Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

John William “Jack” WISBEYAge: 77 years18651942

Name
John William “Jack” WISBEY
Given names
John William
Nickname
Jack
Surname
WISBEY
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Publication: Newcastle, The Newcastle Morning Herald, 30 January, 1934
Birth 1865
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Descendants of Elizabeth Gregory Page 3
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Military
Type: Volunteer
before 1897 (Age 32 years)
Agency: 15th Middlesex Volunteers
Note: Served for 3 years.
MarriageEthel HOOKWAYView this family
April 21, 1897 (Age 32 years)
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Citation details: Email 1 Feb 2006
Text:

Change marriage from 1893 3521/1897 WISBEY JOHN W HOOKWAY ETHEL MEREWETHER

Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: Email - Jan Gregory 18 June, 2006.
Quality of data: questionable evidence
Birth of a son
#1
William Nicholson WISBEY
February 19, 1898 (Age 33 years)
Citation details: 13596/1898 WISBEY WILLIAM N JOHN W ETHEL MEREWETHER
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Christening of a sonWilliam Nicholson WISBEY
March 27, 1898 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Eric John WISBEY
1903 (Age 38 years)
Citation details: 13678/1903 WISBEY ERIC J JOHN W ETHEL MEREWETHER
Quality of data: questionable evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Occupation
Miner
before 1916 (Age 51 years)
Military
Appointed to "B" Company of Newcastle Depot Battalion No. 4624
Type: Enlisted
November 6, 1916 (Age 51 years)
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Note: It seems that he was keen to enlist as he stated his age on enlistment as 44 and 1/12 years when he was actually 51 years old. This was the time when Australia were needing volunteers and it would appear that they turned a 'blind eye' on this matter. It also appears that they may have found out about his real age prior to his return to Australia.
Military
on his enlistment
Type: Description
November 6, 1916 (Age 51 years)
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Note: Age 44 years and 1 month
ResidenceEthel HOOKWAYView this family
November 6, 1916 (Age 51 years)
Address: Berner Street Newcastle NSW
Military
On board the "Beltana" for Devenport
Type: Embarked for England
November 25, 1916 (Age 51 years)
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Military
from Australia at
Type: Disembarked
January 29, 1917 (Age 52 years)
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Military
Type: Health Issues
August 23, 1917 (Age 52 years)
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Note: Medical Report on an Invalid
Military
Type: Assessed permanently unfit for general or home service
August 28, 1917 (Age 52 years)
Military
On noard the "Borda"
Type: Embarked for Australia
September 26, 1917 (Age 52 years)
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Military
On board the "Borda"
Type: Disembarked from England
November 25, 1917 (Age 52 years)
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Military
Type: Discharged due to senile debility
January 3, 1918 (Age 53 years)
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Military
Type: Application for War Pension Rejected
February 7, 1918 (Age 53 years)
Informant: Eric John WISBEYson
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Note: His son, Eric, appears to have applied for a pension on behalf of his father and which was rejected …
Marriage of a childWilliam Nicholson WISBEYGladys Daisy “Daisy” MORGANView this family
September 22, 1923 (Age 58 years)
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Citation details: 10717/1923 WISBEY WILLIAM N MORGAN GLADYS D MEREWETHER
Marriage of a childEric John WISBEYNaomi Sylvia Mary OATESView this family
Type: Religious marriage
December 4, 1926 (Age 61 years)
Address: St. Peters' Hamilton, NSW
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Citation details: 18059/1926 WISBEY ERIC J OATES NAOMI S M HAMILTON
Quality of data: questionable evidence
Occupation
Miner
1930 (Age 65 years)
ResidenceEthel HOOKWAYView this family
1930 (Age 65 years)
Address: 57 Berner Street Merewether NSW
Death of a sonEric John WISBEY
after January 26, 1934 (Age 69 years)

Publication: Newcastle, The Newcastle Morning Herald, 30 January, 1934
Death of a wifeEthel HOOKWAY
August 28, 1939 (Age 74 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 19032/1939 WISBEY ETHEL JAMES ELIZABETH NEWCASTLE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Burial of a wifeEthel HOOKWAY
August 30, 1939 (Age 74 years)
Note: From email sent 18 June 2006:Re Ethel: At her death in Aug 1939: NMH 30 Aug 1939: Relatives and friends of John W Wisbey of 58 Hickson St Newcastle and Messers William and Eric Wisbey are invited to attend the funeral of wife and mother Ethel Wisbey ...
ResidenceEthel HOOKWAYView this family
the time of Ethel's death
August 30, 1939 (Age 74 years)
Address: 58 Hickson Street Newcastle NSW
Note: Funeral Notice in Newcastle Morning Herald:
Death April 4, 1942 (Age 77 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 11399/1942 WISBEY JOHN WILLIAM HARRIET NEW LAMBTON
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
himself
Family with Ethel HOOKWAY - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: April 21, 1897Merewether, , New South Wales, Australia
10 months
son
6 years
son

BirthThe Newcastle Connection: A Gregory Family History
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Descendants of Elizabeth Gregory Page 3
Quality of data: secondary evidence
BirthThe Gregory Family Tree as at 15 July, 2005
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
MilitaryMilitary Record WWI - WISBEY John William
MarriageThe Gregory Family Tree as at 15 July, 2005
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
MarriageEmails - Jan Gregory
Citation details: Email 1 Feb 2006
Text:

Change marriage from 1893 3521/1897 WISBEY JOHN W HOOKWAY ETHEL MEREWETHER

Quality of data: secondary evidence
MarriageEmails - Jan Gregory
Citation details: Email - Jan Gregory 18 June, 2006.
Quality of data: questionable evidence
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OccupationAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1930
ResidenceAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1930
NameThe Gregory Family Tree as at 15 July, 2005
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
NameObituary - Elizabeth Hookway
Publication: Newcastle, The Newcastle Morning Herald, 30 January, 1934
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 11399/1942 WISBEY JOHN WILLIAM HARRIET NEW LAMBTON
Quality of data: secondary evidence
DeathThe Gregory Family Tree as at 15 July, 2005
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
NoteThe Newcastle Connection: A Gregory Family History
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 62