Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Henry BANNERMANAge: 74 years18631937

Name
Henry BANNERMAN
Given names
Henry
Surname
BANNERMAN
Birth about 1863 59 47
Citation details: 8951/1863 BANNERMAN HENRY ARTHUR ANN MACLEAY RIVER
Marriage of a siblingRichard MOOREIsabella BANNERMANView this family
about 1875 (Age 12 years)
Citation details: 2915/1875 MOORE RICHARD BANNERMAN ISABEL MACLEAY RIVER
Death of a fatherArthur BANNERMAN
January 6, 1880 (Age 17 years)

Bannerman - Arthur
Bannerman - Arthur

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Marriage of a siblingJoseph SIMONAnn BANNERMANView this family
about 1883 (Age 20 years)
Citation details: 5441/1883 SIMON JOSEPH BANNERMAN ANNIE KEMPSEY
Marriage of a siblingAngus Gordon BANNERMANSarah SILLITOEView this family
about 1883 (Age 20 years)
Citation details: 5448/1883 BANNERMAN ANGUS SILLITOE SARAH KEMPSEY
MarriageAnnie May SILLITOEView this family
about 1888 (Age 25 years)
Citation details: 5704/1888 BANNERMAN HENRY SILLITOE ANNIE KEMPSEY
Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary E BANNERMAN
about 1888 (Age 25 years)
Citation details: BANNERMAN MARY E 26701/1888 HENRY ANNIE KEMPSEY
Birth of a son
#2
Arthur Richard BANNERMAN
about 1890 (Age 27 years)
Citation details: BANNERMAN ARTHUR R 17524/1890 HENRY ANNIE KEMPSEY
Birth of a son
#3
Alfred Henry BANNERMAN
about 1891 (Age 28 years)
Citation details: BANNERMAN ALFRED H 6787/1891 HENRY ANNE BELLINGEN
Birth of a daughter
#4
Thurza M BANNERMAN
about 1896 (Age 33 years)
Citation details: BANNERMAN THURZA M 3516/1896 HENRY ANNE GRAFTON
Birth of a daughter
#5
Cecilia B BANNERMAN
about 1898 (Age 35 years)
Citation details: BANNERMAN CECILIA B 11230/1898 HENRY ANNIE CASINO
Birth of a son
#6
Stanley G BANNERMAN
about 1899 (Age 36 years)
Citation details: BANNERMAN STANLEY G 29515/1899 HENRY ANNIE CASINO
Birth of a daughter
#7
Elsie M BANNERMAN
about 1902 (Age 39 years)
Citation details: BANNERMAN ELSIE M 30705/1902 HENRY ANNIE CASINO
Birth of a daughter
#8
Lorna May BANNERMAN
about 1906 (Age 43 years)
Citation details: 24955/1906 BANNERMAN LORNA M HENRY ANNIE KEMPSEY
Birth of a grandson
#1
Harold “Matey” BANNERMAN
August 13, 1910 (Age 47 years)
Citation details: BANNERMAN HAROLD C 27594/1910 MARY E KEMPSEY
Marriage of a childMax A G GODECKEMary E BANNERMANView this family
about 1912 (Age 49 years)
Citation details: 14404/1912 GODECKE MAX A G BANNERMAN MARY E KEMPSEY
Birth of a grandson
#2
Francis H GODECKE
about 1913 (Age 50 years)
Citation details: GODECKE FRANCIS H 25711/1913 MAX A MARY E KEMPSEY
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Muriel GODECKE
about 1914 (Age 51 years)
Citation details: GODECKE MURIEL 48254/1914 MAX G MARY E KEMPSEY
Death of a motherAnn MAGHER
June 20, 1915 (Age 52 years)
Citation details: 5503/1915 BANNERMAN ANNE CHRISTOPHER CATHERINE KEMPSEY
Bannerman - Ann
Bannerman - Ann

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Death of a sonAlfred Henry BANNERMAN
June 28, 1917 (Age 54 years)
Cause: Killed in action
Note: Served in England and France in the 34th Battalion.
Bannerman - Alfred Henry - Commemorative Certificate
Bannerman - Alfred Henry - Commemorative Certificate

Note: Downloaded from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Marriage of a childThomas P McKEIRNANElsie M BANNERMANView this family
about 1920 (Age 57 years)
Citation details: 19178/1920 MCKEIRNAN THOMAS P BANNERMAN ELSIE M KEMPSEY
Marriage of a childStanley G BANNERMANMerle G COLLINSView this family
about 1923 (Age 60 years)
Citation details: 12222/1923 BANNERMAN STANLEY G COLLINS MERLE G KEMPSEY
Marriage of a childJames Alexander DICKSONLorna May BANNERMANView this family
about 1927 (Age 64 years)
Citation details: 12668/1927 DICKSON JAMES A BANNERKAN LORNA M KEMPSEY
Death of a sisterIsabella BANNERMAN
about 1927 (Age 64 years)
Citation details: 4699/1927 MOORE ISABEL ARTHUR ANNE E KEMPSEY
Marriage of a grandchildHarold “Matey” BANNERMANRosellia M “Ella” COOMBESView this family
March 17, 1934 (Age 71 years)
Citation details: 3764/1934 BANNERMAN HAROLD COOMBES ROSELLIA M KEMPSEY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Wauchope Gazette, 24 April, 2018
Text:

Wauchope Gazette readers have been helpful in solving part of the mystery of the last baker in Long Flat, whose photo hangs in the shop there.

Last week, we printed a photo of Harold ‘Matey’ Bannerman, and his family, as well as the Port Macquarie and Districts Family History Society have been in touch.

The history society told us that Harold ‘Matey’ Bannerman was born on August 13 1910, the son of Mary E Bannerman and his birth was registered at Kempsey.

In 1933, he became engaged to Rosellia Coombes, known as Ella, from Forbes River. They married on St Patrick’s Day, March 17 1934.

In January 1942, during World War Two, Harold enlisted in the army. He was living in Long Flat, and joined the 30 Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps, on part time duty and was discharged on September 30 1945.

Between 1944 and 1963, Harold’s name appeared a number of times in the Hastings Shire Gazette as the baker at Long Flat and Wauchope.

He was also noted as the President of the Parents & Citizens’ Association which organised the Long Flat Rodeo in 1947.

In 1954 with William Roods, he purchased the bakery of Bill Barton in Wauchope where he moved together with his family.

He returned to Long Flat in December 1961, when he took over Ken Watt’s bakery until 1963, when it appears he left Long Flat for good.

Harold died on January 13 1982 at his home in King Street in Wauchope.

Here is an extract from his obituary in the Gazette:

“Aged 71 years, Matey spent most of his life on the Hastings after coming here from his native Macleay River. A popular figure and former businessman, he was a retired baker, having worked in Wauchope and Long Flat in this capacity over many years.

“He is survived by wife Ella, whom he married in Kempsey and a family of seven children.

“They are Pam (Mrs Roy McLaughlan, Wauchope), Keith (Sydney), Margaret (Mrs Alan Newman, Wauchope), Pat (Mrs Norm Cribb, Castle Hill), Jim (Long Flat), Marie (Mrs Eddie Aitken, Beechwood), and Sue (Mrs Bob Ryan, Port Macquarie).

“Interment took place in the Wauchope Cemetery on Friday 15th January, following a service in the Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Wauchope.”

His daughters are pleased to see his name come up again, and they would love to know more about his early life.

Daughter, Sue Ryan never knew her father had enlisted. It was before she was born.

“The only thing that I remember being spoken about was that he did not go to war because he was a baker and therefore an essential service at home,” she said.

Anything about Harold’s early days always sparks a great deal of interest in his children. They found out quite late in his life that he was illegitimate, which, of course, was a great shame in those days.

His mother married not long after he was born, but her new husband didn’t want anything to do with Harold, so he was raised by his grandmother in Kempsey.

“He loved his family and would do anything for us. He was very popular and was a good-hearted fella. My parents saw some pretty tough times,” recalled Sue.

“We would dearly love to get any information about our father and who his father was, but have hit dead ends whichever way we looked.”

Death of a sisterAnn BANNERMAN
about 1937 (Age 74 years)
Citation details: 11448/1937 SIMON ANNE ARTHUR ANNE KEMPSEY
Death June 12, 1937 (Age 74 years)
Citation details: 11474/1937 BANNERMAN HENRY ARTHUR ANN KEMPSEY
Text:

Bannerman Henry 1863? 12 Jun 1937 74 son/Arthur & Ann; h/Annie May

Bannerman - Henry
Bannerman - Henry

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Burial
Address: Roman Catholic portion.
Bannerman - Henry
Bannerman - Henry

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Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1851Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
elder brother
Arthur Christopher D “Doctor” BANNERMAN
Birth: about 1855 51 39New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 30, 1941Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
1 year
elder sister
Isabella BANNERMAN
Birth: about 1855 51 39New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1927Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
Ann BANNERMAN
Birth: about 1857 53 41Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1937Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
5 years
elder brother
2 years
himself
Family with Annie May SILLITOE - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1888Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
1 year
daughter
3 years
son
Arthur Richard BANNERMAN
Birth: about 1890 27 19Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 22, 1959Paterson, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
Australian Army CrestAlfred Henry BANNERMAN
Birth: about 1891 28 20Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 28, 1917France
6 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
2 years
son
4 years
daughter
5 years
daughter

BirthB - Births Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 8951/1863 BANNERMAN HENRY ARTHUR ANN MACLEAY RIVER
MarriageB - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 5704/1888 BANNERMAN HENRY SILLITOE ANNIE KEMPSEY
DeathB - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 11474/1937 BANNERMAN HENRY ARTHUR ANN KEMPSEY
DeathWeb Site - Australian Cemeteries Index
Text:

Bannerman Henry 1863? 12 Jun 1937 74 son/Arthur & Ann; h/Annie May

DeathHeadstone - Bannerman - Henry
Bannerman - Henry
Bannerman - Henry

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BurialWeb Site - Australian Cemeteries Index