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woman Elizabeth Jane Richards‏‎
Born ‎13 Oct 1865 Ross Creek, South Australia, Australia
Died ‎10 Oct 1939 South Australia, Australia‎, 73 years
Elizabeth Crowhurst’s death notice
Elizabeth Crowhurst’s funeral notice

Married ‎7 Aug 1889 Mount Torrens, South Australia, Australia by Rev. W. H. Cann in Bible Christian Church (42 years married)
Sam and Elizabeth’s headstone in Gumeracha
Samuel Crowhurst’s house


man Samuel Crowhurst‏‎
Born ‎3 Apr 1859 Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia
Died ‎11 Mar 1932 Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia‎, 72 years
Buried ‎12 Mar 1932 Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia North Gumeracha Cemetery
Occupation: Gardener
Sam Crowhurst obituary notice
Sam Crowhurst death notice
Sam Crowhurst funeral notice

According to LDS - birth was 3 sep 1857

OBITUARY (The Adelaide Chronicle - March 24, 1932)
Mr. Samuel Crowhurst, wno died at Gumeracha on March 11, was one of the oldest residents of the district, having been born there on April 3, 1859. He lived for a few years at Mount Pleasant, but the remainder of his life was spent in the Gumeracha district, where he engaged in Gardening. He was married on August 7, 1889, to Miss Elizabeth Jane Richards by the Rev. W. H. Cann in the Bible Christian Church at Mount Torrens, this being the first wedding to be celebrated in the church. He leaves a widow, five sons - Messrs. R. J. Crowhurst, of Strathalbyn; A. E. and L. S. Crowhurst, of Gumeracha, C. G. Crowhurst, of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, and T. M. Crowhurst, of Kurralta Park - and three daughters - Mesdames L., E., and R. Sandercock, of Gumeracha. One son. Mr. V. P. Crowhurst, was killed in the Great War.


man Richard James Crowhurst‏
Born ‎30 May 1890 Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia
Died ‎31 Mar 1973‎, 82 years
man Aubrey Ellis Crowhurst‏‎
Born ‎21 Feb 1892 Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia
Died ‎1 Dec 1958 Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia‎, 66 years
Buried ‎ Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia
man Leonard Samuel Crowhurst‏‎
Born ‎6 Dec 1893 Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia
Died ‎24 Aug 1970‎, 76 years
man Vincent Parnell Crowhurst‏‎
Born ‎11 Feb 1896 Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia
Died ‎9 May 1918 Strazeele, France‎, 22 years
Buried ‎ Bailleul, France Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Grave Reference/Panel Number I. F. 48.
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Vincent Crowhurst
Red Cross entry on Vincent Crowhurst death

Enlisted in AIF : 29 Sept, 1914, Morphettville, South Australia, Australia
Served in : Gallipoli, Belgium, Egypt & France

Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 1126
Units Served: 10th Battalion
Personal Details: Vincent was born in February 1896 to parents Samuel and Elizabeth in Gumeracha. He attended public school and was a gardener by trade. He was 5’ 4” tall, with a fair complexion, blue eyes and fair hair. He was a Methodist by religion.
Enlistment Details: Vincent enlisted on the 29th September 1914 at Morphettville. He was 18 years and 7 months old. He was assigned to the 1st Stationary Hospital.

Details about his role in War: Vincent left Australia from Melbourne aboard the "Kyarra’ on the 14th December 1914, and proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expedition Force on the 2nd March 1915. He served at Gallipoli until the 8th October 1915 when he was taken to hospital sick. He was then sent to England with Influenza. On the 31st October he was admitted to the 2nd Southern General Hospital in Bristol, remaining there until the end of December. He was then AWL for 9 days and forfeited 9 days pay as well as being awarded 168 hours detention under Royal Warrant. He then left England on the 24th February 1916 arriving in Egypt on 5th March 1916. He rejoined the 1st Stationary Hospital on the 11th March and remained there until 14th September when he again departed for England. He was then assigned to the Convalescence Depot until the 25th February when he was transferred to the 10th Battalion leaving England aboard the "Golden Eagle’ and joining the battalion on the 4th March. He was then taken ill again with pyrexia of unknown origin on the 23rd March spending 2 days in hospital before returning to the 10th. He remained with the unit until the Battle of Polygon Wood when he was wounded in action with a gunshot to the hand on the 1st October. He again returned to England to recover and was AWL for 6 days in late November. He rejoined his unit on the 2nd January 1918. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on the 1st May and was then killed in action on the 9th May while the 10th battalion was taking over the line near Strazeele. Eyewitnesses state that he was killed by a minenwefer with 2 others in a machine gun post, although one witness said that he was shot in the head. He was originally buried in the Strazeele Rd Cemetery but at some stage after the war his remains were exhumed and moved to the Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension.

Age at Death: 22

Memorial Details: Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, France Grave I F 48

woman Gladys Celia Crowhurst‏‎
Born ‎21 Jan 1898 Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia
Died ‎18 sep 1898‎, under 1 year old
man Clifford Gladstone Crowhurst‏‎
Born ‎6 Jan 1900 Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia‎
man Thomas Milton Crowhurst‏‎
Born ‎24 Feb 1902 Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia‎
woman Bessie Iris Crowhurst‏
Born ‎16 Jul 1904 Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia
Died ‎13 Jul 1983 Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia‎, 78 years
Buried ‎ Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Garden Of Remembrance
Occupation: Farmer's Wife
Bessie Crowhurst
Entries from Bessie Crowhurst’s bible
Entries from Bessie Crowhurst’s bible
Entries from Bessie Crowhurst’s bible
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TOASTING THEIR SUCCESS in the Darling Downs Ladiesí Bowling Association's veteran fours competition are the winners (from left to right), Mrs. A. Skerman, Mrs. M. Woollett (skip), Mrs. L. Sandercock, and Mrs. J. McGrath. The finals were played yesterday at the Toowoomba Bowling Club in Lindsay Street.

KENTON VALLEY RED CROSS. The Kenton Valley Red Cross held their March appeal afternoon at the home of Mrs Ellis Sandercock. Visitors came from Lobethal, Gumeracha and Springton, also Mrs Leo Sandercock, of Queensland, a former member, was present.
Mrs Lillecrapp, of Brighton, was guest speaker, and also judged the apron competition, which was won by Mesdames K. & L. Sandercock, and also Mrs E. Sandercock. All aprons were sent to Headquarters for the September Fair Stall. A trading table was convened by Mrs K. & L. Sandercock and the approximate takings were £8/10/- for the afternoon. [27/3/1957 5d.]

woman Rita Jessie Crowhurst‏
Born ‎12 Jan 1907 Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia
Died ‎30 Jan 2001 Victor Harbour, South Australia, Australia Ross Robertson Memorial Care Centre‎, 94 years
Buried ‎2 Feb 2001 Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia

K.V. WELFARE MEETING. The Kay-Vee Ladies held their monthly meeting at the residence of Mrs V.A. Lee. There was a good attendance of members and friends.
President, Mrs Rex Sandercock, occupied the chair.
Arrangements in connection with gifts for the Red Cross Geneva Fair were finalised.
Three dozen gifts will be forwarded.
The forthcoming annual birthday celebrations of this Club to be held in the Kenton Valley Baptist Church in October was also considered.
At the close of the meeting afternoon tea was enjoyed and Trading Table goods were soon sold. The next meeting in Sept. will be held at the home of Mrs E. Sandercock. [1/9/1954 9c.]

KENTON VALLEY RED CROSS. The Kenton Valley Red Cross held their March appeal afternoon at the home of Mrs Ellis Sandercock. Visitors came from Lobethal, Gumeracha and Springton, also Mrs Leo Sandercock, of Queensland, a former member, was present.
Mrs Lillecrapp, of Brighton, was guest speaker, and also judged the apron competition,
which was won by Mesdames K. & L. Sandercock, and also Mrs E. Sandercock. All aprons were sent to Headquarters for the September Fair Stall. A trading table was convened by Mrs K. & L. Sandercock and the approximate takings were £8/10/- for the afternoon. [27/3/1957 5d.]

KENTON VALLEY WELFARE CELEBRATES 13TH BIRTHDAY. On Wednesday, the Salem Church Hall was tastefully decorated by members of the Kenton Valley Kay Vee Welfare Society for the occasion of their 13th birthday celebration. Mrs A. Downer, the guest speaker, gave an interesting talk of her trip abroad and her friendly manner and charming personality captured the hearts of all listeners.
Vocal items were rendered by Mesdames L. Ross of Kersbrook, and L.D. Cornish, of Forreston.
Both Mrs Downer and assisting artists were presented with a box of home-made biscuits.
An exquisite flower cake was made by Mrs K.M. Cornish. A trading table was convened by Mesdames H.W. Nickels, W.A. Moore, and E. Sandercock. Afternoon tea was served and proceeds for the afternoon realised £18. [9/12/1959 4d.]

woman Olive Carolyn Crowhurst‏
Born ‎24 sep 1911
Died ‎28 May 2009‎, 97 years
Buried ‎4 Jun 2009 Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia Gumeracha Cemetery
Occupation: Farmer's Wife
Olive Sandercock (nee Crowhurst)

There was a problem for the parents of the children who were Baptist parishioners’ the man teaching their children was a Roman Catholic. Mr V.A. Lee, after discussions, gathered a group pf parents in a private house. The group decided Mr Hayes could not teach their children. Every family signed a petition to the Education Department, with the exception of Mrs A.J. 'Gertie' Laughton and Mrs Ralph 'Olive' Sandercock. The result was that the school was closed at the end of the second term in 1943. The children then went to the Gumeracha school, which unfortunately did not have enough desks and students had to sit three to a desk.

GUMERACHA SHOW. NEEDLEWORK. Open section championship: Mrs L.G. Sandercock;
champion piece of needlework: Mrs M.E. Michalk;
highest aggregate, Mrs H.G. Bolton (open), Mrs V.R. Harnden (local).
Other awards: Miss M. Seidel, Mesdames S.A. Cornish, Ralph Sandercock, Miss Maureen Dallow, Mrs W.T. Bleeze, Liss R.G. Lawrie, Mesdames G.A. Thiele, N. Cooper, E. Hannaford, H.R. Hewlett, C. Jamieson, Misses M. Farley and M.J. Norsworthy.
Children's section: Glenys Hill, Josie Bleeze, Margaret Lee, Shirley Dallow and Kathryn Butler. [3/4/1952 2ad.]

Fodder: Judge G.L. Hampton remarked that Wheaten and Oaten hay classes were both of good quality. A little extra care in selecting sheaves for exhibition could have influenced the results. Baled hay class had six entries. First prize bale contained too much Barley grass; second prize had insufficient clover. Two entries were mouldy. Again greater care needed in selecting entries. E. Sandercock, C. Sandercock, V.A. Lee, D.C. Hynes.
Vegetables: Mr C.E. Filsell, of Forest Range said he was very pleased with the display and commended exhibitors "I would recommend in future that potatoes be washed as it tends to show defects." Prizewinners were: A.J. Parish, F.M. Green and Sons, W.A. Gray, V. Didiano, L. Naismith, Mrs E. Bleeze, E. Sandercock, H.J. Schlein, A. Dallow, L.S. Crowhurst, L.D. Cornish, H.E. Verrall and Son, Ralph Sandercock, N.G. Gallas, Miss E.B. Cornish.
Knitting & Needlework Open Classes: Judge M. Wilson said that in the Open Section there were some beautiful pieces of work, which helped to raise the standard of the local section. Mrs S.T. Elliott, E.M. Potter, Mrs M. Harnden, Miss G.A. Thiele, Mrs C.E. Cornish, O.T. Braun were the main prizewinners.
Local Section: Judge M. Wilson said the standard of work was very high especially in the embroidery which was most pleasing. The knitting section was rather poor no doubt owing to cost of wool. In all a very good show of work. "I was pleased to
see new sections, which will give still more interest." Mrs J. Moore, M. Farley, Mrs Monica Atkinson, L.D. Cornish, K.S. Cornish, Judy Nash, Mrs L. Evely, Miss M. Randell, J. Bleeze, D.J. Naismith, Yvonne Miles, Ralph Sandercock, D.M. Carter, B.R. Hanna, O.J. Naismith, Mrs L.T. Norsworthy, Mrs S.J. Hastwell, M.J. Tuck, Mrs H.R. Underwood, Mrs W.R. Hannaford, Miss M.J. Michalk.
Fruit: Judge Mr Walter Rehn said the quality of the fruit exhibited was up to the usual high standard with competition very keen and the collection of apples outstanding. J.J. and D.A. Stephenson, H.E. Stephenson, H.E. Verrall and Sons, W.A. Moore, C. Jamieson, E. Sandercock, Ralph Sandercock, J.M. Carter, S.A. Cornish, L.S. Crowhurst, shared the prizes.
[1/4/1953 6ab.]

NEEDELEWORK AND KNITTING. Mrs M.H. Clark, who judged this section said "Needlework sections were well represented but more entries would improve the dressmaking section. Needlework was of high standard, but some of the knitting was loosely done." Prizewinners:ñ Mrs V. McGuire, Mrs D.M. Jenkins, Mrs C.H. Mieglich, Mrs E.M. Watters, G.A. Thiele, Miss C.G. Lee, Miss C. Schlein, Mrs C.T. Camac, Miss M.G. Michalk, Miss G.E. White, Mrs C. Chambers, Mrs H.A. Carpenter, Mrs D.R. Summerton, Miss B. Dicker, Mrs S.G. Edwards, Mrs D. Lamborn, Mrs Eric Bleeze, R.A. Miles, Mrs L.T. Norsworthy, Mrs R.C. Grigg, A. Dickson, Miss M.R. Carter, Miss D. Billingsley, Miss J. Forrest, Mrs S. Sinkinson, Mrs W. Norsworthy, Mrs V.M. Underwood, Miss M.J. Tuck, Mrs W.R. Hannaford, Mrs Ralph Sandercock, Mrs W.T. Bleeze, Mrs J.S. Wytkin, Rosemary Verrall, Shirley Dallow, Jillian Cornish, Beverley Naismith, Marian Gray, Betty Underwood, Beth Grigg, Jeanette Randell, Mrs W. Nitschke, Helen Wytkin. Champion Piece of Needlework or Knitting (open section): Mrs D.M. Jenkins. Champion Piece of Needlework or Knitting (local section) Miss M.G. Michalk. [30/3/1955 5ad.]

Fruit: ApplesóRalph Sandercock, J.J. & D.A. Stephenson, H.E. Verrall & Sons, K.M. Carter, C. Jamieson. Largest apple, export and collection, H.E. Verrall & Sons. Champion plate apples, H.E. Verrall & Sons. J.B. Randell Challenge trophy, H.E. Verrall & Sons.
PearsóJ.J. & D.A. Stephenson, H.E. Verrall & Sons, E.M. Carter, C. Jamieson, Ralph Sandercock. Collection, Verrall & Sons. Champion plate of pears, C. Jamieson. Aggregate points, H.E. Verrall & Sons.
FodderóWheaten hay, O.W. Gladigau, Meadow Hay, D.C. Hynes, R.L. Cornish. Lucerne, W.A. Gray, D.B. Dicker. Collection Green Fodders, Ralph Sandercock, A. Schliebs.
Needlework and KnittingóOpen Section: Mrs L. Crafter, Mrs D.M. Jenkins, Mrs L.H. Siebert, E.M. Watters, Miss G. Thiele, G.E. White, Mrs Ralph Sandercock, Mrs L.E. Pfitzner. Local Section: Mrs W.M. Norsworthy, R.A. Carpenter, Miss M.G. Michalk, D.M. Butler, Mrs M. Lamborn, Mrs R. Grigg, Mrs C.H. Mieglich, R.A. Miles, M.J. Tuck, K.L. Colbey, A. Dixon Mrs R. Sandercock, Mrs V.A. Collins, Mrs M.E. Michalk, Mrs S.B. Michalk. Children's Section: E. Bleeze, K. Colbey, Rosemary Verrall,, Shirley Dallow, Beth Grigg, Beverley Sinkinson, B. Naismith, L.C. Schlein, G. Naismith.
VegetablesóOpen Section: F.M. Green & Sons, A. Schliebs, P.R. Gladigau, Ralph Sandercock, L.M. Naismith, A.J. Parish. C. Jamieson Challenge Trophy: Mr Schliebs. Local Collection: O.W. Gladigau, Ralph Sandercock, Rev. M. Chambers, Neil Grigg, Mrs C.H. Mieglich. F.M. Green & Sons Challenge Cup: F.M. Green & Sons.
[11/4/1956 1cd.]

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