9. Finding Sherbrooke’s Children in WW2 & Post WW2

During the Black Diamond Heritage Centre’s Vietnam exhibition in 2016, it emerged that one Sherbrooke descendant had served in the Australian forces in Vietnam … more to follow on this.

And subsequently in further research, another Sherbrooke descendant,  Malcolm Winston Narramore has emerged – a member of the Fritz family, he served in Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam .

Meanwhile discovering Sherbrooke descendants who served in WW2 provides quite a challenge, although some do pop up periodically in other research. So this is going to be a long work in progress and will be a focus for our Sherbrooke One Place Study for 2017 and possibly after that quite some time to come. Some served outside mainland Australia and others were in the mainland defence forces, especially those who had also served in WW1. What is notable is that in WW2, young women were able to enlist in capacities other than in the nursing field, unlike in WW1.

Spotted so far :

Bouren

  • John William Bouren served in WW2

Brown

  • William Ambrose Ralph Brown who served in WW2 son of William  Ambrose  Brown & grandson of Frederick John James  Brown
  • Kenneth Ambrose Roy Brown who served in WW2 – son of Eric Roy Brown and grandson of Frederick John James  Brown
  • Wilfred Aubrey   Brown (1899 Woonona – )  son of William George Brown – served in WW2 – was a Sergeant in 1943 in Signals – he had also served in WW1 
  • Montague Ambrose Brown (1892 – ) – son of  James Ambrose Brown – served in WW1 and WW2 –  son of James Ambrose Brown. With the declaration of war in 1914 he was an early volunteer in the AIF. However, upon joining he reverted to the rank of trooper.  In 1917 he was transferred to the Indian Army for a five year engagement with the Imperial Government. During his time in India he served as a captain with 9 Hodson’s Horse Cavalry Regiment and saw active service during the third Anglo-Afghan war between May and August 1919. On 8 November 1922 Brown’s period of service with the Indian Army ended and he returned to Australia. During the 1930s he lived in western NSW, and also spent time in the Hunter Valley. Brown served as a major with 16 Light Horse between December 1926 and August 1935. While with this regiment he was a Commanding Officer of 16 ‘Hunter River Lancers’ Light Horse Regiment, with its Headquarters in East Maitland. After service with this unit he transferred to the 16 Machine Gun Battalion. Considered too old for active service upon the declaration of the Second World War in September 1939,his first posting saw him first serve at the Prisoner of War and internment camp at Berrima in the Southern Highlands of NSW. After this posting he became the Group Commandant of the 22nd Garrison Battalion at the newly built Prisoner of War Camp No.12 at Cowra NSW. During his time at Cowra, the infamous ‘Cowra breakout’ occurred on the night of 5 August 1944. Brown left the military in 1947 and passed away in 1975.”  Discharged 18 October 1917 when  appointed to a permanent commission in the Horse Cavalry Regiment of the Indian Army – Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4
  • Victor Henry Ambrose Brown (1888 Cooma – 1967  or 1970 Brisbane) – son of Ambrose Arthur Brown– awarded a military medal in WW1 in 1918 and served in the CMF in WW2
  • Arthur Kingsley Brown (1897 Woonona – 1982) son of Ambrose Arthur Brown – served in WW2 and was a POW in Thailand in 1944. He had been Sapper,  QX 22172 in Sparrow Force in 2/11th FIELD COMPANY R.A.E., No.2 SECTION on Timor at Koepang and became a POW Airkom on 23.2.42. He had also served in WW1. More details of his unit – 1, 2.
  • Thomas Richard Charles Brown (1899 Adaminaby – 1977 Brisbane) – son of Ambrose Arthur Brown – served in WW2
  • Francis Claude Brown (1902/03  Goulburn – 1963 Brisbane) – son of Ambrose Arthur Brown– served in WW2
  • Douglas John Dawson (24.11.1921 Murwillumbah – ) grandson of Ambrose Arthur Brown served in WW2 – more
  • Francis Kevin  Lee (1918 ? – 1973) served in WW2 / WW2  – son of Mary Edna Lee nee Brown and grandson of Edward Charles Brown
  • Joseph Frank Brown (1902 Wollongong – ) son of Edward Charles Brown- served in WW2
  • Alban Terence “Jim” Brown (1906 Woonona – ) served in WW2

 

Chilby –  so far identified the following Chilby’s served in WW2

CHILBY, CAROLINE ELIZABETH NF462696 06 Jul 1907 HEDNESFORD, STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND Army
CHILBY, DAVID 33537 06 Aug 1910 WOONONA, NSW RAAF
CHILBY, JOHN JAMES NX7932 16 Apr 1903 BULLI, NSW Army
CHILBY, KENNETH N255646 01 Oct 1922 BULLI, NSW Army
CHILBY, ROY N265453 23 Dec 1921 BULLI, NSW Army
CHILBY, STANLEY 161669 16 Oct 1918 BULLI, NSW RAAF
CHILBY, THOMAS DANIEL N468852 30 Jul 1923 BULLI, NSW Army

Fletcher

  • need to check on Eric Wilfred Fletcher who served in WW2

Fritz 

  • Laurence Henry Godfrey b. 1913  served in WW2 – son of Henry George Godfrey and grandson of Margaret Godfrey nee Fritz
  • Leonard Godfrey Mills (1922 Sydney – 1983 Rotorua New Zealand) – enlisted in WW2 in New Zealand from 1943 when he was living in Rotorua – son of Lily May Mills nee Godfrey and grandson of Margaret Godfrey nee Fritz
  • Henry Godfrey Carter (1921 Carlton – 1967 Caringbah) served in WW2  – son of Ruby Lavinia Carter nee Godfrey and grandson of Margaret Godfrey nee Fritz
  • Stanley John Fritz b. 1911 – may not have married – served in the Army in WW2 in 1941 in the 34th Battalion but was not deployed overseas – N265450 – son of John Fritz (1866 – 1951)
  • Claude Llewellyn Rich  (1921 Kempsey – 1993 Laurieton) served in WW2 with 15 th Australian Small Ships Company in Timor and out of Darwin and 56th Australian Port Company – son of Ivy May Rich nee Fritz and grandson of George Fritz (1863 – )
  • Allan Osborne Rich (1926 St Leonards – 1986) a weaver – served in WW2 – married Edna Merle Leach in 1955 in Sydney – son of Ivy May Rich nee Fritz and grandson of George Fritz (1863 – 1896 )
  • Malcolm Winston Narramore (1939 – 2005 Chain Valley Bay)  – Gunner in 101 Battery Malaya, 102 Battalion Malaya and Borneo and 1 Field Regiment in Vietnam – References – 1, 22, – son of Amelia Florence Narramore nee Fritz and grandson of George Fritz (1863 – 1896)
  • Leslie  George Fritz aka Leslie George Towers (1911 Taree – 1950 Burwood) – served in WW2 as Leslie George Towers and gave E Narramore as next of kin. Son of George Fritz  (1863 – 1896) and wife Edith Towers

Haberley

A number of Haberley’s enlisted in WW2, however only one appears to be a descendant of Sherbroke

  • Harold Edward Haberley – son of Archibald Haberley enlisted in WW2

Heycox

Hildebrand

  • need to check Dulcie Irene Hildebrand who served in WW2
  • need to check Frederick Leverus Hildebrand who served in WW2
  • need to check Joan Edith Hildebrand who served in WW2
  • need to check Leslie Hildebrand who served in WW2
  • need to check Randolph Hildebrand who served in WW2

Howson

  • need to check on George Henry Howson who served in WW2
  • need to check on Keith Howson who served in WW2
  • need to check on Ronald Robert Howson who served in  WW2
  • need to check on William Edward Howson who served in WW2

Hunt

  • Frederick G Doherty (1915 Wollongong – ) – grandson of Frederick John George C Hunt – served in WW2
  • need to check William John Hunt of Helensburgh who served in WW2
  • need to check William John Hunt of Coledale who served in WW2

Keene

  • need to check on Robert Keene who served in WW2

Keegan

  • need to check Janet Gertrude Esther Keegan who served in WW2

Kimbrey

Knight

  • Ronald Keith Knight (also a Brown family descendant) – served as a Lieutenant in WW2

Loveday

  • need to check for WW2 for Maxwell Loveday
  • need to check for WW2 and Malaya as below
    LOVEDAY JAMES ARTHUR 17542 14.1.23 17.10.07 Hon Lt Col WW2, 101 Bty Malaya

Molloy

  • need to check on James Molloy who served in WW2

Parsons

Reeve

  • need to check Thomas Reginald Reeve who served in WW2

Spinks – Jones

  • AEB “Bert” Spinks (Jones) – served in WW1 and WW2

Undoubtedly there are many more to be found.

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