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Sunday's Obituary: Vincent Levy Greene

Today's post concerns Vincent Levy Green who was the son of my Great Grand Aunt's husband William James Greene (see more here  and here ) and his second wife Mary Florence nee Levy.  Vincent was born about 1917 in Wagga Wagga.  He died after a short illness at his residence in North Wagga and was buried in the Wagga Wagga Cemetery. Source: Vincent Levy Greene death. MR. WILLIAM THOMAS. (1918, September 9). Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved from NSW BDM Birth Index GREENE  VINCENT L 46488/1917 WILLIAM J MARY F WAGGA WAGGA NSW BDM Death Index GREENE  VINCENT L 10274/1918 WILLIAM J MARY F WAGGA WAGGA Update: I took a trip to the Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery with my husband and found Vincent's grave as we were walking back to the car after looking through Roman Catholic Section No. 1.  It is very close to the road and I was surprised to find it as it was not listed on the Wag

Family Notice Friday: J.H. Greene

Today's memorial notice was place in memory of my 1st cousin twice removed John Henry Greene by his Mother in Law and children in the Daily Mercury Newspaper on the 25th of August 1944. Source: Trove. Family Notices (1944, August 25). Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld. : 1906 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved from Transcription: IN MEMORIAM GREEN. Sacred to the memory of QX31358 Pte. J.H. Green (Bill) who was killed in action on August 16, 1943. You'll never know the tragedy of growing old, Of suffering, or loneliness, or pain, Because your life, so brief, was colourful and gay, A life that knew no loss, but only gain. You made the greatest sacrifice a man could make son, You died to make it safe for us to live. And we salute you with a silent prayer to-day, The best and only gift your friends can give. (Inserted by your loving mother-in-law, Mrs. M.E. Lenton, also Billy, Donald, and Beulah Green.) John Henry Greene born in 1910 w

Bit of a puzzle

After spending weeks with an ankle to groin brace on my left leg due to my tibial plateau fracture and doing not very much at all I decided to do something productive for a change.  This resulted in my deciding that as I have lots of free time on my hands I will restart my family tree again instead of having bits of information and random trees all over the place.  I started inputting information and rediscovered a bit of a puzzle, that twenty two years after starting my tree I still have not got answers for!  What happened to my Great Grand Aunt Bridget Green/e nee Stevens? Various trees have her death occurring in 1910 without any further details or evidence but that clashes with the newspaper articles that have her acting as Bridesmaid for her sister Clara's marriage to Robert Colbert in February 1911 at Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia. Source:  WEDDING BELLS. (1911, March 10).  Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1896 - 1938) , p. 45. Retrieved from http://nl