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This is odd, unless they moved in 1963, they are both in Orange and this..

Henry Walter Dransfield
Electoral Year: 1963
State: New South Wales
District: Kingsford-Smith
Subdistrict: Pittwater
[6 Bellevue Ave., Avavlon. Still with Eileen Lavinia]


That's another of those silly errors Geoff.

Pittwater (Avalon) is north of the harbour and Kingsford-Smith (airport) is south.

Not the right Division for that Sub-division. Mackellar - Pittwater
Second marriage for Henry. Don't know about Eileen if it's first or second.


Looking for info on Eileen.


Looks like second for Eileen L, if this is correct...

Eileen L Graham
Spouse Name: Reginald B Dransfield
Marriage Date: 1930
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Waverley, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1930
Registration Number: 12150

This looks a possible, there are a few Grahams' at 40 Malcom St. Eileen L is at no. 41 on her own, typist.

Eileen Lavinia Graham
Electoral Year: 1930
State: New South Wales
District: Cook
Subdistrict: Erskineville

There is a tree that has her birth as 1906, not validated, but there is this..

Eileen L Graham
Birth Date: 1906
Father: Arthur W A Graham
Mother: Florence A
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1906
Registration Place: Picton, New South Wales
Registration Number: 6985

Thanks Geoff.

I have GRAHAM family in my tree but not sure if Eileen fits in it or not.

DRANSFIELD Reginald Beaumont Death notice 15DEC1947 Death late of Canberra Sydney Morning Herald 27DEC1947

The Sydney Morning Herald - Monday 26 September 1966 p.22 image 26
DRANSFIELD, Henry Walter.-September 23, 1966, at his home, Avalon Beach, beloved husband of Eileen, loved father of Patricia (Mrs Kennedy), Moira (Mrs Newbery), fond father-in-law of Bert and Ron, loving grandfather of Adrian, Richard and Dorothy, fond step-father of John, Peter, Margaret, Helen and Michael, loving grandpop of their children and loved brother of Reuben. In his 72nd year.

I can't find a death for Reginald to see if he is a brother. I can't find a birth in NSW either.

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Something to ponder..

Fr Reginald Beaumont Dransfield
Birth Date: 21 Dec 1906
Birth Place: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Death Date: 15 Dec 1947
Death Place: Australia
Cemetery: Canberra (St. John's) Church Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Canberra, Australia

Thanks Geoff.

DATE/POB:21.12.1906/Launceston ,Tas;
DATE/POE:11.07.1940/Paddington,NSW;LOCALITY ON ENLISTMENT:Bungendore;NOK: Eileen Dransfield; DISCHARGE DATE /UNIT:24.05.1945/2/1 Pioneers 3.
Canberra Times 16.12.1947 SUDDEN DEATH OF REV. R. B. DRANSFIELD

The death occurred suddenly yesterday at the Canberra Hospital of the Rev. R. B. Dransfield, assistant to Archdeacon Robertson, at St. John's Church for the past six months.

The late Mr. Dransfield, who was taken ill late on Sunday night, was formerly rector at Bungendore. He was one of the first to enlist for chaplain duty from the Diocese of Goulburn during the war. He served in the Middle East and was at Tobruk. On his discharge from the army he was attached to the Department of Post-War Reconstruction for a period of 12 months, after which he became associated with St. John's Church.

He leaves a widow and six children.
Something to ponder..

Fr Reginald Beaumont Dransfield
Birth Date: 21 Dec 1906
Birth Place: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Death Date: 15 Dec 1947
Death Place: Australia
Cemetery: Canberra (St. John's) Church Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Canberra, Australia


Birth: Dec. 21, 1906
Tasmania, Australia
Death: Dec. 15, 1947, Australia

Chaplain NX34961 Australian Army Chaplains Department Age 40 Grave 646.

Canberra (St. John's) Church Cemetery
Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Maintained by: IWPP Custodial Account
Originally Created by: International Wargraves ...
Record added: Jun 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14619177
Parents = Frank & Gertrude

UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947
Name: Reginald Beaumont Dransfield
Age: 40
Birth Date: abt 1907
Death Date: 15 Dec 1947
Cemetery: Canberra (St John's) Church Cemetery
Burial Country: Australia
Father: Frank Dransfield
Mother: Gertrude Dransfield

Regimental Number: NX.34961
Region or Memorial: Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald - Tuesday 24 January 1984 p.16
DRANSFIELD, Eileen Lavinia.-January 21, 1984, at hospital, Orange, late of Wontama Homes, Orange and formerly of Avalon Beach, eldest daughter of the late Arthur and Florence Graham, of Tumut, beloved wife of the late Reverend R. B. Dransfield, of the Goulburn Diocese, and the late Harry Dransfield, of Maitland and Orange, loving sister of Con French (Tumut), Merle (deceased), Jean Hand (Narromine), Vera Campbell (Parramatta), Beatrice Moseley (Merrylands), Eric (Wellington) and Ron Graham (Whale Beach), loving mother of her six children and twelve grandchildren. In God's care, aged 78 years.

DRANSFIELD.-The relatives and friends of the late EILEEN LAVINIA DRANSFIELD, of Wontama Homes, Orange, are invited to attend her funeral, to leave Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Byng Street, Orange, after Holy Eucharist, commencing at 12 noon, tomorrow (Wednesday), thence for interment in the Anglican portion of the Orange Cemetery.
Phone 063 62 3751.
This photgraph is in the collection of the Pioneer Settlement, Swan Hill, Victoria. Coln # 83x07445.002