Thomas Henry Blunden, 18971969 (aged 72 years)

Name
Thomas Henry /Blunden/
Birth March 27, 1897 37 34
Birth of a sisterIsabel Angeline Blunden
April 1, 1901 (aged 4 years)
Death of a motherEmma Ray
February 26, 1907 (aged 9 years)
Note: Newspaper article

Newspaper article

MRS. H. BLUNDEN.

It is with deep regret we have to chronicle the death of Mrs. Blunden, wife of Mr. H. Blunden, of West Wyalong. The sad event took place at the Hospital on Tuesday night, the cause of death being typhoid fever.

The deceased lady's illness commenced some five weeks ago, and the symptoms becoming very serious, it was found necessary to remove her to the Hospital, of which institution she has been an occupant for the past three weeks.

In the early part of this week her condition showed a decided improvement, and hopes were given for her recovery, but on Tuesday evening she suffered another relapse and passed away at about 9.30 p.m. Deceased was well-known and respected on the field, having been resident here for the past 13 years. She leaves a husband and four little children, besides four daughters (Mrs. Piesley of Sydney, Mrs. Wilsmith, of Temora, Mrs. Jas. Parker, and Mrs. Perry, of West Wyalong), to mourn an irreparable loss.

Much sympathy is expressed for the bereaved ones, who received a large number of floral tributes and expressions of sympathy.

The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon and was largely attended the Rev. J. H. S Oldham officiating at the graveside. Mrs. Piesly travelled from Sydney to attend the funeral, and a brother of Mr. Blunden travelled all day and all night from Hillston to attend, but was unfortunate in arriving an hour too late.

We extend our sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones.

The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette (NSW : 1900 - 1928), Sat 2 Mar 1907

Burial of a motherEmma Ray
February 28, 1907 (aged 9 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherCatherine Herrick
January 9, 1909 (aged 11 years)
Burial of a maternal grandmotherCatherine Herrick
January 10, 1909 (aged 11 years)
Military
Australian Imperial Force
July 29, 1915 (aged 18 years)

Note: Enlisted 29 Jul 1915, 45th Australian Infantry Battalion at Hillston. His father gave him written pe…

Enlisted 29 Jul 1915, 45th Australian Infantry Battalion at Hillston. His father gave him written permission to join. Service number - 3015. Returned to Australia 20 December 1917. Experienced shell shock, being gassed, base of his skull was accidentally fractured and he was shot.

Military Medal
Newspaper Article
January 29, 1918 (aged 20 years)
Note: Won the Military Medal. Local Boy Honoured.

Won the Military Medal. Local Boy Honoured.

Mr. H. Blunden, of Hillston, who for many years resided on this field, has received word from the Defence Department that his only son, Lance-Corporal Thomas H. Blunden (who, by the way, was born here), has been awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous services rendered in the field.

Lance-Corporal Blunden is a brother of Mrs. Stanley Perry and Mrs, Jas. T. Parker, of West Wyalong. The official communication from the Defence Department is as follows: —

Base Records Office, A.I.F., Melbourne, 22nd August, 1917,

Sir,—I have much pleasure in forwarding here under copy of extract from Fourth Supplement No. 30036 to the " London Gazette," dated 24th April, 1917, relating to the conspicuous services rendered by your son, No. 3015, Lance Corporal T. H. Blunden, 45th Battalion.

Awarded the Military Medal

His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the field to the undermentioned non commissioned officer No. 3015, Lance-Corporal Thomas Henry Blunden. The above has been promulgated in Commonwealth of Australian "Gazette,''

No. 138 of 21st August, 1917.— Yours faithfully, J. McLEAN, Major, Officer-in-charge, Base Records.

The Military Medal was awarded to this gallant young soldier in April, 1917, and in September last he was seriously wounded in France, with gun-shot wounds and fractured skull. He is still in hospital, and improving very slowly.

The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette (NSW : 1900 - 1928) Tuesday 29 January 1918 p 2 Article

MarriageAmelia Clara TemplemanView this family
1919 (aged 21 years)
Birth of a sonLeonard Thomas Blunden
January 21, 1920 (aged 22 years)
Birth of a daughterJoan Allison Blunden
January 5, 1922 (aged 24 years)
Death of a sisterClara Josephine Blunden
July 6, 1940 (aged 43 years)
Note: Newspaper article

Newspaper article

OBITUARY

MRS. C. H. AMEY

The death of Mrs. Clara Josephine Amey, wife of Mr. C. H. Amey, of Bena Road, Girra, removes an old and highly-esteemed resident of West Wyalong and district.

Mrs. Amey had been ill for about a fortnight prior to her death, when she suffered a paralytic stroke, and was admitted to the Wyalong District Hospital.

The late Mrs. Amey was born at Hay 49 years ago. She came to West Wyalong with her parents, Mr. H. R. Blunden and the late Mrs. Blunden, when a child, and practically the whole of her life was spent at West Wyalong and in the district.

She was married to Mr. Amey in 1912, and has lived on their property on the Bena Road ever since. Many friends and acquaintances pay tribute to her kindly and charitable nature and her good neighborly qualities, and express regret at the passing of this estimable citizen.

There was a representative attendance at the funeral on Monday afternoon, the remains being interred in the Church of England portion of the Wyalong cemetery. The Rev. H. C. Barratt officiated at the graveside, and the mortuary arrangements were in hands of Messrs R. and G. Stephenson.

Deceased is survived by her husband and family of five sons and three daughters and her father, Mr. H. Blunden, of Goolagong, five sisters, Mrs. James Parker, West Wyalong, Mrs. F. Wilesmith, Ariah Park, Mrs. K. Perry, Bankstown, Mrs. J. Green, Hillston, Mrs. O. Peasley, Goolagong, and one brother, Mr. Thomas Blunden, Hillston.

The West Wyalong Advocate (NSW : 1928 - 1954), Mon 15 Jul 1940

Burial of a sisterClara Josephine Blunden
July 8, 1940 (aged 43 years)
Military
Australian Army
June 22, 1942 (aged 45 years)
Note: Enlisted on 22 Jun 1942 at Hillston. Service number - N382267. Discharged on 30 Sep 1945, rank - Cor…

Enlisted on 22 Jun 1942 at Hillston. Service number - N382267. Discharged on 30 Sep 1945, rank - Corporal. Posting at discharge - 17 Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps.

Death of a fatherHenry Rayner Blunden
November 29, 1942 (aged 45 years)
Note: Newspaper Article

Newspaper Article

OBITUARY - HENRY RAYNOR BLUNDEN.

One of the oldest residents of the Hillston district passed peacefully away at the local hospital on Sunday last, in the person of Mr. Henry Raynor Blunden.

Deceased, who was born at Bendigo, had reached the age of 83 years, and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thos. R. Blunden, of Bendigo.

He first came to Hillston when only a lad, and for several years was a driver for Cobb & Co., on the Carrathool-Booligal-Gunbar runs. He was also one of the early mailmen, being engaged in conveying mails per pack-horse in the infancy of the district.

He was married at Hillston, when 22, to Miss Emma Ray, of Hay, and seven sons and one daughter were born of the union.

His widow predeceased him some time ago. His son, Mr. Thos. Blunden and one daughter, Mrs. J. Green, still reside in Hillston. Two brothers, Messrs. Fred and Ted. Blunden, also survive, and a large number of grandchildren and great grand children.

Of late years he had led a retired life, and spent a good deal of time in the Cooragong district. The last months of his life were spent with his daughter, Mrs. J. Green, and it was from her home that he entered hospital on Friday last.

The funeral took place on Monday afternoon in the Church of England portion of the Hillston cemetery, Rev. C. Williamson (Presbyterian) officiated, and the arrangements were in the hands of Mrs. L. D. Wilson.

The Hillston Spectator and Lachlan River Advertiser (NSW : 1898 - 1952), Thu 3 Dec 1942

Burial of a fatherHenry Rayner Blunden
November 30, 1942 (aged 45 years)
Death of a sisterLouisa Emmaline Blunden
1950 (aged 52 years)
Death of a sisterCatherine Jane Blunden
1968 (aged 70 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 29018/1968

Death May 17, 1969 (aged 72 years)
Burial May 1969 (aged 72 years)
Family with parents
father
18591942
Birth: July 13, 1859Peg Leg Gully, Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia
Death: November 29, 1942Hillston, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18621907
Birth: April 6, 1862 35 33Uardry Station, Murrumbidgee River near Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 26, 1907Wyalong Hospital, Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageJanuary 8, 1883Hillston, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
18841950
Birth: 1884 24 21Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1950Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
11 years
elder sister
-8 years
elder sister
7 years
elder sister
18921940
Birth: January 9, 1892 32 29Carrathool, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 6, 1940District Hospital, West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia
-5 years
elder sister
18871981
Birth: May 20, 1887 27 25Wooloondool, near Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 8, 1981Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
18891980
Birth: May 24, 1889 29 27West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 26, 1980Royal Canberra Hospital, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
19 months
elder brother
18901891
Birth: November 1890 31 28Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 2, 1891Hay, New South Wales, Australia
7 years
himself
18971969
Birth: March 27, 1897 37 34West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 17, 1969Hillston, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
19011992
Birth: April 1, 1901 41 38Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 16, 1992Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Amelia Clara Templeman
himself
18971969
Birth: March 27, 1897 37 34West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 17, 1969Hillston, New South Wales, Australia
wife
19011972
Birth: 1901Hillston, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 8, 1972Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriage1919Hillston, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
19222001
Birth: January 5, 1922 24 21Hillston, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 21, 2001Beresfield, New South Wales, Australia
-23 months
son
19201970
Birth: January 21, 1920 22 19Hillston, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 21, 1970Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Military

Enlisted 29 Jul 1915, 45th Australian Infantry Battalion at Hillston. His father gave him written permission to join. Service number - 3015. Returned to Australia 20 December 1917. Experienced shell shock, being gassed, base of his skull was accidentally fractured and he was shot.

Military Medal

Won the Military Medal. Local Boy Honoured.

Mr. H. Blunden, of Hillston, who for many years resided on this field, has received word from the Defence Department that his only son, Lance-Corporal Thomas H. Blunden (who, by the way, was born here), has been awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous services rendered in the field.

Lance-Corporal Blunden is a brother of Mrs. Stanley Perry and Mrs, Jas. T. Parker, of West Wyalong. The official communication from the Defence Department is as follows: —

Base Records Office, A.I.F., Melbourne, 22nd August, 1917,

Sir,—I have much pleasure in forwarding here under copy of extract from Fourth Supplement No. 30036 to the " London Gazette," dated 24th April, 1917, relating to the conspicuous services rendered by your son, No. 3015, Lance Corporal T. H. Blunden, 45th Battalion.

Awarded the Military Medal

His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the field to the undermentioned non commissioned officer No. 3015, Lance-Corporal Thomas Henry Blunden. The above has been promulgated in Commonwealth of Australian "Gazette,''

No. 138 of 21st August, 1917.— Yours faithfully, J. McLEAN, Major, Officer-in-charge, Base Records.

The Military Medal was awarded to this gallant young soldier in April, 1917, and in September last he was seriously wounded in France, with gun-shot wounds and fractured skull. He is still in hospital, and improving very slowly.

The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette (NSW : 1900 - 1928) Tuesday 29 January 1918 p 2 Article

Military

Enlisted on 22 Jun 1942 at Hillston. Service number - N382267. Discharged on 30 Sep 1945, rank - Corporal. Posting at discharge - 17 Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps.