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Frank Nathaniel “Uncle Digger” VERDENAge: 81 years19192000

Name
Frank Nathaniel “Uncle Digger” VERDEN
Given names
Frank Nathaniel
Nickname
Uncle Digger
Surname
VERDEN
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Citation details: 23992/1943 VERDEN FRANK NATHANIEL TERELINCK ELSIE LILLIAN NEWTOWN
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth January 3, 1919 23 23
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Birth of a son
#1
Unnamed VERDEN

Birth of a brotherRoy Henry VERDEN
calculated 1925 (Age 5 years)

Citation details: 16 May 2010
Text:

Hello Stuart While doing my random search on family names I came across your tree . We have many mutual relatives as my Uncle Digger ( Frank Verden ) married your Elsie Gregory . Uncle Digger is my mothers brother ( she is the only one left now ) There were 4 children Doris Frank Roy and Merle my mother . Anyway I would love to have a look through the tree and any info I can pass on I will , just let me know what you require Hoping to hear from you soon Cheers Chris B Qld

Note: Roy was reported as being 25 years old when playing rugby league for Erina on the central coast.
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Gustave VERDEN
May 28, 1934 (Age 15 years)
Citation details: 10779/1934 VERDEN JOHN G JOHN H KATHLEEN GOSFORD
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnna Caroline Magdalena KLUMPP
December 24, 1934 (Age 15 years)
Citation details: 20918/1934 VERDEN ANNIE C CHRISTIAN J JOHANNA GOSFORD
Quality of data: primary evidence
Sporting Interest
Road cycle racing
1935 (Age 15 years)
Gavenlock - Ray - Verden - Frank
Gavenlock - Ray - Verden - Frank

Note: Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 16 September 1935.

Marriage of a siblingRaymond Edward GAVENLOCKDoris May VERDENView this family
about 1939 (Age 19 years)
Citation details: 5149/1939 GAVENLOCK RAYMOND EDWARD VERDEN DORIS MAY NEWTOWN
Death of a sonUnnamed VERDEN
about 1948 (Age 28 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 18749/1948 VERDEN UNNAMED MALE FRANK NATHANIEL ELSIE LILLIAN GOSFORD
Occupation
Linesman
1949 (Age 29 years)
Sporting Interest
Suspended for life
1950 (Age 30 years)
Verden - Roy and Frank
Verden - Roy and Frank

Note: Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 24 July, 1950.

Occupation 1961 (Age 41 years)
Employer: Cable making factory
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 95
Occupation
Miner
after 1961 (Age 41 years)
Employer: Rum Jungle Uranium Mine
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 95
Death of a fatherLeonard Gottleib VERDEN
about 1973 (Age 53 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 48872/1973 VERDEN LEONARD GOTTLEIB JOHN ANNIE GOSFORD
Death of a motherJane BARTLETT
about 1975 (Age 55 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 100830/1975 VERDEN JANE SAMUEL CATHERINE
Death of a sisterDoris May VERDEN
September 14, 1996 (Age 77 years)

Sporting Interests
Professional long distance bike rider, boxing referee, trainer and footballer.

Citation details: 17 May 2010
Text:

Hi Stuart Thanks for replying re the account . It all sounds a bit complicated to me so I think I'll just e mail you the info I have . To answer a few of your questions , Brighton is my married name , Cregan my family name . You're right about Uncle Digger he did lead an interesting life . Mum and Dad met through him . He was Dads boxing trainer for quite a few years both amateur and pro . Uncle Digger was also a boxing referee as well as a footballer and a pro long distance bike rider . Theres a family story that Kay and John ( his children ) modified his racing bike so Kay could ride it apparently she didn't like the bar on it Anyway I will put together anything I think you may be interested in and pass it on Cheers for now Chris B

Death November 12, 2000 (Age 81 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1916Gosford, , New South Wales, Australia
13 months
elder sister
23 months
himself
Frank Nathaniel “Uncle Digger” VERDEN
Birth: January 3, 1919 23 23Erina, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 12, 2000Bundaberg, , Queensland, Australia
7 years
younger brother
sister
Private
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himself
Frank Nathaniel “Uncle Digger” VERDEN
Birth: January 3, 1919 23 23Erina, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 12, 2000Bundaberg, , Queensland, Australia
wife
Private
daughter
Private
son
Private
son
daughter
Private
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wife’s husband
Private
wife
Private
daughter
Private

BirthThe Gregory Family Tree as at 15 July, 2005
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
OccupationAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1949
OccupationThe 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 95
OccupationThe 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 95
Sporting InterestsEmails - Chris Brighton
Citation details: 17 May 2010
Text:

Hi Stuart Thanks for replying re the account . It all sounds a bit complicated to me so I think I'll just e mail you the info I have . To answer a few of your questions , Brighton is my married name , Cregan my family name . You're right about Uncle Digger he did lead an interesting life . Mum and Dad met through him . He was Dads boxing trainer for quite a few years both amateur and pro . Uncle Digger was also a boxing referee as well as a footballer and a pro long distance bike rider . Theres a family story that Kay and John ( his children ) modified his racing bike so Kay could ride it apparently she didn't like the bar on it Anyway I will put together anything I think you may be interested in and pass it on Cheers for now Chris B

NameThe Gregory Family Tree as at 15 July, 2005
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
NameMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 23992/1943 VERDEN FRANK NATHANIEL TERELINCK ELSIE LILLIAN NEWTOWN
Quality of data: secondary evidence