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151 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I0001)
152 Description: He was killed by aboriginies. Stewart, William (I0194)
153 Description: He was named "Ronald" after a Presbyterian clergyman Johnston, Ronald William Robertson (I0091)
154 Description: He was on the H.M.S. Sirius when it was wrecked off Norfolk Island Merideth, Frederick (I0195)
155 Description: Henry was had the rank of Captain. Addison, Henry Robert (I1424)
156 Description: his first poem, "El Mahdi to the Australian Troops" in the Bulletin Paterson, Andrew Barton (I0147)
157 Description: Hugh was a Major in the Army. Barton, Hugh Grace (I0349)
158 Description: Hughes

Thomas changed his last name from Davies to Hughes following inhertiing the "Nant Gwylan" estate. 
Davies, Thomas Hughes Ford (I0559)
159 Description: Manager for the Bank of New South Wales in Dungog Martin, Francis George (I0020)
160 Description: Moved with the Earl of Essex Barton, Thomas (I0252)
161 Description: Mum had her spleen removed. Hibble, Lynette Winston Jean (I0005)
162 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I0001)
163 Description: Newcastle Church of England Girls Grammar Martin, Flora Jean (I0090)
164 Description: Order of Australia Gowing, Roy Lanchester (I0028)
165 Description: Order of Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his contributions to literature Paterson, Andrew Barton (I0147)
166 Description: RAAF

Having enlisted in The RAAF on 29th April 1940. I spent the next 5 years in both operational flying and instructional work. As the waiting list for pilot training was lengthening I decided to become a navigator, the story of my airforce career unfolds as follows.

I enlisted in April 1940 and after a period of waiting at various operational RAAF bases I finally began my navigational instruction at Cootamundra. After completing this section of my navigational course I went to Evans Head for bombing and gunnery instruction and then on to Parkes for astro navigation.

Finally the courses were completed successfully in late 1941 and after a few more movements around the countryside arrived at Bowen on 5th July 1942 to No. 11 Squadron Catalina flying boat base, with whom I was to serve as navigator and bomb aimer operating out of Bowen, Cairns and Groote Eylandt, flying mainly sea patrols looking for Japanese shipping dodging through the Solomon Islands at night.

On 5th May 1943 I participated in the first sea mine laying raid in Seeadler Harbour and later dropped mines at Macassar Harbour. Apart from bombing raids in Dutch East Indies and Northern New Guinea we also took part in supply drops to Australian troops Sepik River area weather permitting in that part of New Guinea, also Wissel Lakes Dutch New Guinea. After 37 operational trips and 668 hours flying I was posted back to Rathmines and became a navigator instructor at Evans Head, Bowen and Rathmines.

Then a posting to Heavy Bomber Replacement Training Unit at Nadzab near Lae, flying Liberator Bombers where I met up with other members of my new crew and captain Bob Butler. We flew with US airforce on raids on Rabaul weather permitting. We spent 11 hours flying with the US airforce on their air raids.

We were then posted to No. 21 Squadron Liberator Bomber "City of Melbourne" and eventually ended up at Fenton near Adelaide River N.T. and finally moved to Morotai in the north of Indonesia from where in squadron formation we raided enemy airstrips, supply dumps and camps. Finally taking part in the attacks on Tarakan, Balikpapin in Borneo. These operations continued until peace was declared and it was back home to Sandgate in Brisbane for demobilisation on the 15th October 1945 having attained the rank of Flight Lieutenant.

However the highlight of my flying career was in Catalina's where I was posted to Amberly to go to USA to help ferry a new Catalina from San Diego to Rathmines in February 1944. It involved a lot of long over water flying late afternoon and night and I was able to see places I could never have seen otherwise. Places like Palmyra Island, a true Pacific Island, white sand, rolling surf - also Kanoehoe near Pearl Harbour, Noumea and many others.
All in all the trip of a lifetime.

My total flying trips operational were:
No. 11 Catalina Squadron: 37
No.21 Liberator Squadron: 79

Total operation hours were:
No. 11: Squadron 668
No.21: Squadron 1566 
Hunter, Gordon Watson (I0103)
167 Description: RAAF Hunter, Gordon Watson (I0103)
168 Description: Rank Private, 33rd Battalion, Headquarters Lake, Herbert (I1670)
169 Description: Red Cross Branch President Martin, Myee Australie (I0008)
170 Description: Returned to Australia Lake, Joseph (I0042)
171 Description: Returned to Australia Lake, Herbert (I1670)
172 Description: She attended Cardiff Public School Johnston, Nellie Josephine (I0123)
173 Description: She died at her residence "Palm Cottage". Young, Mary (I0212)
174 Description: She governessed for Ken Badgery. This was her first exposure to the bush Hibble, Lynette Winston Jean (I0005)
175 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I0300)
176 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I0271)
177 Description: the schooner "Tobago" Campbell, John (I0576)
178 Description: This was to relocate the washery from Huntley Collery at Dapto to Singleton. Family F0011
179 Description: Waltzing Matilda Paterson, Andrew Barton (I0147)
180 Did not marry and had no children. Davies, Llewlyn (I0538)
181 Did not marry and had several farming properties in the district. Blair, Alexander (I0227)
182 Did not marry and worked with his brother Alexander on his farming properties. Blair, William Hill (I0229)
183 Did not marry. Barton, Hilda May (I0077)
184 Died 65 years. Buried at Binalong or Bowning cemeteries. Marlan, Thomas (I0315)
185 Died about a month before John and Selina's wedding. Marlan, Louis Thomas (I0317)
186 Died age 83. Miles, Mary (I0313)
187 Died as an infant. Martin, Ann (I0773)
188 Died as an infant. Martin, Elizabeth (I0777)
189 Died at 30 Haberdashers Street, London. Richardson, Elizabeth (I0763)
190 Died at a few months of age. Davies, Thomas (I0550)
191 Died at age 20. Davies, William Henry (I0565)
192 Died from a skiing accident. Pat was with him at the time. Nugent, Alexander John (I0855)
193 Died in a fire at a nursing home. Martin, Harold James (Harry) (I0858)
194 Died in infancy. Blair, John (I0228)
195 Died of a brain aneurysm. Oldenburg, Christian VII (I1040)
196 Died of a heart attack. Perrington, Alexander (I0665)
197 Died of depheria. Martin, Sophia Catherine (I0741)
198 Died of Deptheria. Martin, Mabel Isabella (I0745)
199 Died of lung cancer. Martin, Arthur Raymond (I0951)
200 Died under hairdryer in a hairdresser in Beaumont Street Hamilton. She was a very short lady. [BDM ref# 81120] Allen, Mona (I0043)

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