24 Apr 1943 - Footscray, Vic, Australia 1731,1732
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Peter CLARKE [3247]

Thomas Clarke

Thomas has given his place of birth as Cope Cope on his army records , and also as
Geelong on his marriage certificate, but on his death certificate his place of birth is given
as Bacchus Marsh.

On his marriage certificate, Thomas says he was a farmer of McLeod's Fields, Bacchus
Marsh but gives his current residence as Royal Park as he was in the Army when he and
Leila married. He gives his parents names as Thomas Clarke deceased, and Madame De
Fay deceased.

Army details from National Archives website:- CLARKE THOMAS CHARLES : Service
Number - VX91891 : Date of birth - 03 Jan 1922 : Place of birth - COPE COPE VIC :
Place of enlistment - ROYAL PARK VIC : Next of Kin - MCCARTER GLADYS

On Thomas's death certificate, his parents names are unknown, but he was said to have
been born at Bacchus Marsh, Victoria.

To date I have not been able to locate Thomas's parents or any further details about him.

Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954)
Thursday 26 April 1945 page 5
GUNSHOT WOUNDS IN HEAD
Body Found In Scrub
MELBOURNE, Wednesday. A post-mortem to-day revealed that Thomas Michael Clark
, 27, whose body was found yesterday In a ti-tree thicket 300 yards from Maryport Guest
House at Mt. Martha, died from gunshot wounds in the skull, brain and abdomen. He had
been dead about a week.

He had been shot from behind with an old type revolver. Old style black powder set fire to
his clothes.

A number of articles reported to have been stolen from Maryport on April 17 were found in
Clark's pockets.

Police believe the wound could not have been self-inflicted. There is no suggestion that any
attempt had been made to destroy the body by burning after death.

A youth, aged 17 1/2 is being questioned by detectives engaged on investigations into the
death of Clark. To-night the youth was taken by detectives to Mount Martha.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 22 May 1945 3http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/1098329

MURDER FINDING AT INQUEST
Confession Alleged
A finding of murder was recorded yesterday by Mr Tingate, city coroner, against Kevin
Albert Joiner, 17 years, labourer, of McCormac place, Melbourne, after an inquest into
the death of Thomas Charles Clarke, 25, soldier. Joiner was committed for trial.

Clarke was found dead in the scrub after a robbery at Maryport guest house, Mt Martha,
on April 17, when 250 worth of property belonging to the proprietor, Mr James Eric
Dowdle, was stolen.
Det Walter Byrne said that on the night of April 21 he saw Joiner at Russell st. When
questioned Joiner admitted having broken into Maryport and having stolen property.

In a signed statement alleged to have been made to the police, which witness read, Joiner
said: "The game is up. I shot Tommy Clarke. I shot him because he looked nervous when
we were ransacking, the rooms at Maryport. I then decided to shoot Clarke, as I was afraid he would squeal to the police.

"I asked Clarke to come for a walk when we got outside the building. I did that so as I
could get him away from the boy. As we walked towards the scrub Clarke was a little
ahead of me. I fired a shot into his back. He half turned and ran into some scrub. As he
ran he screamed out, 'Don't do it, Jack.' "I then fired another shot at him. He fell into the
bushes. I walked over to him. I put the gun to his neck and fired again. His sleeve was
burning from the effects of the shot, so I put out the flames and then walked away. Shortly
afterwards I returned to the body, and felt it. It was still, so I knew that Clarke was dead."

YOUTH'S STORY
John Thomas Harris, 15, of Rodney place, Carlton, now an inmate of Royal Park Boys'
Home, said he knew Clarke a week before his death.

He met Joiner at Royal Park about three years ago. On April 16 he was in the city when
he met both Clarke and Joiner, who said, "I have a big job to do at Mt Martha."

Witness did not want to go at first, but later changed his mind. After travelling to Frankston
they boarded a bus for Mt Martha. They entered Maryport through the kitchen. They
entered several rooms, taking clothing and valuables from each. Just before leaving the
house Joiner chalked the Cross of Lorraine on the door and floor.
After leaving the house Joiner and Clarke were a few yards ahead of witness when he
heard a shot fired. It was fired by Joiner, as he had the gun all the time.
Later Joiner said to witness: "You needn't worry, I am not going to shoot you, Titch

The Melbourne Argus August 1945 - page 4
CHARGED WITH MURDER AT MT MARTHA
Youth on Trial

An admission that he had shot Thomas Clarke because he had looked a bit nervous was
the allegation made by the Crown in the Criminal Court yesterday, when Kevin Albert
Joiner, 19, of McCormac place, Melbourne, appeared before Mr Justice Lowe and a jury on
a charge of having murdered Thomas Charles Clarke, 25, soldier, at Mount Martha on April 17,

In opening the case for the Crown, Mr R. M. Nolan, said that on April 17, accused, with
Clarke and a lad named Harris, had broken into the Maryport guest house, Mount Martha. After having placed the spoils of the robbery in four suitcases they divided the contents
outside. Harris was left with the suitcases, and Clarke and Joiner went down towards the
Esplanade. Joiner said to Clarke "Go and see what time the bus will be passing for
Frankston." As Clarke went Joiner fired into his left side, and again fired to the right. After
Clarke slumped into the scrub accused went over to him and fired into the back of his
head from a distance of about three feet. It was alleged on behalf of the Crown that Joiner
had admitted that while they were in the guest house he had noticed that Clarke looked a
bit nervous, and he decided to shoot him.

The hearing is unfinished.

Mr R. M. Nolan prosecuted for the Crown. Mr J. P. Bourke (instructed by Messrs
O'Donohue and Green) appeared for accused.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 15 August 1945 page 8
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/981122
MT MARTHA MURDER
Death Sentence
After retirement of about an hour, jury in the Criminal Court yesterday returned a verdict of
guilty against Kevin Albert Joiner, 19, labourer of McCormac place, Melbourne, on a
charge of having murdered Thomas Charles Clarke, 25, soldier, at Mt Martha on April 17. Mr Justice Lowe pronounced sentence of death on Joiner.
Detective Walter Byrne in his evidence stated that Joiner had not shown the slightest sign
of remorse when questioned by the police concerning the tragedy. Witness stated that
Joiner admitted having shot Clarke so that he would not "squeal to the coppers." Joiner
had said that he did not like the look of "Tommy" after they had robbed Maryport guest
house at Mt Martha on the night of April 17. Witness said that when he had warned Joiner
before asking him to make a statement Joiner replied that he wanted to get it off his mind.

In opening the case for the defence Mr Bourke submitted to the jury that the shooting of
Clarke had been accidental or that it was done while the youth was temporarily insane.

Mrs Violet Evelyn Joiner, of Windsor, mother of accused, gave evidence of violent ill-
treatment by her husband before the birth of the boy.She then separated from her
husband. When the child had been born he was very backward, and was not able to speak
until he was five years. He suffered an impediment to his speech until he was 13.
Following frequent periods of truancy the boy had been claimed by the Children's Welfare
Department as a neglected child.
In a short statement from the dock accused in a halting and subdued voice told the jury
that he had never had a chance in life. For the last few years he had fits of dizziness and
bad headaches. He had had not intended to kill Clarke. He had remembered the police
asking him a lot of questions and he agreed to anything they said.
Mr. R. M. Nolan Prosecuted. Messrs J. P. Bourke and V H. Belson (instructed by Messrs
O'Donohue and Green) appeared for accused

The Argus Tuesday 4 September 1945 page 5
MURDER APPEAL DISMISSED

An appeal by Kevin Albert Joiner,19, labourer, of McCormac pl, Melbourne, who had been
found guilty and sentenced to death for the murder of Thomas Clarke, 25, soldier, was
dismissed unanimously by the Court of Criminal Appeal yesterday. On the Bench were Mr
Justice Mac- farlan, Mr Justice Lowe, and Mr Justice Martin.

Note: Kevin Albert Joiner died at Coburg in 1952 at the age of 25 - 22 August 2015

Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton 25 September 1945 page 1
Eighteen-Year-Old Murderer To Serve Life Sentence
MELBOURNE, September 24. - Eighteen-year-old Kevin Albert Joiner, of South Melbourne,
who was sentenced to death for the murder of Thomas Clark, 25, soldier, on April 17, will
not be released from prison. The Cabinet decideded today that Joiner should ,be
imprisoned for life without the benefit of remissions.
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General:
Army details from National Archives website:- CLARKE THOMAS CHARLES : Service Number - VX91891 : Date of birth - 03 Jan 1922 : Place of birth - COPE COPE VIC : Place of enlistment - ROYAL PARK VIC : Next of Kin - MCCARTER GLADYS

I have obtained a copy of Thomas's military records from the National Archives of Australia. It appears he served overseas with the number of VX52266 but was discharged on the 4th December 1942 for misconduct and at the bottom of the Discharge of Proceedings paper it notes "mental retardation", and seems to have re-enlisted in 1943 and been given the serial number VX91891 at that time. Although his previous VX number and service is mentioned on his re-enlistment documents. It seems he spent a lot of time in trouble whilst in the military, with many mentions of AWL and misconduct throughout his records, culminating with him hitting a superior officer. He was discharged from the Army on 23 December 1943 and his file is marked "unsuitable for further military service".

Thomas's NOK on his military records is given as Gladys McCarter of Geelong. Gladys is said to be his mother. On one of Thomas's records his date of birth is given as 3.1.1914 and on another 3.1.1922, so his date of birth is uncertain.

On the marriage certificate of Thomas and Leila, Thomas gives his father as Thomas deceased, and Mother as Madame De Fay deceased and his place of birth as Geelong although his Army record gives his place of birth as Cope Cope, Victoria. Thomas and Leila were married at 272 Somerville Road, West Footscray and the witnesses were Robert James Attewell or Addewill, and Bessie Eva Lilian Wilson. Thomas gives his occupation as farmer and his usual residence as McLeods Flats, Bacchus Marsh, but present residence RX91891 RRD Royal Park as he was in the Army at the time of their marriage.

On Thomas's death certificate, his parents names are unknown, but he was said to have been born at Bacchus Marsh, Victoria.

The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Wed 25 Apr 1945 Page 3 POLICE QUESTION LAD https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/245339023
POLICE QUESTION LAD ON MURDER AT MT. MARTHA
Early, this afternoon a youth was questioned by detectives investigating the murder of Thomas Charles Michael Clark, 25, whose body was found yesterday in scrub at Mt. Martha.

A post-mortem examination today disclosed that Clark died of gunshot wounds in the skull, brain and abdomen.

In a room occupied by the youth questioned police recovered property which had been stolen from Maryport-guesthouse on April 17, and also found a loaded. .45 calibre revolver and a quantity of lack powder cartridges. Before the discovery of Clark's body pad been reported yesterday detectives R. Burne and G. Pope, from Russell St., stopped youths, aged about 17, in Bourke St. City.

They questioned them about housebreaking's in the country and then allowed them to go. Today Detective Pope went to a house in the city to make further inquiries.

As a result of what he learned, he returned to headquarters and with Senior-Detective Donnelly and Detectives Currer and Burne, went back to the house. They made a search and subjected a youth to further questioning. Police believe that Clark met his death in a dispute after the robbery, and that death was caused by bullets from a revolver fired at short range.

One bullet entered Clark's head, three inches behind the right ear. Another entered the left side, passed through the ribs below the left kidney, and emerged about the middle of the stomach. There is evidence that one cartridge fired into the man's left side set fire to his clothing, and that an effort was made to put it out.

Sub Inspector F. Hobley) thinks the powder flash from one of the shots ignited a celluloid exposure meter that Clark had in his left pocket' with other stolen goods, including a powder compact, handkerchiefs. 1 lb.' of butter and a butter knife.

Doors Chalk-Marked
Police learned today that an other residence belonging to Mr Dowdle was broken into some time between the beginning of Easter week and April 24.

A tomahawk had been taken from the kitchen and was left In a bedroom. During the Maryport robbery a cleaver was taken from the kitchen and left in a bedroom. All doors of bedrooms from which property was stolen at Maryport were marked in chalk with the Cross of Lorraine (the symbol of Free France and Fighting France). Police believe that this sign indicated which rooms the property was in.

Shot From Back
The Deputy Chief of the C.I.B. (Det.-Inspector w, Davis) said this afternoon that Clark had been shot from the back. One .45 bullet was found lying in a fold of Clark's clothes when Sub-Inspector Hobley examined the body yesterday.

It is believed that this was the bullet that, penetrated Clark's body from the left side. It is also thought that a third shot was fired. The pistol and the cartridges - both live and expended - are now being subjected to tests by ballistics experts. Since late last night dozens of suspects have been questioned by the homicide squad at Russell Street Police Headquarters.

Clark's address and most details of his recent movements are still unknown. He was seen at Footscray on April 14, and was last seen In a lodging house in Melbourne on April 15, but apparently did not stay there.

Police believe that Clark served twice in the military forces - once in Syria, after which he was medically discharged and enlisted again.

Anyone who knew Clark or his movements at any time is asked to communicate with Inspector. Davis at' the Homicide Squad, Russell Street. Immediately. All information given will be treated as confidential.

Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954)
Thursday 26 April 1945 page 5
GUNSHOT WOUNDS IN HEAD
Body Found In Scrub
MELBOURNE, Wednesday. A post-mortem to-day revealed that Thomas Michael Clark, 27, whose body was found yesterday In a ti-tree thicket 300 yards from Maryport Guest House at Mt. Martha, died from gunshot wounds in the skull, brain and abdomen. He had been dead about a week.

He had been shot from behind with an old type revolver. Old style black powder set fire to his clothes.

A number of articles reported to have been stolen from Maryport on April 17 were found in Clark's pockets.

Police believe the wound could not have been self-inflicted. There is no suggestion that any attempt had been made to destroy the body by burning after death.

A youth, aged 17 1/2 is being questioned by detectives engaged on investigations into the death of Clark. To-night the youth was taken by detectives to Mount Martha.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 22 May 1945 3http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/1098329

MURDER FINDING AT INQUEST
Confession Alleged
A finding of murder was recorded yesterday by Mr Tingate, city coroner, against Kevin Albert Joiner, 17 years, labourer, of McCormac place, Melbourne, after an inquest into the death of Thomas Charles Clarke, 25, soldier. Joiner was committed for trial.

Clarke was found dead in the scrub after a robbery at Maryport guest house, Mt Martha, on April 17, when 250 worth of property belonging to the proprietor, Mr James Eric Dowdle, was stolen.

Det Walter Byrne said that on the night of April 21 he saw Joiner at Russell st. When questioned Joiner admitted having broken into Maryport and having stolen property.

In a signed statement alleged to have been made to the police, which witness read, Joiner said: "The game is up. I shot Tommy Clarke. I shot him because he looked nervous when we were ransacking, the rooms at Maryport. I then decided to shoot Clarke, as I was afraid he would squeal to the police.

"I asked Clarke to come for a walk when we got outside the building. I did that so as I could get him away from the boy. As we walked towards the scrub Clarke was a little ahead of me. I fired a shot into his back. He half turned and ran into some scrub. As he ran he screamed out, 'Don't do it, Jack.' "I then fired another shot at him. He fell into the bushes. I walked over to him. I put the gun to his neck and fired again. His sleeve was burning from the effects of the shot, so I put out the flames and then walked away. Shortly afterwards I returned to the body, and felt it. It was still, so I knew that Clarke was dead."

YOUTH'S STORY
John Thomas Harris, 15, of Rodney place, Carlton, now an inmate of Royal Park Boys' Home, said he knew Clarke a week before his death.

He met Joiner at Royal Park about three years ago. On April 16 he was in the city when he met both Clarke and Joiner, who said, "I have a big job to do at Mt Martha."

Witness did not want to go at first, but later changed his mind. After travelling to Frankston they boarded a bus for Mt Martha. They entered Maryport through the kitchen. They entered several rooms, taking clothing and valuables from each. Just before leaving the house Joiner chalked the Cross of Lorraine on the door and floor.

After leaving the house Joiner and Clarke were a few yards ahead of witness when he heard a shot fired. It was fired by Joiner, as he had the gun all the time.

Later Joiner said to witness: "You needn't worry, I am not going to shoot you, Titch

The Melbourne Argus August 1945 - page 4
CHARGED WITH MURDER AT MT MARTHA
Youth on Trial

An admission that he had shot Thomas Clarke because he had looked a bit nervous was the allegation made by the Crown in the Criminal Court yesterday, when Kevin Albert Joiner, 19, of McCormac place, Melbourne, appeared before Mr Justice Lowe and a jury on a charge of having murdered Thomas Charles Clarke, 25, soldier, at Mount Martha on April 17,

In opening the case for the Crown, Mr R. M. Nolan, said that on April 17, accused, with Clarke and a lad named Harris, had broken into the Maryport guest house, Mount Martha. After having placed the spoils of the robbery in four suitcases they divided the contents outside. Harris was left with the suitcases, and Clarke and Joiner went down towards the Esplanade. Joiner said to Clarke "Go and see what time the bus will be passing for Frankston." As Clarke went Joiner fired into his left side, and again fired to the right. After Clarke slumped into the scrub accused went over to him and fired into the back of his head from a distance of about three feet. It was alleged on behalf of the Crown that Joiner had admitted that while they were in the guest house he had noticed that Clarke looked a bit nervous, and he decided to shoot him.

The hearing is unfinished.

Mr R. M. Nolan prosecuted for the Crown. Mr J. P. Bourke (instructed by Messrs O'Donohue and Green) appeared for accused.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 15 August 1945 page 8
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/981122
MT MARTHA MURDER
Death Sentence
After retirement of about an hour, jury in the Criminal Court yesterday returned a verdict of guilty against Kevin Albert Joiner, 19, labourer of McCormac place, Melbourne, on a charge of having murdered Thomas Charles Clarke, 25, soldier, at Mt Martha on April 17. Mr Justice Lowe pronounced sentence of death on Joiner.

Detective Walter Byrne in his evidence stated that Joiner had not shown the slightest sign of remorse when questioned by the police concerning the tragedy. Witness stated that Joiner admitted having shot Clarke so that he would not "squeal to the coppers." Joiner had said that he did not like the look of "Tommy" after they had robbed Maryport guest house at Mt Martha on the night of April 17. Witness said that when he had warned Joiner before asking him to make a statement Joiner replied that he wanted to get it off his mind.

In opening the case for the defence Mr Bourke submitted to the jury that the shooting of Clarke had been accidental or that it was done while the youth was temporarily insane.

Mrs Violet Evelyn Joiner, of Windsor, mother of accused, gave evidence of violent ill-treatment by her husband before the birth of the boy .She then separated from her husband. When the child had been born he was very backward, and was not able to speak until he was five years. He suffered an impediment to his speech until he was 13. Following frequent periods of truancy the boy had been claimed by the Children's Welfare Department as a neglected child. In a short statement from the dock accused in a halting and subdued voice told the jury that he had never had a chance in life. For the last few years he had fits of dizziness and bad headaches. He had not intended to kill Clarke. He had remembered the police asking him a lot of questions and he agreed to anything they said.

Mr. R. M. Nolan Prosecuted. Messrs J. P. Bourke and V H. Belson (instructed by Messrs O'Donohue and Green) appeared for accused

The Argus Tuesday 4 September 1945 page 5
MURDER APPEAL DISMISSED

An appeal by Kevin Albert Joiner,19, labourer, of McCormac pl, Melbourne, who had been found guilty and sentenced to death for the murder of Thomas Clarke, 25, soldier, was dismissed unanimously by the Court of Criminal Appeal yesterday. On the Bench were Mr Justice Macfarlan, Mr Justice Lowe, and Mr Justice Martin.

Note: Kevin Albert Joiner died at Coburg in 1952 at the age of 25 - 22 August 2015

Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton 25 September 1945 page 1
Eighteen-Year-Old Murderer To Serve Life Sentence
MELBOURNE, September 24. - Eighteen-year-old Kevin Albert Joiner, of South Melbourne, who was sentenced to death for the murder of Thomas Clark, 25, soldier, on April 17, will not be released from prison. The Cabinet decided today that Joiner should ,be imprisoned for life without the benefit of remissions.
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picture Thomas Edward CLARKE [2151]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1919 - Ararat, Vic, Australia
    Christening: 
          Death: 1972 - Maldon, Vic, Australia
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Percy Victor CLARKE [1978] (1893-1983) 
         Mother: Emma Jane COLLIHOLE [1977] (1900-1987) 780 

Spouses and Children
1. *Shirley McKINNON [2190]
       Children:
                1. Elaine Melba CLARKE [2191]
                2. Graeme Percival CLARKE [2192]
                3. Irene CLARKE [2193]


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Thomas Edward CLARKE [8452]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1863 - , SA, Australia 1733
    Christening: 
          Death: 14 Apr 1934 - Kiata, Vic, Australia 1733
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Phoebe ALLEN [8453] (13 May 1864 - 7 Oct 1939)
       Marriage: 19 Nov 1888 - Horsham, Vic, Australia 213
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Doris Hannah CLARKE [3437] (1906-1986)


picture
Tony CLARKE [3702]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Trevor Michael Wilson CLARKE [3246] (1941-2016) 
         Mother: Pam [?] [3700] 


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Trevor Michael Wilson CLARKE [3246]



      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 14 May 1941
    Christening: 
          Death: 14 Sep 2016 - Werribee, Vic, Australia 1734
         Burial: 

Events

Residence: 40 Morris Street, 1972, Melton, Vic, Australia.


Parents
         Father: 
         Mother: Leila Myrtle WILSON [3244] (1921-1991) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Pam [?] [3700]
       Children:
                1. Colin CLARKE [3701] (Cir 1977-2009)
                2. Tony CLARKE [3702]
                3. Peter CLARKE [3703]
                4. CLARKE [3704]
                5. CLARKE [3705]


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William CLARKE [7530]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Mary ROGERS [7531] (       -       ) 910 
       Marriage: 26 May 1790 - Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, England 910
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Elizabeth CLARKE  910 [7532] (1790-      )
                2. Ruth CLARKE [1318] (Abt 1798-1871)
                3. Thomas CLARKE  910 [7533] (1808-      )

Notes
General:
William's occupation was weaver. Witnesses to William and Mary's marriage were John Morris and William Clark. Mary signed with an X. 910

picture Braydan George CLAY [3066]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Neil CLAY [1989] 
         Mother: Fiona Margaret JONES [922] 


picture
Jade Marie CLAY [1991]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Neil CLAY [1989] 
         Mother: Fiona Margaret JONES [922] 


picture
Neil CLAY [1989]

      Sex: M

Spouses and Children
1. *Fiona Margaret JONES [922]
       Children:
                1. Taleah Louise CLAY [1988]
                2. Jade Marie CLAY [1991]
                3. Braydan George CLAY [3066]
                4. Owen Edward CLAY [3939]


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Owen Edward CLAY [3939]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Neil CLAY [1989] 
         Mother: Fiona Margaret JONES [922] 


picture
Taleah Louise CLAY [1988]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Neil CLAY [1989] 
         Mother: Fiona Margaret JONES [922] 


picture
John CLAY OR CLEGG [3574]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Elizabeth [10760]
       Children:
                1. Sarah CLEGG [3299] (Abt 1808-1896)

Notes
General:
Shoemaker.

picture Mary Elizabeth CLAYPOOL [11063]

      Sex: F

Spouses and Children
1. *Arthur NUTT [11062] (1852 - 1928)
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Edith Elizabeth Ivett NUTT [11064] (1896-1973)


picture
Enid May CLAYTON [3038]

      Sex: F

Spouses and Children
1. *Alan Edgar CHEASMAN [3019] (17 Oct 1932 - 12 Nov 2009) 1668 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Keith Alan CHEASMAN [3039]
                2. Diane Enid CHEASMAN [3040]


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Mary CLEARY [1146]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Henry SNAKENBERG [1147] (       -       )
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. John Henry SNAKENBERG [815] (1873-1938)


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Barbara Nancy CLEELAND [6159]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1923
    Christening: 
          Death: 1968
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Edward Joseph BONHAM [6148] (23 Mar 1923 - 2010)
       Marriage: Sep 1951 - Birkenhead, Cheshire, England 86
         Status: 


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David Gunning CLEGG [6969]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1877 - Miners Rest, Vic, Australia 1735
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Henry James CLEGG [11684] (1835-      ) 1735 
         Mother: Sarah Ann HALIFAX [11685] (Abt 1841-1924) 1735 

Spouses and Children
1. *Lilly FAULKNER [533] (1882 - 1943) 1736 
       Marriage: 1900 - , Victoria, Australia
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. David James CLEGG  1737 [6970] (1901-1977)


picture
David James CLEGG [6970]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1901 - Ballarat, Vic, Australia
    Christening: 
          Death: 1977 - , NSW, Australia 1738
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: David Gunning CLEGG [6969] (1877-      ) 
         Mother: Lilly FAULKNER [533] (1882-1943) 1736 

Spouses and Children
1. *Margaret May McFARLANE [610] (1902 - 22 May 1980)
       Marriage: 1941 - Gosford, NSW, Australia 1737
         Status: 


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Henry James CLEGG [11684]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1835 1735
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Sarah Ann HALIFAX [11685] (Abt 1841 - 1924) 1735 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. David Gunning CLEGG [6969] (1877-      )


picture
Sarah CLEGG [3299]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Abt 1808 - Weymouth, Dorset, England
    Christening: 16 Oct 1808 - Wyke Regis, Dorset, England 16,1739
          Death: 6 Jan 1896 - Kiata, Vic, Australia 1740,1741
         Burial: 8 Jan 1896 - Dimboola, Vic, Australia

Parents
         Father: John CLAY OR CLEGG [3574] (      -      ) 16 
         Mother: Elizabeth [10760] 

Spouses and Children
1. *Thomas Cambridge NEWMAN [3298] (12 Aug 1811 - 2 Jul 1881) 1529 
       Marriage: 15 Nov 1833 - Worle St Martin, Somerset, England 1742
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Elizabeth Ann NEWMAN [1298] (1834-1897)
                2. Jane NEWMAN [3569] (Abt 1837-1927)
                3. Mary NEWMAN  1743 [3572] (Abt 1841-Bef 1855) (Twin)
                4. Anne NEWMAN  1743 [3571] (Abt 1841-Bef 1855) (Twin)
                5. Sarah NEWMAN [3570] (Abt 1844-Bef 1881)
                6. Priscilla NEWMAN [3573] (1847-1879)


picture
CLELAND [11889]

      Sex: M

Spouses and Children
1. *Alice Charlotte LLOYD [669] (4 May 1901 - 1927)
       Marriage: 
         Status: 


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Eliza CLEMENTS [12087]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Abt 1869
    Christening: 
          Death: 1952 - , WA, Australia
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *John Burgess WILSON [11503] (1860 - 10 Nov 1927) 770 
       Marriage: 1889 - , Victoria, Australia
         Status: 

Notes
General:
The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Tue 22 Apr 1952 Page 17 Family Notices
WILSON: On April 21. at Kulin. Elzia, late of Clunes (Victoria). dearly beloved wife of the late Mr John Burgess Wilson, Kulin, loving mother of Lea (Porongorupa), Gertrude (Mrs. Beard, Fremantle) Jack (Kulin), Winnie (Mrs. Day. Witchcliffe) and Tom (Kulin); in her 83rd year.

picture Kisako CLEMENTS [3136]

      Sex: F

Spouses and Children
1. *Peter Julian DAWES [3097]
       Children:
                1. Peta Kisako DAWES [3137]


picture
Elizabeth CLEMOW [11783]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 28 May 1703 - Newlyn East, Cornwall, England 1744
    Christening: 
          Death: 28 Jul 1742 - , Cornwall, England 1744
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Thomas GLANVILLE [11756] (2 Feb 1691 - 5 Mar 1742) 1745 
       Marriage: 28 Mar 1722 - Saint Columb Major, Cornwall, England 1744
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Elizabeth GLANFIELD  1744 [11784] (1728-1798)
                2. William GLANVILLE  1746 [10867] (1742-1818)


picture
CLIFFORD [5329]

      Sex: U

Parents
         Father: Travers Desmond Carleith CLIFFORD [4974] (1907-1944) 1747 
         Mother: Mary Elizabeth DAWES [4973] (1907-1979) 


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CLIFFORD [5328]

      Sex: U

Parents
         Father: Travers Desmond Carleith CLIFFORD [4974] (1907-1944) 1747 
         Mother: Mary Elizabeth DAWES [4973] (1907-1979) 


picture
Patricia Marjorie CLIFFORD [5028]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 3 Mar 1931 - Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia
    Christening: 
          Death: 22 Apr 2002 - Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia 808
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Travers Desmond Carleith CLIFFORD [4974] (1907-1944) 1747 
         Mother: Mary Elizabeth DAWES [4973] (1907-1979) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Robert WISE [5029] (       - Abt 1969) 808 
       Marriage: 1948 - Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia 808
         Status: 

2. Keith Stanley BELL-CHAMBERS [5030] (       - 29 Jan 1989) 808 
       Marriage: 1953 - Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia 808
         Status: 


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Travers Desmond Carleith CLIFFORD [4974]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1907
    Christening: 
          Death: 1944
         Burial: 

Events

Alt. Birth: 11 Feb 1907, Ballina, New South Wales, Australia.

Alt. Death: Feb 1983, Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia.


Spouses and Children
1. *Mary Elizabeth DAWES [4973] (11 Jul 1907 - Feb 1979)
       Marriage: 1930
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Patricia Marjorie CLIFFORD [5028] (1931-2002)
                2. CLIFFORD [5328]
                3. CLIFFORD [5329]


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Elizabeth CLINGAN [7867]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Thomas CURTIN [7866] (       -       )
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Ethel May CURTIN [7860] (Abt 1879-1959)


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Brian Edward CLOHESY [1815]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Cir 1969
    Christening: 
          Death: 29 Aug 1993 1748
         Burial: in Maryborough, Vic, Australia

Parents
         Father: Edward John CLOHESY [1812] (Abt 1939-2016) 
         Mother: Gwenda Jean SULLIVAN [1811] 


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Edward John CLOHESY [1812]

      Sex: M
AKA: Ted CLOHESY
Individual Information
     Birth Date: Abt 1939
    Christening: 
          Death: 18 Jun 2016 - Maryborough, Vic, Australia 1749
         Burial: 

Events

Obituary: Herald Sun Newspaper, 21 Jun 2016, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.


Spouses and Children
1. *Gwenda Jean SULLIVAN [1811]
       Children:
                1. Brian Edward CLOHESY [1815] (Cir 1969-1993)
                2. Robert CLOHESY [1816]

Notes
General:
CLOHESY, EDWARD JOHN `TED'
CLOHESY. Edward John 'Ted' Passed away on June 18, 2016 Aged 77 years Loved husband of Gwen, father and father-in-law of Brian (dec. ), Robert and Kadi. Loving Pop to Mitchal and Nate. Rest in Peace
Obituaries
Published in Herald Sun on 21/06/2016

CLOHESY, EDWARD JOHN `TED'
CLOHESY. The Funeral Service for the late Mr Ted Clohesy will be held at St Augustine Church, Burke St, Maryborough on FRIDAY (June 24, 2016) at 2.00 p. m. The cortege will then proceed to the Maryborough Cemetery.
Funerals
Published in Herald Sun on 21/06/2016

picture Robert CLOHESY [1816]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Edward John CLOHESY [1812] (Abt 1939-2016) 
         Mother: Gwenda Jean SULLIVAN [1811] 


picture
Albert CLOSTER [8518]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Georgina Maria YATES [638] (1886 - 1972)
       Marriage: 1939 - , Victoria, Australia 1750
         Status: 


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Robert CLOSTER [609]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Jane Mareon McFARLANE [608] (1905 - 7 Aug 1954)
       Marriage: 1930 1751
         Status: 


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Anthony COAD [9262]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1652 - St Stephen in Brannel, Cornwall, England 1752
    Christening: 
          Death: 3 Dec 1723 - St Stephen in Brannel, Cornwall, England 1752
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Catherine PEAKIN [9263] (1655 - 1704) 1752 
       Marriage: 27 Nov 1673 - St Stephen in Brannel, Cornwall, England 1753
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Walter COAD  1634 [8150] (1683-1748)

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