Arrival in Victoria - 1855 : Henry Warland (1817 - 1878)

Henry Warland (19 November 1817 - 26 January 1878) was the son of John Warland (1785 - ) and Ann Stiles.

Henry's older sister Eliza Warland (1810 - 1873, St George, Sydney) married the carpenter Thomas Harris on 26 December 1831 in Hartwell (near Aylesbury), England. Thomas and Eliza Harris migrated as assisted immigrants to Australia on board the William Metcalfe, arriving in Sydney on 13 March 1844 with four children. Thomas was 35, a carpenter from Northamptonshire, Eliza was 33, a dressmaker from Dorsetshire. It is not known to what extent Henry Warland kept in contact with his sister.

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From 1841 - Henry's early life in the UK, marries

Henry Warland may have been the 25 year old labourer recorded in Lancashire in the 1841 census.

Henry married Sarah Watts (1824 - 31 July 1893, Melbourne, Australia), the daughter of Thomas Watts and Sarah Spencer, in the third quarter of 1847 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. They had one daughter:

Two other Warland children were registered in the same church around the same time period. It is not known if these two are related to Henry Warland's family.

1851 - census

In the 1851 census, the 3 month-old baby Alice Maude is living with her mother Sarah Warland in Northampton. Henry Warland's location is not known; he does not appear in the same census. (There is a Henry Warland, born in 1817 in Westminster, Middlesex, but he is married to Harriet Warland, born 1830).

In the same census, an Eliza Warland (born 1821) appears in Clerkenwell, Middlesex, with what appears to be around 5 or 6 children.

1853/1855 - Henry Warland and family migrate to Australia

Perhaps inspired by his sister's emigration to Australia, Henry and Sarah Warland left England sometime between 1853 and 1855 (when their their son Thomas was born and died in Melbourne). It is assumed that Henry Warland and his sister Eliza Harris had some contact with each other in Australia.

Henry and Sarah Warland had one child in the UK or on the way to Australia, and the following children after arrival in Australia. It is believed that Henry and Sarah Warland initially lived in St Kilda, a suburb of Melbourne, as the death records for their children indicate that they died in that area.

Early life in Australia

Very little is known about Henry and Sarah Warland and their life after they arrived in Australia. Two of their children (Thomas and Florence Emily) died in the 1850s. A possible clue to Henry Warland's activities may be found in a small advertisement in The Argus on 14 November 1861 stating that 'if the box and tools belonging to Henry Warland, joiner, be not removed from George Bradley's, Mort Street, St Kilda and expenses paid, they will be sold in 14 days from the day hereof to defray the same.' Was Henry the joiner, and did he have some issue with not completing work?

1867 - Philip Christopher Warland family arrive in Melbourne

Henry Warland's first cousin Philip Christopher Warland, his wife Miriam and new born son Philip, arrived in Melbourne in 1867. It appears, from the records below, that Henry and Philip had some contact.

1869 - Alice Maud Warland gives birth to Eleanor Warland

Henry and Alice's eldest daughter, Alice Maude Warland, gave birth to an Eleanor ('Nellie') Warland in 1869 in Melbourne (VIC BDM Ref 19015). The father is not (yet) known but at her marriage on 5 October 1894 it was noted that she was 'the youngest daughter of the late Henry Warland' suggesting that Henry and Sarah Warland adopted Alice's daughter as one of their children. If so, this story persisted throughout Eleanor's life.

1870 - Alice Maud Warland - dressmaker

In 1870, Alice Maud Warland was noted as a registered dressmaker in Carlton possibly at the address 57 Rathdowne Street, Carlton where her father died eight years later. In the same year, Alice's sister Caroline Emily Atkinson was recorded as a surgical bandage maker.

1878 - Deaths of Henry Warland and Annie Eliza Warland

Henry Warland died at the family home in 57 Rathdowne Street, Carlton (an inner suburb of Melbourne) on 26 January 1878 (VIC BDM Ref 636).

Henry and Sarah Warland's daughter Annie Eliza 'the second daughter of the late Henry Warland', died of thypoid fever, on 5 April 1878, aged 22 years. (VIC BDM Ref 754, Illustrated Australian News 15 April 1878)

1879 - Emily Rosena Warland wins a prize

The 14 year old Emily Warland won 5th prize in the Junior Division of the Victorian Sunday School union annual scholars' examinations held on 6 October 1879. (Source: The Age 11 October 1879)

1879 - Birth of May Warland

Philip Christopher Warland's wife Miriam gave birth to a daughter, May Warland, on 4 May 1879 (Source Weekly Times, 10 May 1879, also VIC BDM Ref 12182).

1879 - Emily Atkinson, surgical corset maker

A Mrs Emily Atkinson was noted as a surgical corset maker in Melbourne in the Bendigo Advertiser of 1 July 1879. It is believed that Emily Warland worked for Emily Atkinson as a later newspaper report refers to Emily Warland as being 'late (of) Mrs Atkinson'.

1879 - 1882 - Sarah Warland's address

After Henry's death Sarah Warland (and presumably the children) was recorded living at 2 Lydia Houses, Drummond Street, Carlton, from 1879 until 1883.

1882 - Alice Warland, costumier

In 1882, Alice Warland was recorded in the Sands and Macdougal directory as a 'costumier' at 30 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne, and (as Alice Maud Warland) at 7 Collins Street, Melbourne, in 1884. This address was later also known as 'Premier Chambers'.

1884 - Sarah Warland living at Philip Warland's house

In 1884, Mrs Sarah Warland is recorded at Philip Christopher Warland's address at 68 Ferrars Place, South Melbourne, in 1884. Philip Warland was in England at this time, returning on the Iberia in September 1884 with his nephew Albert Warland. Perhaps Sarah was looking after the property or their children while Philip and his wife were in England?

1887 - Mrs E R Atkinson, corset maker

The Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington and Sorrento Advertiser of 7 May 1887 included an article 'For the Ladies' in which it recommended that 'our lady readers who approve of corsets, and may happen to visit Mrs E.R. Atkinson's etablishment at 102 Collins Street East' will find stock to their liking, and that 'Mrs Atkinson is an anatomical corset maker and really does endeavour to make them a support, not, as it too often the case, an injury, to the form'.

1883 - Augustus Henry Warland travels to and from Sydney

Augustus Henry Warland, also known and recorded as Henry Augustus (and at times 'August' and 'Gus'), left for Sydney on the Nemesis on 27 October 1883 (Source: The Argus, 29 October 1883), returning on the same ship on 5 November 1883 from Sydney. (Source: The Age, 6 November 1883). Perhaps he was visiting his aunt Eliza.

1886 - Augustus Henry Warland and sister in Melbourne social pages, writes letters

Augustus Henry Warland appeared in the social pages of the Melbourne Punch on 1 April 1886 as a groomsman along with a 'Miss Warland' as a bridesmaid' wearing '... a skirt of cream French poplin, trimmed with cream lace and gold ribons, a bodice of old gold broche satin, trimmed with cream lace and pearls, a wreath of gold, with white rosebuds'. Was this his 21 year old sister Emily? On 25 May 1886, Mr A H Warland attended and was voted to the chair of the newly formed Melbourne Shelley Society, affiliated with the same society recently established in London. (Source The Argus, 26 May 1886).

Augustus Henry Warland was a prolific writer of letters to the Melbourne 'The Argus' newspaper, often on city planning and other environmental issues. One of his earliest recorded letters was dated 1 April 1886:

Sir,-In your issue of today I am represented as having said that "I did not believe that the people of New South Wales were not represented by their Government" on the question of the New Hebrides, whereas I gave emphatic expression to the opinion that the suicidal policy of the political leaders of New South Wales was utterly opposed to the desires of the great bulk of the people of that colony, who are not backward in recognising the obvious fact that what concerns the interests ot Australasia as a whole concerns them as an individual colony also.- I am,


1887 to 1888 - Activities of Augustus Henry Warland

Augustus Henry Warland was noted in The Argus newspaper as 'Secretary of the Australasian Federation League' on 7 July 1888 along with an E.J. Atkinson. He appears at 24 Simpson Street, Emerald Hill (South Melbourne) from 1885 to 1887. In 1888, Augustus Henry Warland was recorded at 35 Grey Street, Emerald Hill (South Melbourne). A year later, his address was recorded as 24 Grey Street, East Melbourne.

1887 - William Edward Warland arrives in Melbourne

William Edward Warland, (8 August 1865 - 30 January 1955), Albert John Warland's older brother and nephew of Philip Christoper Warland, arrived in Melbourne, Australia, in April 1887 on board the Aberdeen as an 'unassisted immigrant' with a stated age of 21. The Victorian Sands and McDougall directories from 1887 to 1891 show no reference to William Edward Warland but it is believed he may have lived with his uncle (or brother).

William Edward Warland travelled to Adelaide, South Australia by early 1890, possibly as a travelling salesman. Sometime in 1890, William Edward met Mary Ann Scown (7 Apr 1867, Moonta, District of Daly, South Australia - 28 July 1955 at Petersham, NSW), the daughter of James and Mary (nee James) Scown. Mary Ann fell pregnant to William Edward Warland in around August 1890. Whether because of the pregnancy or not, William Edward Warland returned to England, arriving on 9 January 1891 from Sydney according to UK shipping records. On 25 June 1891, Mary Ann gave birth in Adelaide to a son she named William Edward Loftus James SCOWN/WARLAND. He was registered separately with both the name of his mother and his father.

1888 - Augustus Henry Warland marries

Augustus Henry Warland married Alexandra Georgina Boyd on 12 November 1888 in St Kilda, Melbourne. (VIC BDM Ref 6558) The marriage was recorded in the Melbourne 'The Argus' as follows: On the 12th inst, at St Stephen's Church, Elsternwick, Melbourne, by the Rev Philip Bailhache, Augustus Henry, only surviving son of the late Henry Warland, to Alexandra Georgina, fifth daughter of Charles Boyd, of Sturt Street, Ballarat'.

1889 - Augustus Henry Warland advertises for a job

Augustus Henry Warland advertised for a 'boy, for stationery business, immediate, A.H. Warland, 343 Flinders Lane, City', in The Argus on 10 September 1889.

1889 - Emily Rosena Warland advertises

From September through to December 1889, Emily Rosena Warland placed several advertisements in Melbourne newspapers including this one in the Australasian:

By Special Appointment to Lady Loch. Miss E.R. Warland, late Mrs Atkinson, Stay, Corset and Belt Maker, 159 Collins St, Melbourne. Instructions for self measurement forwarded on application

The notice appears to confirm that Emily Warland previously worked for Mrs E Atkinson.

1890 - Birth of Leslie Arnold Warland

Augustus and Alexandra Warland had a son, Leslie Arnold Warland, born on 11 April 1890 in South Yarra, Victoria. (VIC BDM Ref 27747) Their address at the time was 41 Garden Street, South Yarra. (Source: The Argus, 26 April 1890).

Late 1890 - William Warland returns to England

William Edward Warland returned to England in late 1890. He married Fanny Wooler in March 1891.

1891 to 1892 - References to Augustus Henry Warland

Augustus Henry Warland was the Secretary of 'The People's Palace' in 1891. (Source: The Argus, 28 February 1891). In 1892, he was recorded as a Stationer and Printer. In the same year, Augustus Henry Warland was noted in the Sands and Macdougal directories: (a) at 23 Cunningham Street, Toorak, possibly his residential address; (b) as a stationer and printer at 8A Nicholson Chambers, Swanston Street, Melbourne, and (c) as an importer at 343 - 345 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

1893 - Albert John Warland marries

On 2 April 1893, Albert John Warland, second cousin of the children of Henry Warland, married Mary Terrace Stark in Castlemaine, Victoria. Given that Sarah had stayed with Philip Christopher Warland (uncle of Albert)(or minded his house when he and his wife were overseas) it is quite likely that Sarah Warland and her children were aware of and/or invited to this wedding.

1893 - Sarah Warland dies, Alice Maud remains in the home

Sarah Warland appears to have been living with her daughter Alice Maud Warland at 30 Hopetoun Street, Moonee Ponds, in 1893. Alice was 42 at the time. Sarah Warland (nee Watts) died on 31 July 1893, aged 69, according to her death notice in The Argus of 2 August 1893 (and VIC BDM Ref 9822).

Alice Maud Warland continued to be recorded at the same address in 1894 and 1895. Younger sister, Emily Rosena Warland's corsetiere business was recorded in the same year at 159 Collins Street, Melbourne.

1894 - Augustus Henry Warland published a poem

The following poem by Augustus H Warland was published in the Australasian on 1 September 1894.

What is this quintessence of dust! -Hamlet
Man's place in Nature — it would seem—
Were fixed by Man in lordly way;
He claims a kingship over all
With fullest sway.
The elements, the planets, suns,
He calls his servants — his alone;
Too, all that lives and moves and is
In ev'ry zone.
His boosted science — that which makes
The far seem near — the unseen seen —
Endows him but with arrogance
And pride more keen.
He wildly talks of cause, effect;
And vainly strives to penetrate
Deep mysteries, which to him remain
In Natures temple thus he stands.
Irreverent at the shrne of truth,
And haughtily proclaims himself —
A lord - forsooth!
Man's greatness is but relative,
And his puissance is confined
To his own puny human sphere -
To his own kind.
The life that throbs in his proud veins
Throbs too in animaloulse -
No change of principle there is,
But of degree.
The germ of plant and animal
With life-forces equally endows -
Not less of these than she of him
Is Nature proud.
Hence Man should learn from Nature then -
This should his patent virtue be
(As knowledge to him is revealed) —
Sweep out the cobwebs of conceit —
Live as one part of one great whole;
And all that lives and moves and is,
O Man, extol!
Abd learning still with purpose fixed —
As knowledge unto knowledge grows —
As learning still, he will confess
The less he knows.

1893 - Emily Rosena Warland advertises

Emily Rosena Warland placed additional advertisements in newspapers in 1893. See, for example, The Australasian of 18 March 1893. 1894 - Eleanor Warland marries

Eleanor (Nellie) Warland, stated to be 'the youngest daughter of Henry Warland' but actually Alice Maud Warland's daughter (based on the birth record), married the Rev. James Robert Osborne, second son of R. Osborne of Eganstown, at the Bible Christian Church, Ascotvale, on 5 October 1894 (VIC BDM Ref 4756). They appear to have moved to the Australian Protectorate of Papua (now Papua New Guinea), perhaps as missionaries. (Sources: The Argus: 20 October 1894).

Eleanor and James Osborne had one son, Frank Robert Warland Osborne, born at Rochester in 1896 (VIC BDM Ref 23045). See below for further details.

1894 - Article about Emily Rosena Warland

The Melbourne newspaper The Argus included a note about Miss Emily Rosena Warland in an article dated 22 November 1894:

Extract from article about Emily Rosena Warland.

1895 - Emily Rosena and Alice Warland set up business together

In 1895, Emily Rosena Warland and Alice Warland established a (new?) store in central Melbourne, at the same address previously advertised only as Miss E.R. Warland. The new business was named the 'Misses Warland' and sold women's undergarments. The recorded address of the Misses (or Miss) Warland store was as follows:

By this time, their uncle Philip Christopher Warland had set up a business, also in central Melbourne, manufacturing undergarments among other things. Philip Christopher Warland's descendants recalled that Emily was a regular visitor to her uncle's business, and that Emily and Alice sold some of Philip Christopher's items in their store.

1899 to 1929 - Augustus H Warland recorded in directories

From 1899 to 1901, Augustus H Warland was recorded in the Victorian directories living at 15 Hambleton Street, South Melbourne. From 1903 to 1929, he was recorded at 101 Hambleton Street, South Melbourne (later Albert Park).

1902 to 1918 - Emily Rosena Warland's addresses

Emily Rosena Warland is recorded as living at 12 Hopetoun Street, Moonee Ponds from 1902 (until when is not yet known), then at 101 Chapel Street, Prahran from 1918.

1899 to 1918 - Alice Maud Warland's addresses

Alice Maud Warland disappears from the Victorian registers in 1899 and 1900, when she is recorded living at 160 Gatehouse Street, Parkville. In 1912, she is recorded in the Victorian directories at Beach Street, Sandringham, along with her sister Caroline Annette Warland who does not appear in any other public record yet found.

A 'Miss Carrie Warland', probably Caroline Warland, appears at 12 Albert Street, Hawthorn, in 1915.

1915 - Frank Robert Warland Osborne enlists for WW1

James Osborne wrote a letter to the Officer Commanding, Military Forces, Cairns, Queensland from Milne Bay 'via Samarai' on 31 August 1915. His letter, which appears to have carried by Frank, states:

Sir, the bearer, Frank Robert Warland Osborne, is my son. He was nineteen years old on 10th of April last. He wishes to go to the war to defend his country and has my full consent to do so'. (Signed).

Frank Robert Warland Osborne enlisted for WW1 on 15 September 1915 (ID 1900). He was 19 and 5 months old, 5' 9 1/2" tall, and weighed 145 pounds. He had blue eyes and dark brown hair. and stated his trade or calling as 'Planter'. His next of kin was Father James R Osborne of Milne Bay. He was assigned the number 25387 and was posted to the 13th Reinforcements of the 2nd Light Horse as a gunner.

After arrival in Heliopolis, Egypt, Frank was taken on strength with the 1st Light Horse in March 1916. In April 1916 he was transferred to the 4th Division Artillery, 11th Field Artillery Brigade as a gunner. In June 1916 he disembarked at Marseilles. He fell ill in August 1916 but re-joined his unit 'from field ambulances' on 23 August 1916. (Continues below)

1916 - Death of Caroline Annette Warland

Caroline Annette Warland died, aged 52, at South Yarra on 26 August 1916 (VIC BDM Ref 12286). Her death notice states that she was the 'second surviving daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Warland'. Alice then appears to have moved in with her younger sister Emily Rosena Warland at Linacre Road, Sandringham in 1918.

1917 - Leslie Arnold Warland marries

Leslie Arnold Warland married Lilian Constance Moss on 10 April 1917 (VIC BDM Ref 2424). The Melbourne The Argus newspaper noted the marriage on Thursday 10 April 1917 of Leslie Arnold Warland 'the only son of Mr and Mrs Augustus Warland of 'Weona', Middle Park' and Lilian Constance Moss, 'only daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard P Moss of 'Bovey', St Kilda'. According to her death notice, Lilian's parents were Richard Tendrell [sic] Moss and Leby [sic] Elizabeth Hewlett.

Leslie Warland and Lillian had two daughters:

Leslie appears in the Victoria Directories only once, in 1918.

June 1917 - Death of Frank Osborne

Frank Robert Warland Osborne was wounded in action ('gun shot wound to head and chest') at the battle of Messines in France on 6 June 1917 and evacuated, but died of his wounds the same day. He was buried 'SW of Neuve Eglise, 2 3/4 miles South of Bailleul'. A note on his service file states that he is buried at plot 1, Westhof Farm Cemetery, Neuve Eglise, 3 miles due east of Poperinghe.

The death notice in The Argus, dated 30 June 1917, noted that Frank was the only son of Mr and Mrs J R Osborne of Milne Bay, Samarai, Papua. A second notice states that he was the 'beloved nephew of A M [Alice Maud] and E R [Emily Rosena] Warland of 'Malwara', Hampton' (UK). It is interesting that, given that Alice Maud was in fact Nellie's mother (and not sister), this is not confirmed in the notice. Also, Augustus Henry is not mentioned (he died in 1936 - see below).

From July 1917 - James Osborne's correspondence with the Army Base Records office

After the death of his son Frank, James Osborne exchanged a number of letters with Australian military authorities.

James wrote a letter to the Minister of Defence from his home at Milne Bay on 22 April 1917. He stated that his son 'has not written us for 3 weeks and we are full of fear that something has happened to him, as he is a most regular correspondent who has written every week (till last mail) since he enlisted in Queensland 20 months ago'. James requested any details.

James wrote another letter to the Minister of Defence from his home at Milne Bay on 8 July 1917. He noted that his son had died of his wounds and stated that both he and his wife were 'anxious to get details', including of the nurse and chaplain who attended him.

The District Paymaster at Victoria Barracks, Brisbane, requested details of Frank's rank on 10 May 1918.

On 20 May 1918, James wrote (from c/- Misses Warland, 182 Collins Street, Melbourne) noting that he had received Frank's deferred pay. He asked if any of Frank's personal effects [sic] had come to hand. Secondly, he queried the rank, stating that he was promoted to bombardier before his death.'

In a letter dated 10 December 1918, sent from 27 Coventry Street, South Melbourne, James requested details of his son's death and the place of his burial. He also noted his 'dissatisfaction regarding the rank of my son', and goes on to state that a letter sent by Frank dated 7 May 1917 stated that 'I have been promoted to Bombardier for about 6 weeks now'. James added that Frank's statement 'is confirmed by two letters from his mates. One of these letters states that Frank 'had just got promotion shortly before he was hit too and was one of the best gun layers we had in the battery'.

In a letter dated 21 February 1919 from the AIF HQ in London to the OIC Base Records, the author notes that a letter was received from James requesting a photograph of his grave, which 'will be given effect to at the earliest possible opportunity'.

On 28 June 1919, James Osborne wrote a letter to the OIC, Base Records, Victoria Barracks, noting that he was 'awaiting a reply to my last letter re the rank of my son (name and details) ... who died of wounds June 6 1917. A reply was sent on 3 July 1919 (based on a letter from London dated 3 May 1919) stating the 'all entries received from the late soldier's unit - 11th Field Artillery Brigade, have been verified and show his rank to be that of Gunner'. Also, 'there is no record of him ever holding rank of Bombardier'.

On 22 September 1919, James Osborne wrote a letter to the OIC, Base Records from 27 Coventry Street, South Melbourne replying to a letter from the OIC dates 10 May 1919. In his letter, James asks 'I wish to enquire if any photograph has yet been received of the grave of my son ... I shall be grateful to receive copies when they come to hand.'

From 1919 - Alice Maud Warland 'disappears'

Alice Maud Warland disappears from the Victorian registers from 1919 to 1926 (see below).

1923 - Location of Nellie Osborne

According to a letter from the OIC, Base Records, Victoria Barracks, on her son's service file, Nellie Osborne's address in 1923 was 8 Churchill Street, Mont Albert, Victoria.

1925 - Death of Lillian Warland (nee Moss)

Leslie's wife Lillian 'Lillie' Constance Warland died at Brighton Beach on 24 February 1925, aged only 33 (VIC BDM Ref 516). The death notice in The Argus on the same day reads: In loving memory of my dear wife and our loving mother, who passed away February 24, 1925. (Inserted by her loving husband and daughters'. Lillian's mother also recorded a notice that read 'Her life of love still lingers in sweet remembrance, smiles and words once said'. Leslie Warland continued to place memorial notices for his 'dear wife and our loving mother' as late as 1944. (Source - The Argus, 24 February 1944).

The 28 March 1925 edition of The Argus has the following notice: WARLAND - Mr Leslie A Warland and Mrs Moss desire to thank their many kind friends for letters, cards, telegrams and floral tributes received during their recent sad loss. Also thanking the Rev Mr Eva, Dr Grey, Nurse Cullen and Sisters Akhurst and Howard. Will all accept this as a personal acknowledgement of our deepest gratitude. 33 Wolseley Grove, Brighton Beach.

1925 - Emily Rosena Warland travels to England, marries in 1927

In 1925, Emily Rosena Warland, then aged 60, left Brisbane, Australia and arrived in the UK on 27 November 1925, destined for Hull, according to the UK Shipping Records. This event may have been connected with her marriage two years later, or perhaps it was just a holiday. She re-appeared in Australia, living at 74 Mont Albert Road, 'Sy H' (Surrey Hills, now Canterbury), in the 1926 directories.

Emily Rosena Warland married James William Hammond-Cross, of Plymouth, Devon, England, on 27 October 1927 at the Baptist Church, Melbourne, noted in The Argus dated 12 November 1927 (also VIC BDM Ref 12932). Emily's address was shown as 'of Mont Albert and Collins Street (present address, Elim, 390 Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert)'.

1926 - Death of Alice Maud Warland

Alice Maud Warland died on 10 July 1926 aged 75 (VIC BDM Ref 11886). Her death notice in the Melbourne 'The Argus' newspaper on 12 July 1926 reads: On the 10th July, 1926 (after a brief illness), at Melbourne, Alice Maud, eldest daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Warland, in her 76th year. Her friends were legion, she loved and was loved by all'.. Even until her death there is no reference to her daughter Eleanor Warland.

1927 - Eleanor (Nellie) Osborne writes to the Defence Department

Nellie Osborne wrote a leter to the Australian military on 16 May 1927 regarding the loss of a badge belonging to her son Frank Osborne who was killed. Her address was given as 21 Cooks Road (or Street), Camberwell (Victoria). It appears she lost the badge on Anzac Day; a letter dated 3 May 1927 from J C Russell, Hon Secretary, states that the 'Mother's Badge' was found on St Kilda Road on Anzac Day and forwarded it to the Officer in Charge, Medal Section, Melbourne. The badge was returned to Nellie.

1929 - Death of Alexandra Warland (nee Boyd)

Augustus Henry Warland's wife, Alexandra Georgina Warland (nee Boyd), died at Melbourne South on 11 March 1929 (Vic BDM Ref 2496). Her funeral notice dated 14 March 1929 in The Argus noted that she was the fifth daughter of the late Charles and Margaret Boyd (nee MacGonagle) of Ballarat, and the only surviving sister of May Johnson, of Albert Park. It appears that Augustus Henry Warland ceased to be recorded at the 101 Hambleton Street address from around this point. He may have moved to Emerald - see below.

1935 - Augustus Henry Warland writes to the papers

One of Augustus Henry Warland's last letters to 'The Argus', dated 7 May 1935, was the following:

Augustus Henry Warland's letter, dated 1935

1936 - Death of Augustus Henry Warland

Augustus Henry Warland died 'suddenly' at his home 'Clematis' at Emerald on 6 October 1936 (VIC BDM Ref 19281), according to the death notice in The Argus and The Age on 10 October 1936. The latter states that he was the father of Leslie Leonard Warland.

1940 - Marriage of Elizabeth Warland

The Melbourne Argus recorded the engagement on Saturday 26 October 1940, of Elizabeth (Betty) Warland, older daughter of Leslie Arnold Warland of Canterbury Road, Albert Park, and the late Mrs Warland, to George Ogilvie King (born 1912, Box Hill (VIC BDM Ref 26730), the eldest child of Mr and Mrs David Ogilvie King and Mabel Francis Cooper (marriage record VIC BDM Ref 4670), James Street, Box Hill. They married the same year (Vic BDM Ref 20291).


George Ogilvie King died in Echuca in 1988 (VIC BDM Ref 18375). A probate notice, noting that he was 'late of Barmah' (about 30 kms from Echuca), appeared in the Melbourne Age on 9 August 1988.

Elizabeth 'Betty' King may be the Elizabeth (Betty) Boyd King 'late of Seaford' who died on 22 June 2007 (death notice, The Age), with her funeral notice on 2 July 2007 (The Age). Her probate notice appeared in The Age on 4 July 2007. That person may also be the woman of that name who appears in the electoral records as shown: 1943 (Gippsland), 1949 and 1963 (McMillan), 1967/1968 (Bruce), 1977 (Chelsea and Flinders), 1980 (Isaacs)

1942 - Death of husband of Emily Rosena Warland

Emily's husband, James William Hammond-Cross died at Surrey Hills (Victoria) in 1942 (VIC BDM Ref 2806) aged 73.

1942 - Marriage of Constance Warland

According to his service record (which contains a photograph), James Patrick Talbot (VX100862) was born on 14 July 1917 in Carlton, Victoria (VIC BDM Record not yet found). Before enlisting he was a storeman and driver. His next of kin was stated to be his father, Mr T Talbot of 34 Havelock Street, St Kilda (later 192 High St, St Kilda, and then 19 Mathoura Road, Toorak).

James enlisted at Prahran (also shown erroneously as Port Moresby) on 8 January 1940. He trained at Mt Martha from April to December 1940. His service file shows that he was in the Melbourne area from April 1942.

Constance Lesley Warland, 'younger daughter of Mr L A Warland, Dinsdale Street, Albert Park', announced her engagement to Private James Patrick Talbot, the 'eldest son of Mr and Mrs T M Talbot of High Street, St Kilda' in The Age and The Argus on 30 May 1942.

Constance ('Connie') Lesley Warland (born 18 December 1919) married James Patrick Talbot before August 1942 (VIC BDM Ref 17895); he was sent to Brisbane in August 1942 and New Guinea in October 1942 but was back in Melbourne by November with medical issues. Their home address was shown in his service file as Edward Street, Upper Ferntree Gully.

James then served overseas in New Guinea from 11 July 1942 to 29 August 1942, with the 10th Australian Army Ordnance Depot and the New Guinea Force Ordnance Section Provisions.

Constance and James Patrick Talbot are understood to have had at least one child, Michael James Talbot, born on 24 August 1943 (Source: The Age, 28 August 1943). James was promoted to Corporal and was discharged on 12 April 1946.

James and Constance Talbot were living at 23 Lahona Avenue, East Bentleigh, Victoria, in 1979 when James received a letter from the Department of Defence noting his service history.

James Patrick Talbot may be the man with that name who died in Melbourne on 20 April 2007. (Herald Sun, 20 April 2007), He should not be confused with a man with the same name, from Bundaberg, who died in Brisbane in 2013.

A death record for Constance Talbot has not yet been found. The property at 23 Lahona Street was sold in 2009.

1949 - Death of Nellie Osborne

Nellie Osborne (nee Warland) died at Balaclava on 16 July 1949 in a private hospital (VIC BDM Ref 7393, which states her parents to be Henry and Sarah Warland), aged 80. Her death notice in The Argus of 19 July 1949 states that she was the 'dearly beloved wife of the late Rev James R. and loved sister of Emily (Mrs Hammond-Cross of 390 Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert), and loved mother of Frank (deceased, 1st AIF)'.

1952 - Death of Emily Rosena Hammond-Cross (nee Warland)

Emily Rosina Hammond-Cross of 390 Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert, died at Surrey Hills aged 86 on 27 July 1952 (VIC BDM Ref 8717 name is shown as Emely Rosina Hammond Cross). Her death notice in The Age of 29 July 1952 states that she was the loved wife of the late James William Hammond-Cross and the loved aunt of Leslie A Warland.

1961 - Death of Leslie Arnold Warland

Leslie Arnold Warland died at Mont Albert, Victoria, in 1961 (VIC BDM Ref 21233).

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