Note for: Deborah Louise Laidler, 30 APR 1971 - Index
Diddy BugsIndividual Note:
Born at King Edward Memorial Hospital
Note for: George Edward Hill, 14 AUG 1923 - Index
Type: Military Service
Note for: William Matthew Laidler, 4 APR 1888 - 21 JUL 1916 Index
Place: Warloy Bailon Communal Cemetery, Somme, FranceIndividual Note:
Maryborough Technical School Roll Call 7th May 1902
Passenger Lists - incoming from other Australian States:
LAIDLOW Mr W; aboard the 'Grantala', Melbourne to Fremantle, 18th Jan 1905.
Railway Staff Records. SRO Perth. Consignment No 3393; Item No 28, Series No 23 - Record of Service Cards.
Note for: Glanville (Doug) Matson, 12 FEB 1894 - 3 APR 1974 Index
Place: Karrakatta Cemetery, West AustIndividual Note:
Joined AIF 15th Jan 1915, Service No 1836, aged 20 yrs 3 mths; 4/16 Battalion. At this time listed his mother Mrs E Matson (nee Emma Duffield) as next of kin. She was living at Dumbleyung. Embarked overseas 19th Apr 1915. Was in hospital at Gallipoli 18th Jul 1915; diagnsed with deafness. Transferred to Port Said aboard 'Grantully Castle' 27th Jul 1915. Returned to Aust aboard 'Ascanius' 4th Oct 1915. Discharged 25th May 1916 due to deafness. Awarded Star Medal, Victory Medal and British War Medal.
Jul-Aug 1939 was living at 35 Marian Street, Leederville. Wrote to Defence Dept for copy of misplaced discharge papers.
Re-enlisted 5th Jun1942 at Claremont, Service No W78426. Described as slightly deaf. At that time address was 84 Edinboro St, Mt Hawthorn, next of kin wife Annie May (nee Balcombe), usual occupation postman. Rank - Signaller.
Buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Presbyterian Section DC, Grave No 817.
Note for: Annie May Balcombe, 23 FEB 1894 - 17 MAR 1969 Index
Place: Kaniva Vic
Note for: George Thomas Matson, 21 JAN 1845 - 1915 Index
Type: Book Published
Date: 1917Individual Note:
Georges family originally came from Haliax Nova Scotia. In 1854 his father Thomas was master of the schooner "Daphne" trading arounding the Australian Coast. While in Timor at the age of 13 (1867) George's father & brother were killed by an exploding cannon aboard the "L'Esperence". He made his way to Adelaide SA where he lived for many years before marrying Emma Duffield & then moving to WA
Note for: Emma Duffield, 1854 - 1928 Index
Place: Nippering Cemetery, Western Australia
Note for: Wilhemina Gertrude (Minnie) Young, 25 DEC 1885 - 9 MAR 1982 Index
Place: Karrakatta Cemetery, West AustraliaIndividual Note:
Birth Reg No 136. Rosa Cooper in her interview stated that Minnie Young (Wilhemina) & her sister Mabel both left Victoria and went to the West at the same time. Two Miss Youngs were on the passenger manifest of the MONGOLIA (source ALEXANDER LIBRARY CD) arriving at Fremantle on 4 Apr 1910 from Adelaide. No other Youngs were listed.
Minnie Young ran or worked at a Guest House in York WA. She met William Matthew Laidler & produced a son Patrick. However William was killed at the "Battle of the Somme" before they could marry. She then moved to Meekatharra WA, leased a shop from the Lee-Steere family & opened a successful Cafe that she sold in the 1920s.
Minnie Young then bought & ran the Pinneroo Guest House in Carnarvon until WWII. Then, (in partnership with Desmond Stokes), she bought the Retreat Plantation on the north bank of the Gascoyne River and produced bananas until the plantation was sold in 1958. Desmond Stokes and Minnie Young then purchased a property at 13 York Street, Subiaco WA and Minnie lived there until just before her death in 1982.
In 1916, Minnie Laidler is registered for the Federal district of Perth, sub-district of Balcatta. She is living at 38 Mabel Street; home duties.
In 1914, Minnie Young, spinster was registered at Broome St, York for the WA Legislative Assembly.
Minnie Laidler was living at Stuart St Carnarvon in 1923, 1925, 1927 & 1929.
12/2/1921 Minnie Laidler is living at Main St Meekathara. She is a Licensee.
In 1925, Minnie Laidler is registered for the Federal district of Kalgoorlie, sub-district of Gascoyne. She is living in Carnarvon; cook.
In 1936, Minnie Stokes is still registered for the Federal district of Kalgoorlie, sub-district of Gascoyne. She is now married to Desmond Stokes and is living in Stuart Street, Carnarvon; home duties.