Saturday, September 24, 2016

Herbert (Hubert) Timbery

Serial Number and Rank: N95091
Birth: 11 Dec 1899. Nil registartion of birth. Herbert gives Port Kembla as his place of birth. Enlistment included verification of his birth details, no record could be found but does gives deatils of his brother Harry’s birth 25 May 1898 Botany (La Perouse).
Parents: Joseph (Joe- Dooka) Timbery and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Clarke (both of Aboriginal heritage)
Enlisted: Nowra 25 Sept 1918 and Sydney 13 Oct 1918. Address C/- P O’Connell Osborne St Nowra
Next of Kin: Joseph Timbery of La Perouse
Service: Discharge as war had finished, did go to Training camp.
On enlistment papers there is a notation “Half Caste has been associated with whites all life” [sic]
Death: 13 Sep 1971 Randwick Hospital Sydney
Burial: Botany Cemetery Sydney NSW
Marriage: 1929 Wollongong M1929/8120 to Elizabeth Jane Butler b. 1899 Aboriginal Camp Ulladulla (daughter of Thomas Francis Butler and Louisa Kate Campbell both of Aboriginal heritage). Elizabeth died 21 July 1944 La Perouse. Buried Botany Cemetery Sydney.

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