George Thomas GRAHAM 1875-1942
&
Jane NANKERVIS 1876-1966

Head Teacher 1907-1921, Digby State School No. 2047, S-W Victoria, Australia

Miners Rest ; Bendigo ; Lakes Entrance ; Eaglehawk ; Digby, Natimuk and Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

George Thomas GRAHAM 1875-1942, b. Miners Rest, Victoria to Andrew Morton GRAHAM and Elizabeth Jane JAMES; d. Melbourne, Victoria; married at Eaglehawk, Victoria in 1901 to Jane NANKERVIS 1876-1966, b. Bendigo, Victoria to William NANKERVIS and Mary Jane FORD; d. Melbourne, Victoria.

1901 : George GRAHAM was Head Teacher at Lakes Entrance, Victoria.

1901 : George GRAHAM married Jane NANKERVIS at Eaglehawk.

1904 : George GRAHAM was Head Teacher at Springfield (near Lancefield), Victoria.

1907-21 : George GRAHAM was Head Teacher at Digby State School.

1914 : son Ronald James GRAHAM was born and died at Digby State School, buried Digby Cemetery.

1917-18 : George GRAHAM was a driving force in the planning and establishment of the Digby Avenue of Honour.

1921-33 : George GRAHAM was Head Teacher at Natimuk State School.

1934 : George GRAHAM was Head Teacher at Glen Waverley State School.

1935, Apr 26 : George GRAHAM unveiled the "Jane Duff" Memorial at Nurcoung, near Goroke.

1908 : Florence Agnes Mary "Floss" BROBEN (HEAZLEWOOD), wife of William BROBEN died at Smeaton and was buried in the Digby Cemetery.

1910 : William Albion BROBEN transferred as Head Teacher at Smeaton State School to Warracknabeal State School.

1912 : William Albion BROBEN Head Teacher at the new Warracknabeal Higher Elementary School.

1917 : William Albion BROBEN transferred as Head Teacher at Warracknabeal State School to Ringwood State School.

William BROBEN and Florence Agnes Mary "Floss" HEAZLEWOOD had the following family...

  1. Arthur William BROBEN 1898-1927, b. Digby, S-W Victoria; d. Melbourne, Victoria; served in WW1...
    • 1916 Sep : Clerk, single, aged 18y, of Warracknabeal, Victoria
    • 1916 Sep 27 : Pte 17031, Australian Army, AIF, enlisted at Melbourne
    • 1916 Nov 01 : Sig 17031, Signals School, AIF, training
    • 1917 Jan 08 : Sig 17031, 2nd Division Signals Company, AIF, appointed
    • 1917 Jan 17 : Sig 17031, 2nd Division Signals Company, AIF, embarked "Omrah" from Melbourne, Victoria
    • 1917 Mar 27 : Sig 17031, 2nd Division Signals Company, AIF, disembarked "Omrah" at Plymouth, England
    • 1918 Nov 22 : Sig 17031, 2nd Division Signals Company, AIF, Abbeville, France
    • 1918 Dec 04 : Spr, 17031, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, AIF, taken on strength in France
    • 1919 Feb 25 : Spr, 17031, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, AIF, embarked "Balmoral Castle" England for RTA
    • Named : Digby Avenue of Honour Tree No 46, planted by Mr R H HEAZLEWOOD

  2. James Alfred BROBEN 1899-1958, b. Digby, S-W Victoria; Medical Practitioner of Melbourne; d. Mlebourne, Victoria; m. 1925 to Violet Parker JOHNS 1893-1959, b. Ararat, Victoria to Luke JOHNS and Harriet PARKER; d. Melbourne, Victoria.

  3. Ernest Walter BROBEN 1901-1957, b. Digby, S-W Victoria; Engineer, d. Melbourne, Victoria; m. 1925 to Veronica Madeline "Vera" WILBY 1894-1960, b. Yarrawonga, Victoria to James Francis WILBY and Margaret McSWEENEY; d. Melbourne, Victoria.

  4. Reginald Basil BROBEN 1908-1975, b. Smeaton, Victoria; d. Melbourne, Victoria; m. 1933 to Annie Isabel DUNSTAN 1907-2003, b. Bendigo, Victoria; d. Melbourne, Victoria.

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