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Thomas BLACKLEY

Thomas born 1895 Mont Albion died 1917.

The Brisbane Courier (Qld.) - Sat 27 Sep 1919 p.4
ROLL OF HONOUR
BLACKLEY.-In loving memory of Lieut. T. A. Blackley, 31st Btn., killed in action in France, September 27th, 1917.


Thomas born abt 1855 died 1943.

Mt Thompson Memorial Gardens
Location: Columbarium 1 Section: 5
THOMAS BLACKLEY ( - 1943)
Passed away on 8 November 1943
Aged 87 years
 
Morning Post (Cairns, Qld.) - Tue 16 Dec 1902 p.2
STARTING BUSINESS.-Mr Thomas Blackley, who has been for many years past in the charge of Messrs Jack and Newell's establishment at Watsonville, has now decided to launch out on his own account, and intends opening a general store at Atherton. We hope that Mr Blackley's venture will meet with the success it merits.

My great grandparents.

1903 & 1905 QLD Electoral Roll - Herbert - Atherton
BLACKLEY Emma, Main street, domestic duties
BLACKLEY Thomas, Main street, storekeeper
 
This can't fit for that 1900 probate, being a death in Brisbane.

Thomas Blakeley
Event date: 05/11/1898
Event type: Death registration
Registration details: 1898/B/31201
Mother: Margaret Chapman Jewitt
Father/parent: Thomas Blakeley
 
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I can't find a birth for this one - even allowing for age to be fudged, if it was.

BLACKLEY, GEORGE
Service Australian Army
Service Number QX59589 (Q116402)
Date of Birth 29 Dec 1921
Place of Birth CAIRNS, QLD
Date of Enlistment 13 Dec 1943
Locality on Enlistment CAIRNS, QLD
Place of Enlistment QLD
Next of Kin BLACKLEY, GEORGE
Date of Discharge 19 Feb 1947
Rank Private
Posting at Discharge ARMY CANTEEN SERVICE
WW2 Honours and Gallantry None for display
Prisoner of War No


I've found a way to get births in the Qld. index. I put in no date range and check the birth and marriage boxes.
 
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See what you think of this obit

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/63155175

Death registration:
Thomas Blackley
Death date:
08/11/1943
Mother's name: Janet Neil
Father/parent's name: Thomas
Registration details: 1943/B/63967


That's my great grandfather.

No doubt about that one, gibbo.

Mrs J. Hamilton is my grandmother.

I'm planning to go to Atherton in June.
 
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Thanks gibbo.

The tour with the same company I went to Batemans Bay with includes Cairns and Kuranda.
 
I can account for the 1917 and 1943 deaths with no doubt they are my family.

I can't find any more on the Thomas with probate in 1900.

I can't see how he could fit but trying to find any details of another ? Blackley family in Mont Albion ?
 
I can find nothing before the 1900 probate notice.

The only hit in Trove is the marriage of my Thomas.

Cairns Post (Qld.) - Wed 20 Nov 1889 p.2
Marriage.
BLACKLEY - WRIEDE.-On November 6th, 1889, at St. John's Church, Cairns, by the Rev. Thomas R. Regg, Thomas Blackley, of Herberton, to Emma Friedericka Wriede, eldest daughter of George Y. H. Wriede, Cairns.
 
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