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mudgeeclarke
14-07-18, 15:16
I wonder if someone can see any info on a Great Uncle of mine. I'm trying to trace the Clarke family line and can't seem to find a few missing links on great Uncles and Aunties in Australia (without spending $$$ at NSW BDM hit or miss)

My Great Uncle, John Joseph CLARKE, was born (Stoney Creek) Mudgee NSW 1873 to Richard CLARKE (who migrated 1856/7 from Cambs to NSW) and Catherine DELANEY CLARKE (NSW Index #14031). John Joseph CLARKE died (or was buried on) 13 Aug 1946 at Granville NSW (NSW Index 100043). (That would make him ~73y)

I can see a few electoral rolls sparse detail, which I think place him in Sydney in his adult life, although I also see a later one in 1943 in a Clarke residence in Perry Street, Mudgee.

I also believe a WW1 enlistment card with a John Joseph CLARKE aged 44 Service No. 1934 is probably him. On this record, it shows he had a wife "M V Clarke". I have seen a John Joseph as a Carpenter, and a Railway Worker.

My Questions: Can anyone see a marriage for J J or a divorce, or children (although that WWI Military card shows a wife MV Clarke, I've not seen a wife at an electoral roll for same address). I did see a John Joseph (Jr.) same address on one Roll but I have no knowledge of Jr. or any other children

It is feasible that children (if any) born after WW1 are still living, although that would be a stretch unless he had children late in his life.

Thanks for reading, and (maybe) looking around.

Karamazov
14-07-18, 16:06
Here's a death announcement which tallies with your Aug 1946 death info. However, this man is recorded as 63, not the ~73 you have given. It mentions several siblings, wife and son. Is he yours?
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/231584621?searchTerm=Clarke%20AND%20%22John%20jose ph%22%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&searchLimits=exactPhrase=John+joseph|||anyWords||| notWords|||requestHandler|||dateFrom|||dateTo|||so rtby|||l-decade=194|||l-state=New+South+Wales|||l-year=1946

Christine

Tilly Mint
14-07-18, 16:32
Hiya Mudgee and Welcome to the forum. I've had a little look around and seen this, is this known to you please.

https://www.myheritage.com/names/richard_clarke

Elaine
14-07-18, 21:48
I was looking at the index and wondered if you had come across this one

https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au/lifelink/familyhistory/search/result?12

Deaths

CLARK JOHN JOSEPH Reg No.24717/1945 ...death year
Parents Richard and Catherine
Reg. District GRANVILLE

Elaine
14-07-18, 22:36
From Tilly's link, death for Richard 1943 naming family...brother John, Mudgee

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/156281631?searchTerm=%22richard%20francis%20clarke %22%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&searchLimits=l-state=New+South+Wales

and as Perry Street was mentioned in the electoral roll...death of Richard's wife

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/162242697?searchTerm=%22richard%20%20clarke%22%20% 20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&searchLimits=l-state=New+South+Wales

kylejustin
15-07-18, 07:37
Do you know you can get a transcript of the death instead of a certificate? Significantly cheaper.

You can also ask for a confirmation of the correct record, though i don't know how that works exactly. Seems to be done by the transcription agents.

Tilly Mint
15-07-18, 09:15
From Tilly's link, death for Richard 1943 naming family...brother John, Mudgee

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/156281631?searchTerm=%22richard%20francis%20clarke %22%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&searchLimits=l-state=New+South+Wales

and as Perry Street was mentioned in the electoral roll...death of Richard's wife

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/162242697?searchTerm=%22richard%20%20clarke%22%20% 20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&searchLimits=l-state=New+South+Wales

Following on from Elaine's post I found this in the Australian National Archives....

CLARKE WILLIAM JAMES : Service Number - NX110159 : Date of birth - 26 Oct 1912 : Place of birth - MUDGEE NSW : Place of enlistment - BATHURST NSW : Next of Kin - CLARKE RICHARD