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Paddy was killed at the age of 18 when serving in the second world war as an air raid warden.

Entry on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Register of Civilian War Dead.

"Air Raid Warden; of 223 Broad Walk (Blackheath). Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Wynn. Injured 19 March 1941, at Mayday Gardens (Blackheath); died at Brook Hospital (Shooter's Hill)."

Mayday Gardens was just a few yards from his own house

Buried Greenwich.
Well Hall Road
SE9 6UA 
WYNN, Patrick George (I000912)
Source Notes

Richard Mills' will is recorded in The Clay Papers 'Some Notes on the History of Fovant' amassed by the late Doctor Richard Clay. In 1967 he used some of this material to produce a small booklet that gave a short history of the village, but in general the papers remained just a collection of loose pieces of paper.
Although the original papers are held by Mr Robert Snow, Doctor Clay's grandson, copies of the documents were deposited with Salisbury Museum. Over the years interested parties made further copies, until there were several such 'collections'. In 2002, Mike Harden of Fovant History Interest Group collated, edited and indexed these different versions and had, what might be called, the definitive version of Doctor Clay's original papers bound into a single volume. Copies of this volume are now held in museums, libraries and record offices in Salisbury, Devizes and Trowbridge.
MILLS, Richard (I001113)
The City of Livingstone was born on 25 February, 1905, much to the annoyance of the white pioneers who had come to the area. These hardy men and women had settled themselves by the river, 5 km upstream from the Victoria Falls and they felt that a move up to the new Livingstone would be disastrous for trade. The British South African Company (BSAC), who administered this area of Central Africa had, in 1905, completed the Victoria Falls bridge and felt that it was about time to move the pioneers from the mosquito-infested swamplands by the river where the people had lived for the past 10 years. The BSAC had to enforce the edict by giving fines of one shilling per day for anyone who failed to move. Eventually the old settlement was abandoned. There is not much to see at the original site, known as the Old Drift, only some non-indigenous trees and the graves of some of the many who died there. It is now within the Game Park.

The first buildings to be erected at the new Livingstone were made of poles and mud, with tin roofs. The site was high up on a sand ridge in the middle of a forest of teak trees. The railway line had only reached the station, about one km away - quite a distance to walk on the sandy roads. The people were not happy in the new Livingstone and wondered what was to become of them. Then the BSAC decided to move their administrative center from Kalomo to Livingstone. From 1907 to 1935, Livingstone was the capital of North Western Rhodesia, and this was a time of prosperity. It was during these years that many buildings were erected.

We often consider these times as being romantic, and to us it must seem that way, but life was not easy. Water was a continual problem - it had to be pumped up from the Maramba River and bucketed to the houses. The toilets of all the houses were sited at the back of the yards where the bucket brigade using ox-carts came every morning to empty the sanitary buckets. All the roads were deep sand, making a walk of any distance tiresome. A tram-line was laid from town to the railway station and then on to the boat club. Small cabooses were made for people to sit on and they were pushed up and down the hill by servants. Many of the old houses which were built at this time have fallen into a state of disrepair. But some are being lovingly restored and are well worth looking for. In the future if the economy continues to pick up more will be restored and this will enhance the beauty of Livingstone.


Family F564

Hamlet's Advice to the Players (Johnston Forbes-Robertson, 1930s)
FORBES-ROBERTSON, Sir Johnston (I000302)

HMS Vortigern

Sunk off Cromer by E-Boat S104 during defence of Coastal Convoy with HM Corvette GUILLEMOT.
Casualty List was published on 16th May 1942.
Note : 110 of ships’ company were killed with only 14 survivors.
This was the heaviest loss of life of RN personnel in any one ship in defence of an east coast convoy.)


WYNN, Edward William Turner (I1589)

The Sydney Morning Herald
Historian who loved to swim in the deep end
Author: Chips Mackinolty. Chips Mackinolty is Judy's son.
Date: 12/09/2001
Words: 1049
Publication: Sydney Morning Herald
Section: News And Features
Page: 34

Judy Mackinolty, Historian, teacher and, sportswoman, 1931-2001.
Two childhood experiences coloured the life of Judy Mackinolty, who has died in Sydney after a short illness. The first was being placed by herself on a train from Melbourne, as a three-year-old, to stay with her grandparents at Yanco in country NSW. Times were hard during the Depression, and this temporary break-up of her family remained a vivid memory. The second was to spend a couple of years at a Melbourne State school that had the unlikely luxury in the 1930s of a swimming pool.

The former led to her producing Australia's first social history of the Depression. The latter led to her swimming for the Victorian State team, including a State championship, and a life-long passion for the sport. Both were engaged in with an enthusiasm that marked all her activities as a historian and teacher.

Her father, Les Allen, was an old-style pharmacist and never one for making and saving money, so her mother, Mary, often had to make do. When World War II broke out, Les lied and lowered his age to join the 2/23 Battalion as a medical orderly at Tobruk, among other theatres of the Middle East.

The family income on a private's wage meant at times living with relatives; Judy sharing a double bed in a back room with her mother while older sister Elizabeth slept on a small bed at its foot. It was a childhood of moving houses and schools, on two occasions on scholarships, which led her to attending the selective MacRobertson Girl's High from which she matriculated to Melbourne University in 1949.

It was, nevertheless, a childhood of swimming, listening to Dad and Dave and The Shadow of Fu Manchu on radio, and a love of reading; of dinners at Jimmy Richardson's Hotel in Spencer Street and nights, after paternal jokes about losing tickets, of theatre. She remembered the relief of VE Day, with her father still overseas, though prevented from attending the celebrations as she was recovering from meningitis.

Her swimming prowess gave her a sporting reputation across her many schools which, she used to say, helped while trying to make new friends. In 1947 she was the Victorian junior backstroke age champion in the 110 yards. She later represented Victoria and Melbourne University at interstate events. Her reluctance to leave home for full-time training camps perhaps prevented her from continued competitive success.

Judy enrolled at university as an arts student, graduating with majors in English and history, with a particular interest in Australian history. She was active in university revues and served on the students' representative council. In 1953 she married John Mackinolty, a Gippsland country solicitor who many years later became the dean of the Sydney University Law School. They were to co-write a centenary history of the faculty. Two children later, in 1959, she found herself as a history and English teacher at Northmead High School. Northmead was a revelation to her and the many students she taught. In particular, she was a guide and mentor to students of the Masonic Boys Home at Seven Hills. A number of them still remember attending honours history seminars at her home in Baulkham Hills, which allowed them to sneak back well after hours to an institution that was less than perfect. In 1966 she taught partially sighted children in the East End of London, sharing with 15-year-olds a first outing on the underground to visit the Tower.

Between 1970 and 1973 she was history master at Doonside High. Mackinolty was active on groups that led to the establishment of the Parramatta swimming pool in the early 1960s. She stood for the local Hills Shire Council on the issue of a swimming pool in the district, was unsuccessful in gaining office, but achieved a pool by monstering every other candidate into supporting its construction in the late 1960s.

In the midst of teaching which included French, swimming and lifesaving as well as school Gilbert and Sullivan productionsMackinolty commenced a history Master's degree which resulted, in 1972, in Sugar Bag Days Sydney Workers and the Challenge of the 1930s Depression. It was a seminal piece of research in Australian social history.

Publications followed, largely around the Depression, but also on World War II propaganda, women and the law, local and oral history and the immigrant experience. In 1981, in a successful battle for a book she edited, she resisted the argument that the words ``Aboriginal" and ``civilisation" could not appear in the same book title. She was successively president of the NSW and Australian History Teachers' associations. She lectured in history and teacher education at UNSW and Macquarie in the 1970s, as well as holding a research fellowship at Sydney University in 1981-82 on a national project on learning through the historical environment. Her last formal work was as a project officer with the NSW Bicentennial Council. It involved a deal of travel and some confrontation: her suggestions that communities around the site of the Myall Creek Massacre acknowledge this event were met with hostility. In the last months of her life she was enormously heartened that Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people had met together to create a memorial to that tragedy.

Over the last decade of nominal retirement she continued work, particularly in editorial and proof reading. This included work on the proceedings of the 1994 Stolen Generations conference in Darwin, as well as Wisenet, a publication focused on the work of women in science. In the last six months of her life, she worked on Jill Jolliffe's forthcoming book on East Timor and the deaths of the Balibo Five.

Swimming was never far away from her thoughts. She treasured a photograph of her granddaughter with butterfly champion Susie O'Neill. Mackinolty was the unofficial patron of the ``early morning swimmers" at the Sydney University pool, swimming 1,500 metres a day until the day before her final illness. Judy is survived by her husband John, son Chips, daughter Ann, sister Elizabeth, and grand-daughter Chiara.

ALLEN, Judith (I713)
A Poem for my Nanna by Emma Bolton.

We had a wonderful Nanna
One who never really grew old
Her smile was made of sunshine
and her heart was solid gold.

We had a wonderful Nanna
In her cheeks pink roses you'd see
Her eyes were as bright as shining stars
And tha'ts the way she will always be.

We had a wonderful Nanna
We're all here to wave her goodbye
So Nanna, cuddle up with Grandpa
With that chocolate box in the sky!
BILLSON, Joyce Olive (I000004)
Irene Mary McCappin of Highclere, Ruan High Lanes, Truro. died 24th Oct 1979.
Administration 9th January 1981. £57,152
MILLS, Irene Mary (I1482)
BILIBIN JEAN MARY 09 October 2000 Probate No. 521571 Death 17 August 2000 Grant and will Oxford 
STEVENSON, Jean Mary (I1927)
From the Shropshire Archives


Catalogue Ref. 4752
Nock, Deighton of Shropshire, auctioneers

FILE [no title] - ref. 4752/28/67 - date: 1869-1872
[from Scope and Content] 28 Feb 1870, TIMBER AND PROPERTY BOOK: sale of freehold and leasehold property at the Glynne Arms, Claverley, late the property of Mr Francis Rushton (carpenter and publican) decd.
RUSHTON, Francis (I000471)
HMS Eagle

WYNN, Rowland John William (I1591)
HOMER, Doris Muriel (I1590)
Mrs DORIS MURIEL WYNN (30), and her son IAN just 30 months old, were crushed to death by the rubble of the remains of the house, 9 Bournemouth Avenue, Elson, Gosport. They were buried on Thursday 16th January 1941, Plot 53 Space 77. A Civilian War Grave headstone commemorates both.
HOMER, Doris Muriel (I1590)
Sheena Mary Boyle of Highclere, Ruan High Lanes, Truro. Died December 1979. Probate Bristol 19th May 1980. £89,049.
MCCAPPIN, Sheena Mary (I2153)
Probate Birmingham 28 July 1972 - £3310 
SHERWOOD, Herbert Brown (I1495)
Registration Quarter:
Jul-Aug-Sep 1914
Age: 48

TAYLOR, William (I000106)
Rose Briar, Wickens Corner, Beenham, Reading 
STEVENSON, Neil Thomas (I1926)
Shakespearean Recital & Lecture by Sir Johnston Forbes - Robertson C 1930 Pts 1 & 2 (of 4)

FORBES-ROBERTSON, Sir Johnston (I000302)
STEVENSON SYLVIA GRACE MARY 04 February 2010 Probate No. 3191159 Death 03 January 2010 Grant and will Winchester 
BRAMWELL, Sylvia Grace Mary (I2174)
The night of the 10th/11th of January 1941 was to witness one of the heaviest air raids on the Gosport-Portsmouth area of the entire war. The wailing sirens yet again, forced many to occupy their damp and cold shelters. Many who had endured countless alarms warning of raids, which had not happened, as the aircraft flew over, looking for inland targets! They presumably believed this was yet another occasion. This is most likely the reason, why the number of casualties was so high that night. 171 people were killed, 430 injured and 3000 were left homeless. The raid consisted of over 300 enemy aircraft, and started at around 10:00p.m. The ‘all clear’ signal was not sounded until nearly 4:30a.m. of the early hours next day. All were killed when their homes were bombed out.

HOMER, Doris Muriel (I1590)
Tomb of Maria Lingard
KENNY, Maria (I2247)
22 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 1150 Folio 79 Page 29 Family F000293
23 He was a Showroom Manager during his working life, running East Midlands Electricity Board's showrooms in Coventry (first Corporation St, then Hertford St and finally The Precinct). He served in the Royal Navy during the 2nd World War reaching the rank of Leading Coder. GREENWOOD, Richard (I000126)
24 Our mother, who was born in Manchester in 1920, was schooled in Belgium and Switzerland. Her parents divorced when she was only four and her mother, a successful actor's agent, had the means and sufficient lack of interest in her six year -old daughter, to wave her off on the Victoria Station/Ostend boat train (a farewell kiss would have been an emotional exaggeration!)

She had been to two boarding schools in England before going to Belgium but she wasn't prepared for a 'total immersion' in French -she was only allowed to speak English on Thursdays. She never took to the gruelling school life in the outbacks of Antwerp and finally managed to persuade her mother, who she saw mercifully little of, to have her moved to St Gallen in Switzerland: There, after having spent seven years speaking French, she was thrown into a Swiss German environment - and adored it. Rigorous morning classes were followed by skiing in winter and long mountain hikes in spring and autumn. Her close friend at the time, Maribel Maranon, daughter of a well known Spanish doctor, had to return suddenly to Madrid at the outbreak of the Spanish civil war.

Ann's command of German was such that she had no difficulty in finding work in Berlin once she left school. She worked in the passport office in The British Embassy until the outbreak of war and acquired a great collection of Jazz 78r.p.m's; exchanging coffee, received via diplomatic circles, for early Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Paul Robeson, etc, records - lots of people were only too happy to get rid of 'black' music during the Nazi era, in exchange for a beverage which had become very scarce. Her eclectic musical tastes found her in the Berlin Concert Hall where, on two occasions she almost rubbed shoulders with 'an insignificant dwarf of a man whose clothes, like his ideas, were too big for him' -Adolf Hitler.

Her boss at the B.E. was an affable, middle-aged gentleman by the name of Frank Foley who, she then thought, spoke and understood little, if any, German. Great was her surprise when she learnt, less than ten years ago, that not only had her charming boss been virtually bi-lingual but he had also been responsible for saving countless Jews. (see:- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Foley )

After the war and once her three children were in their teens, she started working with a charming and dynamic couple who had recently set up the International House Language School in Shaftesbury Avenue -a stone's throw from Piccadilly Circus. A long and fruitful working and social relationship ensued with John and Brita Haycraft during which time Ann ran the accommodation agency for the students and started up her own summer courses for foreign school children in various centres throughout Britain.

In recent years, having moved from London to Shoreham on the coast of West Sussex, Ann had the good fortune to have various 'Guardian Angels' as neighbours, especially her son-in-Iaw's brother and his wife. She wasn't always the easiest person to get on with; she could be autocratic and domineering at times and loved nothing better than a good political discussion (often argument!) Like our father, George, she was a staunch socialist.

Ann was armed with a ready, and often wicked, wit: - on answering the phone to a double glazing salesman for the third time in the same week, anxious to sell her his wares, she said that she would consult her husband who had died 25 years before, but still gave her good advice - she never heard another word!

She will be missed by those 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren who she had more empathy with than her own mother had ever had with her and, of course, by her two children.

Vivien and Michael
FORBES-ROBERTSON, Anne Deidre (I000284)
25 ! in the margin indicates cholera victim MILLS, Matthew (I11)
26 "Under the old Penal Laws, there had grown up amongst Roman Catholics the custom of admistering the Sacraments in private houses, on account of the dangers of attending their public places of worship. So it was in the front drawing room of Patrick Hayes's house, called Lisniskea that Charles and Eliza were married on Saint Valentines day 1827.
The ceremony was performed by Archbishop Murray from Dublin, who had baptised the bride when she was a baby.
The best man was the bridegroom's old companion John Luther who later married the bridesmaid; Eliza's younger sister."

Mary Bianconi 
Family F000206
27 1. In ' An Actual Survey of the Great Post Roads between London and Falmouth' , by Cary in 1784, Fovant Hut or The White Hart is shown. (White Hart, a name familiar all over England for inns, is possibly a scribe's error for 'White's Hut'. White was probably a former occupier of the Hut; for the hedge running south from the turnpike almost opposite the Hut is called 'White's Hedge'. It is the boundary between Fifield Bavant and Ebbesbourne Wake.)
Fovant Hut did a brisk trade in the old days, and was the recognised meeting place where champions from rival villages engaged at fisticuffs. It was also to Fovant Hut that Parson Chaffin was wont to saunter, fiddle in hand. There he met other pretended fiddlers, whose object in coming there was not to scrape their instruments but to watch for deer which, pestered by flies, might stray from the woods of Cranborne Chase and seek sanctuary in the valley. 
MILLS, Richard (I001113)
28 1000/1921 Entry number in the NSW Register of Births, Deaths & Marriages for the Marriage of WOOD, FREDERICK G and MCKIMM, ELSIE L. Marriage registered at HURSTVILLE. Family F20
29 10366/1935 Entry number in the NSW Register of Births, Deaths & Marriages for the Marriage of OLIPHANT, JAMES A and MCKIMM, GERALDINE M. Marriage registered at WOOLLAHRA. Family F24
30 10978/1896 Barbara. District Orange
MCKIMM, Barbara (I79)
31 12 Mar 1928 Probate for Charles Snook. SNOOK, Charles (I000889)
32 12016/1895 Entry number in the NSW Register of Births, Deaths & Marriages for the Birth of HIGGINS, ELLEN B. Father: DENIS. Mother: THIRZA E. Birth registered at CONDOBOLIN. HIGGINS, Ellen Bridget (I64)
33 12068/1922 Entry number in the NSW Register of Births, Deaths & Marriages for the Marriage of MCKIMM, JACK E and HIGGINS, ELLEN. Marriage registered at WAVERLEY. Family F21
34 12978/1897 Ada M. District Orange
MCKIMM, Ada M (I80)
35 13 Foster Road, Gosport HABENS, Alice Harriet (I1369)
36 13-Apr 1885 :

Richard Lester;21;Bachelor;Miller;Hazelbury Plucknett;George Lester;Groom

Ellen Mouland;19;Spinster;x;Fovant;John Mouland;Farmer

William Mouland;Sarah Hitchings;

Family F450
37 14125/1957 Entry number in the NSW Register of Births, Deaths & Marriages for the Death of MCKIMM, JACK EDWIN. Father: JAMES ROBERT. Mother: RACHEAL ALICE. Death registered at BATHURST. MCKIMM, Jack Edwin (I54)
38 142/1132 John SNOOK Alverstoke Village Aug 9 1852 50 SNOOK, John (I000876)
39 14645/1933 Entry number in the NSW Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages for the Marriage of MCKIMM, THOMAS L and DICKENSON, BERYL J. Marriage registered at ASHFIELD. Family F26
40 15 or 16th Family F000064
MCKIMM, Barbara (I79)
42 15319/1897 Entry number in the NSW Register of Births, Deaths & Marriages for the Birth of MCKIMM, JACK E. Father: JAMES R. Mother: RACHEL A. Birth registered at PARKES. MCKIMM, Jack Edwin (I54)
43 15725/1895 Entry number in the NSW Register of Births, Deaths & Marriages for the Birth of MCKIMM, ETHEL M. Father: JAMES R. Mother: RACHEL A. Birth registered at PARKES. MCKIMM, Ethel Maud (I52)
44 15843/1909 Mary J McKimm. Father John J. Mother, Ellen. District - Orange.
MCKIMM, Mary J (I83)
45 15900/1914 Orange
Family F28
46 16369/1905 Entry number in the NSW Register of Births, Deaths & Marriages for the Birth of MCKIMM, DOROTHY J B. Father: JAMES R. Mother: RACHEL A. Birth registered at PARKES. MCKIMM, Dorothy Jean Bloomfield (I50)
47 1662-1848 Bishop's transcripts, Church of England. Holy Trinity Church (Coventry, Warwickshire) LDS
Family F408
48 16839/1907 Entry number in the NSW Register of Births, Deaths & Marriages for the Birth of MCKIMM ROBERT B. Father: ROBERT J. Mother: RACHEL A. Birth registered at PARKES. MCKIMM, Robert Bloomfield (I000503)
49 17 August. The Will of Frederick Augustus Davidson late of 78 Gloucester Crescent Hyde Park in the County of Middlesex, a retired Colonel from Her Majesty's Army who died 1st July 1885 at 78, Gloucester Crescent was proved at the Principal Registry by Francis Henry Swinton Murphy of The Barracks, Tipperary in Ireland, a Surgeon in Her Majesty's Army, one of the executors.
Personal Effects. £15,672 13s. 10d.  
DAVIDSON, Alfred Augustus (I2217)
50 1779/1924 Entry number in the NSW Register of Births, Deaths & Marriages for the Marriage of MCKIMM, WILLIAM J G and MUSGROVE, DULCIE E/ Marriage registered at HURSTVILLE Family F23

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