Robert Henry Loiterton

b. 9 Feb 1871, d. 15 Sep 1942
Father*John Loiterton b. 1847, d. 4 Sep 1933
Mother*Margaret Wilesmith b. 13 Jun 1846, d. 24 Jun 1931
ChartsLOITERTON: Thomas -Family and Descendants
      Robert Henry Loiterton was born on 9 Feb 1871 in Wingecarribee, New South Wales.

Robert Henry Loiterton married Annie Thorning in 1892 in Cootamundra, New South Wales.
He and Annie Loiterton were divorced in 1907.

Robert Henry Loiterton married Ellen Leahy in 1908 in Cootamundra, New South Wales.

Robert Henry Loiterton died on 15 Sep 1942 in Cootamundra, New South Wales, at the age of 71.

Family 1

Annie Thorning b. about 1874, d. 11 Oct 1959
Children

Family 2

Ellen Leahy b. 1883, d. 5 Aug 1959
Children

William Frederick George Parks

b. 28 Oct 1921, d. 16 Aug 1945
Father*William Sidney Parks b. 27 Jan 1891, d. 23 Jul 1959
Mother*Clara Maud Jones b. 12 Jan 1895, d. 29 May 1973
ChartsJONES: Stephen -Family and Descendants
PARKS: William -Family and Descendants
ZEIDLER: Frederick -Family and Descendants
William ("Brud") Parks - May 1942 Edited from Image #676

The Pardey Collection - Cowra Family History Group
      William Frederick George Parks was born on 28 Oct 1921 in Cowra, New South Wales. William Frederick George Parks was known by his family and friends as Brud.

He began military service on 1 Oct 1941 in Cowra, New South Wales, and rose to the rank of Sergeant in the 2/4 Australian Armoured Regiment. Service No. NX113874.
A photograph of William in May 1942 with his brothers.

William Frederick George Parks died on 16 Aug 1945 at Commo Ridge in North Bouganville at the age of 23 whilst on active service, (two days after Japanese forces surrendered unconditionally) as a result of accident. Lt John B Adamson summarised the event as follows: "We were camped on a site in some open bomb blasted forest, where the jungle had been cleared by high explosive bombing and shelling.
On the night of the 12th Aug. he was sleeping in his pit beside the tank, with his gunner.
At 11.45pm I was awakened by the sentry who told me that Bill had been hurt by a limb falling from a tree near his pit...
He was evacuated shortly after daylight, we could not do it earlier as the outside of the area was heavily booby-trapped against the Jap, and the track back was unsafe on account of enemy patrolling activity... and he passed away on the morning of the 16th.

William Frederick George Parks was the subject of a report in the "Cowra Guardian":
Death of Bill Parks on Bougainville
Day After Peace is declared
When Mr and Mrs W.S. Parks, of Darling Avenue, returned on Wednesday evening after the peace
celebrations they found a telegram waiting for them from the Minister of the Army, informing then that their son, Sgt. Bill Parks, was dangerous ill.
On Saturday morning another telegram was received stating the Bill had died on the Thursday, as a result of injuries accidentally received.
Bill formerly a member of the staff of the Western Stores, at Cowra, had enlisted in the A.l.F. in 1941, and became a tank driver with an armoured regiment. With his sunny smile and quiet disposition, Bill was well liked in Cowra. He was a type that Australia can ill afford to lose.
He us survived by his sorrowing parents, two sisters, Mrs Ron Fairhall, of Couralie Street, and Mrs Ron Loiterton, of Cootamundra, and two brothers, Les and Ray, both up north with the A.l.F.
He was 24 years of age.
Full details of his death have not been yet received
on 21 Aug 1945.
He was temporarily buried at Torokina War Cemetery.

His estate was granted Probate on 18 Dec 1945 at the Supreme Court of NSW, Sydney, New South Wales.
He was buried at Bomana War Cemetery (Grave location recorded as: Ref: C1.E.25) in Port Moresby.
William Frederick George Parks was commended in letters from his Commanding Officer, Major G. C. Cory to his parents, and a Japanese sword was sent to the family in his memory. This sword and a copy of the letters have been placed into the care of the Australian War memorial at canberra. Bill's name is on Panel 14 of the AWM.
An unknown date William was awarded the following Campaign Medals and Stars posthumously: Australia Service Medal; 1939-45 War Medal; Pacific Star and 1939-45 Star.

Leslie John Parks

b. 5 Jul 1922, d. 7 May 1995
Father*William Sidney Parks b. 27 Jan 1891, d. 23 Jul 1959
Mother*Clara Maud Jones b. 12 Jan 1895, d. 29 May 1973
ChartsJONES: Stephen -Family and Descendants
PARKS: William -Family and Descendants
ZEIDLER: Frederick -Family and Descendants
Leslie John Parks - May 1942 Edited from Image #676

The Pardey Collection - Cowra Family History Group
      Leslie John Parks was born on 5 Jul 1922 in Cowra, New South Wales.
Leslie was an Apprentice with the "Lachlan Leader" newspaper in Cowra, New South Wales, on 10 Jun 1937.
A photograph of Leslie in May 1942 with his brothers.

He began military service on 15 May 1942 in Paddington, New South Wales, as a Private, Service No: NX96069. At the time of his discharge from active service on 29 Aug 1946, he was listed as being attached to 2/122 BDE WK/SPS.
Leslie John Parks was farewelled by staff at the "Lachlan Leader", as reported:
Leader” Apprentice Farewelled
Sixth Man on Service
Prior to his departure to enter camp with the A.I.F. on Friday, Mr Les Parks, senior “Lachlan Leader”apprentice, was farewelled by the staff and management of this paper.
Les joined the “Leader” almost five years ago - one month after the paper saw print, on June 10, 1937.
Regret was expressed that the circumstances of war had presented him from finishing his time unbroken,but one and all congratulated him on his desire to do a bigger job.
It was pointed out that, although now only 19, Les for a long time had been eager to join up, and if thedecision had been in his own hands the “Leader” would have lost his service many months ago. He was thesixth man to be released by this paper for active service, but would not be the last if for no other reasons,than that two other members of the staff, both aged 17, were on the “reserve” - one having applied forenlistment in the R.A.N. and the other, as an Air Training Camp, cadet, qualifying for immediate entry intothe R.A.A.F. when turned 18.
Warm tributes were paid to the skill of Les in his work. It was stated that he was not only thorough andindustrious, but was probably the tidiest craftsmen senior members of the staff had met in long year in thetrade.
On behalf of the staff and management, Mr McMahon presented him with a parting gift and expressed thehope that he would soon be back, with his job on service completed, to again take the place around the“stone.” The recipient feelingly responded. on 15 May 1942.

Leslie was A Machine Compositor in Molong, New South Wales, in 1947.

Leslie John Parks married Beryl Catherine Ryan, daughter of Richard Ryan and Ethel May Dean, on 6 Sep 1947 at the Presbytery of the Roman Catholic Church in Blayney, New South Wales, by Father Thomas Healy.
Leslie and Beryl lived at 18 Courallie Street in Cowra, New South Wales, in 1959.
Leslie and Beryl lived at 19 Phillips Street in Cowra, New South Wales.

Leslie John Parks died on 7 May 1995 in Cowra, New South Wales, at the age of 72.

Family

Beryl Catherine Ryan b. 1 Sep 1925, d. 10 Jan 2012
Child

Beryl Catherine Ryan

b. 1 Sep 1925, d. 10 Jan 2012
Father*Richard Ryan b. 1887, d. 1947
Mother*Ethel May Dean b. 1891, d. 1972
ChartsJONES: Stephen -Family and Descendants
PARKS: William -Family and Descendants
ZEIDLER: Frederick -Family and Descendants
Beryl Catherine (Ryan) Parks (from Funeral Brochure)
      Beryl Catherine Ryan was born on 1 Sep 1925 in Blayney, New South Wales.

Beryl Catherine Ryan married Leslie John Parks, son of William Sidney Parks and Clara Maud Jones, on 6 Sep 1947 at the Presbytery of the Roman Catholic Church in Blayney, New South Wales, by Father Thomas Healy.
Beryl was a nurse.
Beryl and Leslie lived at 18 Courallie Street in Cowra, New South Wales, in 1959.
Beryl and Leslie lived at 19 Phillips Street in Cowra, New South Wales.

Beryl Catherine Parks died on 10 Jan 2012 at Weeroona Nursing Home in Cowra, New South Wales, at the age of 86 and the cause of her death was recorded as Bone marrow failure, chronic anaemia and advanced age.
She was buried on 13 Jan 2012 at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Blayney, New South Wales, following a funeral service at St Raphael's Roman Catholic Church, Cowra.

Family

Leslie John Parks b. 5 Jul 1922, d. 7 May 1995
Child

Allan John Parks

b. 1 Dec 1951, d. 2 Aug 2015
Father*Leslie John Parks b. 5 Jul 1922, d. 7 May 1995
Mother*Beryl Catherine Ryan b. 1 Sep 1925, d. 10 Jan 2012
ChartsJONES: Stephen -Family and Descendants
PARKS: William -Family and Descendants
ZEIDLER: Frederick -Family and Descendants
      Allan John Parks was born on 1 Dec 1951 in Cowra, New South Wales.
Allan lived in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, in 1996.
Allan lived at 8/1-3 Mitchell Street in Soldiers Point, New South Wales, on 10 Jan 2012.

Allan John Parks died on 2 Aug 2015 in Port Stephens, New South Wales, at the age of 63 as reported in the Cowra Guardian:
Parks, Allan John
1.12.1951 - 2.8.2015
Late of Soldiers Point
Formerly of Cowra
Loving father of Ashlee.
Loved uncle, great-uncle and friend.
Gone Fishing
Friends and family are invited to attend a Celebration of Allan's life this Friday
14th August 2015 commencing 10am at the Port Stephens Uniting Church, 174 Salamander Way, Salamander Bay.

He was buried on 14 Aug 2015 following a service at Port Stephens Uniting Church, 174 Salamander Way, Salamander Bay NSW.

Raymond Albert Parks

b. 8 Mar 1924, d. 2 Nov 2008
Father*William Sidney Parks b. 27 Jan 1891, d. 23 Jul 1959
Mother*Clara Maud Jones b. 12 Jan 1895, d. 29 May 1973
ChartsJONES: Stephen -Family and Descendants
PARKS: William -Family and Descendants
ZEIDLER: Frederick -Family and Descendants
Ray Parks - 1995 (from Barbara Fairhall)
      Raymond Albert Parks was born on 8 Mar 1924 in Cowra, New South Wales.
Raymond was trained as a men's barber about 1940.
A photograph of Raymond in May 1942 with his brothers.

He began military service on 24 Jun 1942 in Cowra, New South Wales, with the Citizen Military Forces (CMF), and on 23 Apr 1943 enlisted in the 26 Battalion of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) as soldier NX 153122. He was demobbed on 12 Sep 1946.

Raymond Albert Parks married Joan Marie Thompson on 5 Dec 1946 at Parish Church of St Luke in Mosman, New South Wales. Raymond Albert Parks lived in 1947 at Woodstock, New South Wales, where Ray operated a barber shop.
Raymond was the owner of a Barber Shop in Woodstock, New South Wales. He lived in 1960 at Cowra, New South Wales, where Ray worked as a truck driver until he retired in Mar 1984.

Raymond Albert Parks died on 2 Nov 2008 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, at the age of 84.
He was buried on 7 Nov 2008 (Grave location recorded as: the Anglican Portion) in Cowra, New South Wales.

Family

Joan Marie Thompson b. 11 Mar 1923, d. 10 Jul 2015
Child

Joan Marie Thompson

b. 11 Mar 1923, d. 10 Jul 2015
ChartsJONES: Stephen -Family and Descendants
PARKS: William -Family and Descendants
ZEIDLER: Frederick -Family and Descendants
      Joan Marie Thompson was born on 11 Mar 1923 at Moira Private Hospital in Cowra, New South Wales, a daughter of Ernest and Frances Thompson.

Joan Marie Thompson married Raymond Albert Parks, son of William Sidney Parks and Clara Maud Jones, on 5 Dec 1946 at Parish Church of St Luke in Mosman, New South Wales.
Joan lived at St Andrew's Village, 95 Groom Street in Hughes, Australian Capital Territory, in 2009.

Joan Marie Parks died on 10 Jul 2015 at the Canberra Hospital, Yamba Drive in Garran, Australian Capital Territory, at the age of 92.
She was buried on 16 Jul 2015 (Grave location recorded as: the Anglican Portion) in Cowra, New South Wales.
Joan was remembered in a brief Eulogy delivered at the graveside by her son Bill, as follows:

Thank you all for coming to farewell our Mum, Joan. The family would like you to join us at the Cowra Bowling Club for refreshments after the service.

Joan Thompson and her twin brother Kenneth were born in the Moira Private Hospital, in Cowra on the 11th March 1923 to Frances and Ernest Thompson, the twin passed away 14 months later, and 11 siblings remained.

Mum told us stories about playing the piano (which she apparently did quiet well), teaching Sunday school, dancing and singing.

After the war Mum met Dad, who was a local boy and a returned soldier. After a short relationship they were married in Sydney. They set up a home in Woodstock were dad opened a barber shop and later bought a car, and took on a mail contract from Woodstock to Canowindra.
I was born in 1947, Frances in 1952,and Narda in 1954 but life never stopped there. The weekend card nights at Maurice and Lola Death's home with other couples, only stopping to feed all of us kids and to put us to bed.

Mum and Dad moved to Cowra about 1959 where us three kids finished our schooling. Mum was all about family and worked part time when extra cash was needed for Christmas and later our weddings. Our parents were always pleased to see us and our children when we visited the family home.
In 1984 Dad retired and they moved to the central coast, they were very happy at Wyong. After Narda got sick Mum and Dad moved back to Cowra in the 1990s, and Mum was still the devoted mother up until Narda passed away, Mum was devastated by Narda passing and never realy got over it but still remained a devoted mother.

In 2000 they moved to Canberra to be closer to Frances and her family. It was a good move but still they missed their “roots”. When Dad passed away in 2008 Mum missed him very much and with her long time health issues moved to St Andrews Village in Canberra till last Thursday, then moved to the ACT Hospital where she passed away last Friday.
Our lasting memories of Mum: A hard working, passionate, figure of strength who never waned in her love and support of her family and friends even when things were tough.

Mum thank you for all you have done for us. You will be sadly missed by all.
God bless you, love you to the moon and back.
Harley, Jim, Laurel, Bill, Frances and grand children.

Family

Raymond Albert Parks b. 8 Mar 1924, d. 2 Nov 2008
Child