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2901 Headstone shows birth tear as 1880. WALTERS Lester Charles
 
2902 Grave 3, Lot 3, Block 051, Interment #05325 WALTERS Samuel
 
2903 John Wyman MOISE and Viola Evelyn WALTERS had 5 children, the second being Leona May MOISE who married Victor Rufus FARROW. WALTERS Viola Evaline
 
2904 Roman Catholic Compartment, Grave 2617 WARNE Susan
 
2905 Was born on the same day that his great grandmother Cora went to the hospital. WARREN Darras
 
2906 Census says birth in Barking ESS. WATERS Letitia
 
2907 Belfast VIC is the early name for the modern Port Fairy VIC. WATSON Alexander
 
2908 Details removed by request WATSON Daniel
 
2909 Fitzsimons Lawn, Grave C/2304 WATSON Edward Albert
 
2910 Details removed by request WATSON Liam Daniel
 
2911 EAS-NICH-WALL-01-408-021 WATTS Estella Irene
 
2912 CofE Newer Area, Row 13, Grave 251 WATTS Henry
 
2913 CofE Newer Area, Row 8, Grave 177 WATTS Henry Arthur
 
2914 Martha WATTS was a widow of Welcome, DEV at the time of her marriage to Alexander TREMEER. WATTS Martha
 
2915 EAS-PUB-B-825-165 - Public grave WATTS Vera May
 
2916 EAS-NICH-WALL-01-408-022 WATTS William Cyril
 
2917 Daughter of Rueben WAYBRANT and Bernice CRAWFORD. WAYBRANT Ruth Ellen
 
2918 Thomas Geake WEBB (c. 1826-1879) also married Jane KEYS in 1874. WEBB Thomas Geake
 
2919 A F Alway Lawn, Row E, Grave 47 WEBSDALE Gladys Ellen
 
2920 A.F. Alway Lawn, Row E, Grave 47 WEBSDALE Gladys Ellen
 
2921 HGH-MET-02-807-284 WEBSTER Elsie Mildred
 
2922 Son of John WELCH and Elsie GILBERT. WELCH William John
 
2923 VIC BDM index provides name of Gwendelyne Thelma Henrietta WELLS. WELLS Gwendoline Thelma Henrietta
 
2924 Cassia, Wall AP, Niche 99 WELLS William Elliott
 
2925 Methodist Portion, Row K WENZELL Alice Sophia
 
2926 Cause of Death: Cancer, left side and back of neck. WESSON David
 
2927 Cassia, Wall ZR, Niche 152 WEST Albert Gordon
 
2928 The cremated remains have been scattered WEST Violet Victoria
 
2929 No known grave but remembered on the Soissons Memorial, Soissons, Aisne, Picardy, France. Lest We Forget.
Also remembered on the headstone of his parents in the Free Church Cemetery, Bradworthy DEV. 
WESTAWAY Frederick Thomas
 
2930 The German Spring Offensive opened on 21 March,1918. As part of the battle to turn this very dangerous offensive around the 2nd. Battalion, Devonshire Regiment, was tasked with the defence of Bois des Buttes, north-east of Soissons. In doing so, the battalion was awarded the French Croix de Guerre for its gallant defence of Bois des Buttes on 27 May, 1918, the first day of the Third Battle of the Aisne. So Frederick Thomas WESTAWAY must have died in this gallant defence for which the unit was honoured with a very prestigious award. Lest We Forget. WESTAWAY Frederick Thomas
 
2931 Daughter of William WESTLAKE and Albena ROWE. WESTLAKE Annie
 
2932 MGC-RC-Comp-H-No-39 WESTWOOD Alice Maria Selina
 
2933 On 16 December 1825 John James WESTWOOD, born Huddersfield YKS, trade - Face Drawer, aged 16 years, height 5' 4 1/2", enlisted in the 99th. Regiment of Foot at Bury in Lancashire. The regiment was at this time based in Ireland, but a number of recruiting detachments were sent to England, one of which was successful in recruiting Westwood. The successful detachment was based in Manchester and it made a number of two-day marches to nearby towns. He was paid a bounty of £4 on joining, with 16/- additional "bringing" money, possibly paid to a person who actually brought him to attest. His pay on enlistment was 1/- a day.

From December 1825 to December 1826 he was a private, stationed at Birr in Ireland. From December 1826 to June 1827 at Clare Castle; from June to September 1827 at Ennis; from September 1827 to September 1828 at Youghal; from September 1828 to September 1829 at Charles Fort, Kinale; from September 1829 to December 1830 at Clare Castle; from January 1831 to December 1831 at Naas; from January 1832 to June 1832 at Armagh; from July 1832 to April 1833 at Drogheda. He served during all this period on various small detachments stationed in smaller outposts in Ireland. He was granted a furlough from 28 August to 10 October 1832. On 9 May 1833 he embarked for service overseas.

On 7 September 1833 he disembarked at Flacq, Mauritius where he served until December 1833. From January 1834 to March 1835 he was stationed at Mahibourg, Mauritius where he served briefly in the Band. In April 1835 he moved to Port Louis, Mauritius where on 13 July of the same year he was promoted to Corporal. He remained at Port Louis until 14 June 1837 when he embarked for the return journey to Ireland. It is interesting to note that he acted as Regimental Harp for five days in March 1837. While in transit to Ireland on July 1837 he was promoted to Sergeant.

He disembarked at Cork on 5 October 1837. Between that time and March 1839 he was variously based at Fermoy where he probably met his future wife, Mary ROACH, Kilkenny, Templemore and Athlone, engaged on detachment and escort duties. During this period many new recruits were enlisted. On 15 May 1839 Westwood was convicted on a charge of embezzlement, the penalty being reduction to the ranks and three months confinement. The entry relating to his return to duty appears to read "In Imprisonment by Court Martial" for 3 Calendar Months. Imprisonment commenced 21 May, released 20 August.

From September 1839 he served as a private at Athlone and Dublin until September 1841. While in Dublin, he acted as Town Major's Adjutant and he received a 25 day furlough. In October 1841 he was transferred to Chatham, and on 4 November of the same year he was awarded a Good Conduct Badge. On 1 May 1842 he departed from Dublin for New South Wales aboard the "Isabella Watson", Master John A. MCDONALD, Surgeon Robert BOWER. On arrival in Hobart on 3 August 1842, 195 convicts were landed two having died and four having been put ashore in South Africa after a mutiny and disciplinary problems among the soldiers and convicts. It was a very fast passage for 1842 at 94 days. The 80 soldiers and their families restarted their journey on 20 August 1842 bound for Sydney.

He disembarked at Sydney on 28 August 1842 and rejoined his regiment the following day. His first base was at Illawarra from September 1842 to March 1843. From 1843 to June 1844 he was stationed at Parramatta but served some of this period at both Illawarra or at Newcastle. On 1 April 1843 while again on detachment at Illawarra he was again promoted to Corporal and on 28 February 1844 he was awarded a second distinguishing mark (probably another Good Conduct Badge). From October 1844 he was posted to Sydney, though mostly on detachment at Newcastle.

Between October and December 1844 he spent 57 days in hospital. Between January and March 1845 he spent a further 35 days in hospital. After 25 more days in hospital from 1 April he died on 25 May 1845. He had been promoted to Sergeant while in hospital on 30 April 1845, just three weeks before his death on 25 May 1845. It is interesting to speculate about this promotion for a moment. Perhaps his commanding officer saw the opportunity to secure a more generous pension for his widow but further research would be needed to establish this as fact. Perhaps he just wanted to wipe out the shame of his demotion six years earlier.

Throughout his Army career John WESTWOOD seems to have been dogged by ill health. Soon after enlisting, between July and September 1826 he was hospitalised for 24 days; between January and March 1828, 28 days; between January and March 1833, 15 days; between January and March 1836, 45 days; between July and December 1838, 33 days; together with various shorter periods.

As Sgt. WESTWOOD died while on active service no Soldier's Document was preserved, which is a great shame as it would have revealed much more interesting information.
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The burial of John James WESTWOOD

John James WESTWOOD was buried at the Sandhills Cemetery, or as it was sometimes known the Old Devonshire Street Ground, which was located on what is now the site of Central Station, Sydney. In 1901, about 3300 monuments including the one belonging to JJW, were moved from the Sandhills Cemetery to a 25 acre site bounded by Bunnerong Road, La Perouse and the existing Botany Cemetery.

The headstone is believed to have been in the Church of England section which is located close to Bunnerong Road. A transcription of the headstone is set out below.

"John WESTWOOD, Sergeant of the 99th. Regt., died 25th. of May 1845, aged 38 years. Stone erected by his brother NCOs."

Unfortunately, the headstone has not survived to the present day [1988] as friends visiting Sydney have looked for it without success. The ravages of time and particularly motor vehicle exhaust fumes are thought to have done the damage.

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FHL Number 560624 = christening record for John WESTWOOD. 
WESTWOOD John James
 
2934 Unmarked grave WESTWOOD Maria
 
2935 The cremated remains have been scattered. WHEELER Rita Edith
 
2936 Ashes scattered WHITBOURN Ethel May
 
2937 CofE Compartment, Grave 316 WHITBOURN Leslie Charles
 
2938 New Lawn Area, East Section D, Compartment I, Grave 21 WHITBOURN Maisie
 
2939 RC Compartment A, Grave No: 451 WHITBOURN Roger Joseph
 
2940 Death registered in early 1980, No. 00494. WHITBOURN William Leslie
 
2941 Grave No: RC 728 WHITBOURN William Leslie
 
2942 A8 21 ii WHITE Herbert Edward
 
2943 After a service held at St. Luke's Uniting Church, Barrabool Road, Highton VIC.
Grave #HGH-MET-02-807-281 
WHITE Isabella Frances
 
2944 Born on 30 Jan, year unknown. WHITE Kerry
 
2945 HGH-LAWN-AU-808-28 WHITE Mary Elizabeth
 
2946 Monumental Section, Row 21, Grave 1 WHITE May Evelyn
 
2947 WST-RG12-33-102-3 WHITE Ronald Errol
 
2948 LawnA*AJ*24 WHITE Selina Clare
 
2949 Plot XI. G. 4. WHITE William Lisle Christie
 
2950 The information below is © Find a Grave https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56106429 and Tracey Anne.

Lisle White was the oldest child of Albert and Bell White. He was named after his grandfather, Ernest Lisle Christie, who was a merchant during the early history of the city of Brandon, Manitoba. Lisle White grew up in Regina Saskatchewan where his father worked in a branch of Christie's School Supplies. He attended Trinity College School in Port Hope Ontario, and then Campion College in Regina. Lisle and his sister were well-known figure skaters as they grew up in Regina. At the time of his enlistment in the Regina Rifles, Lisle was working for TransCanada Airlines. He was a commissioned officer with active service early in the war and as an instructor in Calgary. His last posting overseas came in August 1943.

The Regina Rifles, including Lisle, landed at Juno beach on D-Day. After securing the beachhead in France, Lisle's unit continued to sweep through Normandy. The Rifles were ordered to capture Ardennes Abbey in the early hours of the full assault on the German stronghold of Caen. The Abbey was headquarters to the 12th SS Panzer Regiment. The assault started on July 8 1944 and casualties soon mounted. Captain White was one of the 36 men of the Regina Rifles killed. 
WHITE William Lisle Christie
 

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