Stratford Historical Society and Museum

News from the Stratford Historical Society and Museum, in Stratford, Gippsland, Victoria. We are open Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm, and the fourth Sunday of the month from 2pm to 4pm. Our postal address is P.O. Box 145, Stratford, 3862.

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Who is Ned?


The photograph, above, is from our archives, and we have never been able to find out who he is. There is a slightly larger version HERE.

On the back, he signs himself "Ned", and refers (incorrectly), to the death of Jack Phelan of Dargo.


The card has been sent in July 1915 from Cairo, to Ruby Cahill, one of the ten children of Thomas Cahill and Alice Kenny, born at Grant and then Dargo. Ruby never married, and died at Traralgon in 1969 aged 79. Her brother, Ernie Cahill, died at Bairnsdale in 1980 aged 94, and a large collection of his photographs came to the museum in Stratford. This is one of the few with identifying information.

John Thomas (Jack) Phelan was a butcher from Freeburg when he enlisted, but after being invalided out in 1916, was living at Dargo. He married Margaret Catherine (Katie) Hurley in 1924, and lived at Dargo until his death in 1963.

So we suspect this is a Dargo man. Can anyone help???

Late edit: Lenore has asked for Dargo onour Rolls. They are HERE.


Blogger Lenore said...

Hi Linda,

Happy birthday!

Can you zero in on the shoulder patch, see what shape it is?

12:37 PM  

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