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  • #31
    Originally posted by harry View Post
    Hope this latest find leads to a solution. One thing I find odd is the suggestion the clothes ,or part of them were hand me downs.Surely an electrical engineer would be earning enough that he wouldn't be in a situation where he needed hand me downs?
    It said somewhere this man liked to gamble. This could help explain the hand me downs.

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    • #32
      No evidence at all that he was a gambler.
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      • #33
        Originally posted by DJA View Post
        No evidence at all that he was a gambler.
        Do you want to bet on that?
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        Thems the Vagaries.....

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        • #34
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          • #35
            A possible employer in the 1940s would have been the Hawthorn Telephone Exchange,375 Burwood Road,next door to Swinburne.
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            • #36
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              • #37
                Originally posted by DJA View Post
                A possible employer in the 1940s would have been the Hawthorn Telephone Exchange,375 Burwood Road,next door to Swinburne.
                That would mean he was a Public Servant employed in the PMG Department.
                Why a four-year-old child could understand this report! Run out and find me a four-year-old child, I can't make head or tail of it.

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                • #38
                  Good possibility.
                  Not much else requiring electrical engineers back then.
                  The Hawthorn Exchange was bigger than it looks,with much of it underground.
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                  • #39
                    if im not mistaken, hand me downs were much more prevalent back then, regardless of your age or backhround (unless you were rich) and especially during war time.
                    "Is all that we see or seem
                    but a dream within a dream?"

                    -Edgar Allan Poe


                    "...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
                    quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."

                    -Frederick G. Abberline

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                    • #40
                      was webb in the military or intel during the war?
                      "Is all that we see or seem
                      but a dream within a dream?"

                      -Edgar Allan Poe


                      "...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
                      quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."

                      -Frederick G. Abberline

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Abby Normal View Post
                        was webb in the military or intel during the war?
                        A search on the Dept of Veterans' Affairs nominal roll indicates he was was not.

                        https://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/ww2
                        Why a four-year-old child could understand this report! Run out and find me a four-year-old child, I can't make head or tail of it.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Abby Normal View Post
                          if im not mistaken, hand me downs were much more prevalent back then, regardless of your age or backhround (unless you were rich) and especially during war time.
                          Yes, I believe even in Australia that clothing was rationed during the war, and had only just ended when he died.

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                          • #43
                            Yep.Still rationing clothing here in 1948.
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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Enigma View Post

                              A search on the Dept of Veterans' Affairs nominal roll indicates he was was not.

                              https://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/ww2
                              thanks enigma

                              interesting. wonder how he got the undectable poison he used to kill himself then?!?
                              "Is all that we see or seem
                              but a dream within a dream?"

                              -Edgar Allan Poe


                              "...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
                              quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."

                              -Frederick G. Abberline

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                              • #45
                                Digitalis - Wikipedia
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